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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Presentation Review: Orla Kiely by Amelia

Orla Kiely put on a lovely little presentation in the Portico Rooms at Somerset House on Friday 19th February. They even laid on bucks fizz and choccies. Illustrations by Kelly Smith.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Orla Kiely by Kelly Smith Over at Somerset House I registered and popped along to Orla Kiely, erectile where we were ushered into a room in the middle of which […]

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Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration Launch Party at Concrete Hermit

Written by Amelia Gregory

Image courtesy of Christopher Raeburn Christopher Raeburn A designer whose name is never far from any eco fashion list is that of Christopher Raeburn, viagra sale who is famed for […]

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Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration: Open Design Brief

Open brief for illustrators, Closing date: August 3rd

Written by Amelia

The eponymous release from New York based The Pains of Being Pure at Heart has everything you could want from a summer album. A certain been-in-the-sun-too-long hazy-headyness without the too-much-ice-cream […]

Climate Camp 2008: Amelia’s story

Kingsnorth, Hoo peninsula, 3-11 August 2008

Written by Amelia

I must confess that it has taken me awhile to sit down and attempt to tackle the greatness that was Climate Camp, side effects shop partly because it totally knackered […]

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Colouring Books For Adults

Adult Colouring is becoming more and more popular as a relaxing and creative pastime, so why not join in the fun? These are the things I've learnt on my colouring journey so far.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Adult Colouring is a trend you can’t escape, so why not embrace the phenomenon with gusto this Christmas? You might be surprised by how much you and your loved ones […]

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Wood Festival 2015 Review: A Family Friendly Musical Paradise

This year Wood Festival celebrated the Year of the Bee, as several hundred families once more gathered in the beautiful fields at Braziers Park to enjoy great music and fun times.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year, as ever, the weather was absolutely gorgeous for Wood Festival: plenty of sunshine and dry underfoot despite the downpours a few days previously. I managed to persuade my […]

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Vanbot Live at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen: Review

The brilliant Swedish pop sensation Vanbot performed tracks from her new album Perfect Storm on Friday 8th May in London. Here's my live review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago I ducked out for the first time in what seems like forever to take in a rare treat: the first and only UK show of Swedish […]

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5 Great Things to do with Kids in the Lake District

Looking for some interesting ideas for family outings with small children in the Lake District? Then look no further than these great suggestions.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week we went on a family vacation to the Lake District, taking in a packed schedule of attractions during our short five day trip. I love being outdoors and […]

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Youjia Jin AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Youjia Jin reinterpreted Alice in Wonderland in this beautifully put together collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Everything about the Youjia Jin collection was well considered. Perfect tailoring was given a unique and fanciful twist, deftly playing with usual proportions and stylistic norms. A coat appeared one […]

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Jamie Wei Huang AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

This season Jamie Wei Huang presented a dark collection titled Nymphomaniac, shown on the Fashion Scout catwalk.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jamie Wei Huang chose a hard vibe for A/W 2015, with a large collection titled Nymphomaniac sent down the catwalk to an ominous soundtrack of deep industrial metal. Her always […]

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Mimi Tran AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Vietnamese born San Franciscan based fashion designer Mimi Tran showcased her red carpet collection for the first time at Fashion Scout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

San Francisco based fashion designer Mimi Tran launched her brand just a few years ago after a former career in Silicon Valley, and chose the Fashion Scout catwalk for the […]

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Rejina Pyo AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Rejina Pyo chose an off-schedule venue to showcase her subtle and beautiful collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rejina Pyo chose an off schedule venue with intense wood panelling, the sense of intrigue heightened with rocks strewn about the darkened room. The same organic shapes were echoed in […]

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Soojin Lee AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Soojin Lee showcased a colourful collection inspired by an era of war.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Stark red eye make up accompanied the colourful designs paraded down the catwalk by Soojin Lee. On closer inspection Art Deco-esque designs revealed repeat patterns made up of bullets, rippled […]

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Jean-Pierre Braganza AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Jean-Pierre Braganza presented new collection Excelsiora at Somerset House on Friday 20th February 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory. This season Jean-Pierre Braganza was inspired once more by strong women with Excelsiora, ’a modern incarnation of an exacting film noir vixen and a war-time […]

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Danielle Romeril AW15: London Fashion Week Presentation Review

New Gen designer Danielle Romeril showcased an apocalyptic collection in the bowels of Somerset House on Saturday 21st February 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Gen designer Danielle Romeril showcased her A/W 2015 collection against an apocalyptic backdrop made fragrant with liberal scatterings of heather. Models wore tumbling quilted capes, asymmetric plaid skirts with […]

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Fashion Scout Ones to Watch AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Meet the new designer talent: J Moon, Minju Kim, Angel Chen and Kim Stevenson. Shown at Fashion Scout on Saturday 21st February.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Korean designer and London College of Fashion graduate J Moon opened Ones to Watch with a concise and appealing collection of intricately quilted garments in subtle colours of indigo, camel, […]

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Dora Abodi AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

The Transylvanian designer was inspired by the mythical Unisus in this extravagant collection, shown at Fashion Scout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dora Abodi was inspired by the mythical winged Unicorn, the Unisus, presenting a fantastical collection of clothes paraded down the catwalk in front of a huge fibre glass model. Models […]

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Asli Polat AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

American designer Asli Polat collaborated with teddybear manufacturer Steiff to create a retro inspired collection with eye catching details.

Written by Amelia Gregory

American designer Asli Polat took reference from a host of sources for AW15, culminating in a small but concise collection shown in the underground vaults of the RSA. The show […]

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Paul Costelloe AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Paul Costelloe presented the Jewels in the Mist collection at the Waldorf Hotel on Friday 20th February 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paul Costelloe put on a stunning show at the suitably glamorous Waldorf Hotel, showcasing a silhouette that seems to grow bolder by the season. I was seated next to the […]

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Orla Kiely AW15: London Fashion Week Presentation Review

Orla Kiely was inspired by the Ali Macgraw film Love Story, showcasing a preppy, romantic collection inside a library.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Orla Kiely AW15 by Daisy Steele. This season Orla Kiely looked to library chic, sending the girls out to meander around artfully recreated shelves, stairs and wooden tables inside the […]