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Posts Tagged ‘British Museum’

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

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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….

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Firstly, I am a bit in love with Kirsty Allsopp, either that or I am just really bloody jealous - how did she get to the position where she has managed to forge an entire career out of learning to craft? That's like my ideal job. And her own entire range at Marks & Spencer? If you fancy yourself a bit of Kirsty why not take a peek at some of the gift packages she's put together. They're a bit girly for me, so I'm gunning for this read more

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Review: Silver Metal Clay Jewellery Class with Sima Vaziry at the London Jewellery School

Last week I learnt how to work with silver metal clay at a London Jewellery School taster class. My teacher was an expert in the technique... and by the end of the evening I was hooked.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Silver metal clay has intrigued me since I did silversmithing classes a few years ago, simply because it promises so much: all the gleam and precious feel of silver and… […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Carlotta Gherzi for Sado

Carlotta Gherzi takes us on a tour through the beautiful world of Triassic Glamour on Friday 16th September 2011 for Fashion Scout at Freemasons Hall.

Written by Emma Block

Carlotta Gherzi S/S 2012 by Faye West Upon arriving at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout venue, I was informed by a harassed-looking security guard that the show was running an hour […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Temperley London

Temperley London celebrated their tenth year in business with a sublime show at The British Museum. Some designers might fear being outshone by such a spectacular venue, but Alice's designs had no trouble stealing the show. Illustrations by Gilly Rochester, Gemma Milly, Donya Todd and Joana Faria

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Gilly Rochester I have always been a huge fan of Alice Temperley; in fact my whole family has, with both my 19 year old sister and my mother […]

An interview with jewellery designer Daisy Knights

Ethical jewellery designer Daisy Knights tells us a bit more about her collection and her pursuit of ethically mined silver, plus what she thinks about Alexa Chung and Daisy Lowe wearing her creations…

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Illustration by Emma Block From student life to Vogue fame in one action packed year, Daisy Knights’ creations have already been snapped up by our most loved style icons and […]

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Smash the Piggy Piñata at the Annual International Banking Conference

This morning I paid an early morning visit to the Annual International Banking Conference, attended by head honchos from RBS... and activists from UK Tar Sands Network and Climate Camp London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Amelia Gregory. This morning I made an especially early start so that I could take a whack at a ‘piggy piñata’ outside the Annual International Banking Conference held […]

Exhibition: A Concise Dictionary of a Dress

Delve into the corridors of Blythe House and stumble into a small but perfectly formed lexicon of dress

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Conformist Illustration by Marnie Hollande Blythe House, once a colossal bustling post office savings bank full of clerks’ activity now stands (almost) empty as a memorial to times past. Currently […]

An interview with Augusta Akerman

Multitasking for the 21st Century and showing the benefits of being freelance: Photographer, Illustrator, Set Designer, the list does not stop...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

GUS AKERMAN aka AUGUSTA AKERMAN is an incredibly talented polymath, since training as a photographer, Akerman has turned her hand and eye to a variety of creative endeavors: Art Direction, […]

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Designer Spotlight: Brooke Roberts- Part Two

Meet a groundbreaking women's wear designer whose work incorporates all things cool; from brain scans to African tribes with Australian wool thrown in for good measure!

Written by Rachael Oku

Incase you missed the first instalment (where have you been?) Amelia’s magazine caught up with London based women’s wear designer Brooke Roberts to find out about her inspired new collection. […]

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An Interview With Zoe Paul

Sculptor, London

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

In June 2009 Zoe Paul graduated from Camberwell BA Sculpture. Whilst at college Zoe participated in numerous shows around London from the group exhibition Factory at the James Taylor Gallery […]

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LFW 09 – Qasimi – Let them eat Qasimi

The Old Sorting Office, New Oxford Street

Written by Sabrina Morrison

Despite last year’s reports of the economic sky falling and gathering clouds sending buyers scurrying for safe ground, one designer stood defiantly against the whipping winds of change, scanning the […]