Posts Tagged ‘Stéphanie Thieullent’

Album Review – Crystal Stilts: In Love With Oblivion

The new album from Brooklyn based Crystal Stilts is out now on Fortuna POP! The Joy Division comparisons are impossible to shake off, but we're still impressed by this second outing.

Written by Emma Barlow

crystal-stilts In Love With Oblivion cover

I was hoping to be able to stay away from the Joy Division comparisons while writing this review of New York band Crystal Stilt’s new album In Love With Oblivion, but like many before me I’ve found it basically impossible – the influence of Ian Curtis flows through the band’s second album like a vein of precious metal. It’s singer Brad Hargett’s drone-like vocal that does it, strongly recalling Curtis as well as the similarly enigmatic Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain. (And now I won’t mention the J D words ever again…promise.)

Crystal Stilts by Stephanie Thieullent
Illustration by Stephanie Thieullent.

In fact quite a lot has been written about Hargett’s singing style, sometimes scathingly, and his vocals are a little… read more

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Caitlin Rose at the Windmill Brixton: Live Review

The rising star from Nashville makes a welcome return for two sell-out shows at the Brixton Windmill on Thursday 10th March 2011.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Illustration by Hayley Akins. Such had been the anticipation surrounding Caitlin Rose’s return to the UK, especially after the release of her acclaimed debut album, Own Side Now, that her […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jazzkatze

Tokyo-born Central Saint Martins graduate Ayumi Sufu, aka Jazzkatze, presents her debut collection at Fashion Scout - and it's good. Illustrations by Gareth A Hopkins, Stéphanie Thieullent and YesGo!

Written by Naomi Law

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins After being amazed by Masha Ma, I had a short break before heading back into the Freemasons Hall to see Jazzkatze’s A/W 2011 collection. I […]

Book launch: ‘Your voice in my head’ by Emma Forrest

Emma Forrest has written a beautiful, moving and surprisingly funny account of mental illness. We went to Exmouth Market to hear her read to a spellbound audience.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Illustration by Stephanie Thieullent ‘I’m unhappy about my Wellingtons,’ Emma Forrest says as she makes her way through the packed bookshop. ‘I thought it was going to rain and then […]

Hilum by Les Antliaclastes: ICA London International Mime Festival Review

This puppetry performance was conceived by Patrick Sims and is performed at the ICA as part of the London International Mime Festival 2011. It is the first production from Les Antliaclastes, and features a nightmarish tale of scullery dwelling gremlins.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Les Antliaclastes by Stephanie Thieullent. Hilum opens with the ominous popping of corn, stealthily reaching a crescendo before the pan jerks off stage to reveal an oversized scullery into which […]

An interview with Dry the River

The lush five way harmonies of folk band Dry the River are causing major waves wherever they play. On the eve of their headline gig at the Nest in Dalston I caught up with singer and lyricist Peter Liddle.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dry the River by Avril Kelly. I first encountered Dry the River when they offered to do a gig for the Climate Camp stage at Glastonbury this summer. On record […]

Pet Portraits: Your Furry Friends Illustrated for Christmas

Why not commission a unique bespoke portrait of a loved one's favourite pet as the perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas gift? These illustrators would be happy to help out.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pet Portrait by Daria Hlazatova. I think it’s fair to say that pet portraits have a slightly naff reputation. A quick google reveals the existence of reams of *traditional* pet […]

S/S 2011 Press Days – An illustrated round-up

A look at some of the S/S 2011 collections at various press days, with a little help from our illustrators…

Written by Nick Bain

Ada Zanditon, illustrated by Sara Chew Wahoooo! Summer is finally here. No really, it is. Seriously I don’t care how damp and dreary it is outside that office window, summer […]

Saint Saviour: an interview with Becky Jones

We catch up with Becky Jones straight after her debut solo gig to find out how it all went... and what was that Jellyfish costume?

Written by Richard Pearmain

Saint Saviour by Stephanie Thieullent. Shortly after her debut solo show at Bush Hall (read my review here) I caught up with Saint Saviour to pose a few questions… How […]

Fantastic Flaçons: A look at iconic perfume bottles

We explore the history of iconic perfume bottles and examine some flaçons no dressing table should ever be without…

Written by Viola Levy

‘Chanel No.5′ designed by Jean Helleau. Illustration by Sandra Contreras When Freud pondered the question of ‘what women want,’ someone should have told him that there are few things more […]

Ari Up 1962 – 2010: No Typical Girl

We pay tribute to Ari Up: a distinctive voice who deserves credit as a punk pioneer in her own right

Written by Mic Wright

Illustration by Stéphanie Thieullent “Ari Up: John Lydon’s step-daughter dies.” The Telegraph’s headline was horribly reductive. Ari Up, who died on Wednesday at the tragically young age of 48, was […]

Exhibition Review: Horrockses Fashions at the Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates cotton manufacturers Horrockses and their collaborations with artists in the 1940s to create desirable 'off the peg dresses'

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Paolo Caravello A few weeks ago, I ventured by bike to the Fashion and Textile museum’s summer exhibition celebrating the ready-to wear designs of Horrockses Fashions Limited. It […]

Gabby Young Tour Poster Design Competition Winners

Gabby Young teamed up with Amelia's Magazine to find the best illustrators for designing her UK tour posters- see the winning entries here, including some Amelia's regulars!

Written by Katie Antoniou

Gabby Young has always been a big fan of collaborating, hence her popular ‘Become an Animal’ scheme. Her forthcoming UK tour is appropriately named, the ‘All Together Now’ tour, in […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: The Ozwald Boateng Extravaganza

Closing London Fashion Week, Ozwald Boateng celebrated 25 years in fashion with an all singin' all dancin' display at the Odeon, Leicester Square - with illustrations by Stéphanie Thieullent

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Stéphanie Thieullent So then – the circus was finally over! The tent was in the process of being taken down, designers were queuing for cabs with their collections […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Presentation Review: Craig Lawrence

A look at Craig Lawrence's visionary knitwear at his presentation in the Portico Rooms at Somerset House, with illustrations by Stéphanie Thieullant

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Stéphanie Thieullent I love the Portico Rooms at Somerset House. Up an elaborate sweeping staircase, here lies a relatively small room in which I’ve seen some of my […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 On Schedule Womenswear Preview, Part Two: The Pioneers

In our second London Fashion Week S/S 2011 preview, Jemma Crow makes her pick of the stalwarts of the London Fashion Week circuit, who season after season deliver the goods - Betty Jackson, Margaret Howell, PPQ, Jaeger and Pringle…

Written by Jemma Crow

London Fashion Week, photographed by Matt Bramford As always at London Fashion Week there are the new and innovative designers we are told to watch……but let’s not forget the stalwarts […]