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Xiao Li, Fashion Scout Merit Award Winner: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Merit Award winner Xiao Li showcased a stunning collection inspired by the colours of Iceland and the decorative details of workaday clothing. At Fashion Scout on Saturday 15th February 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Xiao Li A/W 2014 by Slowly The Eggs aka Maria Papadimitriou

Xiao Li A/W 2014 by Slowly The Eggs aka Maria Papadimitriou.

We covered Xiao Li when she took part in the graduate showcase at Fashion Scout last season, and this year she returned to the catwalk with a stunning new collection as a winner of the much coveted Fashion Scout Merit Award. Chinese born Xiao Li is yet another example of the great education we provide in the arts, gaining an BA in womenswear from LCF and then an MA in knitwear from the RCA. She sent her clothing down the catwalk to one of my current favourite tunes: a cover of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky by Daughter. It was the perfect accompaniment to her collection, sweet as sugar but totally fresh and modern.

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An interview with Pascal Pinon and review of new album Twosomeness

Meet 18 year old Icelandic twins Ásthildur and Jófriður: their new album Twosomeness is a gorgeous collection of ethereal harmonies.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pascal Pinon by Bex Bourne.
Following hot on the heels of Scandinavian sibling act First Aid Kit, comes the new album from Pascal Pinon, 18 year old Icelandic twins Ásthildur and …

Brainlove Festival 2012: Live Review

Ace alternative festival (with a free barbecue) celebrated five years at the Windmill, Brixton on Saturday 26th May 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Brainlove by Ed J Brown
What a day for a birthday! After what seemed like an interminably wet few weeks, the weather was cooking nicely for a trip to Brixton Hill. …

Scandinavian womenswear designer Eyglo: New S/S 2012 Season Presentation Preview and Interview

S/S 2012 sees the sixth collection from Icelandic-based label, Eglyo. I caught up with designer Eyglo Magret Larusdottir to discuss the new collection and future plans for boutique collective, Kiosk.

Written by Sarah Deane

Eyglo S/S 2012 by Aysim Genc.


Eyglo Magret has been designing clothes since the age of 17. Graduating from the Iceland Academy of Arts in 2005 with a degree in Fashion …

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Saturday Review

A review of Saturday at the second Uncivilisation Festival, held at the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire. Time to think, discuss and feel.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Telling Stories to the Trees by Rima Staines.
Last weekend I went to Hampshire for my first experience of Uncivilisation, the Dark Mountain gathering of like minded folks interested in discussing …

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Icelandic Music Artist, Eliza Newman: Interview

This Icelandic lady taught millions how to say 'Eyjafjallajökull'. She also plays the ukelele like a dream. We love her quirky, folk pop.

Written by Helen Martin

Eliza Newman by Jenny Lloyd
Eyjafjallajokull. How did you say that it your head? The impressive word refers to the glacier on top of the volcanic mountain (remember the ash cloud?) …

Interview: The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger

The opportunity to interview Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl about their band The GOASTT was something that Amelia's Magazine was very excited about. Little did we know that the appreciation was going to be so mutual......

Written by Cari Steel

All illustrations by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is very much the sonic embodiment of its band members. Sean Lennon and Charlotte …

Hjaltalín – Interview

Yet another brilliant band from Iceland, this time the wonderfully orchestral Hjaltalín

Written by Ian Steadman

Iceland’s Hjaltalín are one of the many groups from the island nation currently building up a fair bit of buzz – their first album, Sleepdrunk Sessions, was hailed by many …

Goodbye Eyjafjallajokul…

Reflections on the impact of the Volcano... has it made any lasting impact on the way we live our lives? With illustrations by Andrea Kearney.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Illustrations by Andrea Kearney
So. The volcano came; spewed copious amounts of ash and nasties into the atmosphere, dominated our headlines, whipped twitter into a frenzy and rudely obstructed our travel …

Eyjafjallajökull: clear blue skies and no aeroplane contrails.

Using the twitter hashtag #contrailfree I collected images of the hyperreal crystal blue skies we experienced over London and much of the UK over the weekend.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A view over the City of London by Gavin Mackie.
Well, it’s Monday and there are still no planes in the sky above my house in Brick Lane. True, it’s not …

The spectacular eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland: and why I love thee.

As the fearsomely named and unpronounceable Eyjafjallajökull volcano continues to cause chaos for air travel across UK and Europe, the twittersphere is alive with delight at the lack of contrails in our skies. I ponder what it all means.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This is quite obviously not the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. But I liked the picture anyway. A little bit apocalyptic no?
As news reaches me this Friday evening that there will be no …

Petter & the Pix – Interview

A quick chat with the leader of Petter & the Pix,, a talented genre-skipper from that rocky island in the Atlantic known as Iceland

Written by Ian Steadman

Last week I had the pleasure of reviewing Petter & the Pix’s second album, Good As Gold, an eclectic bundle of folk and rock that never sits still longer than …

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Music Listings: 20th- 25th July

Gigs of the Week, Monday, Tuesday, Music Days!

Written by Roisin Conway

Summer is here in a crashing bundle of thunderclouds- check out this weeks music listings- there more electrifying than the lightening we’ve been having. Prepared to be shocked (in the …

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Back To The Future(sonic)

Futuresonic 2009 , Manchester

Written by Simon Edgar Lord

Futuresonic is one of the most stellar event’s on Manchester’s musical calender. Not only does it symbolise (to me) the beginning of the summer festival season but it’s one …