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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, salve the best young design talents in the UK topped off London Fashion Week at the Fashion Awareness Direct […]

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

Shinsuke Mitsuoka The world of fashion is notoriously fickle and grabbing the attentions of a fashion crowd for any extended period of time seems tricky. Catwalk shows do their best […]

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

Rebecca McClure, viagra illustrated by Alli Coate There was more than one graduate show going on during Tuesday evening… it was time for some Middlesex action. After Northampton, they had […]

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

Thumbnail Far It has been twelve years since Far released Water and Solutions, drug unwittingly creating the blueprint for post hardcore music and making lead singer Jonah Matranga the godfather […]

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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 photographs © Olga and Ania Mici?ska One cold rainy morning back in October consisted of a trip down in the direction of Deptford to check out the 12th Deptford […]