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London Fashion Week A/W 2014: Somerset House exhibition stands report

Lots of super pretty jewellery and some other great finds at the Somerset House exhibition stands, and beyond...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jo Hayes Ward jewellery

Before I finish my coverage of London Fashion Week for another season here is a quick pictorial round up of my favourite exhibition finds… gathered from the exhibition space at Somerset House and beyond. At the main stands I only managed to get around the first floor, where I found lots of great jewellery, as always. Jo Hayes Ward goes from strength to strength with her amazing CAD designed jewellery - despite giving birth to her second child just three months ago. These kinetic earrings and pendant have fine articulated parts so that they twinkle beautifully when you move.

Cleo Mercury collar

Cleo Mercury silk scarf

Cleo Ferin Mercury makes colourful accessories with a… read more

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas by Designer Makers: 2014

Wonderful ideas for Valentine's Day: including unusual card designs, jewellery (of course!), fine art prints, bone china and clothing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Valentine’s card by Jenny Robins.
It’s coming up to that time of year again… when the romantics amongst us express love through a special card or thoughtful gift. I’ll be running …

Christmas Gift Ideas 2013: Fashion

Discover some fabulous and unusual one off pieces from designers Ever Rêve, Beautiful Soul, Anna Popovich, Vita Gottlieb and Nkoyo.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Snowy Owl scarf by Nkoyo.
In the first of my Christmas gift round ups I give you the best ideas for lovers of bespoke high end fashion from a selection of …

Beautiful Soul, Basharatyan V, Neobotanic Fashion and Vita Gottlieb: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Presentation Review

Four designers under the umbrella of Felicities PR agency shared the Portico Rooms space at Somerset House on Sunday 17th of February. Although very different their work was all equally elegant. Combined with the modelled looks were digital presentations of the designers' work, which can be seen below.

Written by Jenny Robins

from left to right, Beautiful Soul, Vita Gottlieb and Neobotanic Fashion
On Sunday night I popped back into town to stop in on the Felicities presentation. I was layered up even …

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 appearance …

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 university. …

Beautiful Soul collaborates with ACOFI illustrator Faye West for A/W 2011: Painting by Numbers

English Rose meets Japanese style in the new collection from Nicola Woods, which features heritage tailored coats made from British wool and some delightful printed silk dresses featuring designs from ACOFI illustrator Faye West.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Swallow and Dog Rose print design for Beautiful Soul by Faye West.
Painting by Numbers is the A/W 2011 collection from Beautiful Soul, featuring gorgeous textile prints put together by ACOFI’s …

Ani Saunders interviews Amelia Gregory about ethical fashion for The Muse TV

Last week I was interviewed by Ani Saunders of The Pipettes for The Muse TV. You can watch the episode here, and if you answer a question at the end there's the chance to win a copy of Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Me and Ani Saunders with Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration.
Last week Ani Saunders of The Pipettes asked me to take part in a short TV programme looking at vintage and …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Ada Zanditon on Sustainability

In part two of my LFW preview interview with ethical designer Ada Zanditon I dig a little deeper to find out how her sustainable ethos is put into practice, and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of fashion designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 Preview by Rebecca Strickson.
For Ada process is everything. “I don’t want to sit at a desk using Illustrator to design clothes that will be made many …

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

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 only …

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Rachel de Ste. Croix

Rachel de Ste. Croix is an extraordinarily talented illustrator who also goes by the name of Precious Little. Here's her lovely renditions of Susie Bubble, Neil Bennett of Digital Arts Magazine, Katie Wright of Style My Wardrobe, Sarah Vernon of SBV, Tigz Rice... and me! At the ACOFI launch party.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Susie Bubble needs no introduction and I absolutely adore Rachel’s rendition of this infamous fashion blogger. She’s been a great supporter of Amelia’s Magazine so it was an honour to …

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

The Pipettes by Emma Block.
It’s been a long run up to the official launch of Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration… but on Friday it was finally party time at 123 …

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

ACOFI launch party invite for Friday 28th January 2011.
Well, dear readers, today is finally the official launch day of Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, which you have no doubt seen …

Beautiful Soul: meet Nicola Woods, ethical fashion designer extraordinaire

Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul only graduated in 2008 from the London College of Fashion after an extended hiatus on the wrong career path... here's a taster of my interview with her in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beautiful Soul A/W 2010 by Zarina Liew.
You started out as an insurance broker so you’ve have had an unconventional career so far. Why and how did you become a fashion …

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

So, the book is finally here! You can find it at Tate Modern, Magma, Design Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Tatty Devine, Cornerhouse, Arnolfini and many other good independent book stores across …

Eco Fashion by Sass Brown: A Review

Laurence King have published a guide to ethical fashion design by Sass Brown, herself a fashion designer and lecturer. But how does it stack up against my own book on ethical fashion? Here's my review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eco Fashion is the first book on ethical fashion design from publishing giant Laurence King. It profiles ethical fashion designers by type, embracing Community and Fair Trade, Ecological and Slow …

Think Act Vote Interview Part Two

Amisha Ghadiali discusses the ideas behind Think Act Vote, why if 'politics was a brand no-one would wear it' and why at the end of the day it remains vital to vote.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Photography by Dominic Clarke.
It’s the day before the general election and the concluding part of Amelia’s Magazine interview with Think Act Vote’s Amisha Ghadiali. Tomorrow you have a chance to …

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Explore the world of Beautiful Soul

How a one-time insurance broker is transforming women's lives, one vintage kimono at a time!

Written by Ali Schofield

As the American teeny popper Jesse McCartney sang in 2004’s ‘Beautiful Soul’: ‘I don’t want another pretty face/ I don’t want just anyone to hold/ I don’t want my love …