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Liz Black: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Liz Black hosted a presentation that combined cupcakes and cocktails with a dash of Alice in Wonderland at the Fashion Scout venue Freemasons' Hall on Friday 15th February 2013.

Written by Jessica Cook

Illustration of Liz Black‘s A/W 2013 LFW Presentation by Louise Smith “I’m late, I’m late!” I shout as a rock up to Fashion Scout venue Freemasons’ Hall. With no white […]

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Music: An Interview with Nancy Elizabeth

We have been Nancy supporters for a long while. We were lucky enough to get an interview with the stunning singer, songwriter and multi-instrument playing lady. She's super.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Matilde Sazio She sounds delicate, pretty and well.. wonderful. Floating folk, her music is ethereal and yet very raw. We at Amelia’s have been fans of Nancy Elizabeth […]

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Icelandic Music Artist, Eliza Newman: Interview

This Icelandic lady taught millions how to say 'Eyjafjallajökull'. She also plays the ukelele like a dream. We love her quirky, folk pop.

Written by Helen Martin

Eliza Newman by Jenny Lloyd Eyjafjallajokull. How did you say that it your head? The impressive word refers to the glacier on top of the volcanic mountain (remember the ash […]

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Swarovski Crystallized cosmos and lounge opening

Great Marlborough Street , 11th February 2008

Written by Charlotte Sallis

The Event: With the opening of the first Swarovski Crystallized cosmos and lounge inevitably came a lavish party, and it came on the first day of London Fashion Week. A […]

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 […]

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 […]

New for 2013: Amelia’s Award will launch the career of a talented Graduate Designer Maker

I have teamed up with Secret Emporium to bring you the inaugural Amelia's Award, which offers a spot worth £495 in the Secret Emporium tent at Wilderness Festival this summer, plus loads of promotion for your new brand!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Calling all soon to be design graduates: read on to find out about my new collaboration with the brilliant Secret Emporium, a curatorial umbrella which supports and promotes independent creators […]

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Halloween 2012: Illustrations, Baby Fancy Dress, Nail Art and Things To Do

A blog full of Halloween badness. BOO!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Halloween by Cristian Grossi. I’m not going to write much about Halloween this year because I think I pretty much said it all last time around. And I’m knackered. All […]

London 2012 Olympic Games Team Opening and Closing Ceremonies Illustrated

Celebrating the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympics in illustrations. What did you think of them?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jessie J by Laura Hickman. Can it really be a week since the Olympics ended? Here’s my final blog post inspired by the visual drama of the ceremonies that opened […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Hermoine de Paula

Hermione de Paula returned to London Fashion Week with a bang… fabulously illustrated by Zarina Liew

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Zarina Liew Hermione de Paula is known for her distinctive screen printing; using hand drawn, painted and embroidered elements she creates beautifully intricate and complex floral textures.  Her […]

Pencil Chit Chat with Jess Wilson and Liv Bargman

Whilst drawing on the walls of Concrete Hermit for the launch of Amelia's Anthology of Illustration Jess Wilson approached Liv Bargman with the idea of being illustration pen pals under the name Pencil Chit Chat. Here is what they do.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

For the December 2009 launch of Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration, Amelia invited the participating artists to draw on the walls of Concrete Hermit. During a day of creative scribbling, two […]

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At War for the Whales: #1 Heading Out

At the end of last year, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society headed for confrontation with a whaling fleet in the freezy waters of the Antarctic. The aim was to non-violently shut down the fleet which looks to kill 950 whales illegaly. Wietse Van Der Werf reports...

Written by Wietse Van Der Werf

The M/V Steve Irwin looks for a way out of a dense field of icebergs (Photo: Eric Cheng / Sea Shepherd Conservation Society) As a young kid, I was always […]

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Climate Camp goes to COP15 in Copenhagen December 2009, Part 2

Bike Bloc, NTAC Hit the Production demo, No Borders, Klimaforum and general life as an activist in Copenhagen

Written by Amelia Gregory

Scouting the Bella Centre with my Bike Bloc affinity group Most of my week in Copenhagen is a bit of a blur – there were actions nearly every day, some […]

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Operation Bike Bloc: Designing the Resistance Machine!

The designing and building of the Bike Bloc prototypes in Bristol and what's in store for Copenhagen.

Written by Grace Beaumont

An interview with artist and activist John Jordan: Find out how the designing and building of the Bike Bloc prototypes went in Bristol last week, and what is in store for Copenhagen.

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Direct action! (And why we should do it)

Written by Marta Puigdemasa

You’re about to read a straightforward initiation plan that might not just change your life, but also (with a little help of your friends, and maybe the friends of your friends) our world.

Misako Mimoko: Girl and Dolls

Craft, Interview

Written by Alice Watson

I have a new happy place. Sometimes when I find these rare serene pools of magic and inspiration my selfish streak comes through and I want to keep them to […]

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Studying Permaculture at the Maya Mountain Research Farm

South America

Written by Mikey B

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009 Back To Reality Into the Jungle We are crouched in the dory, a traditional canoe carved from a solid tree trunk, being punted upstream through the […]

Climate Camp in the City

Bishopsgate, London, 1st April 2009

Written by Amelia

Maybe I have become a bit blase after so much rushing, but for some reason the brilliantly termed “swoop” didn’t phase me. To the point that I decided that I […]

The good thing about winter

Written by katherine Antoniou

What a wonderfully British week we’re having; deceptively sunny mornings followed by torrential rain, thunder, lightning and flood warnings by tea-time. As we say goodbye to the sad excuse for […]

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Eco-Feminism at Climate Camp

Climate Camp, Thursday 7th August

Written by Sarah Barnes

Workshops should be an integral part of all festivals. I mean, what’s not to love? You get to discuss and learn more about subjects close to your heart whilst bonding […]


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