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Johanna Glaza: Letter to New York – Review and Interview

Johanna Glaza combines the vocal prowess of Kate Bush with a love of unusual songwriting structures inspired by Philip Glass - the resulting EP is stunning.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Johanna Glaza by Daisy Steele
Johanna Glaza by Daisy Steele.

Letter to New York is a stunning showcase for multi-instrumentalist Johanna Glaza, channeling the vocal gymnastics of Kate Bush and the idiosyncratic song structures of Philip Glass. Here she tells us more about her songwriting influences and process.

Johanna Glaza portrait
Which musicians have inspired you most, and why?
My bible is Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony N3. I heard it for the first time a few years ago and it had such a profound influence on me,as if it cut me into tiniest bits and pieces in order to make something completely new. At the time of recording my first EP I was listening to… read more

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Portfolio: an interview with illustrator Gabriel Ayala aka Gaarte

Meet Brookyln based fashion illustrator Gabriel Ayala, who has created many beautiful illustrations for Amelia's Magazine under his pseudonym Gaarte. Here he describes his everyday life, inspirations and must haves for a creative session.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nova Chiu A/W 2013 by Gaarte. Fashion illustrator Gabriel Ayala is based in New York, from where he has been contributing regularly to Amelia’s Magazine for several years. We always […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dans La Vie: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review and Interview

Designer Rira Sugawara of Dans La Vie answered some questions just before she took to the catwalk with new collection Invisible Enemy, Threat Found at Fashion Scout on Saturday 16th February 2013.

Written by Zaena Miller

Dans La Vie A/W 2013 by Sarah Underwood For Dans La Vie’s new A/W 2013 collection Invisible Enemy, Threat Found Japanese designer Rira Sugawara revelled in a mish-mash of fabric […]

Double Bravo Designs: an interview with Barbara Buenz

Inspired by an itinerant childhood designer Babara Buenz has created a beautiful stationery collection using letterpress techniques.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I haven’t seen Barbara Buenz since we were at school together, erm, a very long time ago. But then, through the joys of social media, she got back in touch, […]

Fashion Film: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

A new film celebrates the life of legendary fashion icon Diana Vreeland, exploring her friendship with Chanel and her work at Harper's Bazaar and the Metropolitan Museum of Art…

Written by Matt Bramford

Diana Vreeland by Maya Beus ‘When we think about an iconic person, an editor; we always say Diana Vreeland’. A pretty bold opening statement launches this fashion film, but by […]

An Interview with Mina Tindle and Review of Debut Album Taranta

The French songstrel wows with a thoroughly unique collection of brilliant folk pop songs... find out wht makes her tick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mina Tindle ‘To Carry Many Small Things’ by Gilly Rochester. Mina Tindle’s Taranta by Chloe Giordano. French folk pop singer Mina Tindle has a deceptively girly voice: sweet and high. […]

Pick Me Up 2012 Special: An interview with fashion illustrator Jason Brooks

We caught up with Fashion Illustration legend Jason Brooks at this year's Pick Me Up at Somerset House. As well as being utterly delightful he had some great words of advice for all those aspiring fashion illustrators out there.

Written by Alia Gargum

As a self-proclaimed lover of illustrating and in particular illustrating fashion, I eagerly made my way to this year’s Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. Pick […]

Open Brief: Design a Watch for Swatch Art Rules TTR World Snowboard Tour Competition 2012

Here's an amazing opportunity: submit your design to the Swatch Art Rules competition for your chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, an all expenses two week holiday to New York - and see your design on a watch sold around the world!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Announcing a very exciting open brief that illustrators might want to check out: the Swatch Art Rules design competition is open to artists across the world, and offers a brilliant […]

Spijkers en Spijkers AW 2012 by Cristian Grossi

Spijkers en Spijkers: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

Spijkers en Spijkers hark back to fallen 'Birds of Paradise' for their A/W 2012 collection, shown at The Freemasons' Hall with Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Saturday the 18th February, 2012 for London Fashion Week.

Written by Alia Gargum

Spijkers en Spijkers A/W 2012 by Cristian Grossi From the looks of the feminine and pretty invite (which was beautifully illustrated by Dutch artist Martine Johanna) I didn’t expect anything […]

Nova Chiu: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

We were super excited about Nova Chiu's London catwalk debut with Ones to Watch on Friday 17th February and she didn't disappoint: producing a suitably colourful and heavily textured collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nova Chiu A/W 2012 by Ellen Li. The much anticipated Nova Chiu collection took the finale spot with Ones to Watch this season. We were of course very excited to […]

Frieze Art Fair 2011 Trends: Spiritual, Tribal and Animist Art

A round up of more trends at Frieze Art Fair 2011 - featuring work by Andra Ursata, Zhang Xiaogang, Isa Genzken, Patrick Jackson, Evgeny Antufiev and David Altmejd. Our spiritual deficit is a worldwide phenomenon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Next in my round up of Frieze Art Fair 2011 trends: examples of the spiritual, tribal and animist inspired art that dominates the current global art scene. Proof, if ever […]

Mich Dulce launches her new Saints and Sinners S/S 2012 hat collection at No-One

A wonderful new millinery collection from Filipino designer Mich Dulce, hand crafted in woven T'nalck by the T'Boli people of the Philippines.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mich Dulce S/S 2012 Saints and Sinners. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Last night I went to the launch of Mich Dulce‘s new hat collection, Saints and Sinners, which was […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland A/W 2011 in Łódź: Agata Koschmeider

Agata Koschmeider was last to show on Sunday 8th May 2011 - thus completing my Fashion Week Poland show reports. I hope they have been interesting!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Agata Koschmieder by Alison Day. The Agata Koschmeider show inexplicably opened with a picture of the famous Flatiron building in New York before heading into a full on soundtrack of […]

Fashion Philosophy Fashion Week Poland Off Out Of Schedule A/W 2011 in Łódź: Paulina Plizga

Paulina Plizga of Silesia showed an upcycled collection that had real promise: part of the Off Out Of Schedule shows on Saturday 7th May at Bielnik and Elektrownia in Podsiadło Ksiezy Mlyn.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Paulina Plizga by Hannah Simpson. The last of Saturday’s Off Out Of Schedule featured the work of Paulina Plizga from Silesia, a graduate of the School of Fine Arts in […]

Stag and Dagger 2011 review: CocknBullKid, Our Mountain, Marques Toliver, James Yuill

The Stag and Dagger one night festival once more returned to Shoreditch this Thursday 19th May, and as usual it was a great opportunity to discover little known and up and coming talent. Here's what I found, including Ozzie supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw on keys.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Abbey Lee Kershaw of Our Mountain, playing at the Stag and Dagger 2011. I started my Stag and Dagger journey at Camp on City Road, a grotty basement venue with […]

Welcome back: an interview with The Pierces

Southern sisters Allison and Catherine Pierce are back with a brand new album that comes out at the end of this month: it's time to catch up with the girls who I first discovered way back in 2007.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Pierces by Laura Warecki. I first met Southern songstrels The Pierces way back in 2007, and I was instantly impressed with their alt indie cabaret musings: an interview was […]

Album Review – Crystal Stilts: In Love With Oblivion

The new album from Brooklyn based Crystal Stilts is out now on Fortuna POP! The Joy Division comparisons are impossible to shake off, but we're still impressed by this second outing.

Written by Emma Barlow

I was hoping to be able to stay away from the Joy Division comparisons while writing this review of New York band Crystal Stilt’s new album In Love With Oblivion, […]

Album Review – Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact

The New York based art collective is back with a new album to follow the global success of Saint Dymphna... and it's another swirling piece of enigmatic otherworldly sound art.

Written by Laura Lotti

It was probably down to skepticism that it took me some time to get into the latest Gang Gang Dance album. After all, how on earth could they follow 2005′s […]