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Posts Tagged ‘review’

Jennifer Evans at the Windmill: Live Review

The rising Irish singer headlines an intimate show in Brixton on Wednesday 18th February 2015.

Written by Richard Pearmain

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Taking the stage at a pretty busy Windmill was the hotly tipped Jennifer Evans. Although largely an unknown quantity in the UK, she’s been picking up a fair bit of good press back home in Ireland for a while, and with the release of her debut LP, Works From The Dip And Foul, last year she’s already drawn comparisons with Anna Calvi and St. Vincent. So no pressure, then!

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A diminutive figure with a big voice, and backed by Shane Holly on drums and Sean Maynard Smith on bass, Evans took us through some choice cuts from her album. With a sound that combines elements of blues and jazz, she doesn’t play your average four to the floor – if anything, it reminded me at times of a less urban take on Frank, Amy Winehouse’s debut, and early Noisettes (Evans’ vocal style and… read more

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Fashion Scout Ones to Watch AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

Meet the new designer talent: J Moon, Minju Kim, Angel Chen and Kim Stevenson. Shown at Fashion Scout on Saturday 21st February.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Korean designer and London College of Fashion graduate J Moon opened Ones to Watch with a concise and appealing collection of intricately quilted garments in subtle colours of indigo, camel, […]

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Orla Kiely AW15: London Fashion Week Presentation Review

Orla Kiely was inspired by the Ali Macgraw film Love Story, showcasing a preppy, romantic collection inside a library.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Orla Kiely AW15 by Daisy Steele. This season Orla Kiely looked to library chic, sending the girls out to meander around artfully recreated shelves, stairs and wooden tables inside the […]

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Bora Aksu AW15: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

This season Bora Aksu was inspired by the tale of The Nightingale and The Rose by Oscar Wilde to create a richly textured collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bora Asku by Eugenia Tsimiklis. This season Bora Aksu took inspiration from Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and The Rose, choosing as always to tell a tale through his collection in […]

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Tent London 2014: Lighting, Furniture, Jewellery and Interior Design

A round up of brilliant furniture, top class lighting, unusual jewellery and other wonderful finds from the 2014 Tent London show at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Continuing my very late review of the 2014 edition of Tent London, here is some wonderful furniture, lighting, jewellery and other finds. First of all, Snarfle astride a knitted rocking […]

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Tent London 2014: Textiles and Surface Design

A review of the most exciting textiles and surface designs discovered at the 2014 edition of Tent London, held at the Truman Brewery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Yes yes it’s been 6 months since the 2014 edition of Tent London but straight after the show I became ridiculously busy with my 10th anniversary Kickstarter project, That Which […]

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London Art Fair 2015: Patterns

Want some design inspiration? Take a peek at these wonderful abstract and decorative artworks from the London Art Fair.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I am irresistibly drawn to interesting patterns and colourful designs – here’s a sample to inspire. A subtle abstract pattern by wife and husband duo Biggs and Collings Crossing Lyme […]

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Home London at Olympia, January 2015: Review

The hottest designs from the premier homeware accessories show, at Olympia during January 2015.

Written by Amelia Gregory

WOW lighting from Pad Home. This year I attended the January Home London show with toddler in tow, since needs must. He was very, erm, helpful, on the first leg… […]

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Tide: an interview with Wooden Arms

Be seduced by the intricate chamber trip pop of Norwich band Wooden Arms... playing TONIGHT in London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wooden Arms by Alice Jamieson. Mixing lush orchestration with percussive vibes, the Norwich based band Wooden Arms present a haunting debut album with Tide: be prepared to fall in love. Vocalist […]

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Into The Wild Summer Festival 2014: Review

Held during the Bank Holiday Weekend on August 22nd-25th 2014, Into The Wild Summer Festival was a truly relaxing adventure and a great alternative to busier, larger Summer Festivals - with a serving of food for the soul on top!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Last Spring I felt a strong desire and intention to start exploring the world of Summer Festivals. This was rather out of character for someone who, a little embarrassingly, at […]

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Dora Abodi: London Fashion Week S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

The Transylvanian designer showed her new collection at Freemasons Hall during London Fashion Week September 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dora Abodi by Simon McLaren. Dora Abodi was a new name to me. She founded her label in 2009 in Hungary and currently divides her time between Milan and Budapest. […]

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Busardi: London Fashion Week S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Mother and son team took to the catwalk for the first time in London, showcasing Air, an ode to the terrains of South America.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Busardi SS15 by Isabelle Mattern. For the second season Busardi showed in London, this time taking to the catwalk in the opulent surroundings of a Georgian mansion in Mayfair for […]

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Ashley Isham: London Fashion Week S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Ashley Isham showcased a typically glamourous collection of evening gowns and swimsuits at the Freemasons' Hall during London Fashion Week, September 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashley Isham by Laurie Nouchka. Ashley Isham always has a flair for the dramatic and this season his models strutted down the runway before pausing to pout and pose at […]

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Free Range Art & Design Show 2014: Fine Art Exhibition Review

There were a huge variety of works on show at the Fine Art graduate shows: top picks from Northumbria, Northbrook, Newcastle, Bath Spa and Arts Uni Bournemouth.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dominance, Power and Serene Harmony (1) by Lydia Reeves. It’s late I know, but I have just one more review left from a summer of graduate shows; the Free Range […]

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London Fashion Week Fashion Scout Ones To Watch S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

The London College of Fashion contributed three of the Ones to Watch this season. Youjia Jin, Min Wu, Keiko Nishiyama and Cassandra Verity Green all took to the catwalk on Friday 12th September 2014.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Youjia Jin SS2015 by Dom&Ink. This season Fashion Scout‘s Ones to Watch featured two designers that I spotted some time ago, and two that were new to me. Somewhat impressively, […]

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Kate Bush at the Eventim Apollo 2014: Live Review

We catch the iconic singer during her sold out run of London shows on Saturday 6th September 2014.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Kate Bush by Daria Hlazatova This could never be an ordinary show. Not like some 20 minute set at the Windmill, oh no. This was Kate Bush, and Kate Bush […]

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Junkboy: Sovereign Sky – an interview with Rich Hanscomb

Singer songwriter Rich Hanscomb introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, recorded with his brother in Brighton, and featuring stunning artwork by Christopher Harrup and Claire Softley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rich Hanscomb of Junkboy introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, created in collaboration with his brother Mik on the south coast of England. Since 1999 they have been quietly experimenting […]

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Bora Aksu: London Fashion Week S/S 2015 Catwalk Review

Turkish born designer Bora Aksu was one of the first designers to show on Friday 12th September 2014 at Somerset House.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bora Aksu S/S 2015 by Jenny Zych. The marvellous Bora Aksu took an early slot on Friday morning to present a collection inspired by Queen Victoria’s paper doll of the […]

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Camp Bestival 2014 Review: Mr. Tumble, Trolleys, Caravans and Mud Pies

Camp Bestival took place in the glorious grounds of Lulworth Castle at the start of August; a fantastical playground for children and parents alike.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Camp Bestival by Maia Fjord. My final festival this year was Camp Bestival, which we travelled to on our way back from Cornwall. I went to the first ever Camp […]

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New Designers 2014 Review: Best New Illustration & One Year On Textiles

My best illustration and One Year On textile finds from the New Designers show, held in July 2014 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Adam Corns. I sadly missed the first weekend of New Designers this year, but I made it to the second weekend and made a beeline for the illustration […]