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London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Maria Grachvogel

A review of the London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011 catwalk show by Maria Grachvogel on 17th September at Somerset House.

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustration by Faye West

Last London Fashion Week, the Maria Grachvogel show was celebtastic, with Erin O' connor and Yasmin Le Bon sitting front row. There seemed to be a lack of famous faces this time round, but it could be that they were driven away by the incessant 'chirping crickets' soundtrack which, as we waited for the show to start, began to grate on the soul. The natural world vibe seemed to be lost on the lady sitting next to me who was wearing what can only be described as an entire hind; despite it being so mild that I hadn't even worn a jacket.

To begin with it was hard to spot the influence of Nature in the collection; there were far too many nude, caramel and pale silver numbers for my liking; which I should have expected given words like 'minimalism' and 'chic simplicity' that were bandied around in the press blurb. Not until the appearance of a canary yellow fishtail gown did anything make me sit up and take notice; hair and make-up being… read more

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Festival Review: Field Day 2010

Vicky Park played the perfect host for this urban festival, giving country-starved Londoners the chance to play in bales of hay whilst listening to their favourite bands.

Written by Laura Nineham

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Festival Review: Vieilles Charrues

A spur of the moment visit to the Gallic version of Glastonbury provided a weekend packed with French music, French food and French wine (and lots of it) that all added up to the festival of dreams.

Written by Cari Steel

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Festival Preview: Field Day

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Written by Laura Nineham

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Festival Preview: Vieilles Charrues

What started as a humble French fete has become a leading international festival, but this Gallic event has not forgotten its roots.

Written by Cari Steel

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The Creators Project

Some of our most favourite artists and bands explain the innovative ways in which they combine art and technology, first up, Peaches talks lazer harps orchestras.

Written by Cari Steel

The last time we met Peaches, she was attending a friends party in Brick Lane, and on down-time from her live shows. Relaxed, mellow and low key, I had no […]


Kitsune 8 – An Album Review

It's chic and nice, just like us!

Written by Katie Weatherall

We live in a haphazard world, where one minute we can all feel like grotesque, all-consuming fat cats with an incredibly strong pound to suddenly joining the back of the […]


Two Door Cinema Club – An Interview

The Electro Pluck of the Irish

Written by Barbara Mattivy

Two Door Cinema Club are three Northern Irish lads from Co. Down, who, armed with a trusty Macintosh, are intent on providing our dance floors with some bona fide, hooky […]


Festival Review: Secret Garden Party

Cambridgeshire , 24th-26th July 2009

Written by Cari Steel

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