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Feeling Sheepish? Try Izzy Lane

This ethical knitwear company proves you can do it yourself!

Written by Ali Schofield

Isobel Davies pictured. All imagery courtesy of Izzy Lane. It’s the kind of cosy image national companies clammer to purport in adverts. The Warburtons trudge around the countryside apparently oblivious […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Mark Fast

Knitwear king Mark Fast presented his debut on-schedule show during London Fashion Week - did he deliver the goods?

Written by Izzy Lee

Illustrations by Izzy Lee Now showing in his fifth season at London Fashion Week, Mark Fast showed his debut on-schedule show on the British Fashion Council space. For those of […]

Snow Palms, Intervals: an interview with Dave Sheppard

Illustrators interpret the tunes that make up a beautiful new instrumental album by Dave Sheppard.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Snow Palms by Grace Coombes. If, like me, you are partial to a bit of modern classical music, then your must buy album for 2012 must be Intervals by Snow […]

Westminster University: Ba Hons Illustration and Graphic Information Design Graduate Show 2011 Review

A look at some of the best talent I discovered at the Westminster University degree shows, running at the AMBIKA P3 gallery until Tuesday 14th June 2011. Stand out work from Seb Chaloner, Elisabeth Lee, Ailish Sullivan, Rosalie Hoskins and Nick Gray.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Westminster degree show invite by Seb Chaloner. This year I shall attempt to review as many graduate shows as possible, particularly the illustration ones. That’s not to say that I […]

Brainlove Festival 2011 at the Windmill Brixton: Review

The top alternative music festival (with a free barbecue) returned to the Brixton Windmill for a day of audio and visual delights on Saturday 28th May 2011.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Illustration by Victoria Haynes As festival season shifts into gear, the Brainlove Festival made a welcome return to Brixton’s Windmill. Curated by Brainlove Records, this annual shindig is a well-spring […]

Olivia Rubin collaborates with OPI to create her own shatter nail lacquer set

The delightful Olivia Rubin showed me around her A/W 2011 collection herself, and then I had a fab shatter nail polish done by Alexandra Burke's nail technician and my unruly mop was tamed by a stylist from RUSH hair. Lovely.

Written by Amelia Gregory

OPI shatter nail polish collaboration with Olivia Rubin by Novemto Komo. I do like a press day where you can get your hair and nails done, so despite my lack […]

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

Super bright colours, peplum mania and stunning feathers by the Malaysian designer; shown in Northumberland House on Sunday.

Written by Helen Martin

Bernard Chandran LFW A/W 2011, illustration by Emma Block I’d call the day: ‘mizzley’. This is a term I robbed from the Cornish, as it so aptly describes the mix […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Betty Jackson

Always a keen designer for the lady Betty Jackson did not disappoint with a collection full of reds and fleece (?) on Saturday 19th February at Somerset House.

Written by Jemma Crow

Betty Jackson by Lisa Stannard I’ve always had a personal love of Betty Jackson’s clothes, she was one of the first big designers that I got my ticket to see […]

Album Review: Ringo Deathstarr – Colour Trip

For their debut effort, three Brit-loving Texans take us on a kaleidoscopic trip through melodic guitar pop and beyond.

Written by Rob Harris

You never see Ringo Starr and Gary Lineker in the same room. Come on, think about it! Anyway, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from a band called Ringo […]

London Fashion Week: 2010 FAD Junior Awards

A heartwarming ceremony to find the winners of the FAD Junior Awards, a competition to encourage 16-19 year olds to find confidence in fashion. Held at Freemasons' Hall on Monday 20th September 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Tightrope Walker – an illustration of a dress designed by Florence Melrose, illustrated by Barbara Ana Gomez. I’m a bit rubbish when it actually comes to checking what’s what […]

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Sustainable Fashion – an oxymoron?

The earth section reflects on London Fashion Week...

Written by Zofia Walczak

Illustrations by Zoe Barker Sustainable Fashion, what does that mean? This was the question posed by Vanessa Friedman at the beginning of London Fashion Week’s Estethica guide. I approached LFW […]

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Get knitted-out for Christmas with Ascension

Central London store Ascension get their knitting needles to the ready

Written by Rachael Millar

All images courtesy of Ascension On Tuesday night at Ascension, the eco fashion shop in St Christopher’s Place in London, customers and knitting fanatics alike gathered to discuss all things […]

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Festival Review: Secret Garden Party

Cambridgeshire , 24th-26th July 2009

Written by Cari Steel

 What is the magic formula that the Secret Garden Party have got their bejeweled mitts on? Having just spent a weekend with them – and 6,000 happy, friendly campers – […]

Nous Vous: We, You, and Everyone we Know.

Illustration Collective, Leeds

Written by Alice Watson

Good things come in fours. The Beatles, leaves of clovers, aces in a pack and now boys from Leeds. The quartet go by the name Nous Vous (French for “We […]

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Craig Lawrence

Top Shelf Knit

Written by Sabrina Morrison

While the rest of us spent the winter windblown and wet-toed, knitwear designer Craig Lawrence was dreaming of a resort escape, with all the bells and whistles. And what hard […]

Morgan Blair

Morgan Blair

Written by Chloe Stead

We get an awful lot of people sending us pictures of their illustrations and Brooklyn based illustrator Morgan Blair was one such person. After checking out her website I was […]

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Passion for Change

Passion Pit EP review

Written by Abigail Roe

It wasn’t surprising to find Passion Pit listed as one of the buzz-bands at last years CMJ festival in New York. Their bleepy twinkling electro is just the thing to […]

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