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Posts Tagged ‘Gilly Rochester’

Mother’s Art: Celebrating Women Everywhere for Mothering Sunday

A round up of art produced in response to an open brief to submit work inspired by women.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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A week ago I posted an open brief to produce artwork inspired by women for Mothering Sunday (celebrated in the UK this weekend). Here are the wonderful results: thanks so much to everyone who took part. If you fancy getting involved there will be another open brief posted soon. In the meantime... enjoy, and make sure you spoil your mum this Sunday.

The Virgin of Guadalupe 4- Lally MacBeth
The Virgin of Guadalupe by Lally MacBeth.
My work almost always uses self-portraiture, exploring the many facets of women and their experience through characters and clothing. This series of photographs was inspired by The Virgin of Guadalupe and her role in Mexican culture as a mother, saint and icon. I have long been fascinated by the representation of saints in paintings and sculpture, in particular their 'caring eyes' and… read more

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Kate Bush at the Eventim Apollo 2014: Live Review

We catch the iconic singer during her sold out run of London shows on Saturday 6th September 2014.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Kate Bush by Daria Hlazatova This could never be an ordinary show. Not like some 20 minute set at the Windmill, oh no. This was Kate Bush, and Kate Bush […]

Las Kellies By Thomasina Smith

Las Kellies at Oslo Hackney: Live Review

We catch the Argentine trio at London’s newest venue on Thursday 14th May 2014.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Las Kellies by Sam Parr Very much the new kid on the block in terms of East London music destinations, Oslo Hackney has been attracting some interesting (and surprisingly big […]

Mary Epworth by Gemma Cotterell

Mary Epworth at St Pancras Old Church: Live Review

The acclaimed singer returns to London with a show at this intimate venue on Wednesday 3rd April 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Mary Epworth by Gemma Cotterell Hidden away between Mornington Crescent and St Pancras railway station, in that relatively little known area of London that is Somers Town, St Pancras Old […]

Woodpecker Wooliams at King’s Place: Live Review

The mercurial singer plays her first show of the New Year in the stylish surroundings of King’s Place on Saturday 12th January 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Woodpecker Wooliams by Sam Parr Turning a corner from King’s Cross station, it was a chill wind that blew as I hurried down York Way. Past those Victorian facades touched […]

Think Act Vote presents The Future We Choose \\ Pop Up Radical Think Tank and Book Launch Party

On July 25th we went along to The Arch Gallery for an afternoon of inspirational talks and the launch of 'The Future We Choose', the new book by radical think tank Think Act Vote, which features a lot of contributions from the Amelia's Magazine family.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

On the 25th of July I had the pleasure of attending – unfortunately only a part of – the launch event organised by Think Act Vote (?!X) at The Arch […]

Welcome, Snarfle Monkey

I cannot tell a lie, my life has been turned upside down with the arrival of my beautiful baby boy... lovingly illustrated in this blog post about my birth experience.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Snarfle Monkey by Sam Parr. Yesterday I finally registered the birth of my first child, a gorgeous little boy named Lucian Indigo whom I gave birth to 6 weeks ago. […]

Donna Summer 1948 – 2012

We pay tribute to the undisputed Queen of Disco and five-time Grammy award-winning legend Donna Summer.

Written by Matt Bramford

Donna Summer by Naomi Ryder Rumours had been circulating all year that undisputed Queen of Disco, matriarch of the 12″ record and five-times Grammy award-winning Donna Summer would perform at […]

An Interview with Mina Tindle and Review of Debut Album Taranta

The French songstrel wows with a thoroughly unique collection of brilliant folk pop songs... find out wht makes her tick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mina Tindle ‘To Carry Many Small Things’ by Gilly Rochester. Mina Tindle’s Taranta by Chloe Giordano. French folk pop singer Mina Tindle has a deceptively girly voice: sweet and high. […]

Cate Le Bon at Village Underground: Live Music Review

The Welsh singer returns to London at the start of a UK tour with a sell-out show on Monday 23rd April 2012 to promote her second album.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Cate Le Bon by Sam Parr The seemingly ever present rain was holding off as I made my way up Commercial Street, past the facade of of shiny new shops […]

Pam Hogg: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Pam Hogg showcased her new collection WILD Life at Fashion Scout on Sunday 19th February 2012 with special guest Jaime Winstone modelling on the catwalk. It was a hot ticket that ensured a front row packed with celebs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pam Hogg A/W 2012 by Mitika Chohan. We have sadly not been invited to a Pam Hogg show for two years now, and boy have I missed them: they are […]

Prophetik: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Jeff Gardner and his label Prophetik made a welcomed return to fashion week on Sunday 19 February, with live music, courtly couture and, erm… Whitney Houston!

Written by Matt Bramford

Prophetik A/W 2012 by Faye West My fashion week hadn’t got off to the best of starts this season. I skipped day one, and arrived on day two rather worse […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Inbar Spector

Israeli born designer Inbar Spector showed an imaginative collection that was inspired by a huge fire that raged through most of her home town. Shown on Tuesday 20th September 2011 at Fashion Scout, with singer Gabby Young in attendance.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Inbar Spector S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester. I was entirely new to Inbar Spector this London Fashion Week, having heard of the Israeli born designer from devotee Gabby Young just […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Craig Lawrence

For S/S 2012, Craig Lawrence was apparently inspired by the cultural phenomenon of vajazzling, and presented a new selection of his finest knits that shimmered and sparkled under the lights of the Portico Rooms at Somerset House on Saturday 17th September.

Written by Miranda Williams

Craig Lawrence S/S 2012 by Meagan Morrison I’m quite partial to a knitted design – one of my favourite designers is Mark Fast, whose spun creations I yearn for, and […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: David Koma

David Koma presented an epic collection inspired by Polynesian tribal tattoos and African Zulu style at the old Waterloo Eurostar Terminal on Tuesday 20th September 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Koma S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester. Ahhhhh… David Koma. One of London‘s most feted new design talents and a hot ticket on a Tuesday you would think, but this […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: James Small

James Small presented his exquisite menswear collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Wednesday 21 September, cheered on by celebrity pals Kate Moss, Jamie Hince, James Brown, Sadie Frost, Meg Matthews and more!

Written by Matt Bramford

James Small S/S 2012 by Milly Jackson I arrived at the James Small show pretty early – such is the bonkers London Fashion Week schedule that some shows overlap and […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Blow Presents Eleanor Amoroso

University of Westminster graduate Eleanor Amoroso specialises in innovative handcrafted crochet techniques. She was last to show as part of Blow Presents at LSO St. Luke's on Sunday 18th September 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eleanor Amoroso S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester. Eleanor Amoroso‘s show made me nervous. I find it really hard to watch models struggle with shoes and that is exactly what happened […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Christian Blanken

In his own words, Christian Blanken creates designs that are 'clean, tailored, sharp, luxe and modern, not sweet!'. He did however present his own version of sweet for S/S 2012 at the Portico Rooms in Somerset House, but with a razor-sharp and wearable edge.

Written by Alia Gargum

Christian Blanken S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins This presentation in particular was enjoyable from the start. Away from the rush and fuss of the main tent, I went to […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Elisa Palomino

Elisa Palomino captivated the audience with her, 'A Fairy Dance' collection for S/S 2012 at Vauxhall Fashion Scout, on Tuesday 20th September. The show was a spectacle of splendour and other worldliness: read my review and then take a peek at my post-show interview with the designer.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 by Amber Cassidy Having had the chance to see the behind the scenes activities for the Elisa Palomino show, I am super excited and eager for […]

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Behind the Scenes: Elisa Palomino

Elisa Palomino presented her collection 'A Fairy Dance' on the catwalk at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Tuesday 20th September. Before the show began, I had the opportunity to glimpse the behind the scenes adventures.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 by Amber Cassidy If you’ve read my Elisa Palomino S/S 2012 preview interview with the designer, you’ll know I’m already in love with her designs. The […]