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Posts Tagged ‘ACOFI’

New S/S 2013 Season Interview: Michelle Urvall Nyrén of Ever Rêve

Michelle Urvall Nyrén talks us through her gorgeous debut collection, which features watercolour prints inspired by fashion illustrations she created for my second book ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Ever Reve by Sine Skau.

Readers of my second book Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration will recognise the name Michelle Urvall Nyrén: in those pages you can find wonderful examples of her beautiful watercolour fashion illustrations. In the years since the book was published Michelle has been busy designing and launching her very first fashion collection, inspired by both her love of watercolour design and her ethical education. Not surprisingly, the Ever Rêve S/S 2013 collection is a beautiful first outing for this talented lady.

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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 […]

Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair 2012: Illustrator Emma Block Reviews

This year's Contemporary Graphic Art Fair Pick Me Up as seen from an up and coming illustrator's point of view. Amelia's Magazine contributor Emma Block reviews her fave picks.

Written by Emma Block

Illustration by David Sparshott. Each year the relatively new addition to the art and design calendar that is Pick Me Up seems to find it’s feet a little more and […]

Beautiful Soul presents Olivia Rose A/W 2012: new season preview interview

The new A/W 2012 collection from Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul is called Olivia Rose after her two grandmothers. And it's beautiful indeed.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Olivia Rose by Emma Ostcliffe. For the past few years designer Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul has been exploring the potential of a design driven ethical fashion business. Since her […]

Shelter Up My Street Art Auction: Our House, an Amelia’s Magazine Collaboration

I collaborated with Amelia's Magazine illustrators Lesley Barnes, Emma Block, Yelena Bryksenkova, Natsuki Otani, Antonia Parker and Thereza Rowe to create a special piece of artwork to raise money for Shelter. To be auctioned tonight!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Our House, a collaborative artwork by Amelia’s Magazine created in aid of the Up My Street campaign by Shelter. A few years ago I held an open brief to put […]

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Joanna Cave: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Collection Preview Interview

Inspired by Indian colours and patterns, jewellery designer Joanna Cave also cites the essence and femininity of Indian women as an influence for her gorgeous A/W 2012 collection.

Written by Miranda Williams

Joanna Cave A/W 2012 by Gemma Cotterell Joanna Cave has become synonymous with both ethical consciousness and beautiful design. Her mother is Greek and her father is English, so after […]

An interview with illustrator Antonia Parker, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

ACOFI illustrator Antonia Parker creates wonderfully colourful and unique fashion illustrations, portraits and vignettes. She got involved with many eclectic projects in 2011: and here's a fabulous overview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amisha Ghadiali at the ACOFI launch. Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration featured illustrator Antonia Parker talks us through her year… be inspired! You’ve said that the launch party for ACOFI […]

An interview with illustrator Lesley Barnes, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Illustrator Lesley Barnes has contributed to Amelia's Magazine since 2009 and is featured in both my books, for which she designed the front cover type. She was super busy in 2011, with projects for Channel 4, Wrap Magazine, Soma Gallery, Penguin Classics and the V&A to name but a few.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes first got involved with Amelia’s Magazine when she answered the Shelter open brief back in early 2009. Since then she has appeared in both my books, and has […]

An interview with illustrator Emma Block, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

The beautiful collages of Emma Block have been wowing Amelia's Magazine readers since 2010, and since appearing in ACOFI she has embarked on numerous other exciting projects. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Carlotta Gherzi A/W 2011 by Emma Block. I’ve been working with Emma Block since 2010, when her beautiful work first started to appear in Amelia’s Magazine. Since graduating this summer […]

Making Great Illustration, by Derek Brazell and Jo Davies: Book Review

A new illustration book from Association of Illustrators gurus Derek Brazell and Jo Davies explores the techniques and working practices of a host of inspiring illustrators. Published by A & C Black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Released just in time to make the perfect gift for an illustrator this Christmas: the excellent new book from AOI gurus Derek Brazell and Jo Davies. Making Great Illustration is […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Eco-friendly, Ethical and Crafty Gifts

A diverse range of gifts for the ecologically, environmentally aware and craft minded in your life: from Kirsty Allsopp's aspirational range for M&S to an arts activist pamphlet from Platform.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas gifts by Sinead O’Leary. Just in time for a last minute eco Christmas round up before the Royal Mail goes totally pear shaped…. Firstly, I am a bit in […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Prints, Interiors and the very best Handmade Ideas

It's getting late, but if you're anything like me then you've left your Christmas shopping to the last minute. Well, help is at hand! Here's a random round up of my some of favourite things, including gifts from Soma Gallery, Landfill Editions and Woolly Babs (you're gonna love the last find).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lesley Barnes wrapping paper for Soma Gallery. Time for a further round up of Christmas goodies; all things print, interiors, hand made and wonderful. Don’t panic, there is still time […]

An interview with illustrator Faye West, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Faye West is a wonderful fashion illustrator who has been contributing to Amelia's Magazine for several years. Since she was featured in ACOFI lots of exciting things have happened, and 2012 looks set to be an even better year for this talented gal.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Commission which came about from Amelia’s Magazine feature, by Faye West. Faye West‘s whimsical watercolours first came to my attention nearly four years ago when she had just graduated from […]

Tea and Cake, illustrated by Emma Block: Book Review

Amelia's Magazine and ACOFI contributor Emma Block has illustrated an entire book! Tea & Cake is a beautiful aspirational recipe book that would make the perfect Christmas gift.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Amelia’s Magazine contributor Emma Block has been on fire this year – before she even graduated from her illustration degree she began designing a book for Hardie Grant Books, called […]

An interview with illustrator Gareth A Hopkins, as featured in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Gareth A Hopkins is a name that regular Amelia's Magazine readers will recognise as a long term contributing illustrator. He also appears in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration and has been busy with all sorts of interesting projects in 2011, including The Intercorstal, Chelmsford Arts Trail and London Fashion Week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Shinsuke Mitsuoka by Gareth A Hopkins. Gareth A Hopkins is surely one of the most committed and original contributors to Amelia’s Magazine, producing many illustrations of consistently good quality over […]

Analogue Books in Edinburgh celebrates 10 Years as an Independent Bookshop

The wonderful Julie Nicoll and Russell Ferguson of Analogue Books have been stocking my various publications for 8 years, and in 2011 they celebrate their 10th birthday. Here's a bit of history mixed with some top tips for imaginative gift ideas for Christmas.

Written by Amelia Gregory

One of my favourite stockists, Analogue Books of Edinburgh, celebrates their 10th birthday this year. I spoke with co-founder and owner, the lovely Julie Nicoll. For those readers who don’t […]

Lu Flux introduces Sea and Be Seen A/W 2011 and A-Lu-Ha S/S 2012 collections

Lu Flux produced her jewel coloured A/W 2011 collection in collaboration with Shetland wool brokers Jamieson & Smith. For this season she returned to patchwork, inspired by Hawaii Hour on her local Isle of Wight radio.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lu Flux S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. This year Lu Flux decided to show in the main exhibition area of London Fashion Week, away from Estethica for the first time. […]

Martina Spetlova: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

A catch up interview with one of the most interesting eco designers working today: Martina Spetlova talks fish leather, chemistry and teaching in Poland.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2012 by Shauna Tranter. Eco designer Martina Spetlova first caught my eye when I was putting together Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration last year. She has an […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn showcased his new collection at the Museum of London on Friday 16th September 2011. Featuring huge inflatable squirrels and musical garments.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christopher Raeburn S/S 2012 by Alison Day. On arrival at the beautiful newly renovated Museum of London we were greeted by a phalanx of inflatable squirrels – a typical Christopher […]

Emesha: The London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Preview Interview

Eco designer Emesha reveals a very exciting collaboration with illustrator and print designer Lisa Stannard that came about thanks to my book, Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emesha S/S 2012 by Lisa Stannard. I feel very privileged to be able to announce an exclusive bit of London Fashion Week news that has happened in part because of […]