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Posts Tagged ‘Gemma Smith’

An interview with jewellery designer Gemma Marissa Murray

We catch up with crocheted jewellery queen Gemma Marissa to find out what she's been up to - and she tells us all about her new homeware collection! Illustrations by Gemma Smith!

Written by Jemma Crow


Illustration by Gemma Smith

Last year I had the privilege of interviewing the amazing Gemma Marissa. Gemma, a jewellery designer and pioneer of individual hand made crochet pieces, has shown at Estethica for London Fashion Week, sold her designs on Neurotica and has been designing professionally for almost three years.

This coming autumn, she has chosen to launch her home collection and if its anything like her beautiful necklaces and brooches, it will be something for you to covet at home whilst still in-keeping with the vintage hand made aesthetic of her jewellery. So I interviewed Gemma to find out what was in store for the season.

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Music: Interview with Cults

Spontaneous, fear of growing up, adult responsibility and cults - make for a happy mix in the music duo, Cults. Here follows an interview with the private Californians.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Gemma Smith
Cults are a New York duo with a 60s guitar pop sound. Their debut album is out in May and I can’t wait. Go Outside has transported …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Illustrated Menswear Day Round-Up

Here's (what I think is) our FINAL London Fashion Week post. I bloody hope so, anyway. It's an illustrated romp through menswear day, featuring the Fashion East Menswear Installations and much, much more!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Charlotte Hoyle
So yes, London Fashion Week was yonks ago, and designers are already thinking about their S/S 2012 collections. Soz then, but this has been one hell of …

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Music: Interview with Alex Winston

Detroit born 21 year old Alex Winston makes lighthearted, catchy pop - the best kind. Full of sisterhood, attitude, feeling and fun. Her EP came out this month. Here's an interview with the lady herself.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Gemma Smith
Alex Winston’s music is the sort that you drive around listening to in the summer. Aha! And look outside, it looks as if spring has popped along …

Music Interview with Zohra Atash of Religious To Damn

Described as pretty gypsy, garage psych. Me neither. However this description does surprisingly make sense when you listen to Religious to Damn. Here is my interview with the lead singer; Zohra Atash.

Written by Helen Martin

Religious to Damn Illustration by Gemma Smith
Religious to Damn’s lead singer is Zohra Atash, a cool lady with a batwingged 70s style, a voice a bit like Alison Goldfrapp and …

An interview with singer songwriter Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange's debut single Walk Through Walls is released today on Noir and she celebrates tomorrow with a launch party at Notting Hill Arts Club. I visited Kyla at her London management offices to find out more about this talented new star in the making.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kyla La Grange by Anna Casey.
A couple of weeks ago I met with angsty new folk popstrel Kyla La Grange at her management offices in central London. Her slight figure …

Valentines Day: Gifts and Ideas

Valentines Day strikes again! Here's my top tips for lovingly hand crafted gifts, special jewellery and ideas for romantic outings... accompanied with lots of lovely Valentines inspired illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Valentines Foxes by Bex Glover.
By now if you have any interest in the upcoming consumer fest that is Valentines Day you will probably already have read Hannah’s slightly bah humbug …

The I Like Trains interview: singer Dave Martin answers my Q&A

I Like Trains have been one of my favourite bands for a long long time. After a significant break they're back with a brand new album and tour... as they embark on their UK leg I found out how it's been going so far, and how climate change inspired the lyrics for He Who Saw The Deep.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I Like Trains by Gemma Smith.
You are currently on a very extensive tour: what prompted the decision to do such a big tour?
The best way to promote an album is …

Du Goudron et des Plumes: Barbican London International Mime Festival 2011 Review

Du Goudron et des Plumes is produced by Lyon based Companie MPTA in collaboration with circus maestro Mathurin Bolze. It runs from 26th - 29th January 2011 at the Barbican as part of the Bite programme and the Mime Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Du Goudron et des Plumes by Gemma Smith.
Du Goudron et des Plumes by Compagnie MPTA with Mathurin Bolze started with a swinging platform lowered slowly over the heads of the …

Hilum by Les Antliaclastes: ICA London International Mime Festival Review

This puppetry performance was conceived by Patrick Sims and is performed at the ICA as part of the London International Mime Festival 2011. It is the first production from Les Antliaclastes, and features a nightmarish tale of scullery dwelling gremlins.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Les Antliaclastes by Stephanie Thieullent.
Hilum opens with the ominous popping of corn, stealthily reaching a crescendo before the pan jerks off stage to reveal an oversized scullery into which emerges …