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London Fashion Week A/W 2011, Catwalk Review: Bernard Chandran (by Helen)

Super bright colours, peplum mania and stunning feathers by the Malaysian designer; shown in Northumberland House on Sunday.

Written by Helen Martin

Eudon_Choi_BY_Avril_Kelly I’m going to say saddles. And horses. It’s not just because there was a saddle on the invite to the show. You couldn’t escape the leather straps at Eudon […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party photos: meet Liz Johnson-Artur

We've worked together since way before the dawn of Amelia's Magazine. Meet Liz Johnson-Artur: a fabulous photographer who still shoots on film. She's answered a quick Q&A alongside the last photos from my ACOFI launch party.

Written by Amelia Gregory

6 Day Riot‘s Tamara Schlesinger by Natsuki Otani. There were so many amazing guests at my ACOFI launch who didn’t come down to the afternoon tea party that it seemed […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party illustrations: meet more illustrators!

The final bunch of illustrations from my ACOFI launch party covers a host of evening guests - by Natsuki Otani, Erica Sharp, Lesley Barnes, Yelena Bryksenkova, Gemma Milly, Abigial Daker, Emma Block, Faye West, Gareth A Hopkins, Jo Cheung, Kellie Black, Lisa Stannard, Natasha Thompson, Katie Harnett, Karina Yarv and Ani Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Zarina Liew at work My wonderful girls, rx Rosie and Harriet of Tatty Devine, sick who created the lovely Cutlass Necklace for my party. Zarina Liew looked oh so casual […]

The reluctant Valentiner

Valentine’s Day sceptic Jessica Furseth makes peace with the heart-shaped holiday. Sort of.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Peppermint Patty. An oil painting by Artist Andrea Valentines Foxes by Bex Glover. By now if you have any interest in the upcoming consumer fest that is Valentines Day you […]

Valentines Day: Gifts and Ideas

Valentines Day strikes again! Here's my top tips for lovingly hand crafted gifts, special jewellery and ideas for romantic outings... accompanied with lots of lovely Valentines inspired illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Matilde Sazio “This song is about fucking up against the wall, unhealthy ” Joan Wasser announces to introduce “Hard white wall”, a track from her second album To […]

London College of Fashion MA Exhibition Review

A round up of the best work from the LCF's MA courses, including Fashion Curation, Fashion & the Environment and Fashion Design Technology at Victoria House…

Written by Katie Wright

Illustrator Naomi Law and Amelia’s Mag contributor Jessica Furseth The fabulous 6 Day Riot 6 Day Riot lead singer Tamara The Scout Hut at 123 Bethnal Green Road Illustrator Joana […]

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

A week on, have a look at the story of the ACOFI night launch in pictures, featuring all our guests, 6 Day Riot, the Pipettes, Will from the Mystery Jets and much more!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustrator Naomi Law and Amelia’s Mag contributor Jessica Furseth The fabulous 6 Day Riot 6 Day Riot lead singer Tamara The Scout Hut at 123 Bethnal Green Road Illustrator Joana […]

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

Nina Dolcetti by Natsuki Otani. Were you already considering how to make ethical shoes whilst you were studying at Cordwainers? Absolutely. I come from a family of ethical fashion pioneers […]

Exhibition: HIPSTAMATICS at the Orange Dot Gallery, Bloomsbury

The first of its kind, a new exhibition showcases 157 photographs taken by iPhone Hipstamatic app users…

Written by Matt Bramford

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

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Martha Tilston, A Musical Goddess

She grew up surrounded by folk legends, art, and theatre from England and Ireland. It all mixed up to create Martha: An earthy lady who sings like a heavenly bird and paints like a dream. She's touring in May, so do read on.

Written by Helen Martin

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

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, page cure Daisy Knights’ creations have already been snapped up by our most loved style […]

A review of indie film Catfish

Documentary or mockumentary, Catfish has got all the critics talking…

Written by Kat Phan

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion-sm-Dem Collective So, this the book is finally here and you should be able to find it at Tate Modern, health Magma, nurse Design Museum, Serpentine Gallery, […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is OUT NOW!

My new book hit the shelves just in time for Christmas 2010. Read on to find out more about Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Written by Amelia Gregory

Willow Organic Gold Frankincense and Myrrh candle by Daria Hlazatova. I don’t know what it is about candles that gets me so excited. I think it has a lot to […]

Craft: Make your own Christmas cards

It is Christmas and what better way to induce a good dose of festive cheer and combat the evils of mass consumption than to do some Christmas crafting. Here Hannah Bullivant shows you how to make some simple Christmas cards. With illustrations by Emma Block, Daria Hlazatova and Ellie Sutton.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Printed cards Ebeneezer by Hannah Bullivant Illustration by Emma Block You may think that Christmas cards are harmless tokens of festive cheer, sale but there is more to them than […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Esthetica Review

Some of the finest at Esthetica for S/S 2011. Including Nina Dolcetti, Sägen Butik, Little Glass Clementine, Martina Spetlova, Oria, Michelle Lowe-Holder, From Somewhere, Partimi and Joanna Cave.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Annejkh Carson Partimi by Joana Faria. I probably shouldn’t do this because I actually don’t believe the ghettoisation of ethical designers is a particularly good thing, more about […]

Lace – Grandma’s Curtains or Fabulous Fashion?

Is lace, fashion's latest trend, best kept for granny's curtains? Or can you actually wear it, and if so, do it yourself? Stephanie Ellis finds out, and checks out ethical designer Minna, who's using lace to her advantage…

Written by Stephanie Ellis

large_Caitlin_Rose Illustrations by Emma Black In a genre steeped in tradition, seek Caitlin Rose springs forth like a breath of fresh air. Stripped down to the sweetest bare essentials, her […]

Prangsta Costumiers – In Pictures

We take a deeper look inside the world of Prangsta Costumiers with the help of a recent shoot and our lovely illustrators…

Written by Matt Bramford

large_Caitlin_Rose Illustrations by Emma Black In a genre steeped in tradition, seek Caitlin Rose springs forth like a breath of fresh air. Stripped down to the sweetest bare essentials, her […]

Interview: Caitlin Rose

Country music never sounds so fresh as when it's being sung by twenty three year old Caitlin Rose. The Nashville native tells us about her new album 'Own Side Now', and gives us some pointers on which Country singers should be added to our record collection. It's an interview and an education rolled into one!

Written by Cari Steel

A selection of Jessie’s corsarges Walking around Broadway Market, pill online one cold wintery Saturday, for sale troche feeling hungry and looking at all the delicious food I could ill […]

My Habbit is Not a Hobbit – How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Lira Leirner tries out the Changing Habbits website in an aim to assess her carbon footprint and is surprised by the result…

Written by Lira Leirner

All photography by Maria Domican I was nervous upon arriving at Vintage at Goodwood… Nervous because I had called in sick to work, sickness nervous because I had been hearing […]

Interview: The Books

Musical alchemists The Books return with their new album The Way Out, and give us a snapshot of their creative process (spoiler: it includes hiking)

Written by Cari Steel

Emma and I had been told to arrive at the ridiculously grand 33 Fitzroy Square for a “Townhouse Party” at 7pm punctually; but we’re both crap at being on time […]