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Escape to Christmas Past by Good Wives and Warriors: Colouring Book Review and Artist Interview

The intricate illustrations of Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell are perfectly suited to colouring books. Both their volumes for Puffin would make ideal Christmas presents.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Escape to Christmas Past coloured by Lynn Stevens.

Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell are Good Wives and Warriors, an artistic duo that specialise in extraordinarily intricate drawings that have been applied to all sorts of surfaces, from walls to bottles to books to magazines (including issue 9 of Amelia's Magazine). They met at Glasgow School of Art and with a base in London now work all over the world. I was super thrilled to hear about their new colouring books for Puffin, themed around some well known stories. Escape to Wonderland is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, and Escape to Christmas Past is inspired by A Christmas Carol. Their Christmas edition has only just been released and would be a marvellous book to colour if you want to get in the festive mood. I caught up with Good Wives and Warriors...

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Liz Black: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Liz Black hosted a presentation that combined cupcakes and cocktails with a dash of Alice in Wonderland at the Fashion Scout venue Freemasons' Hall on Friday 15th February 2013.

Written by Jessica Cook

Illustration of Liz Black‘s A/W 2013 LFW Presentation by Louise Smith “I’m late, I’m late!” I shout as a rock up to Fashion Scout venue Freemasons’ Hall. With no white […]

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London Design Week 2011: The Best of the Independent Jewellery Fairs

During September and October 2011, London was the playground to a host of wonderful jewellery fairs and exhibitions in conjunction with London Design Week. I spent a few leisurely days checking them out.

Written by Miranda Williams

Sian Bostwick Forget Me Not Necklace by Tilly Wright The first of my visits was to Gabriel’s Wharf on the South Bank. Nestled amongst a handful of gift shops and […]

Javari Shoes for Show Exhibition Review

From Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th November, Javari held the Shoes for Show exhibition at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery: a showcase of some of the world’s most extraordinary and prestigious footwear designs.

Written by Sarah Deane

Katie Eary for Nike by Eccabin.   As if we needed any more proof that shoes are a form of art, online shoe connoisseurs, Javari held a dazzling exhibition over […]

Lucky’s London Exclusive Chocolate Cake Collection inspired by Alice in Wonderland: Honey Time

Lucky's London have produced a unique new range of cake based luxury chocolates inspired by Alice in Wonderland: I got stuck into their Honey Time gift box. Nom nom nom.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lucky’s Honey Time chocolates by Kirstie Battson. Love chocolate? Love cake? How about a unique combination of the two? Well, the good people at Lucky’s London have decided to whack […]

Secret Garden Party 2011: Festival Review

Here's our round-up of the Alice-in-Wonderland-esque Secret Garden Party festival, featuring Blondie, Mystery Jets, Leftfield, glitter, mud, nudity, Shitfaced Shakespeare and much, much more…

Written by Jessica Cook

The Secret Garden Party, illustrated by Sam Parr A playground for all ages, The Secret Garden Party boasts a reputation as a festival where you can temporarily seek refuge from […]

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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

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 Firth, who has been vigorously […]

Prangsta Costumiers – In Pictures

We take a deeper look inside the world of Prangsta Costumiers with the help of a recent shoot and our lovely illustrators…

Written by Matt Bramford

Prangsta, illustrated by Joana Faria Now, here’s a treat. Hopefully you caught Georgia Takacs’ wonderful insight into the awe-inspiring world of Prangsta Costumiers last week: the celebrated (if somewhat unconventional) […]

The Wonderful World of Prangsta Costumiers

Walking the streets of New Cross, Georgia Takacs stumbles across a hidden gem and chats to Holly Jade from Prangsta Costumiers – an Aladdin’s cave of sartorial treasures and London eccentrics.

Written by Georgia Takacs

“It was when we were awarded a giant golden penis at the Erotic Awards, that has to be my best moment here so far. It was a fashion show that […]

A delightful Alice in Wonderland Townhouse Party in Fitzroy Square.

Katie Byrne and Emma Block sample the delights of cupcake classes and Benefit makeovers at the 33 Fitzroy Square Jacques Townhouse Party.

Written by Katie Byrne

All illustrations and photography by Emma Block. Emma and I had been told to arrive at the ridiculously grand 33 Fitzroy Square for a Townhouse Party at 7pm punctually; but […]

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Interview with Illustrator Tigz Rice before the launch of her new picturebook Bitten

conversation with the amazing Tigz, Bitten is out on the 7th of August 2010 and available for pre-order untill the end of July.

Written by Jenny Robins

Image from Bitten courtesy of Tigz Rice Tigz Rice is an inspirational and dynamic illustrator, using Photography, costume, drawing and photo-manipulation to create deliciously textured gothic burlesque worlds. Her new […]

Graduate Fashion Week: Birmingham and Salisbury

Teddy bears and cartoon characters feature in this nostalgic penultimate show report from Graduate Fashion Week, at Birmingham and Salisbury, on Tuesday 8 June 2010

Written by Jonno Ovans

After trying to rid myself of the triffid-like water bottles by drinking them, after the Ravensbourne show, I spent most of the Birmingham and Salisbury-shared show needing the loo but […]


London Fashion Week Autumn/ Winter 2010 Catwalk Review: Doii

Whilst it was a close call with Ashish, Doii was definitely my favourite collection of the season making me actually look forward to next winter so I too can join this magical fairytale...

Written by Rachael Oku

Illustration courtesy of the magnificent Jenny Robins. With big and bouncy curls galore, the porcelain faced models floated down the catwalk in a beautiful array of floral dresses complete with […]


An Interview with Ellie Foreman-Peck

Illustrator, Bristol

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Ellie Foreman-Peck graduated from the University of West England, Bristol illustration degree in 2008. Amelia’s Magazine spoke to Ellie about her illustration inspiration and the importance of a narrative element […]