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Posts Tagged ‘interview’

Charlie May: S/S 2014 Preview Interview

Up and coming fashion designer Charlie May first rose to fame as a blogger with a site called Girl a la Mode. Now she's making serious waves with her own fabulous fashion brand.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlie May S/S 2014 by Rebecca May Higgins
Charlie May S/S 2014 by Rebecca May Higgins.

Last season I was most impressed with the new collection from up and coming designer Charlie May: sadly this time around I missed her show at St Martins Lane Hotel. Here the talented young designer talks about her love of minimalism, working with British mills to create bespoke materials, and teaming up with Hudson shoes.

Charlie May S/S 2014 by Claire Kearns
Charlie May S/S 2014 by Claire Kearns.

Where does your love for sleek minimalist designs come from - can you trace it… read more

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Review: The Lost Cavalry, Three Cheers For The Undertaker and interview with Mark West

Former guitarist with Fanfarlo, Mark West talks to us about the process of creating his new album, a beautiful series of narratives set to delicate instrumentation.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Three Cheers for the Undertaker is the new album from The Lost Cavalry, the band founded by ex Fanfarlo guitarist Mark West four years ago. It opens with the mournful …

An interview with Will Sheff of Okkervil River: the creation of new album The Silver Gymnasium

Okkervil lead singer and lyricist Will Sheff describes the making of new album The Silver Gymnasium. I was especially intrigued by the stunning album artwork, created by old friend William Schaff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

When I listen to music it’s not generally the lyrics I hear first, and in fact you could often ask me about the lyrics of a favourite album many years …

Zeynep Tosun: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Preview Interview

Zeynep Tosun shows with Fashion Scout this London Fashion Week: here's a sneak peak of what to expect from S/S 2014, beautifully illustrated by Laura Hickman.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zeynep Tosun S/S 2014 preview by Laura Hickman.
Last season I was blown away by the discovery of Zeynep Tosun, an ambitious Turkish designer with a penchant for beautiful embellishment. This …

Holiday Life: an interview with Asher Lack of Ravens and Chimes

An interview with Asher Lack, principal singer and songwriter with the brilliant New York band Ravens & Chimes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ravens And Chimes by Karolina Burdon.
I may not be that rock’n’roll these days, but that doesn’t stop me enjoying the finest that indie music has to offer. I am …

Ong-Oaj Pairam: London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Preview Interview

Exciting new designer Ong-Oaj Pairam shares his inspiration and work ethics in advance of his Fashion Scout show this season. Plus an exclusive sneak peak at one of his looks, inspired by Drew Barrymore's character in ET.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ONG-OAJ PAIRAM S/S 2014 preview by Gaarte.
Thai born designer Ong-Oaj Pairam takes to the catwalk this season as part of Fashion Scout at the Freemasons’ Hall. Having trained with the …

The Sounds of Ghost Folk: an interview with Samuel Mason of Die Man Die

Samuel Mason is the enigmatic singer behind Die Mason Die, purveyors of your finest Ghost Folk. Find out more here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Die Mason Die by Daisy Steele.
Die Mason Die describe themselves as ‘Making ghost like noises with bearded grins‘ and they are set to make major waves on the UK music …

Inspired by Illustration: An interview with jewellery designer Annabelle Lucilla

Jewellery designer Annabelle Lucilla has been creating illustrations since childhood: here she tells us why she decided to pursue a career in jewellery design, her design process and the importance of social media in building a career.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Annabelle Lucilla by Laura Hickman.
I first ran across the beautiful illustrated etched designs of Annabelle Lucilla at the One Year On exhibition at New Designers 2013, and her work instantly …

An interview with Russian fashion designer Pitchouguina

Russian designer Anna Pitchouguina introduces her new fashion label, designed in London and made in Poland.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pitchouguina by Isher Dhiman.
Pitchouguina is the new label from Russian designer Anna, now based in London but producing her collection in Poland. Having first studied economics she is well placed …

Celebrating 10 Years in Business: An interview with Akamuti founder Lindsey Hedges & illustrator Jenny Lloyd

Lindsey Hedges hired illustrator Jenny Lloyd to rebrand her ethical skincare range after seeing her illustrations on these very pages. To celebrate Akamuti's 10th birthday we catch up with both ladies and give our readers an opportunity to get 20% off all products.

Written by Amelia Gregory

People come to this website both for inspiration and to find talented creatives to work with, so my illustrators will know they are doing their best if they get some …

An interview with Georgia Ruth and review of debut album Week of Pines

An interview with Welsh singer-songwriter and harpist Georgia Ruth, on returning to Wales and feeling at home.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Georgia Ruth by Gemma Cotterell.
Week of Pines is the beautiful long playing debut album by Welsh singer-songwriter and harpist Georgia Ruth, it’s creation prompted by a return to Wales. Love …

An interview with illustrator Katrine Brosnan

Illustrator Katrine Brosnan is the talent behind the Tricolore album artwork for alternative girlband Haiku Salut, recently profiled on these pages. Here she talks about the process.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tricolore by Haiku Salut. Design by Katrine Brosnan.
Illustrator Katrine Brosnan first came to my attention as the designer of the wonderful Tricolore album artwork: she then contributed another exclusive illustration …

An interview with Amy Lord and Rebekah Whitney of Lord Whitney

Meet Amy Lord and Rebekah Whitney of Lord Whitney; they create astonishing set designs and props, all infused with a big sense of fun.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lord Whitney by Liam Henry.
Lord Whitney are not your average design team: within the space of just a few years, this unique partnership between trained graphic designers Amy Lord and …

Memories and Nightmares: an interview with photographer Lottie Davis

Photographer Lottie Davies is currently preparing for a major solo show titled Memories and Nightmares, to be held at the LA Noble Gallery in Whitechapel. Here she explains the process behind the creation of her intricate staged portraits.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lottie Davies, The Blue Bedroom.
Lottie Davies is currently preparing for a major solo show at the LA Noble Gallery in Whitechapel. The evocatively titled Memories and Nightmares features a series …

An Interview with Jewellery Designer Rosita Bonita

We chat to jewellery designer Rosita Bonita, aka Rowenna Harrison, about her new collection Siren

Written by Jessica Cook

An interview with Mike Gale of Co-Pilgrim and review of A Fairer Sea

An interview with the man behind Co-pilgrim: Mike Gale explains the creation of new album A Fairer Sea.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Traveller by Gemma Cotterell. This illustration was inspired by the concept of a A Fairer Sea, title of Co-Pilgrim’s album. The octopus is taming the sea with his melodic …

An interview with Haiku Salut and review of debut album Tricolore

Multi-instrumentalists Gemma, Louise and Sophie met at university before forming Haiku Salut, making music out of the Derbyshire Dales.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Haiku Salut by Christine Charnock.
They may have an exotic band name, but Haiku Salut are in fact a multi-instrumentalist trio of girls based in the Derbyshire Dales. Gemma, Louise and …

Animal Vegetable Mineral: an interview with food events entrepreneur Tasha Marks

An interview with food entrepreneur Tasha Marks, founder of boutique food company Animal Vegetable Mineral. She creates intriguing edible interventions for festivals, parties and pop-up experiences.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Animal Vegetable Mineral’s Edible Art Class. All photography unless otherwise stated by Paul Singer.
Animal Vegetable Mineral, also known as AVM Curiosities, was set up by young entrepreneur Tasha Marks, who …

An Interview with Designer Joseph Turvey – Part 2

Here's the second part of our interview with menswear designer Joseph Turvey where we look at his current S/S 2013 collection and Joe gives his advice for new graduates…

Written by Matt Bramford

Joseph Turvey S/S 2013 by Gemma Cotterell
Joe’s MA collection: vibrant orange and magenta lace with transparent panels and translucent trenches was a massive hit. Fake Tokyo completely sold out and …

An Interview with Designer Joseph Turvey – Part 1

We caught up with menswear designer Joseph Turvey to chat about his A/W 2013 dalmatian-themed collection and much more…

Written by Matt Bramford

Joseph Turvey A/W 2013 by Krister Selin
While everybody else viewed next season’s collections at the A/W 2013 London Collections: Men shows in January, I spent the week on a rather …