Marion Ayonote - The Ultimate Red Carpet Shoes

blog When we caught a glimpse of the stunning shoes that Olga Kurylenko was wearing on the recent tour of Oblivion; as you can imagine we at The Amazing Blog had to investigate further… regular readers of this blog will know we like to search out any unusual and comment-worthy British brands. And gosh have we got one for you.

It turns out that Kurylenko was wearing Marion Ayonote's Conqueror Gladiator Pumps  (which by the way are a part of Ayonote’s new Cruise Collection). We have been lucky enough to preview part of this collection (which incidentally will be live on their 'Gallery'on Friday 19th April) and let me tell you, this collection is STUNNING. OK, so the price tag of £550 for this particular pair of shoes might make you faint,  but  the quality is nothing short of exceptional. Each pair is handcrafted in London, made up of the most  luxurious leathers  and are most definitely designed to make a statement. The above pair that Kurylenko showcased are in a versatile pewter colour and made of the softest calf leather, which  has been printed with a subtle  lizard pattern on the tongue. This delicious combination makes them the perfect complement for any day or evening outfit and is sure to make a few heads turn. Many of Ayonote's creative inspirations come from her childhood in Africa, where her parents nurtured her talents from an early age, thus making her shoes original and unlike any other current designers.

For those of you who are lusting after these stylish pumps but cannot quite afford the price tag, Marion Ayonote will be releasing a more economical line, MA Diffusion Line, in a couple weeks. These will be in sizes 36-42 and are priced between £55 and £150. We suggest you revisit her website for this range in the middle of May.

The above Cruise Collection comes in sizes 37-41 and at present is available to view and buy, By Appointment Only. The showroom is located at 2 Munro Terrace Cheyne Walk Chelsea London SW10 0DL tel (+44) 0207 352 4088. We are very excited to have made  the discovery of our Chelsea neighbour. And who knows, maybe we'll  see some of her shoes making an appearence shortly on the latest series of Made In Chelsea?


Sewlomax Eco-Friendly Bags

blog Finding the perfect carry-all for all my things can be a hassle. Most of the time I end up carrying my makeup in ugly plastic bags or my smelly gym clothes in my nice work purse, and don’t even get me started on trying to find something to hold my monster of a laptop in. We are always looking for bags that are both functional and stylish but most of the time we only really find one or the other. It’s either stylish but completely impractical for regular use or functional but absolutely hideous.  I figured, after a long time searching for the perfect one, I would just need to rely on my plastic bags forever. That is until, we here at The Amazing Blog, came across the Sewlomax eco-friendly bags and with that,  all my troubles have vanished.


Sewlomax Bags are functional, stylish and eco-friendly. Each bag is made here in England with sustainable materials and adorned with darling images such as a row of red lipsticks for their makeup pouches or a cute pair of ballet flats for their laptop bags. Each creation is hand-embroidered by the founder, Emma, who devotes herself to making and designing fabulous and eco-friendly bags. These designer canvas bags come in variety of different styles all the way from coin purses to large totes. Each purse  helps to perfectly organise all your belongings in the most stylish way possible. They also make great gifts for others, or just as a treat for yourself.


To purchase your own Sewlomax bag go to their website and choose which style and design fits you best. These designs are attracting attention outside of the UK so get yours before it’s too late. Because how much longer can you really rely on those ugly plastic bags to carry all your belongings?

Cat's Print Shop-Silhouette Prints

blog Imagine being able to take that beloved old photograph from your wedding day or that photo of you and your friends on holiday at the beach and turning it into a classic piece of art that would help keep the moment alive forever. We, here at The Amazing Blog, have found a company that can do just that. Cat's Print Shop Silhouette Prints can take any personal photograph that you provide for them and turn it into a timeless silhouetted piece of art. With 22 vintage and contemporary styles and colours to choose from, you have the opportunity to customise the print to match any decor or design preference. These prints work great as gifts or just as a special treat for yourself and your home, either way, Cat's Print Shop can help keep a memory alive in a very unique and attractive way.

Once you submit your photograph to Cat's Print Shop, that photograph is taken to one of their many talented designers who then turn it into a stunning piece of art that is made individually for your pleasure. Each print is delivered beautifully packaged and ready to be displayed right away. These prints are guaranteed to look incredible next to your other works of art and are sure to catch peoples eyes and get them talking. The next time you are in need of something to help spruce up your home or just looking for a unique gift to give, look to Cat's Print Shop Silhouette Prints to help you create something meaningful and beautiful that will last a lifetime.

These prints can be ordered and purchased on their website anywhere from £40 to £50. Each print that is ordered comes with an offer for print framing services so that you can complete the entire look. So, if you ever run into the dilemma of trying to find a thoughtful gift to give or trying to find a new piece of art to add to your collection, keep Cat Print Shops in mind and you won't be disappointed.

Crafty Fox Easter Market

brixton-dogstar-crafty-fox-market-03 Every year as spring slowly rolls around again, I begin to let my inner creativity come out. As Easter quickly approaches, Crafty Fox Markets are hosting a special event this weekend. At The Amazing Blog we try to attend something that is going on in London every weekend, while we have free time to ourselves. Many of my friends have told me that Crafty Fox Market is unique and fabulous with something for everyone – I surely will not leave empty handed.


During March 23rd and 24th there will be around 100 designers set up with their handmade crafts and art work at The Dogster in Brixton. Each of these designers are hand picked to represent their crafts and go through a thorough selection process in order to gain a spot.

Each of these designers display their handmade and unique crafts for only one day, in order to allow other designers to showcase their crafts on the second day of the market. As you walk around the market you will notice a foxy theme. You cannot go wrong with this craft market as you can pick up cards, prints, jewellery and homeware.


Some designers showcased on Saturday include Yas-Ming CeramicsSuperfumiHope and Eden, and Lucie Ellen provide you with homeware, unique toys, ceramics, and stationary.


New designers that are showcased on Sunday include JimbobartAgata DudaKirstin Stride, and Georgia Bosson offer eclectic cushions, hand drawn jewellery, and expressive animal drawings.

This market is spread out across three floors of the Dogstar and if you are feeling inspired after shopping around, attend a screen-printing workshop for only £5 and let your inner creativity shine. Feeling a bit hungry or thirsty after a full day of shopping? Stop in Tea’s Knees pop-up shop and indulge with the best British cream teas, cake, and sandwiches.

Come out either Saturday or Sunday from 11am until 5pm to discover new and exciting artistic pieces of work at Dogster. View the different designers and stalls here to have an overview of exactly which people will be displaying what on Saturday and Sunday. Families are more than welcome to come with their children and spend the day browsing, eating, and drinking. I have no doubt in my mind that Crafty Fox Easter Market will surpass my expectations from the reviews I have received.


BYOCwebsite Tired of the same old bar scene? Looking for something a bit different? Then we at The Amazing Blog have the perfect place for you... B.Y.O.C. is fun 1920’s style drinking den that can be found neatly tucked away in the depths of London's Covent Garden. Interestingly, the name of the bar B.Y.O.C.  stands for 'Bring your own cocktails' which is an enitrely new concept to arrive here for the London bar scene. By the way, this is a completely 'dry' bar so absolutely no alcohol is stocked on the premises.  So you need to be prepared and armed with your very own bottle of spirits, champagne, wine or even beer. This is so that their skilled  master mixologist can create something that is tailored just for you. Their mixologist is always ready to be put through his paces and will blend you something extraordinary with his selelction of fresh syrups, plenty of herbs and spice and seasonal fruits, thus creating anything your little tastebuds desire.

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B.Y.O.C only opened in February so being super-curious, we couldn't resist checking it out. After making a table reservation we all  made our way downstairs to the candlelit tables, hanging glassware and a lone cocktail mixologist  who was wheeling his antique drinks trolley. With exposed brickwork, an original fireplace, gramophone and vintage signs from the 1920’s, B.Y.O.C. is a secret underground hide-away in the centre of London;  providing a totally unique and interactive experience for cocktail fiends everywhere. After getting ourselves comfortable at our table, the master mixologist arrived and began to ask us what flavours we'd like to enjoy with our trusty bottle of vodka. I explained that I like a mint flavour with a twist of citrus. The drink was then carefully and expertly created in front of my eyes. The cocktail matched my flavour profile exactly - impressive.    B.Y.O.C. is guaranteed to offer you and your friends a fun night out with the opportunity to try all sorts of adventurous cocktail combinations. However, watch out for the hangovers!


In order to have an unforgettable night of your own at B.Y.O.C, reserve your table at their website. For £20 you can have an incredible experience with some of your close friends and to find this bar, go to 28 Bedfordbury Street (underneath the Juice Club) in Covent Garden. For any press enquiries, please contact Palm PR. In order to get more information about this unique bar check out their website or on twitter.