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Posts Tagged ‘Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration’

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

analogue books interior
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.

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analogue books shelves
For those readers who don't know much about Analogue, how would you describe your business?
We're an independent bookshop in Edinburgh, specialising in art and design books and magazines. Over the years we have held almost 40 exhibitions, published a range of zines and books as well as hosting a few intimate gigs and talks. But mostly we just like sourcing interesting books and publications and chatting to… read more

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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 inimitable …

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 …

Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration Graduates 2011: part two

Lovely work from graduating ACOFI featured illustrators Katie Harnett and Abby Wright. Plus lovely illustrations from Amelia's Mag contributor Abigail Nottingham. And fab work from the likes of Jacob Stead, Liam Barrett and Faye Moorhouse.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Katie Harnett.
The quality of work at University of the West of England really stood out – not least because ACOFI illustrator Katie Harnett has just graduated.

Katie Harnett …

Interview with Swedish singer Cornelia about new single Aquarius Dreams

She's a singer, songwriter and producer: meet the multi-talented Cornelia, creator of beautiful vocals on top of intricate beats. Her latest single Aquarius Dreams is out now, accompanied by a wonderful animated video by Stitch That.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cornelia by Lisa Stannard.
New music sensation Cornelia was introduced to me by Manchester based illustrator Lisa Stannard, who features in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Cornelia’s Aquarius Dream by Fawn …

The ACOFI Book Tour closes at Tatty Devine in Brick Lane

On Tuesday 7th June I held the very last date on the ACOFI book tour at Tatty Devine's Brick Lane shop. It was a super busy and wonderful night, a chance for all sorts of creatives to meet and get inspired. With a little biscuit decorating help from Biscuiteers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Okay, I admit it, it’s taken me over three weeks to get around to writing about my final date on the ACOFI Book Tour… but it was all part of …

An interview with Lesley Barnes: Creating the animated video for the Belle and Sebastian single I Didn’t See It Coming

The wonderful illustration work of Lesley Barnes gets animated in a video for Belle and Sebastian - it's a match made in heaven. Let's find out more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Concept art for the video.
The talented illustrator and animator Lesley Barnes has only gone and done it again: she’s produced the most wonderful video for Belle and Sebastian’s joyous new …

Sorted London Exhibition Review: featuring Jo Cheung, Thomas Leadbetter, Eleanor Bedlow, Lucy Wragg, Sean Burtenshaw and more

A new crop of creative talent are showcasing the best of their new work at the East Gallery on Brick Lane until Thursday 16th June. Why not pop in and take a look? But first a sneak preview of the best art on display.

Written by Amelia Gregory

You and Me by Jo Cheung.
Sorted is the brainchild of Westminster Illustration graduate Lucy Wragg, whose work first impressed me at the degree show last year. Since then she’s been …

Middlesex University: Ba Hons Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review

Lovely work from Amelia's Magazine contributors Emma Block and Stacie Swift, plus newbies Claire Francis, Samantha Griffiths and Gemma Travis.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Emma Block.
I had a quick scout through the Middlesex University Illustration degree show and discovered a few wonderful illustrators, two of whom will be well known to Amelia’s …

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Comma Shop in Oxford

On Wednesday 25th May I visited the wonderful Comma Shop in Oxford to give a talk about ACOFI, eco fashion, illustration and social media for creatives... and this is who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last Wednesday was my second night on the ACOFI book tour last week – and my first time visiting the lovely new Comma Shop on Iffley Road in Oxford. Comma …

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Castor and Pollux in Brighton

I had a wonderful time at Castor & Pollux in Brighton last night, Tuesday 24th May. With a little help from Juiceology, Lahloo Tea, Angel Food Bakery and Dr.Hauschka. Here's who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art and design shop Castor and Pollux is situated in three airy arches on Brighton seafront, a location that was formerly public loos and then a yoga studio.

The view …

The ACOFI Book Tour: visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh

I gave my talk at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh on Tuesday 17th May and there was a really wonderful turn out of inspiring local creatives... read on to find out how it went and for information on a very special offer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Tuesday I hit the second date of my ACOFI Book Tour, this time at the rather wonderful Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. I chat with super friendly bookshop guru Matthew …

The ACOFI Book Tour: the first night at Tatty Devine, Covent Garden

The first date on my ACOFI Book Tour kicked of on Tuesday 10th May at the Tatty Devine store in Covent Garden. With window painting, Juiceology juices, Lahloo Tea, Dr.Hauschka samples and cupcakes galore courtesy of Cute as a Cupcake.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Tuesday evening The ACOFI Book Tour got off to a flying start at the Tatty Devine store in Covent Garden. As people started to arrive Rosie, Sonja and I …

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March.
WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything you …

Junky Styling Junky Air and Ju.St A/W 2011 Catwalk Show Review

Junky Styling eschewed the official London Fashion Week schedule to show their A/W 2011 Junky Air and Ju.St collections on Tuesday 29th March at the Old Truman Brewery. It was bloody fabulous.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Junky Styling A/W 2011 by Olivia Rose.
This was apparently the first catwalk show that Junky Styling have staged in two years, and I’m rather ashamed to say the first that …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: Cassette Playa (by Amelia)

Front row seats came with a free Barbie Sweet Talkin' Ken Doll. Nothing understated about Carri Munden's comeback show as Cassette Playa then. At Somerset House on Wednesday 23rd February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cassette Playa A/W 2011 by Lisa Stannard.
As I write this there is a drill buzzing incessantly in my ear and it is glorious spring time weather outside. This and the …

Hermit Editions launches with the Somerset House Print Collection

Cult graphic art shop Concrete Hermit launches its sister website Hermit Editions during Pick Me Up 2011 at Somerset House. I was particularly captivated by the work of Evgenia Barinova.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Somerset House Print Collection by Hermit Editions.
There may not have been much in the way of truly up and coming artists represented at Somerset House for Pick Me Up, but …

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

A belated but unique sketch blog of the Jasper Conran catwalk show at BFC Showspace on Sunday 20th February 2011. Featuring many sixties inspired panels and unnecessary bucket hats.

Written by Jenny Robins

All illustrations by Jenny Robins.
The man behind me in the queue to get into the Jasper Conran show was talking about buying a house in London Fields. Well bully for …

Find Your Feet’s We Are What We Wear Ethical Fashion Show

Zoe Robinson styled this lovely ethical fashion show for Find Your Feet, featuring the likes of ACOFI favourites Junky Styling, People Tree, From Somewhere, Nina Dolcetti, Joanna Cave, Ada Zanditon and By Stamo. Held at Mint Leaf restaurant on Sunday 13th March 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

By Stamo A/W 2011 by Rebecca Strickson.
On Sunday 13th March Find Your Feet hosted an ethical fashion show at the Mint Leaf restaurant in the Haymarket. I was invited to …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Emilio de la Morena (by Amelia)

Emilio de la Morena showed an elegant collection that featured the most wonderful use of this seasons colour: luscious delicious brightest red. At the BFC tent on Tuesday 22nd February.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emilio de la Morena A/W 2011 by Sandra Contreras.
Emilio de la Morena really took this season’s colour to heart, and then some. His sleekly elegant aesthetic was emphasised by …