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Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Joana Faria

Joana Faria hails from Portugal, where by day she works as an art director. She drew Alex Cox of Don't Panic, Francesca Salih of Forward PR, Holly Ladd of Make Lemonade, Johann Chan of Digital Arts Magazine, Michaela of Tantrum Magazine, Sarah Scribbles, Nikki Nakki Lou and Siam Goorwich.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI – jenny robins – Amelia’s compendium – michelle Urvall Nyren – probably naomi Laura Snoad of Design Week sporting her Tatty Devine necklace. She wrote a great write up […]

Trash Fashion Exhibition at the Science Museum

A small exhibition with a big message: Trash Fashion explores the possibilities in how technology can work with nature in designing out waste & the ever-destructive culture of cheap high street fashion.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Marie Anne Lynch, more about illustrated by Antonia Parker This week the London College of Fashion exhibits work from eight of its 2011 MA fashion courses, stomach from photography to […]

London College of Fashion MA Exhibition Review

A round up of the best work from the LCF's MA courses, including Fashion Curation, Fashion & the Environment and Fashion Design Technology at Victoria House…

Written by Katie Wright

Illustrator Naomi Law and Amelia’s Mag contributor Jessica Furseth The fabulous 6 Day Riot 6 Day Riot lead singer Tamara The Scout Hut at 123 Bethnal Green Road Illustrator Joana […]

Scruffy does it: Suzie Winsor presents ‘Beard and Wonderful’

A beard makes a man in the world of Suzie Winsor. We caught up with the illustrator at the opening of her first solo show, ‘Beard and Wonderful’.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Bright city lights of London and 123 Bethnal Green Road by Avril Kelly Vrooosh and we’re in. After a National Express journey from Bristol at 4.10pm we arrived immersed in […]

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The Irrepressibles and Gabby Young & Other Animals, Live Review at the Barbican

A riotously theatrical show in London by these two creative and dramatic acts

Written by Helen Martin

All photography of Lily Vanilli goodies by Sally Mumby-Croft. “So what do you do for Amelia?” a gentleman partygoer asks me. I tell him I’m one of her writers, buy […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party … by Jess

Finally and after much ado, Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration got its much-deserved launch party. Guests were in for a whirlwind of colour and creativity - just like you get with the book itself.

Written by Jessica Furseth

All photography of Lily Vanilli goodies by Sally Mumby-Croft. “So what do you do for Amelia?” a gentleman partygoer asks me. I tell him I’m one of her writers, buy […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration Launch Party Review: by Amelia

The launch party for ACOFI took place on Friday 28th January 2011. Huge thanks to everyone who made the party go off with such a bang! With lots of lovely photos.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nina Dolcetti by Natsuki Otani. Were you already considering how to make ethical shoes whilst you were studying at Cordwainers? Absolutely. I come from a family of ethical fashion pioneers […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration official launch party is TODAY.

It's Friday 28th January 2011, the day that Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration (featuring the very best in ethical fashion design) officially launches with a big party at 123 Bethnal Green Road. Here's the lowdown...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Abby Wright Rider to the sea starts. With slow, decease troche sensuous notes, stuff running then halting. We wait. This is like some sort of Spanish guitar tease; […]

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Album Review – Anna Calvi

Her debut album is self titled, and vibrant red. Red with passion, lust and womanly desires.

Written by Helen Martin

Du Goudron et des Plumes Ellie Sutton Du Goudron et des Plumes by Compagnie MPTA with Mathurin Bolze started with a swinging platform lowered slowly over the heads of the […]

London Fashion Week Emerging Talent A/W 2011: A Preview

Here's our illustrated preview of the BFC's chosen Emerging Talent for A/W 2011 who'll exhibit their collections alongside the best of London fashion…

Written by Matt Bramford

Charlotte Ford & Geoff Sobelle Flesh and Blood by Stacie Swift. Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl was inspired by photographs of the Ukrainian town of Pripyat near Chernobyl, […]

From Somewhere: Upcycled Fashion from Orsola de Castro

A pioneer of ethical fashion design, Orsola de Castro has been recycling fabrics since 1997. Here's a taster of her interview with me in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Featuring images of her fabulous new Speedo collection for S/S 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Abby Wright Fifi Bijoux rutile quartz You were one of the first jewellery designers to take an ethical stance on manufacturing of high end jewellery in the UK. What have […]

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Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach I went to university with Toria and Beck, purchase surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), […]

Fifi Bijoux: an interview with luxury ethical jewellery designer Vivien Johnston

Vivien Johnston is a pioneer of ethical luxury jewellery design - since she set up the British Ethical Jewellery Association so much has happened. Here's an extract of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rutile quartz jewellery by Fifi Bijoux. Illustrated by Abby Wright. I first encountered Fifi Bijoux at London Fashion Week a few years ago, look symptoms and we subsequently interviewed her […]

A review of indie film Catfish

Documentary or mockumentary, Catfish has got all the critics talking…

Written by Kat Phan

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion-sm-Dem Collective So, this the book is finally here and you should be able to find it at Tate Modern, health Magma, nurse Design Museum, Serpentine Gallery, […]

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Ada Zanditon: An interview with the top ethical fashion designer.

A taster of my interview with Ada Zanditon that appears in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gareth A Hopkins 123 SS2011 thb 123 illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins. 123 Bethnal Green Road recently opened shop after a lengthy renovation of its Victorian corner store in a […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is OUT NOW!

My new book hit the shelves just in time for Christmas 2010. Read on to find out more about Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Written by Amelia Gregory

Willow Organic Gold Frankincense and Myrrh candle by Daria Hlazatova. I don’t know what it is about candles that gets me so excited. I think it has a lot to […]

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Ahoy there Amelia’s Magazine! What’s your fave Christmas song?

After yesterday's post on fabulous Christmas songs, here Helen Martin asks contributors of Amelia's Magazine: What's your favourite Christmas song and why?

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Lorraine Nam Back with post two on Christmas music. I hope post one was enlightening. Now let’s see what the chaps at Amelia’s Magazine love to listen to […]

Bourgeois & Maurice Can’t Dance at Sadler’s Wells: An Interview

Cabaret duo Bourgeois & Maurice are currently enjoying a run at the Sadler's Wells Lilian Baylis Studio. They are thoroughly fabulous... as this Q&A will reveal to those still unintiated in their inimitable ways.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cher Lloyd by Gemma Pharo Wagner by Karina Yarv. Another year, viagra 60mg another X Factor out of the way. I went through a period of not watching any telly […]

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Dreamboat Vs Inkygoodness Exhibition, Bristol

Art platform makers, Inkygoodness have got together with Dreamboat Records for an Exhibition involving 28 artists, music and the theme: Dreamboat. I asked Inkygoodness about arty things and popped into the show's launch party.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Abigail Wright I have always been fascinated with analogue photo booths. I have vivd memories as a child – the excitement and anticipation, hospital there pulling ridiculous faces, […]

Fashion in Film Festival: Moulin Rouge (1928)

More from the Fashion in Film Festival - this time Dupont's epic 1928 production of Moulin Rouge that first threw light on the iconic cabaret venue…

Written by Gavin Mackie

Your previous work has explored Poe and Baudelaire – what drew you to their writings and inspire you to visualise their literary landscapes? They are both writers who utilise the […]