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Rufus Wainwright – All Days are Nights: Songs for Lulu – Album Review

A sombre and bewitching back-to-basics musical outing, best experienced after dark…

Written by Kat Phan

The first time I encountered Rufus Wainwright was at the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park five years ago after a friend had cajoled me into joining her for a […]

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Fifty Years of Illustration: an interview with coauthor Lawrence Zeegen

This gigantic book is a must read for all illustrators and those interested in illustration: find out more in this fabulous in depth interview with coauthor Lawrence Zeegen

Written by Amelia Gregory

The definitive Fifty Years of Illustration by Lawrence Zeegen and Caroline Roberts was published by Laurence King late last year. This beautiful volume charts contemporary illustration’s rich history, starting with […]

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ELCAF 2014 review

Talent aplenty at the third East London Comic Arts Festival. But if you missed it don't worry! Here's my round up...

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks I popped along to the third ELCAF held at the Oval Space, which is a trendy new venue in a semi derelict part of Bethnal Green between […]

Middlesex University Graduate Fashion Designers 2013: Preview Part Two

More amazing talent from graduating Middlesex fashion and fashion textiles graduates. Read on to meet some of the stars of the future.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Kathryn Grantham by Rebecca May Higgins. You’ve met my first pick of the 2013 graduating Middlesex University fashion and fashion textiles students: now meet the rest. A tailored trio […]

Think Act Vote presents The Future We Choose \\ Pop Up Radical Think Tank and Book Launch Party

On July 25th we went along to The Arch Gallery for an afternoon of inspirational talks and the launch of 'The Future We Choose', the new book by radical think tank Think Act Vote, which features a lot of contributions from the Amelia's Magazine family.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

On the 25th of July I had the pleasure of attending – unfortunately only a part of – the launch event organised by Think Act Vote (?!X) at The Arch […]

New Designers 2012 Printed Textiles and Surface Design Graduates: part one

Outstanding work by graduates from Loughborough University and Leeds College of Art, plus other favourite finds.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Surface design by Marie Parry. New Designers is a huge exhibition of graduate work, with two shows held over two weeks covering all aspects of art and design… so I’ll […]

An interview with The Moth and The Mirror with review of new album Honestly, This World

The Moth and The Mirror are a Scottish indie super group founded by talented musicians drawn from a host of different bands. I talked to Gordon Skene about the making of their amazing new album and how they make this unique collaboration work.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Moth and the Mirror by Sarah Austin. Honestly, This World, is one of the most marvellous albums I have heard this year – made all the more thrilling in […]

Shonen Knife at the Scala: Live Review

Cult Japanese all-girl pop-punk trio return to London for their 30th anniversary party on Sunday 11th September 2011

Written by Richard Pearmain

Shonen Knife by Sally Jane Thompson After a month long tour around Europe which kicked off in, information pills of all places, more about Brixton’s Windmill, viagra Shonen Knife arrived […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Illustrated Menswear Day Round-Up

Here's (what I think is) our FINAL London Fashion Week post. I bloody hope so, anyway. It's an illustrated romp through menswear day, featuring the Fashion East Menswear Installations and much, much more!

Written by Matt Bramford

C/Bruerberg A/W 2011 by Karla Pérez Manrique. Four menswear designers in one fell swoop: Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch Men was the first of its kind and my last fashion […]

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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 […]

Curating Yamamoto: An interview with Ligaya Salazar, the V&A’s Yohji Yamamoto exhibition curator

Curator of the V&A's Yohji Yamamoto retrospective Ligaya Salazar speaks exclusively to Natascha Nanji about her selection process, the themes she's chosen and all about the legendary designer himself…

Written by Natascha Nanji

Illustration by Jo Cheung So after a rollercoaster six days, website online Menswear Day and London Fashion Week drew to a close with hip-store Kokon To Zai’s label, this web […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Alice Palmer

Alice Palmer presented Into the Void at Fashion Scout on Tuesday 22nd February 2011, featuring minimalist monochromatic knitwear accessorised with amazing jewellery by Karen-Ann Dicken.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Jo Cheung So after a rollercoaster six days, capsule for sale Menswear Day and London Fashion Week drew to a close with hip-store Kokon To Zai’s label, KTZ, […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: KTZ (by Matt)

Memphis-inspired fashion? Amazing. KTZ return to knock the socks off the rest of London Fashion Week's Menswear designers, and it was so good I almost had a little weep. Fabulous illustrations by Abby Wright, Thomas Leadbetter, Jo Cheung, June Chanpoomidole, Lesley Barnes and Valerie Pezeron

Written by Matt Bramford

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Gabby Young at Selfridges, physician illustrated by Sam Parr The ‘Supermarket Sarah’ pop-up shop opened last month in Selfridges stationery department, viagra 60mg I attended Friday’s opening […]

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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. […]

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The Oscars 2011 – they’re a comin’

The 83rd Oscars Ceremony is on February 27 - TOMORROW. Here is a round up of the top nominees, with gorgeous illustrations of the STARS!

Written by Helen Martin

Seed Swap by Gilly Rochester. I knew you could get yellow tomatoes, erectile more about but apparently there are purple and yellow carrots. Agricultural regulations have increasingly stifled the basic […]

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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

Rachel Freire S/S 2011, website like this illustrated by Krister Selin ‘I’m terrible at interviews’ I announce shortly after arriving at Rachel Freire‘s East London studio. A bit of a […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Ada Zanditon on Sustainability

In part two of my LFW preview interview with ethical designer Ada Zanditon I dig a little deeper to find out how her sustainable ethos is put into practice, and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of fashion designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Oscars – Georgia Coote thumb Illustration by Georgia Coote So Colin and Helena have already won their BAFTA awards. Now all eyes are on them for the Oscars. Particularly Colin […]

Seedy Sundays: Get ready to plant something new and exciting in your garden!

We talk to dedicated organiser Sara Cundy about the growing Seed Swap phenomenon, and why swapping seeds preserves biodiversity.

Written by Faye West

Rachel Freire S/S 2011, troche illustrated by Krister Selin ‘I’m terrible at interviews’ I announce shortly after arriving at Rachel Freire‘s East London studio. A bit of a melodramatic introduction, […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Zarina Liew

Zarina Liew also goes under the nom de plume Cobalt Cafe. This one time corporate marketeer produced the most fabulous fashion plates from the ACOFI launch: everyone from Tatty Devine, Gabby Young, Katie Antoniou and Holly Springett to Louisa Lau of Cent Magazine and Matilda of the Ecologist. Gaze upon them and gasp.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Naomi Law Liz Jessica Bumpus of Vogue gets the Naomi Law treatment. Here’s her blog in case you missed it previously. Naomi Law has taken a rather circuitous route towards […]

The reluctant Valentiner

Valentine’s Day sceptic Jessica Furseth makes peace with the heart-shaped holiday. Sort of.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Peppermint Patty. An oil painting by Artist Andrea Valentines Foxes by Bex Glover. By now if you have any interest in the upcoming consumer fest that is Valentines Day you […]


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