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Posts Tagged ‘vogue’

A Review of 50 Fabulous Frocks at the Fashion Museum, Bath

Jessica Cook wishes the Fashion Museum a very happy fiftieth as she visits their 50 Fabulous Frocks exhibition

Written by Jessica Cook

Fashion Museum, Bath, 50FF Review
Illustration of 1900s champagne fancy dress costume, unknown maker, by Freddy Thorn.

Like any good birthday bash, it begins with champagne; a bottle of 1904 Veuve Clicquot to be exact, taking the form of an elaborate Edwardian fancy dress ensemble.

Recently listed by CNN as one of the top ten fashion museums in the world, Bath’s Fashion Museum has come a long way since its creation by Doris Langley Moore and the Bath City Council in 1963. This is a varied exhibition, featuring 50 of the fashion museums ‘greatest hits’ with dresses spanning across the ages, from one of the oldest dresses in any UK museum (a 1660 piece affectionately known as the ‘Silver Tissue Dress’) to a fresh-off-the-catwalk 2012 Louis Vuitton piece. Eveningwear sits comfortably by poolside attire, sportswear next to corsets; each dress a… 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 […]

Tata Naka: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Presentation Review

The Tata Naka sisters showcased their new collection in the Portico Rooms of Somerset House on Tuesday 18th September.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tata Naka S/S 2013 by Jamie Wignall. I always look forward to the Tata Naka presentation and this season was no exception: this time the twin sisters had chosen to […]

Pick Me Up 2012 Special: An interview with fashion illustrator Jason Brooks

We caught up with Fashion Illustration legend Jason Brooks at this year's Pick Me Up at Somerset House. As well as being utterly delightful he had some great words of advice for all those aspiring fashion illustrators out there.

Written by Alia Gargum

As a self-proclaimed lover of illustrating and in particular illustrating fashion, I eagerly made my way to this year’s Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House. Pick […]

Carmen: A Life in Fashion at the Fashion Space Gallery

A stunning new exhibition at London College of Fashion's Fashion Space Gallery celebrates the illustrious 60-year modelling career of the one and only Carmen Dell'Orefice…

Written by Matt Bramford

Carmen Dell’Orefice by Joanna Gniady I can’t bear having my photograph taken. That’s why I’m not a model. That’s the only reason. But imagine having your photograph taken consecutively for […]

An interview with Accessory Designer Hope Von Joel from Eye of the World Designs

Hope Von Joel is a fashion editor and stylist who set out to create an accessories collection from wood, with partner and woodcraft expert Liam Motyer. The result was Eye of the World Designs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eye of the World S/S 2012 collection by Milly Jackson. Hope Von Joel is a multi-talented knitwear designer, stylist, fashion editor and accessories designer. But just how does she do […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Michael Van Der Ham

Michael Van Der Ham, the boy who's ever-obsessed with collaging, has taken a strategic turn in his design ethic, much to the fashion world's approval. And mine. I'll take it all, please. Held at the Topshop Venue on Monday 19th September.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Michael van der Ham S/S 2012 by Joe Turvey You can tell that Michael has fun with his designs; much like, say, fellow Newgen designers Louise Gray and Meadham Kirchhoff. […]

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March. WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything […]

Ada Zanditon Ingle & Rhode necklace by Fi Blog

Competition: Ada Zanditon for Ingle and Rhode to celebrate the launch of Fairtrade Gold

Ethical jewellers Ingle & Rhode have teamed up with ethical fashion designer Ada Zanditon to produce this beautiful necklace and pendant. And you can WIN one over on Vogue if you're quick!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon Ingle & Rhode necklace by Fi Blog. You might remember that Fairtrade Gold launched earlier this year, a fact which I wrote about in my pre-LFW interview with […]

Introducing AOFM: the Academy of Freelance Make Up

AOFM was founded by Jana Ririnui and Jason Mallet just five years ago but already it's doing amazing things in the world of fashion make up. Here's a bit of their story...

Written by Amelia Gregory

AOFM by YesGo! AOFM or the Academy of Freelance Make Up (artists) is the brainchild of New Zealander Jana Ririnui and Englishman Jason Mallet, who met, like, mere months before […]

Discovering Tour de Force at Luna and Curious

Gibraltarian designer Camille Roman makes the most exquisite headpieces, worn by the likes of Paloma Faith, Kate Nash and Jessie J. I discovered her in Luna & Curious, a beautiful boutique in Shoreditch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tour de Force headpiece by Alicia Rosam. Luna & Curious used to be at the end of my road, but in February they relocated to a new store on Calvert […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Michael Van Der Ham (by Amelia)

Michael Van Der Ham once again wowed the New Gen crowds at Old Billingsgate on Monday 21st February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Michael Van Der Ham A/W 2011 by Jenny Lloyd. Michael Van Der Ham was held at the New Gen space in Billingsgate, and in the queue I bumped into *name […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Amanda Wakeley (by Helen)

A palette of orange, black, camel and gold in fitted silhouettes, as well as slinky beads. My last LFW show took place at Somerset House's BFC Tent on Tuesday.

Written by Helen Martin

Amanda Wakeley LFW A/W 2011; Illustration by Gemma Milly It was my last day at London Fashion Week. Still buzzing on the love of the razzamatazz, yet requiring an Americano […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Ada Zanditon on Sustainability

In part two of my LFW preview interview with ethical designer Ada Zanditon I dig a little deeper to find out how her sustainable ethos is put into practice, and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of fashion designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 Preview by Rebecca Strickson. For Ada process is everything. “I don’t want to sit at a desk using Illustrator to design clothes that will be made […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Naomi Law

Naomi Law, also known as NimLawDraws, created wonderful images of Jessica Bumpus from Vogue, Fiona of Save Our Shoes, photographer Liz Johnson-Artur, Michelle Urvall Nyren, 6 Day Riot, and Amelia's Mag fashion editors Jonno Ovans, Matt Bramford and Sally Mumby-Croft. All from images taken at the ACOFI launch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jessica Bumpus of Vogue gets the Naomi Law treatment. Here’s her blog in case you missed it previously. Naomi Law has taken a rather circuitous route towards the land of […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration (ACOFI) Launch Party – In Pictures – Daytime!

A week on, have a look at the story of the ACOFI launch in pictures, featuring all our guests, the illustrators, the cakes, the goodie bags and more!

Written by Matt Bramford

Some of the goodies… Lily Vanilli‘s fabulous scones Illustrator Joana Faria draws a guest Dr. Hauschka massages Illustrator Zarina Liew Gabby Young and Artist Andrea pose with Andrea’s tour poster […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet Andrea Peterson

The first of my ACOFI launch party illustration blogs features Alexandra Haddow, Lupe Castro, Francesca of Forward PR, Jessica Bumpus of Vogue, Nyla of Ethical Heaven and The Pipettes. Read on to see Andrea's lovely artwork.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI Lily Vanilli cake by Andrea Peterson. Over the past few days a steady trickle of fabulous illustrations from the ACOFI launch night party (read my review here) have been […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration Launch Party Review: by Amelia

The launch party for ACOFI took place on Friday 28th January 2011. Huge thanks to everyone who made the party go off with such a bang! With lots of lovely photos.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Pipettes by Emma Block. It’s been a long run up to the official launch of Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration… but on Friday it was finally party time at […]

An interview with jewellery designer Daisy Knights

Ethical jewellery designer Daisy Knights tells us a bit more about her collection and her pursuit of ethically mined silver, plus what she thinks about Alexa Chung and Daisy Lowe wearing her creations…

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Illustration by Emma Block From student life to Vogue fame in one action packed year, Daisy Knights’ creations have already been snapped up by our most loved style icons and […]

Graphic love: Outline Editions expands Soho pop-up shop with ‘Love in the Forest’

A new series of love-themed works have been added to Outline Editions’ graphic arts collection ‘Into the Forest’. ‘Love in the Forest’ runs until 31 January in Soho.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Heart / Target by Patrick Thomas. All images courtesy of Outline Editions. Outline Editions’ pop-up shop is tucked away behind the stalls on Berwick Street Market, but the bright shop […]