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Posts Tagged ‘Jane Young’

Joana Serrat: Dear Great Canyon, an interview and review

Introducing the wonderful Joana Serrat, a Spanish musician with her roots in the American heartland. Read on, take a listen and fall in love...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joana Serrat by youdesignme iIlustration

Joana Serrat by youdesignme Illustration.

Singer songwriter Joana Serrat hails from Spain, where she has carefully crafted her stunning debut album, produced by Howard Bilerman and inspired by the songs of the American heartland via a sojourn in Ireland. Last Friday I managed to scamper out of the house to catch her half hour live set at Rough Trade East just before toddler bedtime, and was left suitably impressed by this diminutive Spanish lady.

Joana Serrat 2014-Rough Trade East live gig, photography by Amelia Gregory

Joana Serrat, Rough Trade East live gig, photography by Amelia Gregory.

Dear Great Canyon is a stunning album of carefully paced extremes: lilting lullabies interspersed with upbeat melodies. It… read more

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Zeynep Tosun: London Fashion Week A/W 2014 Catwalk Review

Zeynep Tosun presented her Oxidised collection at Fashion Scout on Monday 17th February 2014, styled by Tamara Cincik.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zeynep Tosun A/W 2014 by Faye West. Zeynep Tosun was the only show that I went to on Monday, impressed as I have been by her two previous seasons on […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2014: Fashion Illustrations from the Catwalk

Oh so pretty: fashion illustrators interpret some of the best looks from a range of designers at A/W 2014 London Fashion Week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Burberry A/W 2014 by Emma Farrarons. Since I was unable to attend many of my favourite designer’s shows this season, and indeed had no help in covering the shows (apart […]

Snarfle is One: Celebrating Baby, Motherhood and Work

I've been a mother for a year now, and my life creating Amelia's Magazine has irrevocably changed. I wouldn't change it for the world... featuring lots of beautiful illustrations

Written by Amelia Gregory

Snarfle by Kirbi Fagan. A few weeks ago my baby Snarfle celebrated his first birthday, so now seems like a good opportunity to look back on my first year as […]

Fam Irvoll: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

A feisty show from Norwegian designer Fam Irvoll; You Only Live Once was shown at Fashion Scout on Monday 18th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fam Irvoll A/W 2013 by Dom & Ink. It’s always fun when a designer shakes up the usual catwalk routine, and that is exactly what Fam Irvoll did with You […]

Charlie May: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Blogging fashion designer Charlie May showed off her minimalist style at the Ice Tank on Sunday 17th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlie May A/W 2013 by Chloe Douglass. There was plenty of buzz surrounding Charlie May‘s second catwalk show thanks to her status as a blogging fashion designer, so I wasn’t […]

Jean-Pierre Braganza: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

New collection Starkonnen referenced Sci-Fi themes, in a strong on trend showing from Braganza at the BFC Courtyard Showcase on Friday 15th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2013 by Daniel Alexander. For A/W 2013 Jean-Pierre Braganza once again explored geometry, this time influenced by Cosmic Symbolism, Fantasy and an imagined Sci-Fi world where women […]

LCF MA Fashion Show 2013, Menswear: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

My London Fashion Week began with a great showing from LCF MA designers at the Royal Opera House on Friday 15th Febuary 2013. Introducing menswear graduates Na Di, Octo Cheung, Antonia Taylor and Xin Sun,

Written by Amelia Gregory

Na Di by Jane Young. It says something about the current climate that four of ten designers at the much lauded LCF MA showcase at the Royal Opera House were […]

The Gold Rush: An interview with Anna Vincent of My Tiger My Timing and Video Exclusive

My Tiger My Timing released debut album Celeste this summer, and recently released a completely fan created video for current single Gold Rush. Here singer Anna Vincent talks about the importance of their DIY ethos.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My Tiger My Timing by Helena Clarkson. I’ve had the hook laden sounds of My Tiger My Timing streaming on repeat over the past few weeks as I’ve waited for […]

Beautiful Soul presents Olivia Rose A/W 2012: new season preview interview

The new A/W 2012 collection from Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul is called Olivia Rose after her two grandmothers. And it's beautiful indeed.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Olivia Rose by Emma Ostcliffe. For the past few years designer Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul has been exploring the potential of a design driven ethical fashion business. Since her […]

Film Review: Black Pond

An engaging first feature from new directors Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley, make sure you see Black Pond at the cinema this Monday 5th December at the Ritzy in Brixton, with a Q&A featuring actor Chris Langham.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Black Pond by Katy Hudson. A film about that follows the events leading up to a man’s death told in semi documentary manner may not sound like particularly engaging subject […]

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, advice having heard of the Israeli born designer from devotee Gabby Young […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Georgia Hardinge

Georgia Hardinge's Cubed collection was a glorious combination of figure hugging Cubist inspired print and clever pattern cutting. Shown on Tuesday 20th September 2011 at Fashion Scout.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Georgia Hardinge S/S 2012 by Jane Young. Former One to Watch and Merit Award winner Georgia Hardinge presented her S/S 2012 to an eager audience at Fashion Scout. Cubed was […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Jean Paul Gaultier Bourgeoises Sans Age

Festival Mode et Design Montreal kicked off on Wednesday 3rd August 2011 with an exclusive retrospective catwalk show put together by Jean Paul Gaultier to celebrate his exhibition at the Musee de Beaux-Arts de Montreal. It was amazing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean Paul Gaultier by Becky Smout. Festival Mode et Design Montreal kicked off properly for both myself and the public with the final late night catwalk show on Wednesday evening. […]

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011: Alice’s Adventures Scarecrows

Local school children were asked to create scarecrows on the theme of Alice's Adventures for this years Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. They were truly wonderful!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hampton Court Flower Show by Jane Young. There was one part of the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show that truly tickled my fancy… the amazing scarecrows put together on […]

Interview with Swedish singer Cornelia about new single Aquarius Dreams

She's a singer, songwriter and producer: meet the multi-talented Cornelia, creator of beautiful vocals on top of intricate beats. Her latest single Aquarius Dreams is out now, accompanied by a wonderful animated video by Stitch That.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cornelia by Lisa Stannard. New music sensation Cornelia was introduced to me by Manchester based illustrator Lisa Stannard, abortion who features in Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Cornelia’s Aquarius Dream […]

Lazy Summer Days with Handmade Ethical Clothing from Lowie

I discovered Lowie when I shared a press day with them a couple of months ago. The brand was started by Bronwyn Lowenthal nine years ago and specialises in very cute, colourful dresses and knitted garments. Illustrated to perfection!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lowie by Emma Jardine. Lowie was set up by Bronwyn Lowenthal – born in the UK, site raised in Tanzania, with Jewish roots and a Welsh name. She was trained […]

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Music: Interview with Tennis

Fuzzy 60s, delicious American pop. Denver's husband, wife and drummer; Tennis, record using analog equipment to make their 'minimal, vintage pop'. Their music returns them to the ocean - where they once lived. Here follows an interview with Alaina.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Jane Young Could you introduce yourself please? This is Alaina from Tennis. Where are you from? My husband Patrick, link our drummer James and I are based out […]

British Fashion Designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia A/W 2011: James Long

Lulu Kennedy and Fashion East headed to Moscow to showcase three hot British designers: here's my review of James Long's A/W 2011 catwalk reprise on Sunday 3rd April.

Written by Amelia Gregory

James Long A/W 2011 by Sam Parr. As part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia and in tandem with the British Council initiative that brought us over to Moscow three British […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ones to Watch Men

The first ever menswear dedicated Ones to Watch kicked off in Freemasons Hall on Wednesday 23rd February 2011. Featuring designs from Asger Juel Larson, Mr Lipop, A.Hallucination and my favourite, Norwegian lady designer C/Bruerberg.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Gemma Milly I’m reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen at the moment. It’s a book about the train travelling circus, visit order set in prohibition era America. […]