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Little Playful Art: Illustrator Isher Dhiman introduces her bespoke range of artwork for special occasions

Talking bespoke artwork to celebrate special occasions with Amelia's Magazine contributor Isher Dhiman.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Baby Birth Cards by Little Playful Art.
Alongside producing beautiful fashion illustrations for Amelia’s Magazine, illustrator Isher Dhiman has been making gorgeous bespoke artworks for special occasions under the name Little …

The Ecologist Guides to Food and Fashion: an interview with illustrator Lucy Kirk

Illustrator Lucy Kirk describes how she put together images for the Ecologist Guide to Food and the Ecologist Guide to Fashion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Ecologist has just published two superb new books with Leaping Hare Press that detail the ways in which we can improve the food and fashion systems, both of which …

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas by Designer Makers: 2014

Wonderful ideas for Valentine's Day: including unusual card designs, jewellery (of course!), fine art prints, bone china and clothing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Valentine’s card by Jenny Robins.
It’s coming up to that time of year again… when the romantics amongst us express love through a special card or thoughtful gift. I’ll be running …

Bubble London January 2014 – Kidswear and Babywear Show Report

Lots of lovely kidswear, including Ruff & Huddle, Slugs & Snails, Småfolk, Le Bluu, Wild Things and more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last weekend I decided it was high time I found out more about the world of kidswear, so I made my first trip to Bubble London, a major childrenswear fashion …

Portfolio: an interview with illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova

I am super excited to introduce New England based illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova as one of my new Portfolio Illustrators on my soon to be relaunched website...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 by Yelena Bryksenkova.
The wonderful New England based illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova has for many years been one of my favourite contributors to Amelia’s Magazine, during which time …

Portfolio: an interview with illustrator Gabriel Ayala aka Gaarte

Meet Brookyln based fashion illustrator Gabriel Ayala, who has created many beautiful illustrations for Amelia's Magazine under his pseudonym Gaarte. Here he describes his everyday life, inspirations and must haves for a creative session.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nova Chiu A/W 2013 by Gaarte.
Fashion illustrator Gabriel Ayala is based in New York, from where he has been contributing regularly to Amelia’s Magazine for several years. We always look …

Best Christmas Indie Tunes for 2013

This year there have been plenty of Christmas albums from mainstream artists, but here I bring you a selection of the best from indie musicians across the world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joe Innes & the Cavalcade by Katie Edwards.
This year, despite a flurry of releases from mainstream musicians, there seems to be a dearth of Christmas tunes from indie artists. Never …

Christmas Gift Ideas 2013: Jewellery

Do you (or your loved one) love your jewellery as much as me? Then read on for some great Christmas gift ideas from jewellers I love.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Span the Depths earrings by EA Burns.
Regular readers will know of my love for jewellery, so naturally my new market place (to be launched in the New Year) will feature …

Map My Heart: an interview with illustrator Dom and Ink

Fabulous contributing illustrator Dom and Ink has just published his first book, chock full of his wonderful narrative illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dominic Evans, known as Dom and Ink, is a super talented illustrator who contributes brilliant fashion illustrations to Amelia’s Magazine. He’s also just secured his first book deal off the …

Cockpit Arts: Christmas Gift Ideas 2013

A plethora of magical designer maker gift ideas awaits you... from the likes of Camilla Meijer, Laura Gravestock and Terri Leahy.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bunny cushion design by Camilla Meijer.
This weekend we made our annual trip down to Cockpit Arts to catch up with old favourites and discover new talent. As always there was …

East End Prints: an interview with Helen Edwards

On the new Amelia's Magazine market place I'll be offering a curated selection of fine art prints by East End Prints. Take a sneek peak of the kind of thing that will be on offer in this exclusive interview with owner and wonder mum Helen Edwards.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Make Ideas Real by Dale Edwin Murray.
Next in my series of interviews with my new market place stall holders, I am pleased to introduce Helen Edwards, the talented lady behind …

Country Mile: an interview with the multi-talented folk singer Johnny Flynn

Johnny Flynn is back with a beautiful new album, inspired by long walks and becoming a father.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Johnny Flynn by Emma McMorrow.
Johnny Flynn is now a husband and a father, as well as an actor and musician. His many roles have inspired Country Mile, his first album …

Review: Renegade Craft Fair in London, 2013

Fabulous finds from the Renegade Craft Fair, held at the Truman Brewery on 9th and 10th November 2013. Why shop on the high street when you can buy fabulous one offs by those who love to design and make?

Written by Amelia Gregory

This weekend I hot footed it down Brick Lane to the Truman Brewery for the 2013 London edition of the Renegade Craft Fair. It was a great chance to catch …

Dear Fashion Diary: an interview with Emmi Ojala

Emmi Ojala is an illustrator with an interest in fashion and sustainability. She has created two amazing projects that encompass her interests, Dear Fashion Journal and Dear Fashion Diary, and here she tells us more about their development and inspiration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

How did you first come across the idea of the Free Fashion Challenge, and why did you decide to take part? 


The Free Fashion Challenge was an initiative of Laura de …

Portfolio: an interview with illustrator Claire Kearns aka Curly C

Claire Kearns has been producing beautiful illustrations for Amelia's Magazine for a couple of years now: so I decided to catch up with her and find out more about her working process and inspirations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Felder Felder by Claire Kearns.
In the first of my interviews to introduce the wonderful portfolio illustrators who will appear on the soon to be relaunched Amelia’s Magazine, let’s meet the …

An interview with Will Sheff of Okkervil River: the creation of new album The Silver Gymnasium

Okkervil lead singer and lyricist Will Sheff describes the making of new album The Silver Gymnasium. I was especially intrigued by the stunning album artwork, created by old friend William Schaff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

When I listen to music it’s not generally the lyrics I hear first, and in fact you could often ask me about the lyrics of a favourite album many years …

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KTZ: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

On Monday 16 September KTZ presented their latest collection in British Fashion Council's main tent at Somerset House. It was inspired by deserts, rolling sand dunes and Arab culture.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

KTZ S/S 2014 by Rose Crees
Since illustrating KTZ’s striking A/W 2011 collection for Amelia’s Magazine, I have wished there would come a chance to attend a KTZ catwalk show in …

Lounge on the Farm 2013: Festival Review

This year Kent based Lounge on the Farm festival returned to its eclectic, local roots for a sun soaked weekend of fun: here's my review, accompanied by some fabulous illustrations by a host of new contributors and some mini videos thanks to Vine.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Way back in 2009 contributor Amelia Wells visited Lounge on the Farm in Kent for Amelia’s Magazine. She was duly wowed by this small scale family orientated music festival and …

New Designers 2013 Illustration Review: The Best Graduate Illustrators

Only a smattering of art colleges show work from illustration degrees at New Designers part two - but I made some brilliant discoveries from UCA Maidstone, Falmouth University, Cambridge School of Art and Nottingham Trent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve brought you my New Designers part one reviews, my review of New Blood and multiple blogs covering the Free Range Art and Design shows… so now it’s time to …

Celebrating 10 Years in Business: An interview with Akamuti founder Lindsey Hedges & illustrator Jenny Lloyd

Lindsey Hedges hired illustrator Jenny Lloyd to rebrand her ethical skincare range after seeing her illustrations on these very pages. To celebrate Akamuti's 10th birthday we catch up with both ladies and give our readers an opportunity to get 20% off all products.

Written by Amelia Gregory

People come to this website both for inspiration and to find talented creatives to work with, so my illustrators will know they are doing their best if they get some …


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