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Butterflies, Swans, Stars and Tiaras: An interview with beaded jewellery designer Clara Francis

In this super inspiring interview jewellery designer Clara Francis talks about her career, motherhood and plans for the future. With loads of wonderful photos and illustrations too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Ilustration

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Illustration.

Clara Francis and I first spoke about doing an interview when she had just given birth to her youngest and I was pregnant with Snarfle... but somehow life as a new mum got in the way and it's only now, two years later, that I have finally been able to catch up with this super talented jewellery designer. Clara is self taught in the virtually lost art of beading, producing beautifully intricate but bold pieces that seem to take on a life of their own. Here she talks candidly about the swap from acting to making, how motherhood has changed her life, and her excitement about the production of a new bridal collection. She's a total inspiration.

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: FAD Awards

Closing the last womenswear day of LFW on Tuesday 20th September 2011, the FAD awards are an industry gem, supporting and nurturing young talent.

Written by Florence Massey

Sabine Bindere by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly the Eggs Last week, the best young design talents in the UK topped off London Fashion Week at the Fashion Awareness Direct awards, […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: The Gala Show Finale!

After 20 shows, 40 exhibition stands and some incredible British fashion talent, it was time to find out who scooped the top prizes at Graduate Fashion Week, on Wednesday 9 June…

Written by Matt Bramford

Nicola Roberts, illustrated by Jenny Robins So it was time to wrap up what was a pretty crazy week in the form of the Graduate Fashion Week Gala Show. After […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Kingston

The Kingston University Graduate Fashion Week Show, on Monday 7 June, was a riot of naughty knitwear, zesty pastels and suits inspired by the Expenses Scandal…

Written by Nina Joyce

Alice Early, from her graduate work Kingston University might be a hop, skip and a jump from the capital, but the 2010 fashion graduates aren’t letting a little thing like […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: A Preview

For four days only, graduating fashion students showcase their final year collections at Earl's Court...

Written by Matt Bramford

Ayroza Dobson 2009, photographed by Matt Bramford It’s that time of year again when graduating fashion students up and down the country prepare to showcase their hard work from the […]

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Grab yourself a cheeky pair of Monkee Genes

If you've been looking high and low for a decent and affordable pair of jeans but don't want to compromise your ethics, Monkee Jeans might just have that special pair you've been searching for...

Written by Rachael Millar

All images courtesy of Monkee Genes If you’re bored of what’s currently on offer when it comes to buying jeans, then look no further than the up and coming organic […]