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Posts Tagged ‘Darren Fletcher’

An interview with Joan As Police Woman

Known mainly for her melancholic torch songs, the singer/songwriter Joan Wasser talks to Amelia's Magazine about her brilliant new album, new-found zest for life and goofing around with friends

Written by Kat Phan


Illustration by Matilde Sazio

“This song is about fucking up against the wall,” announced Joan Wasser as an introduction to “Hard white wall”, a track from her second album To Survive at her Barbican gig on Sunday. Never the shrinking violet, Joan stood centre-stage in an all-in-one fitted black leather number, slashed at the back, as the spotlights converged on her small frame. It was the seventh time I had seen Joan As Police Woman play in London.

The first time I saw Joan was on a balmy summer’s evening in 2006 at the now defunct Spitz in Spitalfields, which in my opinion, used to put on some of the best gigs in London. The venue was at capacity that night and the air inside was clammy to the point where every surface I touched, whether it was a table or wall, seemed to be coated with a film of sweat. Fresh from a tour supporting Guillemots,… read more

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An interview with The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern meld classical, folk, world and jazz sounds to create sumptuous musical scores. And they're coming to a venue near you very soon…. it's time to find out more about this unique new collective.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Magic Lantern by Darren Fletcher.
When Jamie Doe of The Magic Lantern contacted me about reviewing latest single Cut From Stone it was a no brainer to ask for an …

Beautifully Green – a round up of ethical beauty brands for Christmas!

If you're looking for staples to care for your skin during the winter or great Christmas gift ideas, check out our round-up of ethical beauty brands…

Written by Viola Levy

Andrea Garland, illustrated by Cat Palairet
If you’re struggling for Christmas gift ideas, or just sick of giving and receiving those dreaded ‘smellies’ gift sets produced by high street chains (which …

Akamuti: natural organic skincare from Wales

Lindsey Hedges founded the Akamuti skincare brand when she was just 20 years old. She now runs it with the help of her family from her base in rural Wales. Read on to find out more about this ethical entrepreneur....

Written by Amelia Gregory

Akamuti by Jenny Lloyd.
I first became enamoured with Akamuti skincare products when I discovered the brand in 2008 and subsequently interviewed them for the last print issue of Amelia’s Magazine. …

Fashion in Motion at the V&A: KENZO

In the latest of a series of public catwalk events in the Raphael Gallery at the V&A, Kenzo's magical circus comes to town, via Sardinia…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Darren Fletcher
Another Friday, another weekend at the V&A. This time around it was to attend the latest event in the Fashion in Motion series, which on this occasion …

An interview with Ross Paul Keenan, menswear designer

We have a chat with Graduate Fashion Week superstar and riotous tailor Ross about his graduate collection and his Savile Row background…

Written by Jessica Lester

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins
Graduate menswear designer and Savile Row trained Ross Paul Keenan has proven to be a huge success. His first collection was shown at Graduate Fashion Week …