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Posts Tagged ‘Kayleigh Bluck’

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: KTZ

Memphis meets Dynasty meets Mondrian in the superb new collection from Kokon To Zai. The KTZ catwalk show at Somerset House on Wednesday 23rd February 2011 was one of my LFW highlights. With amazing illustrations, naturally.

Written by Amelia Gregory

KTZ A/W 2011 by Andrea Peterson, aka Artist Andrea
KTZ A/W 2011 by Andrea Peterson, aka Artist Andrea.

I wasn't going to go into Somerset House on Wednesday, I really wasn't. But the lure of a new Kokon To Zai collection was just too much. And boy was I glad that I did head into town for what turned out to be one of my very favourites shows of the week.

KTZ A/W 2011 by LJG Art and Illustration
KTZ A/W 2011 by LJG Art and Illustration.

On entering an extremely packed BFC tent (menswear seemed much busier this season) I was left wondering where to sit when Lida Hujic grabbed me and led me to a prime spot near the catwalk entrance, right next to Prince Cassius, Leroy of Diary of a Clothes Horseread more

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Fashion Mode No.3 Carlotta Actis Barone (by Helen)

In the final of my Fashion Mode Show posts, Carlotta Actis Barone uses beautiful pieces to make a political point on seal fur.

Written by Helen Martin

LFW A/W 2011 Carlotta Actis Barone Collection. Illustration by Abby Wright Well the third of Fashion Mode’s designers this Sunday was simply put: stunningly pretty and explosive. Frosted make up, […]

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The Composer, John Barry 1933 – 2011

John Barry, known for his iconic movie soundtracks, died on Monday in New York at the age of 77

Written by Helen Martin

James Bond, Goldfinger(1964). Illustration by Kayleigh Bluck We all know his music. It’s roaring and consuming like a giant wave. Working with big bands, sweeping strings and jazz and latin […]

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The Irrepressibles and Gabby Young & Other Animals, Live Review at the Barbican

A riotously theatrical show in London by these two creative and dramatic acts

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Kayleigh Bluck She strutted on stage, knees rising high and her umbrella twiddling like a fairy’s shield.I wanted to take in the art work that was Gabby Young. […]

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 […]

Willow Organics: Luxurious Organic Skincare

Founder Sue Stowell talks about her range of gorgeous organic products: enjoy a little bit of luxury that takes care of the planet.

Written by Sarah Critchley

Illustration by Sandra Contreras Willow Organics was founded by Sue Stowell in 2005. Just a few weeks ago she opened her first pop up shop in London’s Kings Road, so […]

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Bellowhead Live Performance Review

On their first night of their November tour, I join the mighty Bellowhead for a charming evening of joy inducing hardcore folk.

Written by Helen Martin

On their first night of their November tour, I join the mighty Bellowhead for a charming evening of joy inducing hardcore folk.

A chat with Vessels on tour in Europe.

Leeds post rock band Vessels are just about to return to our shores after a lengthy European tour, so I decided to find out what makes them tick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vessels by Octavi Navarro. I am somewhat enamoured with the new EP from Vessels, a Leeds band who favour an expansive yet melodic post rock orchestral sound. A few days […]

An Interview with Blythe Pepino of Pepino

A sparkling band of humorous frivolity, sweet notes and beauty. Imperfect, unsigned but fabulous.

Written by Helen Martin

Blythe Pepino by Abby Wright. Walking home from an evening out is sometimes a slow affair. With the chill of the air rushing through the leaves, the wind whispers, clarity […]

This Is The Kit: Wriggle Out the Restless – Album Review

Beautiful Bristol and Paris based band This is the Kit features the dulcet tones of Kate Stables. Luscious stuff.

Written by Helen Martin

I’ve always loved France, harbouring an intention to learn the French lingo for many years. I’m not being frivolous, I can assure you. I am able to testify to my […]

London Fashion Week Catwalk Review: Swedish School of Textiles 2010 Graduate Show

An astonishing graduate catwalk show from the Swedish School of Textiles, showing for the first time as part of LFW at the Freemasons' Hall on Tuesday 21st September 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sara Anderson by Laura Callaghan. Every now and again fashion week throws up something truly astonishing that I didn’t know about before… and on this occasion that honour must surely […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Holly Fulton

Another strong collection from Holly Fulton, showing at the BFC Tent. And a dream for our illustrators...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Holly Fulton by Kayleigh Bluck. For S/S 2011 Holly Fulton took inspiration from Joan Collins and 60s cruise wear as her “ladies” went on a fantastical tour of luxury living […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Caroline Charles

A long glance back at the past with Caroline Charles' riviera ladies, September 17th 2010.

Written by Satu Fox

Illustration by Kayleigh Bluck We’re seeing a bit of every decade this season and for Caroline Charles, it was the 1950s, with hats set at jaunty angles and prim belts […]

How to Attract the Opposite Sex: an art seminar/dating opportunity from Details on Request

Nila Raja of Nila and the Rajas leads an eager crowd of singles through the dos and don'ts of how to attract a partner outside the Off Broadway bar. And it all turns out rather well...

Written by Jemima Broadbridge

Nila Raja by Kellie Black. Last Thursday I was in Broadway Market to review one of a series of intriguing talks organized by Details on Request, a group of curatorial […]

Fashion on Film: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

A second biopic exploring the (love) life of saucy temptress Mademoiselle Coco Chanel hits the cinema this week. It's a feast for the eyes and a glorious romp through the fashion archives, unsurprisingly…

Written by Matt Bramford

Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, illustrated by Naomi Law Plans to large it in East End boozers or at Green Kite Midnight‘s Ceilidh on Saturday night turned sour when my […]

Transition Towns Conference 2010: The Automatic Earth Stoneleigh Lecture on the Financial Crisis.

Stoneleigh (AKA Nicole Foss) gave a lecture entitled 'Making Sense Of The Financial Crisis In The Era Of Peak Oil' to a packed audience at the Transition Towns Conference. Here's my overview of what she said with a few of my own thoughts sprinkled on top. Massively important food for thought.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hire Me by Joana Faria. Nicole Foss is a finance writer and energy analyst known as Stoneleigh when she blogs on The Automatic Earth website – a fact which confused […]

Secret Garden Party 2010: Soul Fire Restaurant Review

Nestled inside three cosy yurts, the Soul Fire Restaurant was a unique Secret Garden Party dining experience that featured delicious ethically and locally sourced food.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Soul Fire Restaurant illustrated by Kayleigh Bluck. A gourmet three course meal served up by a world class chef (Charlie Nicoll, formerly of the River Cafe) – at a […]