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Electronic Sheep

An Interview with Knitwear Designers Brenda Aherne and Helen Delany of Electronic Sheep

Do fashionistas dream of Electronic Sheep? We get up close and personal with this exciting knitwear brand.

Written by Jessica Cook

Known for their knitwear scarves, Electronic Sheep has carved itself a place in the market with its distinctive designs. Named after the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of […]

Helen Lovelee’s life lessons: An art exhibition about sustainability

Resourcefulness and respect for nature is the topic of the beautiful and lovingly crafted drawings in Helen Lovelee’s first solo exhibition, ‘Open your eyes, look around you and watch out’.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Helen Lovelee’s art is a powerful mix of bold and subtle at the same time; on the one hand you have strong ideas and thick lines, visit web whereas on […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Maria Francesca Pepe (by Helen)

I can't say that I wasn't a tiny bit afraid as I walked around the presentation at Freemasons Hall on Tuesday. But when you lost yourself a bit, it was liable to transfix. So here is; 'Fortuna' - Virtue has a veil, vice a mask (Victor Hugo)...

Written by Helen Martin

Maria_Francesca_Pepe_Abby_Wright_LFW MariaFrancescaPepe LFW A/W 2011. Illustration by Abby Wright. It was extremely dark in that first room. Save for a few lamps casting red strips of a blood-like glow. Certain […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Fashion Mode No.3 Carlotta Actis Barone (by Helen)

In the final of my Fashion Mode Show posts, Carlotta Actis Barone uses beautiful pieces to make a political point on seal fur.

Written by Helen Martin

LFW A/W 2011 James Hillman Collection. Illustration by Anne N’Toko Whilst in the press lounge I had a natter with a benefits investigator and a lady who runs an art […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Prophetik (by Helen)

This show was a beauty of grand proportions. Inspired by Louis XV and featuring cactus silk, and the quilts of Lola; designer, Jeff Garner's grandmother. I adored it. And I found my wedding dress at the end.

Written by Helen Martin

Latitude 2010: Central Saint Martins Catwalk Review

Central Saint Martins fashion graduates Zoe Sherwood, Anne Karine Thorbjoernsen, Sabrina Bryntesson, Lee Brown, Felipe Rojas Llanos and Sorcha O’Raghallaigh showcase their graduate collections on the Waterfront Stage.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Latitude 2010-Matthew Inett by Amelia gregory Bethan Smith by Krister Selin. I nestled in rushes amongst the clacking grasshoppers and giggling tweenies to watch the Latitude graduate fashion shows, what […]

Central Saint Martins BA Graduate Fashion Show

Forty graduates from Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Design presented their final collections at York Hall on Tuesday 1 June 2010… with photography by Matt Bramford

Written by Sophie Hill

Illustrator and Graphic designer – inspired by originality, cost something I always strive towards and look for. I spend my time creatively as often as I can, purchase this is […]

An interview with illustrator Emma Block, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

The beautiful collages of Emma Block have been wowing Amelia's Magazine readers since 2010, and since appearing in ACOFI she has embarked on numerous other exciting projects. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Carlotta Gherzi A/W 2011 by Emma Block. I’ve been working with Emma Block since 2010, when her beautiful work first started to appear in Amelia’s Magazine. Since graduating this summer […]

Field Work: pop-up shop and gallery in Spitalfields

Running this week until Sunday, the wonderful ‘Field Work’ pop-up shop in Spitalfields has a fantastic selection of printed textiles, antique homeware and other bits and bobs of the ‘must see’ variety.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Emilio de la Morena by Lisa Stannard Emilio de la Morena A/W 2011 by Sandra Contreras. Emilio de la Morena really took this season’s colour to heart, page and then […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Emilio de la Morena (by Amelia)

Emilio de la Morena showed an elegant collection that featured the most wonderful use of this seasons colour: luscious delicious brightest red. At the BFC tent on Tuesday 22nd February.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by June Chanpoomidole To those of you that have been to any of the Start boutiques in Shoreditch you’ll know they represent a relaxed luxury that more than compliments […]

Lulu and the Lampshades: Cold Water EP review

Lulu and the Lampshades have made a gorgeous little EP that makes us crave summer, festivals and iced lollies. With illustrations by Sarah Matthews, Matilde Sazio, Mhairi-stella McEwan and Romain Lambert-Louis.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Maria Francesca Pepe by Karla Pérez Manrique. At the entrance there stood a horned model, shop purchase arms crossed and lycra-ed legs askance. Face masked. Model or mannequin? It wasn’t […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Maria Francesca Pepe (by Amelia)

With the Fortuna collection Maria Francesca Pepe straddles high end conceptual showpiece fashion and the world of commercial jewellery. Shown at Fashion Scout on Tuesday 22nd February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Osman A/W 2011 by Ellie Sutton. Osman. Not a name that I’m overly familiar with, healing stomach although we have frequently written about designer Osman Yousefzada. He’s trained the likes […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Mary Katrantzou

Mary Katrantzou showed as part of Topshop New Gen at Billingsgate on Tuesday 22nd February 2011. Here's my review plus lots of lush illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

thumb MFP MariaFrancescaPepe LFW A/W 2011. Illustration by Abby Wright. It was extremely dark in that first room. Save for a few lamps casting red strips of a blood-like glow. […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Prophetik (by Amelia)

Jeff Garner opened Vauxhall Fashion Scout with his Artist Wonderment collection on Friday 18th February. This is our FOURTH blog about his lovely catwalk show. Yes really. With yet more wonderful illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Prophetik A/W 2011 by Gilly Rochester. I will confess now. I may have gone over the top. Yes, nurse physician this blog is positively popping at the seams with illustrations. […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 catwalk review: Amanda Wakeley (by Jess)

Tailored or floaty, Amanda Wakeley delivered grown-up fashion in elegant black, white and orange to an appreciative audience, plus one excited Fashion Week newbie. With illustrations by Sarah Alfarhan, Mina Bach, Yelena Bryksenkova and Sandra Contreras.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Ziad Ghanem by Avril Kelly What an amazing show; Ziad Ghanem has trumped everything else I’ve seen this week. Opening with a model dressing in a dark, prescription this dramatic […]

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The Irrepressibles and Gabby Young & Other Animals, Live Review at the Barbican

A riotously theatrical show in London by these two creative and dramatic acts

Written by Helen Martin

All photography of Lily Vanilli goodies by Sally Mumby-Croft. “So what do you do for Amelia?” a gentleman partygoer asks me. I tell him I’m one of her writers, buy […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party … by Jess

Finally and after much ado, Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration got its much-deserved launch party. Guests were in for a whirlwind of colour and creativity - just like you get with the book itself.

Written by Jessica Furseth

All photography of Lily Vanilli goodies by Sally Mumby-Croft. “So what do you do for Amelia?” a gentleman partygoer asks me. I tell him I’m one of her writers, buy […]

My Best Albums of 2010

Including albums from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, The Golden Filter, Our Broken Garden, 6 Day Riot and Peggy Sue. All delightfully illustrated too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Image courtesy of Rogue Initiating a relationship over the Internet is an age-old tale and I have friends who have successfully trodden this path, viagra dosage no rx but not […]

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Ahoy there Amelia’s Magazine! What’s your fave Christmas song?

After yesterday's post on fabulous Christmas songs, here Helen Martin asks contributors of Amelia's Magazine: What's your favourite Christmas song and why?

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Lorraine Nam Back with post two on Christmas music. I hope post one was enlightening. Now let’s see what the chaps at Amelia’s Magazine love to listen to […]

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Affordable Art Fair Hampstead 2014 Review

Entrancing works of art by many new artists, shown from 12-15th of June in leafy Hampstead. Read on for inspiration!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last Friday my good friend Helen of East End Prints persuaded me to join her in a trip to the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead, taking advantage of our lovely […]


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