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Posts Tagged ‘Sam Parr’

Brainlove Festival 2012: Live Review

Ace alternative festival (with a free barbecue) celebrated five years at the Windmill, Brixton on Saturday 26th May 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Brainlove Festival by Ed J Brown

Brainlove by Ed J Brown

What a day for a birthday! After what seemed like an interminably wet few weeks, the weather was cooking nicely for a trip to Brixton Hill. As has become custom on what is usually a Bank Holiday weekend, the venerable Windmill played host to the Brainlove Festival, organised by that defiantly square peg in the round hole of mainstream indie music, Brainlove Records. Today, though, was an extra special day, as the festival reached the five year milestone (though, ironically, main man John Brainlove was in danger of missing his own festival, having been stranded in Iceland!).

The first act I caught was AK/DK, helped out by Amelia’s Magazine favourite Napoleon IIIrd. Comprising of duo Graham Sowerby and Ed Chivers, they built up from… read more

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Happy and Glorious: Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Illustrated

Celebrating 60 glorious years, here's our illustrated tribute to Her Majesty the Queen! Happy Jubilee!

Written by Matt Bramford

The Queen and her corgis by Sam Parr This weekend marks 60 years since Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh became Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth. […]

Welcome, Snarfle Monkey

I cannot tell a lie, my life has been turned upside down with the arrival of my beautiful baby boy... lovingly illustrated in this blog post about my birth experience.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Snarfle Monkey by Sam Parr. Yesterday I finally registered the birth of my first child, a gorgeous little boy named Lucian Indigo whom I gave birth to 6 weeks ago. […]

Donna Summer 1948 – 2012

We pay tribute to the undisputed Queen of Disco and five-time Grammy award-winning legend Donna Summer.

Written by Matt Bramford

Donna Summer by Naomi Ryder Rumours had been circulating all year that undisputed Queen of Disco, matriarch of the 12″ record and five-times Grammy award-winning Donna Summer would perform at […]

Cate Le Bon at Village Underground: Live Music Review

The Welsh singer returns to London at the start of a UK tour with a sell-out show on Monday 23rd April 2012 to promote her second album.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Cate Le Bon by Sam Parr The seemingly ever present rain was holding off as I made my way up Commercial Street, past the facade of of shiny new shops […]

Mothering Sunday 2012: an illustrated ode to Mothers everywhere

Illustrated dedications to wonderful mums everywhere. Why not let your mum know how much you care?

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mothering Sunday by Libby Burns. She helps me grow! As Mothering Sunday (or Mother’s Day, as it has been rebranded in recent times) approaches this year, I felt compelled to […]

Asger Juel Larsen Vs T.Lipop: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review

Vauxhall Fashion Scout played host to Asger Juel Larsen Vs T.Lipop A/W 2012, showing off their Soviet and Arctic inspired collections on Wednesday 22 February…

Written by Gareth A Hopkins

T.Lipop A/W 2012 by Jo Ley I’ve been keen to see more from Asger Juel Larsen since illustrating his S/S 2012 collection for Amelia’s Magazine. It’s not every day you […]

Corrie Nielsen: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Review

With Vestiarium Scoticum Corrie Nielsen looked to her heritage in the Scottish Highlands for a beautifully tailored collection, shown on Friday 17th February 2012 at the BFC Showspace.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Corrie Nielsen A/W 2012 by Gaarte. London Fashion Week kicked off for me this year with a brilliant showing from Corrie Nielsen, who looked to the Scottish Highlands for inspiration […]

London College of Fashion MA 2012 Exhibition Review

Lots of inspirational work on show at this year's graduate show, including presentations by Antithesis, Daisy Jie Feng, Octavia Xiaozi Yang, Ruth Holland, Charlotte Valkeniers & Tina Elisabeth Reiter.

Written by Caitlin Sinclair

Hana Cha by Sam Parr Two weeks ago, there was a multicolour explosion deep in the basement of Victoria House, Bloomsbury – it was the MA Graduate Season 2012 show […]

An interview with First Aid Kit about working with Mike Mogis on second album The Lion’s Roar

The talented Swedish singers Johanna and Klara Söderberg are back with an amazing new album produced by Mike Figgis. Read my in depth interview to find out what's been happening over the past few years.

Written by Amelia Gregory

First Aid Kit by Michael Julings. The new album The Lion’s Roar from the wondrous Swedish band First Aid Kit is coming out later this month. In advance of my […]

Live Review: Laura J Martin at the Lexington

Ahead of the release of her debut album, the precociously talented Liverpudlian and self confessed “folkie weirdie beardie (without the beardie)” graces the stage at the Lexington on Wednesday 4th January 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Illustration by Sam Parr At a time of year when live music is usually thin on the ground, Fortuna Pop’s trio of Winter Sprinters at the Lexington gave the grateful […]

Favourite Christmas Indie Tunes for 2011

This year there indie bands have released a plethora of Christmassy tunes. And I'm here to present you with a round up of the best: including songs from Piney Gir, Viv Albertine, Darren Hayman, My Tiger My Timing, Flow Machines, Fairewell, Dog is Dead, Honour Before Glory, Very Most and She & Him.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ukulele Christmas Carol by Abi Hall. Christmas tunes from respectable bands have never been more popular – both original compositions and covers of old favourites – here’s my round up […]

An interview with Pumajaw and review of new album Demonmeowmeow

The wonderful artist and musician Pinkie Maclure answers a few question about her stunning new album Demonmeowmeow.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pumajaw by Tiana Dunlop. The enigmatic Pumajaw are a male/female duo who hail from Scotland, and their new album Demonmeowmeow is a must hear slice of new wave electronica with […]

An interview with Cave Painting and review of debut EP You’ll be Running Soon

The debut EP from Brighton's Cave Painting came out yesterday, so it's time to find out what makes this brilliant new Brighton band tick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cave Painting by Barb Royal. Brighton’s Cave Painting released debut EP You’ll be Running Soon with Hideout Recordings yesterday. It’s a magical slice of ambient indie pop, the dramatic backdrop […]

Lu Flux introduces Sea and Be Seen A/W 2011 and A-Lu-Ha S/S 2012 collections

Lu Flux produced her jewel coloured A/W 2011 collection in collaboration with Shetland wool brokers Jamieson & Smith. For this season she returned to patchwork, inspired by Hawaii Hour on her local Isle of Wight radio.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lu Flux S/S 2012 by Antonia Parker. This year Lu Flux decided to show in the main exhibition area of London Fashion Week, away from Estethica for the first time. […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Fashion Shenzhen Haiping Xie

Chinese designer Haiping Xie juxtaposed European and Western styles in his new collection for Fashion Shenzhen at Fashion Scout on Sunday 18th September 2011. Featuring colourful iconography from Chinese myth.

Written by June Chanpoomidole

Haiping Xie for Fashion Shenzhen by Sam Parr. Following the catwalk show from Deng Hao there was a brief interlude with a video from the Shenzhen Tourist Board and then […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Fashion Shenzhen Deng Hao

Chinese designer Deng Hao showcased his wares with Fashion Shenzhen at Fashion Scout on Sunday 18th September 2011. The show was a flamboyant mix of Chinese and Western styles inspired by the decoration of Islamic temples.

Written by June Chanpoomidole

Haiping Xie for Fashion Shenzhen by Phoebe Kirk. There was a palpable sense of energy in the air as I walked into the hall and the lights dimmed for the […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Menswear Day Catwalk Review: James Small

James Small presented his exquisite menswear collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout on Wednesday 21 September, cheered on by celebrity pals Kate Moss, Jamie Hince, James Brown, Sadie Frost, Meg Matthews and more!

Written by Matt Bramford

James Small S/S 2012 by Milly Jackson I arrived at the James Small show pretty early – such is the bonkers London Fashion Week schedule that some shows overlap and […]

Krystof Strozyna S/S 2012

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Krystof Strozyna

With a superstar following that boasts the likes of Natalia Vodianova, it doesn't seem that Polish designer Krystof Strozyna is disappearing anytime soon. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins, he's completed seven collections and his eighth, which made it's debut in Freemasons' Hall on Friday 16th September, reaffirms his place at the forefront of contemporary fashion design.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Krystof Strozyna S/S 2012 by Claire Kearns Having appeared at London Fashion Week for the past 5 years now, Krystof Strozyna is quickly becoming a recognised name amongst London’s Fashion […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Jena.Theo

For women everywhere who aspire to answer the door looking head-to-toe sexy, Jena.Theo were drawn to the femme fatale figures of film noir in their latest collection boasting seductive luxe-loungewear. Held on Friday 16th September in the shabby-chic My Beautiful City on New Oxford Street.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Jena.Theo S/S 2012 by Phoebe Kirk Amongst eight shows that made up a usual manic Friday for Amelia’s Magazine at London Fashion Week, Jena.Theo was my undisputed fave. Jena.Theo S/S […]