Illustrated bodies.

ACOFI Cover imageCut and PasteDon’t rub me it’s Fake.

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration invites the reader to ‘be inspired’…and it is certainly inspirational reading, in more ways than one.

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion IllustrationOpening the beautiful book (also becoming slightly giddy from the wonderful new book fumes) you instantly get lost among the beautiful pictures. The book features the work of emerging illustrators and they depict the work of 50 ethical fashion designers.

123 store

I was very lucky indeed to be invited to the launch of this inspirational book, an intimate affair with entertainment from 6 Day Riot and the Pipettes. The event was held at – small but perfectly formed – 123 Bethnal Green Road in east London.

Display of booksACOFI goodie bagLucy BagI could not resist purchasing a book and I was lucky enough to receive a wondrous goodie bag filled to the brim with treats from Tatty Devine and Dr. Hauschka.


Much merriment and dancing ensued…



Number 8 ponderings
Drunken pondering on the number 8 bus

..and so on the journey home myself and Lucy, a little tipsy on  Adnams beer and tonic mixed with Vodka O, perused the pages of ACOFI (as it is know in the Twittersphere) and decided that not only are the illustrations beautiful, but they would come alive as tattoos. So here is a selection of some of my faves from the book and let’s see how they work on the body…inkspired.

Antonia ParkerKatherine TromansNancy Dee








Natsuki OtaniNina DolcettiAntonia Parker






ACOFI tattoosNow who wants one of these? I love them

All illustrations are taken from Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Go buy it now…also do let me know if anyone does already have one of these beautiful illustrations as a tattoo….

ACOFI Goodie Bag

4 thoughts on “Illustrated bodies.

  1. Oh wow, that’s fantastic! Glad you had fun at the ACOFI launch and like our illustrations so much! They look great as tattoos! Just to verify, the green and red Bolshie picture is by me, Antonia Parker. Ax

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