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Posts Tagged ‘Karina Yarv’

The Royal Wedding in Illustrations: Kate & Wills

In the first of my Royal Wedding illustrated round ups, here's..... drumroll please..... Kate and Wills, in all their celebration finery, re-imagined by a multitude of talented illustrators from around the world. Enjoy!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Will & Kate by Gemma Milly
Will & Kate by Gemma Milly. Available to buy as a print here.

I suppose I should start this blog with a disclaimer: I am for sure no ardent royalist. The only Royal Wedding memorabilia that I've collected has been a kitsch charity shop find - a scuffed up Charles and Di mug. And up until Friday last week I'd given the Royal Wedding barely more than the thought that it would be nice to have the day off and encourage participation in the plethora of street parties taking place.

The Royal Wedding Dress by Bex Glover
The Royal Wedding Dress by Bex Glover. Available to buy as a print here.

But then Friday arrived and there I was, sat in… read more

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Spring is in the air: Music to go travelling by

The almost-spring feeling is here, and I don’t know about you but it makes me want to go exploring. Nine excellent illustrators have chipped in to bring to life nine songs for journeying, whether it’s down dusty roads or up above the clouds. Happy vagabond-season, everyone!

Written by Jessica Furseth

Annie: Chewing gum (bonus track), illustrated by Mhairi-stella McEwan
Spring officially starts the first day you can run to the corner shop without a jacket, and that was a couple …

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The Oscars 2011 – they’re a comin’

The 83rd Oscars Ceremony is on February 27 - TOMORROW. Here is a round up of the top nominees, with gorgeous illustrations of the STARS!

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Georgia Coote
So Colin and Helena have already won their BAFTA awards. Now all eyes are on them for the Oscars. Particularly Colin Firth, who has been vigorously doing …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011; Streetstyle: Frontrow Showstoppers

A selection of some of the most striking faces and bubbliest personalities on the LFW scene.

Written by Katie Antoniou

Photographs by Katie Antoniou
The pages of glossies, newspapers,blogs and even whole books are testament to the rise of the ’streetstyle snapper’; being papped by Facehunter and co is now seen …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Prophetik (by Amelia)

Jeff Garner opened Vauxhall Fashion Scout with his Artist Wonderment collection on Friday 18th February. This is our FOURTH blog about his lovely catwalk show. Yes really. With yet more wonderful illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Prophetik A/W 2011 by Gilly Rochester.
I will confess now. I may have gone over the top. Yes, this blog is positively popping at the seams with illustrations. And it’s the …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jena.Theo (by Helen)

Charcoals and creams dominated these urban looks - yet I managed to imagine them on a wild weather enduring ship.

Written by Helen Martin

Jena.Theo LFW A/W 2011, Illustration by Karina Yarv
I was ushered in through the door by a geezer of a Londoner chap, straight through to a high heeled officious lady. Then …

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet more illustrators!

The final bunch of illustrations from my ACOFI launch party covers a host of evening guests - by Natsuki Otani, Erica Sharp, Lesley Barnes, Yelena Bryksenkova, Gemma Milly, Abigial Daker, Emma Block, Faye West, Gareth A Hopkins, Jo Cheung, Kellie Black, Lisa Stannard, Natasha Thompson, Katie Harnett, Karina Yarv and Ani Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

6 Day Riot’s Tamara Schlesinger by Natsuki Otani.
There were so many amazing guests at my ACOFI launch who didn’t come down to the afternoon tea party that it seemed only …

Austra gig at The Windmill by Laura Godfrey

Austra, Viv Albertine & Daughter at the Windmill: music review

Canadian synth-wavers Austra share the bill with punk veteran Viv Albertine and up-and-coming folkstrel Daughter at the Windmill on Monday 17th January 2010.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Austra by Anko
It may have been a typically miserable Monday night in January, but we were safe from the elements within the hallowed hall that is the Windmill in Brixton. …

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Martha Tilston, A Musical Goddess

She grew up surrounded by folk legends, art, and theatre from England and Ireland. It all mixed up to create Martha: An earthy lady who sings like a heavenly bird and paints like a dream. She's touring in May, so do read on.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins
If you’re feeling a bit delicate and would quite like to be wafted by a soft feathery fan type device, as you contemplate, Martha Tilston is …

An interview with Still Corners

Meet up and coming band Still Corners... they're enigmatic and magical.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Still Corners by Nicholas Stevenson.
I discovered Still Corners when they supported Our Broken Garden late last year. The band are as elusive as they are beautiful, but I managed to …

Brutalist dreams: The Balfron Project

Balfron Tower, an East London treasure of brutalist architecture, is the star of Simon Terrill’s new photographic project. The Balfron Project is showing at The Nunnery Gallery in Bow this January.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Illustration by Karina Yarv
A utopian ‘community in the sky’, was the dream of architect Ernö Goldfinger when he designed Balfron Tower in Poplar, East London. This may or may …

Lucy in Disguise Launch Party: With Diamonds VIP Dressing Room

A seductive world of dress-up and make-believe at Lucy in Disguise…

Written by Kate Ingram

Illustration by Antonia Parker
Vintage is having a cultural moment: from parties, to interiors, to food. Of course, fashion never lost interest. A red-carpet star wearing ‘vintage’? Best-dressed lists, watch them …

X Factor 2010: An Illustrated Retrospective

A bunch of illustrators illustrate this year's X Factor contestants. What fun!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wagner by Karina Yarv.
Another year, another X Factor out of the way. I went through a period of not watching any telly at all, and oh how I used to …

Fashion in Film Festival: Moulin Rouge (1928)

More from the Fashion in Film Festival - this time Dupont's epic 1928 production of Moulin Rouge that first threw light on the iconic cabaret venue…

Written by Gavin Mackie

Illustration by Abi Daker
To celebrate The 3rd Fashion in Film Festival, a series of silent movies have been presented at screens around London. After a frolic of veiled dancing at …

Pet Portraits: Your Furry Friends Illustrated for Christmas

Why not commission a unique bespoke portrait of a loved one's favourite pet as the perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas gift? These illustrators would be happy to help out.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pet Portrait by Daria Hlazatova.
I think it’s fair to say that pet portraits have a slightly naff reputation. A quick google reveals the existence of reams of *traditional* pet portraitists …

Akamuti: natural organic skincare from Wales

Lindsey Hedges founded the Akamuti skincare brand when she was just 20 years old. She now runs it with the help of her family from her base in rural Wales. Read on to find out more about this ethical entrepreneur....

Written by Amelia Gregory

Akamuti by Jenny Lloyd.
I first became enamoured with Akamuti skincare products when I discovered the brand in 2008 and subsequently interviewed them for the last print issue of Amelia’s Magazine. …

Herbfarmacy: Pure Herbal Skincare from Seed to Skin

Herbfarmacy create gorgeous organic skincare products, packed with pure herbal oils that are grown on their very own farm. We caught up with founder Paul Richards to find out how the company is doing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Herbfarmacy by Antonia Parker.
We discovered Herbfarmacy in issue 9 of Amelia’s Magazine, and the brand has grown considerably since we last caught up with founder Dr. Paul Richards. Time to …

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The Cinematic Orchestra with The London Metropolitan Orchestra and Heidi Vogel – Live at The Royal Albert Hall, November 2010

A Review of The Cinematic Orchestra Live at The Royal Albert Hall, November 14. Featuring an interview with their vocalist, Heidi Vogel

Written by Helen Martin

Independent record label, Ninja Tune’s 20th birthday. They celebrate with a night at The Royal Albert Hall with The Cinematic Orchestra playing their music LIVE on stage.

Our Broken Garden & Still Corners at St. Giles-in-the-Fields: Live Review

Bella Union and Sonic Cathedral joined forces for this very special gig featuring Our Broken Garden and Still Corners, plus ambient sounds from Ulrich Schnauss. All in a beautiful church setting. On Wednesday 17th November 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Our Broken Garden by Karina Yarv.
I have to say, if there hadn’t been a very special reason to go out I would have stayed in last night. Needling icicles of …

Shea Alchemy: Natural Handmade Skincare

Shea Alchemy founder Sally Mumford talks about her gorgeous skincare creams, all of which are based on fairtrade shea butter from Ghana.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Shea Alchemy by Cat Palairet.
I am a big fan of cottage industries – after all, I am one myself. In the first of an ongoing series that will profile ethical …