Thursday, March 21, 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 Art.com 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, Art.com 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 Art.com, 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
Art.com 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
Follow me on Instagram for an extra chance to win and make sure to leave a comment below to be entered.

23 Comments

FASHION TALES March 2, 2019 at 02:22

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!

Pamela RG March 2, 2019 at 09:48

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

Rowena @ rolala loves March 2, 2019 at 12:10

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.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic March 2, 2019 at 12:46

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

Lisa Hjalt March 2, 2019 at 14:04

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.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys March 2, 2019 at 14:25

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.

Couture Carrie March 2, 2019 at 15:27

Amazing look and giveaway!
Love that dress!

xoxox,
CC

The Dainty Dolls House March 2, 2019 at 17:01

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 :))

TheOutspokenYam March 2, 2019 at 18:40

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

cat eyes & skinny jeans March 2, 2019 at 18:58

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

The Adventures of a Shopaholic March 3, 2019 at 05:23

Love your look <3

Alicia Mackin March 3, 2019 at 06:48

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

Manhattan Image and Style March 3, 2019 at 21:52

Sweetie I love this look! So Inspirational!

Boye By Red March 4, 2019 at 08:53

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.

Sam March 4, 2019 at 17:24

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

Brandi March 4, 2019 at 19:17

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

Stacey March 4, 2019 at 22:27

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

Margaret March 5, 2019 at 07:29

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…! 🙂

Sarah VM March 5, 2019 at 20:46

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

June March 6, 2019 at 06:27

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.

Marcela Gmd March 6, 2019 at 14:47

Beautiful!!!
Have a good week!!

Chic ‘n Cheap Living March 6, 2019 at 15:49

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!

xoxo,

About Last Weekend March 7, 2019 at 13:21

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

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