Thursday, January 24, 2019

Something about Celia in a Black Dress with White Flowers No. 48 by David Hockney has always appealed to me. I love the delicate hand and light mood of this painting, so when generously gave me a $500 gift certificate, {you’ll also be able to win one so keep reading!} it was only a matter of seconds before I scooped up this framed limited edition 1972 Hockney print. Celia Birtwell is a textile and fashion designer, well known in her own right and in the 60s and 70s for her textile prints that her then husband Ossie Clark used in haute couture designs worn by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithful, Bianca Jagger, Talitha Getty and many other celebrities. You may have also seen Celia Birtwell in the 1970 double portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy, which has been named one of the most famous British pictures of the 20th century.

Details: Oscar de la Renta dress, Mary Jo Matsumoto Salt Creek clutch, Chloe Mules, Laura Mercier lipstick.

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for. In celebration of National Decorating Month, has teamed up with TrustYourStyle to give you a chance to update your walls with a $500 gift certificate toward any of the fabulous prints on their site! All you need to do is leave a comment below and tell us what your favorite painting is and why. The lucky winner will be announced next week.

Need some inspiration?
* Check out the Inspiring Insiders gallery on, featuring picks from designers like Jonathan Adler, The Novogratz and Kenneth Brown, some of your favorite bloggers, hipsters like the Art Production Fund ladies of WOW art, plus many more cool and interesting people.
* If you’re into the classic there’s plenty of Old Master prints – click over to Museum curated to browse.
* You can also transform your own photos into beautiful framed pieces.

Quick Tips has some great room by room visuals that will help you let art shine in your home. Below are just a few of their tips:
* Stagger your art to grow a gallery over time.
* Secure art to the wall with a small piece of double sided tape.
* Vary sizes and shapes for visual interest.
* Life sized art looks great propped up against a wall.

Get More Chances To Win
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The Adventures of a Shopaholic January 12, 2018 at 15:41

Love your look <3

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic January 12, 2018 at 20:07

The painting above is gorgeous!!!!
I love the style and soft colors!!!!
Hope you’ve been having a great spring!!!!

Couture Carrie January 13, 2018 at 14:54

Amazing look and giveaway!
Love that dress!


Pamela RG January 13, 2018 at 15:27

That’s a lovely painting you chose. Celia is beautiful and so stylish. The black dress with the white flowers look so elegant too.

TheOutspokenYam January 15, 2018 at 12:01

One of my favorites is Egon Schiele’s Woman Undressing 1914. His colors and lines are just so interesting to me.

Lisa Hjalt January 15, 2018 at 19:39

If the giveaway is open to international readers I would love to be in!

Oh my, name a favourite painting? Okay, I will say the Kiss by Gustav Klimt because it was the first I bought with my husband and had framed.

I’m following on Instagram as well.

Alicia Mackin January 15, 2018 at 21:15

Oh I can totally see the inspiration that dress is just beautiful and love the pale pink lipstick.

Marcela Gmd January 15, 2018 at 22:54

Have a good week!!

Sarah VM January 16, 2018 at 09:14

I love the painting BRYONY. The colors are beautiful and it would look great hanging in my living room.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys January 16, 2018 at 16:00

Visited the site and my favorite item is PICCADILLY CIRCUS, LONDON
Giclee Print|By George Hyde-Pownall because I am originally from London and it reminds me of home.

Stacey January 16, 2018 at 18:22

I love your take on that beautiful art piece . The Laura Mercier lipstick adds the perfect finishing touch. Great giveaway too!

Boye By Red January 17, 2018 at 08:47

i have a bit of a celebrity fame to claim with Celia. I met her in November last year at friends’ wedding. What an amazing and talented woman. And your give away is outrageously amazing. Lucky person who gets it.

cat eyes & skinny jeans January 17, 2018 at 09:41

The ‘inspired by’ look you created is just breathtaking! Such a stunning way to complement a brilliant piece of art!

The Dainty Dolls House January 17, 2018 at 18:03

This is a beautiful piece, I love the paleness of it and how it doesn’t have completely definite lines. And the outfit you paired with it is perfect, I would definitely wear this dress and all :))

Margaret January 18, 2018 at 07:57

Ballerinas on Window Sill in Rehearsal Room at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet Photographic Print
By Alfred Eisenstaedt

I like this art because it captures the moment of ‘now’ with something is going to ‘happen’. You can feel the balanced dynamic. The ‘steadiness’ is about to explode.
It would great in my daughter’s room … too…! 🙂

Rowena @ rolala loves January 18, 2018 at 21:33

I’ve missed these posts! This piece has a lovely light quality and the look you put together is equally lovely. My favorite painting is Seurat’s La Grande Jatte. I find the pointillism style fascinating and feel like I catch something new every time I view it. I was lucky enough to see it in Chicago a few years ago.

Sam January 19, 2018 at 03:32

Its a beautiful painting and the inspiration outfit goes with the theme superbly! Wishing you a fruitful week ahead hun!

Manhattan Image and Style January 19, 2018 at 04:01

Sweetie I love this look! So Inspirational!

June January 19, 2018 at 04:22

WOW! That is an amazing giveaway and I’m totally participating! My favorite is Poppies, Isle Of Shoals by Childe Hassam because it combines two of my favorite things – seaside and flowers and is a constant reminder of the beauty of nature.

Brandi January 19, 2018 at 07:52

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway. I visited and I love Marine, By Edgar Degas.

Chic ‘n Cheap Living January 19, 2018 at 19:58

What a wonderful piece Mary Jo! I’ve always loved impressionists and my favorite piece may be “Bal du Moulin de la Galette” by Renoir. I love the people, light and movement in the piece – it speaks of such a lovely summer day.

Thanks for the giveaway dear!


About Last Weekend January 20, 2018 at 08:06

I did not realise he did pictures like that! I love black in a more summer setting!

FASHION TALES January 20, 2018 at 13:46

Marvellous art inspiring post! I do love Jonathan Adler designs and your other art-filled posts as well. I love matching fashion and art together. The dress goes perfectly with your bag in the whole look! I hope you’re doing well, and have a marvelloys wee!

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