Put your love in print with Easy Art

One of the loveliest and most personal of gift choices this Valentine’s Day is the gift of Art. A framed print of a favourite photograph, film poster, work of Art, or even a reproduction of an advertising poster from the past can be very special, containing shared memories that may only be known to you and your loved one.

Easy Art have a, quite frankly, huge collection of Art prints that come in a range of sizes that they can also frame for you. Their collection ranges from classic and contemporary art work by artists ranging from Turner to Warhol, classic photographic imagery of works from the Kobal Collection and the Vogue Magazine Archives, and vintage posters once used by National Railways as advertising material in train station waiting rooms up and down the country.

Nostalgia fans will love the Penguin Collection, which reproduces the most famous titles from the Penguin Classics collection, as well as the now iconic children’s book covers.

Easy Art sells a range of both Art prints, printed on fine Litho paper, and canvas prints which are all ready for you to hang. The prints come in a range of sizes (you will need to check out your print of choice to see what sizes are available) with a good range of frames available too. You can see how your image would look framed by clicking on the framing options on the item page.

I have chosen a few of my favourite prints from Easy Art, including a film poster to Hitchcock’s masterpiece ‘Vertigo’, a late classic from Andy Warhol featuring my girl crush Debbie Harry, and my favourite photograph of all time, the sun streaking through the concourse of New York’s Grand Central Station.

What would you choose from Easy Art?

 The Great Gatsby Art Print | #431270 from £14.95 click to visit Easy Art


The Great Gatsby
Art Print | #431270
from £14.95 click to visit Easy Art

 

 Grand Central Station, Morning Art Print | #104881 £45.85 click to visit Easy Art


Grand Central Station, Morning
Art Print | #104881
£45.85 click to visit Easy Art

 

 London - St Pauls Cathedral Art Print | by National Railway Museum | #416054 £41.53 click to visit Easy Art


London – St Pauls Cathedral
Art Print | by National Railway Museum | #416054
£41.53 click to visit Easy Art

 Vogue July 1956 Art Print | by Henry Clarke | #433460 from £19.95 click to visit Easy Art


Vogue July 1956
Art Print | by Henry Clarke | #433460
from £19.95 click to visit Easy Art

 Vertigo Art Print | by Saul Bass | #426920 from £14.95 click to visit Easy Art


Vertigo
Art Print | by Saul Bass | #426920
from £14.95 click to visit Easy Art

 Job, 1897 Art Print | by Alphonse Mucha | #7352 £5.95 click to visit Easy Art


Job, 1897
Art Print | by Alphonse Mucha | #7352
£5.95 click to visit Easy Art

 Debbie Harry, 1980 Art Print | by Andy Warhol | #435344 £27.95 click to visit Easy Art


Debbie Harry, 1980
Art Print | by Andy Warhol | #435344
£27.95 click to visit Easy Art

 Going To The Match Art Print | by L S Lowry | #418626 £19.95 click to visit Easy Art


Going To The Match
Art Print | by L S Lowry | #418626
£19.95 click to visit Easy Art

 

 

1978 style icons – Kate Bush and Debbie Harry

Hurray! The ‘Top of the Pops’ 1970s reruns are back, and this year the focus is on 1978. The introductory series ‘The Story of 1978’ was shown on BBC4 last night and got my very excited about this years focus, as it was the year that two of my absolute, all time style icons really found fame. I’m talking of course about Blondie’s Debbie Harry and the inimitable, unique Kate Bush.

These two ladies helped change the perception of female singers. Not mere puppets or sex objects, they were woman in control, talented females whose music and personal style have stood the test of time. Kate was just 18 when she rocketed to number one with the incredible ‘Wuthering Heights’, her strange, ethereal singing style so different from anything that had come before. She combined this with a look that was decidedly boho, almost gypsyish, with acres of scarves and floaty materials, along with pieces that looked forward to the early 1980s dance obsession. Kate was an otherworldly beauty, sort of girl next door, but only if you were lucky enough to live next door to one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her look and temperamental talent has influenced a generation of singers, notably Natasha Khan of Bats for Lashes, and also singers like PJ Harvey.

Debbie Harry found fame when she was in her 30s, after years of playing in venues like CBGB’S in New York. Her music was a melodic version of punk/New Wave, and Debbie’s eye-catching looks soon caught the attention of the music buying public. Rumours swirled that she was the illegitimate daughter of Marilyn Monroe, with her blue eyes, peroxide blonde hair and bee stung lips. I loved Debbie’s style as a young girl because she decided not to conform to any set image, at home in a gorgeous white cocktail dress a la Parallel Lines album cover as she was in a beaten up leather jacket. Never just the pretty front (Blondie is a group was one of their slogans), Debbie was a strong role model for me growing up, one who showed that being beautiful and feminine could be used in a powerful way.

I salute my 70s icons of style and beauty.

Debbie Harry

Get the Look

Black slim leg jeans Price: £28.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Blue ruffle drawstring top Price: £26.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Lace collar dress Price: £30.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Lace Insert Drop Back Tunic Price: £35.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Rose Jacquard Skater Skirt Price: £29.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

 

Kate Bush

Get the look

Embroidered Hem Midi Skirt Price: £35.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Embroided Western Yoke Shirt Price: £37.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Victorianna Midi Dress Price: £49.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Cream Spot Mesh Maxi Dress Price: £49.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

 

 

V festival fashion- who was top of the pops?

For many festivals have become as much about watching the fashion as about the music. In the case of this years V festival I can say it was probably more interesting. As someone who loves Oasis, Kasabian, The Killers, Strokes etc, I can say that guitar bands seem to be in short supply, and there was an awful lot of pop and R&B/Rap on the menu. But festival style seems to improve each year. Here are some of my favourites, both on and off the stage.

Rihanna

I loved that Rihanna flew the flag in this cute Union Jack crop top. She has the body to make anything look good, and as usual, the girl was simply gorgeous. I also loved her slightly bouncy ‘Dallas’ hairstyle.

Some stars are always worth watching at festivals for what outfit they pull from the fashion hat. Paloma Faith is one, and Imelda May is another. I just adored her tight-fitting stripped dress with waist cinching belt and  1950s ponytail. So classy – she just stands out from the crowd.

Another star whose individualistic style I adore is Shingai from the Noisettes. This year I think her outfit was some kind of tribute to Grace Jones. Red, futuristic, fringed and gorgeous – you just have to love this girl.

I was also impressed by the styling of Ellie Goulding. I’m not usually a fan, but this combination of cool white shirt and black hotpants was sharply chic. With her blonde locks and those fab leopard print boots,this recalled the likes of cool girls Debbie Harry and Patti Smith.

Off stage there were also some pretty fantastic styling going on. I was surprised to love the glamorous outfit worn by TOWIE’ s Sam Faiers. Top marks too for wearing a fab pendant from Zara Taylor, who I featured on fashion-mommy last week. Sam’s boots were just about the prettiest of the whole weekend.  Another surprise was the outfit worn by Tina O Brian, who just looked adorable in white cotton.

I personally think dresses are a great story at summer festivals. Mylene Klass showed that maxis are perfect festival wear in a tropical print effort, whilst Daisy Lowe and Billie Piper both looked fabulous in shorter dresses. Billie and Mylene both show that for a cover up – you can’t go far wrong with a leather jacket.

Well, what do you think? Who was the best dressed at this years festival. Leave a comment about your favourite.