Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Katie Eary: London Collections: Men S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Flamingos, leopard print and skateboards - Katie Eary knows how to hit summer hard with her S/S 2014 collection, shown at Victoria House on Monday 17 June…

Written by Matt Bramford


Katie Eary S/S 2014 by Dom&Ink

Katie Eary pretty much started the current leopard print menswear trend. Back in 2010, she had boxing models head-to-toe in it. Her love affair with the design continued on Monday at her S/S 2014 offering.


All photography by Matt Bramford

As is standard at Katie's shows, it seemed like everybody in London had descended on read more

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Style Passport: An interview with fashion retail website entrepreneur Sarah Walter

Retail entrepreneur Sarah Walter has gone from fashion editorial to internet guru. Here she shares the story of her success.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Walter by Gemma Cotterell.
Style Passport is the brainchild of Sarah Walter, formally a fashion director at Marie Claire, now retail entrepreneur. Realised as a one stop shop for the …

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Basso & Brooke

The pioneers of digital print, Bruno Basso and Chris Brooke bring us a collection that screams of summer and sings of spring, at London Fashion Week SS 2012. The Old Sorting Office hosted the show on Friday 16th September and I was absolutely thrilled to be there.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Basso & Brooke S/S 2012 illustrated by Joana Faria
There is no queuing for me at the Basso & Brooke show – I’m late, having been seduced by ice-cream and pretty …

Paul Costelloe by Amber Cassidy, London Fashion Week, SS 2012

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Paul Costelloe

Paul Costelloe once again opened London Fashion Week at the BFC showspace, showcasing his Spring/Summer 2012 collection which was inspired by the 1962 Hollywood classic What Happened to Baby Jane.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Paul Costelloe S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester
Butterflies doing cartwheels in my tummy and the feeling that my consciousness has surreptitiously tiptoed away, wanting to take in everything… right now; …

Review: Truck Festival 2011

Once a year, a farm deep in the Oxfordshire countryside opens its gate and in rushes the most talented musicians of the moment, kids, babies, lovely people.... and a monster. We wouldn't miss it for the world.

Written by Cari Steel

Truck Monster Illustration by Barb Royal
Dancing like a loon to jungle music at 3am. Sitting next to a cornfield in the evening sunshine with a succulent burger in one …

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Primavera Sound 2011 Review: Warpaint, PJ Harvey, Animal Collective and more! (Day 3)

With today's review we come to an end of our mammoth Primavera Sound 2011 review. What amazing stories will our reporter Laura Lotti tell us today? Something involving PJ Harvey, Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes... and a lot of rock 'n roll!

Written by Laura Lotti

Warpaint by Rebecca Elves
The first band I aim to see today is Warpaint. Breathing salty seabreeze and sipping the first flat beer of the day I make my way …

Primavera Sound 2011 Review: Tennis, Pere Ubu, Deerhunter, Pulp and more! (Day 2)

Welcome to the second part of our Primavera Sound 2011 review. Yesterday our field reporter Laura Lotti took us into her world made of sun, melodies and... beer and told us about Moon Duo, PiL and Suicide among the many bands she fulfilled her senses with. Let's see where she's going to bring us today.

Written by Laura Lotti

Jarvis Cocker of Pulp by Sam Parr.
After una copa de tinto de verano, I’m ready for another night of music overdose. First on my list is Julian Lynch, the …

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Primavera Sound 2011 Review: Moon Duo, PiL, The Glenn Branca Ensemble, Suicide and more… (Day 1)

Like every end of May, Primavera Sound officially opens the music festivals season. For its 11th edition it promised to be beyond any expectations, with acts such as PiL, Animal Collective, Pulp etc. And it proved it definitely was! This is how the first day of this music marathon went. Stay tuned, the rest will follow soon!

Written by Laura Lotti

Photo by Chus Sanchez (Courtesy of Primavera Sound)
Primavera Sound 2011 opened in a delicate climate this year, full of antithetical feelings and tensions. On the one hand, bitterness, for the …

Spring is in the air: Music to go travelling by

The almost-spring feeling is here, and I don’t know about you but it makes me want to go exploring. Nine excellent illustrators have chipped in to bring to life nine songs for journeying, whether it’s down dusty roads or up above the clouds. Happy vagabond-season, everyone!

Written by Jessica Furseth

Annie: Chewing gum (bonus track), illustrated by Mhairi-stella McEwan
Spring officially starts the first day you can run to the corner shop without a jacket, and that was a couple …

Hop Farm Festival

There's nowt more glorious than attending a festival on a hot summers day with a cider in hand, especially when you are being serenaded by the gentle folk of Laura Marling and Johnny Flynn.

Written by Sophie Hill

Feelin’ hot hot hot… we arrived at the field with a blanket and straw hat, and headed straight to the bar. Queuing for what felt like a life-time in the …

Festival Preview: Secret Garden Party

Take a trip to Huntingdon, in Cambridgeshire, to attend one of the jewels in the crown of the British festival season

Written by Ian Steadman

Out of all the festivals that fill the calendar over the British summer, none are quite like the Secret Garden Party. Every year friends come back, wide-eyed, stories tumbling from …

The Festival Arts Scene 2010

Aside from all the music, drugs, tents and dirt, festivals actually have an artistic side too.

Written by Amica Lane

I’m not the best person to be covering the arts events of this summer, taking place at a smattering of festivals across the UK. The reason for this is quite …

Walkabout: Soundtrack Your Summer

Atlas Sound/ Panda Bear Collaboration, Dream Pop, Dream Team

Written by Roisin Conway

I’m not sure why summer feels like it needs a soundtrack more than autumn, winter or spring, but come June I find myself frantically making mix tapes for people …

Festival Review: Latitude

Suffolk, 17th - 19th July

Written by Alice Watson

I imagine it was how Glastonbury started out at the beginning. Families, bare feet, small scale, culture beyond music. Life affirming performances, shady woodland and well managed recycling schemes. New …

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Festival Review: Secret Garden Party

Cambridgeshire , 24th-26th July 2009

Written by Cari Steel

 What is the magic formula that the Secret Garden Party have got their bejeweled mitts on? Having just spent a weekend with them – and 6,000 happy, friendly campers – …

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Lounge on The Farm: Festival Review

Summer 2009, Kent

Written by Amelia Wells

Having emerged from the Farm, picking straw out of my hair and ears still ringing, my first thought was – well, to have a bath – and then, to tell …

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Festival Preview Series. Benicassim

Benicassim, Spain, I view, you view , we view, pre-view

Written by Cari Steel

Come July 16th, Amelia’s Magazine will be packing the bikini’s, sunglasses and factor 15 to rock up to one of the biggest highlights of our social calendar. Continuing our Festival …

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Music Listings: 29th June- 4th July

Gigs of the Week, Monday, Tuesday, Music Days!

Written by Roisin Conway

Monday 29th June
Regina Spektor, Serpentine Sessions, Hyde Park, London.
I love London summers, blessed as we are with plenty of lush green space. Hyde Park are putting on a good …

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Lounge on the Farm: The Festival Preview Series

Lounge on the Farm, Kent, I view, you view, we view, pre-view

Written by Amelia Wells

Continuing our festival preview adventure…
I don’t like camping. Going to bed shivering and waking up sweating doesn’t appeal to me much, and claustrophobia in a two-man tent isn’t fun either. …

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Green Man Festival: The Festival Preview Series

Green Man Festival, Breacon Beacons, I view, you view, we view, pre-view

Written by Roisin Conway

Continuing our odyssey of festival previews, I bring you the amazing Green Man!
I don’t keep it secret that I’ve had a crush on Jarvis Cocker since I was 10 and …