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UWE Illustration Degree Show – Break a Lead 2013: Review

Excellent new talent spotted at the University of West England illustration degree show at Free Range on 27th June - 1st July 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I regret to say that I have been somewhat remiss in my coverage of the annual stand alone UWE Break a Lead illustration show, despite this course turning out some […]

Camberwell College of Arts Illustration MA Graduate Show 2011 Review: part one

Best finds from the Camberwell MA Illustration show this year included stunning artwork by Simone Philippou, Juste Halavin, Gerda Razmaite and Madalina Andronic.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Simone Philippou. Last night I went along to the Camberwell College of Arts MA illustration graduate show. I always find it odd to return to Camberwell, hospital mooching […]

The Royal Wedding in Illustrations: Kate & Wills

In the first of my Royal Wedding illustrated round ups, here's..... drumroll please..... Kate and Wills, in all their celebration finery, re-imagined by a multitude of talented illustrators from around the world. Enjoy!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Will & Kate by Gemma Milly. Available to buy as a print here. I suppose I should start this blog with a disclaimer: I am for sure no ardent royalist. […]

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Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration Book Launch

Book Launch at Concrete Hermit, London

Written by Cari Steel

Everything we do at Amelia’s Magazine is a collaborative and creative endeavor, viagra and this extends to the upcoming book launch of Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration (released this week) and […]

Easter 2013: Illustrated

Pagan symbols of Easter are celebrated by illustrators in this blog to celebrate the (hopeful) arrival of spring.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Easter by Daniel Alexander. I don’t know about you but this feels like the least Eastery Easter for many years: normally the weather is becoming properly spring-like and the daffodils […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best for Babies by Independent Designers

Why shop on the High Street when you can find amazing, well designed and eco friendly baby gifts by independent designers and makers only a click away? Featuring: Oh Baby London, Hokolo, Kyna Boutique, Noodoll and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This Christmas I find myself with child for the first time – there he is above – and so naturally thoughts have turned to gifts that babies of Snarfle‘s age […]

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 […]

Valentine’s Day 2012: Gift Ideas

Interesting and unusual gift ideas for your special Valentine... from the likes of Rob Ryan, Darkroom, Secret Envelope and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art by Rebecca Hendin. Yup, it’s that time of year, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us again… and I’ve been inundated with press releases for any number of loosely affiliated […]

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Music: Essie Jain Interview

This singer/songwriter moved to New York from London in her early twenties. Stunning long blonde hair, hypnotic voice and an album of lullabies out now. Here follows an interview with the lovely Essie on music and the feelings and life changes post- twenties.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Madi Illustration Could you introduce yourself please? Hello there, more about my name Essie Jain. Pleased to meet you. Where are you from and where do you currently […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ones to Watch Men

The first ever menswear dedicated Ones to Watch kicked off in Freemasons Hall on Wednesday 23rd February 2011. Featuring designs from Asger Juel Larson, Mr Lipop, A.Hallucination and my favourite, Norwegian lady designer C/Bruerberg.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gemma Milly I’m reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen at the moment. It’s a book about the train travelling circus, visit order set in prohibition era America. […]

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Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal – A Documentary by Naomi Smyth

An interview with the lady behind the camera, on the circus that occupies unused buildings around the city of Bristol and brings the community together through breathtaking artistic, sensory liberation! From small shows and squatting, to the enormous CarnyVille, and going 'legit'; the Invisible Circus are something else.

Written by Helen Martin

Corrie Nielsen LFW A/W 2011 Collection, find buy information pills illustration by Abby Wright The BFC Tent is massive. Or a lot bigger than the other show spaces. But the […]

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Pick Me Up Selects 2015 Review

A quick run through of the artists chosen to display their work with Pick Me Up Selects 2015. Who will be your favourite?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pick Me Up is back! Here’s my run down of the twelve artists and illustrators chosen to exhibit as Pick Me Up Selects: this year the emphasis was on process […]

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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 […]

Kingston University Fashion MA Graduate Catwalk Show Review 2013

Graduating students from Kingston's MA Fashion course took over the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer on Thursday 12 September…

Written by Matt Bramford

Elina Priha MA collection by Claire Kearns With London Fashion Week beginning the next day, graduating MA students from Kingston University commandeered the inspiring Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer to present […]

Elizabeth Lau: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Elizabeth Lau introduces her new S/S 2012 collection, inspired by Olive Oyl, the 1960s, nautical details... and modelled by Annie Monroe.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Elizabeth Lau by Madi. The delightful Elizabeth Lau has quickly built up a strong reputation as a quirky and playful designer to watch. In this interview I discover how she […]

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Simeon Farrar, The Great British Summertime: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

London-based Designer and Artist Simeon Farrar talks about his journey from Art to Fashion and back again, his current S/S 2012 collection ‘The Great British Summertime’ and what we can look forward to from the label next season.

Written by Alia Gargum

Simeon Farrar S/S 2012 by Madi Illustrates What began as an ‘art experiment’ by London-based Simeon Farrar has now turned into a successful fashion label; winning not only international acclaim […]

Exhibition Review: Alice in Wonderland at the Tate Liverpool

An ambitious new exhibition at the Tate Liverpool tracks the influence of Alice in Wonderland through the visual arts. From illustrations and fabric designs to Surrealism and contemporary video installations, no stone has been left unturned.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago I was whisked up to Liverpool to see a preview of the new Tate exhibition Alice in Wonderland, which runs until the 29th January 2011. The […]

Javari Shoes for Show Exhibition Review

From Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th November, Javari held the Shoes for Show exhibition at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery: a showcase of some of the world’s most extraordinary and prestigious footwear designs.

Written by Sarah Deane

Katie Eary for Nike by Eccabin.   As if we needed any more proof that shoes are a form of art, online shoe connoisseurs, Javari held a dazzling exhibition over […]

Interview with Swedish singer Cornelia about new single Aquarius Dreams

She's a singer, songwriter and producer: meet the multi-talented Cornelia, creator of beautiful vocals on top of intricate beats. Her latest single Aquarius Dreams is out now, accompanied by a wonderful animated video by Stitch That.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cornelia by Lisa Stannard. New music sensation Cornelia was introduced to me by Manchester based illustrator Lisa Stannard, abortion who features in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Cornelia’s Aquarius Dream […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2011 Gala Awards Show: Womenswear Print

So much love for the print designers at the Gala Awards. My very favourite designer of all was Meg Cornwell of Bournemouth University but there was some lovely stuff from Christina Economou, Dominque Kral, Marissa Owen and Shirana Chavda too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Meg Cornwell by Madi. I am sure my regular readers will not be surprised to hear that it was the print designers who won my heart at the Graduate Fashion […]


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