Thursday, 30 June 2011

Last event on the Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration (ACOFI) tour at the Tatty Devine shop Brick Lane!

This took me some time to post, but at the beginning of June I attended for a second time an event in the Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration tour - the first event was at the Tatty Devine shop in Covent Garden and you can read what I wrote about it here! This time the hosts were also the fabulous Tatty Devine team - but this time they greeted us in their Brick Lane shop.


I really wanted to post something about the evening again because I wanted to say how lovely it was to meet some more illustrators and contributors for Amelia's Magazine and become aware of their work - Amelia has a very charismatic, human, genuine way of introducing people to each other, my impression being that she really enjoys new collaborations forming and new projects being born, and she has helped a lot of her contributors in that direction. Also during the evening the Biscuiteers (an amazing bespoke biscuits company!) were decorating and offering their gorgeously colourful and fun biscuits - and teaching us their skills - and wanted to share some of the resulting rainbow colour biscuit blast!









The Tatty Devine Brick Lane shop looked fantastic with larger versions of their necklace designs hanging from the ceiling!....



...and during the evening I had the pleasure to meet Gareth A Hopkins - I looked through his portofolio and took some images of his work. He very kindly gave me a copy of his really interesting comic/zine 'The Intercorstal: Valentine' (third pic down).



Love the stickers collage from 'The Intercorstal'
It was also lovely to meet Alia Gargum, who is both an illustrator and prop / visual merchandising designer (looking forward to doing some work with her!), Emma Block, who is a very prolific illustrator already and has only just graduated,  Lou Cloud, who is an illustrator and enjoyed very much talking to her for a long time, Soni Speight and Kristina Vasiljeva, also lovely illustrators, and Helena Maratheftis, who is both an illustrator and photographer and recently made these amazing turtles from discarded plastic for the Project Ocean at Selfridges!

photo taken from http://thefty.wordpress.com/
And also I met illustrator Hannah Simpson who also makes gorgeous hats - and I have a huge soft spot for hats!
photo taken from http://inkymalinki.blogspot.com/
It was so lovely to get my hands onto Amelia's Magazine Issue 7, which I did not have and look through its pages again and notice a beautiful prop hat made by the ever amazing Fred Butler! You can buy more Amelia's Magazine back issues here, and the Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration here.

prop hat by Fred Butler from Amelia's Magazine Issue 7
Thanks to everyone!


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