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Jenny Robins

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Sometimes, Jenny Robins wears all the necklaces she owns at the same time.

She hails from a medium sized village near Brighton, where people greet each other on the… read more

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London Fashion Week A/W 2014: Fashion Illustrations from the Catwalk

Oh so pretty: fashion illustrators interpret some of the best looks from a range of designers at A/W 2014 London Fashion Week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Burberry A/W 2014 by Emma Farrarons.
Since I was unable to attend many of my favourite designer’s shows this season, and indeed had no help in covering the shows (apart from …

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Pam Hogg: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

This season Pam Hogg was prompted by Amnesty International to show a collection dedicated to Pussy Riot, exploring themes of gay rights and protest. Showing at Fashion Scout on Friday 14th February.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Pam Hogg A/W 2014 by Marina Muun
I thoroughly enjoyed the Pam Hogg S/S 2014 catwalk show last September, bathed as it was in a joyous theatrical atmosphere. So I was …

Top illustrator Quentin Blake shares 5 tips for creating great illustrations

Organised by the Association of Illustrators, the Tell Me a Picture talk by Quentin Blake at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 4th of February focused on pushing the boundaries of illustration out of picture books and into the public realm.

Written by Jenny Robin

Sketch of Quentin Blake at the Royal Festival Hall by Jenny Robins. All images below copyright Quentin Blake.
As one of the most iconic and respected artists of line drawing the …

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 …

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 …

A Review of Mental by The Vacuum Cleaner

The latest performance from the Vacuum Cleaner (in conjunction with Arts Admin) bravely explores his mental health issues, all from his very own bedroom.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vacuum Cleaner – Mental by Jenny Robins.
I have known James the ‘Vacuum Cleaner‘ for many years through activism, and have always admired his openness about his ‘mental’ condition – but …

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 …

Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days at Fashion Scout: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Ukrainian designers Anna October, Paskal, Yasya Minochkina and Anna Kolomoets showcased their work at Fashion Scout on Sunday 17th February. Photography by Amelia Gregory, illustrations by Jenny Robins.

Written by Jenny Robins

For this catwalk show I found myself sat one person apart from the infamous London Fashion Week performance artist Pandemonia. I’m not very good at spotting fashion celebrities (I can …

Tata Naka: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Tata Naka once again presented their collection in the Portico Rooms, this time inspired by American High School movies. Held on Tuesday 19th February 2013

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tata Naka A/W 2013 by Daniel Alexander.
Since Tata Naka returned to London Fashion Week it has become customary for Tamara and Natasha Surguladze to create a wonderful set that they …

Ekaterina Kukhareva: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Seventies wallpaper glitz at Freemasons' Hall with Fashion Scout from Ekaterina Kukhareva on Tuesday 19th February 2013

Written by Jenny Robins

If you’d been with me and Amelia earlier in the weekend when she hastily gave me a beginners 101 in handling an SLR camera (kindly lent to me by Frances …

Beautiful Soul, Basharatyan V, Neobotanic Fashion and Vita Gottlieb: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Four designers under the umbrella of Felicities PR agency shared the Portico Rooms space at Somerset House on Sunday 17th of February. Although very different their work was all equally elegant. Combined with the modelled looks were digital presentations of the designers' work, which can be seen below.

Written by Jenny Robins

from left to right, Beautiful Soul, Vita Gottlieb and Neobotanic Fashion
On Sunday night I popped back into town to stop in on the Felicities presentation. I was layered up even …

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Holly Fulton: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Epic high kitsch in red and black from Holly Fulton at Me London on Sunday 17th February.

Written by Jenny Robins

Holly Fulton A/W 2013 by Isher Dhiman
The line of freezing cold fashionistas standing outside Me London early on Saturday morning clutched Holly Fulton tickets bearing a giant red cartoon heart, …

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Claudia Ligari and Eleanor Amoroso: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Jenny Robins was at Beach Blanket Babylon on Friday to kick off London fashion week doing live illustrations of the work.

Written by Jenny Robins

I was invited to do live illustrations at the Lewis and Leigh PR event on Friday, for the designers Claudia Ligari and Eleanor Amoroso.

In typical fashion week style it was …

Christmas Guide 2012: Artist & Designer Christmas Cards

Steer clear of mass produced Christmas cards this year and go direct to the designers who've made cards themselves: here's my round up of the best ones to buy online.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas card by Matthew Land.
Christmas is nearly upon us, yes really. And to start my lengthy round up of gift recommendations for the entire family I firstly give you a …

Paradise Lost: London College of Fashion ‘Digital Catwalk’ Second Year Student Show 2012

A selection of students from the London College of Fashion's part time Fashion Design and Realisation course exhibited their digital pattern work at a very impressive showcase at the University last Wednesday (21st of November 2012), an array of stunningly 'realised' cuts and original prints were seen, by Jenny Robins, who took her sketchbook as always.

Written by Jenny Robins

All photographs by Milan Mosna
There was an impressive array of design flair, organisational wizardry and interesting pattern design on show at the London College of Fashion last Wednseday, especially …

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 …

London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Exhibition Review – part 1

Jenny Robins made her way round the LFW Exhibitions with sketchbook in hand, and free coffee in other hand.

Written by Jenny Robins

Shoe by Sophia Webster
Illustrations by Jenny Robins
I don’t think I managed to dress as fashion as the last time I did a Fashion Week Exhibition sketch blog, (a/w 2011) …

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London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Exhibition Review – part 2

Jenny Robins made her way round the LFW Exhibitions with sketchbook in hand, and free coffee in other hand.

Written by Jenny Robins

This is part two of my exhibition sketch blog, for part one, including very very very exciting shoes, click here

Having made my way round the main showrooms on the ground …

London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Exhibition Review – part 3

Jenny Robins made her way round the LFW Exhibitions with sketchbook in hand, and free coffee in other hand.

Written by Jenny Robins

This is part 3 of my London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Sketch Blog, for part one, click here, part two here

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So, having viewed the main exhibitions, …

Jean-Pierre Braganza: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Jean-Pierre Braganza's new collection Phoenetheus was inspired by the paintings of Ukranian painter Zinaida Lihacheva, elements of which adorned many of the garments.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean Pierre Braganza S/S 2013 by Adam Pryce.
This season Jean-Pierre Braganza took a more painterly approach to his usual stark graphics, collaborating with Ukranian artist Zinaida Lihacheva for a collection …


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Drawn to Joy: ACOFI book signing at Joy Brick Lane with Amelia Gregory

Thu 6th December 2012, 06:00pm – 08:30pm

Joy the Store, 143-145 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SB

Written by Amelia Gregory

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