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YMC: London Collections: Men S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

YMC bring their cool, laid-back attitude to London Collections: Men, presented at the Old Sorting Office on Monday 17 June.

Written by Matt Bramford

YMC S/S 2014 by Natasha Likes Tea Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collins borrowed legendary designer Raymond Loewy‘s slogan ‘you must create‘ to launch their label back in 1995. The brand […]

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize – 2011 Nominees

Receiving a Mercury Music Prize can make or break an artist or band's career. Here we run through the 12 very different acts that have been shortlisted for one of UK music industry's most esteemed awards.

Written by Emma Barlow

Elbow by Natasha Thompson Next month 12 acts will nervously wait to see if they will be announced as the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize winner for 2011. The Mercury’s are […]

Album Review – The Travelling Band: Screaming Is Something

With their sound deeply rooted in rock, folk and country The Travelling Band’s second offering Screaming Is Something will please the ears of acoustic music lovers everywhere.

Written by Emma Barlow

The brand new album from The Travelling Band features all the trademarks of a good folk pop album, site including introspective lyrics, fantastic harmonies and, as no self-respecting nu-folk band […]

An interview with Oak fine fairtrade jewellers

We catch up with Jo-Anne Owdud and Parul Tolentino, owners of Oak: a fine jewellery boutique selling gorgeous forest inspired Fairtrade jewellery. Lovely.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Illustration by Faye West The inspiration behind Oak jewellery is evident in its name. Delicate leaf motifs, cialis 40mg woven twigs and acorn designs abound, all inspired by the mighty […]

All aboard the Craftivist Collective and Climate Rush campaign to end excessive train fares!

UK train fares are some of the most expensive in Europe, and they are about to rise further, at great cost to both people and planet. The Craftivist Collective and Climate Rush are taking a stand.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Train Illustration by Alison Day I love trains. I’m actually sat on one right now, nurse as I write. The sun is just beginning to set and the pylons are […]

Cakes for Japan: tips for fundraising from Miss Cakehead

Last Friday the inaugural Cakes for Japan bake sale to raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross took place at Maiden on Shoreditch High Street. Here's how it went, and advice on how to run your own fundraiser.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lobster woman by Mina Bach Reading the brochure only served to confuse me further ahead of my visit to Jerwood Space. The descriptively-named ‘Show’ seeks to examine “the integral role […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: J.W. Anderson

J.W. Anderson showcased his unique approach to menswear on Wednesday during London Fashion Week, with illustrations by Gabriel Ayala, Aniela Murphy and Natasha Thompson!

Written by Nick Bain

ACOFI Concrete Hermit Tiger Feet by Paul Blow. Yesterday 2011′s Pick Me Up once again kicked off in the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House. I went along to the opening […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jasper Conran

Jasper Conran showed a Barberella inspired collection at the BFC tent, Somerset House on Sunday 20th February 2011. Beautiful, good quality design wins every time.

Written by Nick Bain

Illustration by Natasha Thompson Autumn Winter 2010’s ‘DeCon’ is the second collection Masha Ma has shown at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, order her MA collection was bought by B Store and […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Masha Ma (by Naomi)

Amelia's Mag fave Masha Ma returns with her second solo collection at Fashion Scout… with fabulous illustrations by Maria del Carmen Smith, Avril Kelly, Maria Papadimitriou and Natasha Thompson!

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Natasha Thompson Autumn Winter 2011’s ‘DeCon’ is the second collection Masha Ma has shown at Vauxhall Fashion Scout; her MA collection was bought by bStore and she has […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Fyodor Golan

New kids on the block Fyodor Golan dazzled at Fashion Scout with their elegant, inspired and futuristic collection - one of my favourite shows, despite the Idiot With The Video Camera. Illustrations by Spiros Halaris, Ella Masters and Gemma Sheldrake!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Avril Kelly There’s something about coming out of the Tube in an area where you’ve never been before. I realise this is an extremely London-centric point, sildenafil but […]

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The London Fashion Week Virgin: Estethica Review

Thoughts from a London Fashion Week virgin and a review of Estethica, the ethical fashion showroom, featuring Little Glass Clementine, Goodone, Joanna Cave, North Circular, Ciel, MaxJenny, Lu Flux, Tara St James, and Kumvana Gomani.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Illustration by Avril Kelly http://cargocollective.com/avrilkelly There’s something about coming out of the Tube in an area you’ve never been to before. I realise this is an extremely London-centric point, order […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Carlotta Gherzi for Sado

Carlotta Gherzi treats us to ‘Frozen Flora’, a beautiful collection of tailored dressed, leather jackets, wool coats and ball gowns. Illustrations by Emma Block and Natasha Thompson.

Written by Emma Block

Illustration by Avril Kelly Finally escaping the intermittent drizzle, shop medications I find myself standing in a beautiful hall within the restored Northumberland House in Trafalgar Square. The ornate ceiling […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party photos: meet Liz Johnson-Artur

We've worked together since way before the dawn of Amelia's Magazine. Meet Liz Johnson-Artur: a fabulous photographer who still shoots on film. She's answered a quick Q&A alongside the last photos from my ACOFI launch party.

Written by Amelia Gregory

6 Day Riot‘s Tamara Schlesinger by Natsuki Otani. There were so many amazing guests at my ACOFI launch who didn’t come down to the afternoon tea party that it seemed […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet more illustrators!

The final bunch of illustrations from my ACOFI launch party covers a host of evening guests - by Natsuki Otani, Erica Sharp, Lesley Barnes, Yelena Bryksenkova, Gemma Milly, Abigial Daker, Emma Block, Faye West, Gareth A Hopkins, Jo Cheung, Kellie Black, Lisa Stannard, Natasha Thompson, Katie Harnett, Karina Yarv and Ani Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zarina Liew at work My wonderful girls, rx Rosie and Harriet of Tatty Devine, sick who created the lovely Cutlass Necklace for my party. Zarina Liew looked oh so casual […]

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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 […]

Goodone: eco fashion designer Nin Castle talks upcycling and collaborations

She's well known for her fabulous body-con knitted dresses, but designer Nin Castle has her sights set on changing mainstream fashion through collaborations with the likes of Topshop and ASOS. Here's an extract of her feature in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

From Somewhere Speedo Collection S/S 2011 by Rachel de Ste. Croix. You were one of the first fashion designers to embrace sustainability, erectile way back in 1997. What prompted you […]

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, […]

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 […]

Museum of Everything: A Review of Exhibition #3

It’s back but not for long. The Museum of Everything has once again put on one of the most intriguing and eccentric exhibitions in all of London and it’s not to be missed.

Written by Emma Barlow

Design Museum fashion talk by Leeay Design Museum fashion talks Marc Jacobs A/W 2010, approved illustration by Leeay The Museum of Everything by Abigail Daker Returning for the third time […]