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Interview: Fashion designer Ziad Ghanem introduces new S/S 2014 Couture Collection “HELL O”

Ziad Ghanem and his stylist Aiden Connor talk about the brand new S/S 2014 haute couture collection, inspired by Queen Victoria and powerful curvy women.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ziad Ghanem S/S 2014 by Claire Kearns.
We really missed culture couturier Ziad Ghanem on the catwalk last season so I am really pleased to exclusively introduce his new S/S 2014 …

Depeche Mode by Sam Parr

Depeche Mode at the O2 Arena: Live Review

We catch the electronic music legends on their return to London on Tuesday 19th November 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Depeche Mode by Sam Parr
I was definitely in unknown territory, trying to make sure I took the right exit from North Greenwich station on a bitterly cold evening, with literally …

EA Burns: an interview with ethical jewellery designer Lizzie Burns

The new collection from EA Burns is powerful jewellery at its finest: Ancient Rites is constructed entirely from ethically sourced materials and made in the UK: and it looks GREAT.

Written by Amelia Gregory

EA Burns, Ancient Rites by Rebecca May Higgins.
Jewellery by Lizzie Burns first caught my eye on a market stall several years ago, and since then her work has gone from …

Putting optical illusions on homeware: an interview with designer maker Dionne Sylvester

Meet Kent based fashion designer turned craftsperson Dionne Sylvester: traditional homeware will never be the same!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first discovered the striking homeware of designer maker Dionne Sylvester at Spitalfields Market earlier this year, where they immediately caught my attention. Her colourful designs give traditional teacups, plates …

Camberwell College of Arts: Well Said Illustration Degree Show 2013 Review

This year Camberwell illustration graduates held their Well Said show in The Rag Factory, just off East London's Brick Lane. Here's what I found.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nigh on a month ago the latest batch of talented graduates from the Camberwell College of Arts illustration degree course put on their standalone show at The Rag Factory, a …

D&AD New Blood 2013 Review: Best Graduate Illustration and Graphic Design

Finally: here are my favourite finds from the New Blood graduate design show, which took place at the start of July in Spitalfields Market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the D&AD New Blood graduate show was held once again in a cordoned off section of Spitalfields Market. It’s a small space with hoards of exhibiting students crammed …

An interview with Mike Gale of Co-Pilgrim and review of A Fairer Sea

An interview with the man behind Co-pilgrim: Mike Gale explains the creation of new album A Fairer Sea.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Traveller by Gemma Cotterell. This illustration was inspired by the concept of a A Fairer Sea, title of Co-Pilgrim’s album. The octopus is taming the sea with his melodic …

The 2012 Inaugural Lush Prize Awards Dinner: £250,000 towards the end of Animal Testing

On Thursday 15th November 2012 Lush held their first ever awards for people and organisations fighting against unnecessary animal testing. Inspiring stuff!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anti Animal Testing by James McCourt.
On Thursday 15th November Lush held their inaugural Lush Prize at a warehouse venue in the heart of Shoreditch, and I was there. During the …

Sorapol ‘Euphoria’ S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

On the 19th October 2012 Sorapol presented 'Euphoria' in a subterranean Soho carpark filled with fashionistas dressed up to the nines in their most ridiculous get-ups.

Written by Jenny Robins

Illustrations, sketches and first photograph by Jenny Robins, all other photos courtesy of Pop PR
Sorapol’s S/S 2013 show ‘Euphoria’ was an ecstatic exhibition of excess. Anything less would surely …

Mothering Sunday 2012: an illustrated ode to Mothers everywhere

Illustrated dedications to wonderful mums everywhere. Why not let your mum know how much you care?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mothering Sunday by Libby Burns.
She helps me grow!
As Mothering Sunday (or Mother’s Day, as it has been rebranded in recent times) approaches this year, I felt compelled to put together …

Review: The Devil and Mister Punch by Improbable at the Barbican

A delightful Vaudeville inspired piece of theatre: featuring a host of fabulous characters surrounding the well known tale of Punch and Judy, including Messrs Harvey and Hovey.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Devil and Mister Punch by Jane Mcguinness.
Following hot on the heels of some great puppetry at the London International Mime Festival, the Barbican is hosting the new show, The …

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Jewellery and Hats

The first in my Christmas gift round up features jewellery and hats from the likes of Rosie Wonders, The Aviary, Ridley and Dowse and Spirithoods. Plus much more!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rosie Wonders Dala Horse Necklace by Janneke de Jong.
It’s getting scarily close, this Christmas malarkey. And I bet that if you are anything like me you’ve done very little about …

Brooke Roberts: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

We catch up with knitwear designer extraordinaire Brooke Roberts, who first caught our eye back in 2009. Her S/S 2012 collection was launched with a spectacular dance presentation at The Hospital Club.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Brooke Roberts by Cathryn Nicholson.
We first spoke with fashion knitwear designer Brooke Roberts back in 2009. Here she talks about the inspirations behind her new S/S 2012 collection, which was …

Exhibition Review: Alice in Wonderland at the Tate Liverpool

An ambitious new exhibition at the Tate Liverpool tracks the influence of Alice in Wonderland through the visual arts. From illustrations and fabric designs to Surrealism and contemporary video installations, no stone has been left unturned.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago I was whisked up to Liverpool to see a preview of the new Tate exhibition Alice in Wonderland, which runs until the 29th January 2011. The …

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou describe making the video animation for new single Big Water

In an Amelia's Magazine exclusive Trevor Moss describes the making of the stop-motion animated video for new single Big Water, released on Heavenly. Fascinating stuff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Out tomorrow, the fab new single from Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, now signed to Heavenly Recordings. When I was sent a link to the video for Big Water I …

Book Review: Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class

Owen Jones' passionate and timely debut disputes the claim that 21st Century Britain is a classless society.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Owen Jones, author: CHAVS: The Demonization of the Working Class. Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins
CHAVS: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones traces how changes in tone …

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Saturday Review

A review of Saturday at the second Uncivilisation Festival, held at the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire. Time to think, discuss and feel.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Telling Stories to the Trees by Rima Staines.
Last weekend I went to Hampshire for my first experience of Uncivilisation, the Dark Mountain gathering of like minded folks interested in discussing …

Truck Festival 2011: Saturday Review

In our second review of Truck Festival I give you the low down on top new musical discoveries Monument Valley, Trophy Wife and reacquaint you with old school favourites Edwyn Collins and Saint Etienne.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Truck Fest by Cat O’Neil.
It’s been six long years since I last attended Truck Festival, since when boutique festivals with eclectic musical line ups have become two a penny and …

The ACOFI Book Tour closes at Tatty Devine in Brick Lane

On Tuesday 7th June I held the very last date on the ACOFI book tour at Tatty Devine's Brick Lane shop. It was a super busy and wonderful night, a chance for all sorts of creatives to meet and get inspired. With a little biscuit decorating help from Biscuiteers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Okay, I admit it, it’s taken me over three weeks to get around to writing about my final date on the ACOFI Book Tour… but it was all part of …

Nottingham Trent University: Photography Ba Hons Graduate Show 2011 Review

Lovely work from Jonathan Marsh, Gabrielle Brooks, Jodie Herbage, Lydia Anne Stott and Kat Borvinko. Plus, an interesting artists' dilemma...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Solitudo by Lydia Anne Stott.
Nottingham Trent University had a huge range of styles on show at Free Range.

I was most taken by Jonathan Marsh’s large photograph Now Fades the …


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