Lianna La Havas “Is Your Love Big Enough”

 

I’ve wanted to share this artist with you for a while, but doing Lianne La Havas justice has had me worried.

With her debut album being released on July 9, 2012 now is the perfect time to introduce her folk soul sound as I’m certain she’s set to explode all over the mainstream and some selected UK festivals this year. You need to experience Lianna now before commercial channels get hold of her unique voice.

 

“Nothing like Corinne Bailey Rae or Andreya Triana, but we all have similar hair.’ Lianna La Havas form her Facebook page.

Here is the first track that had me hooked…

Lianne wrote her first song at age 11 having been brought up in London, her Greek father and Jamaican mother’s diverse musical tastes have had a big influence on her music. Now 22, Lianne’s first TV performance on Later… with Jools Holland back in October lead to supporting Bon Iver on his North American Tour. Her next single ‘Is Your Love Big Enough’ comes as her album titled the same is launched this summer.

I’m very jealous that my little sister, Kelsey will be able to watch her first at Latitude Festival, Suffolk (July 13-15) but thankfully Lianne is also performing at this years Bestival, Isle of Wight (September 7), honestly I think I’m more excited to see her than headliner Stevie Wonder!

From listening to her EPs Lianne’s remarkable voice promises a unforgettable album pre-order now, and make sure you follow this one too @liannelahavas

Keep Calm and Scrabble On…

Finding little retro treasures always brightens my day, and these are the perfect flat warming gift especially if they can be personalised hand-made and recreated.

These little scrabble quote photography prints were the real inspiration, which are available from Etsy (another countless hours spent in this site) seller RetroLovePhotography for $15! Bargain!

When I stumbled across these frames, I was certain I could construct them with a little trip to Ikea later.

Such a simple design and so easy to make individual and bespoke

Don’t compromise on style when you want to have a little bit of fun. Brigitte Herron has designed these pictures using original scrabble pieces, which are on sale at www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk for £59.

A rhyme sung by my Mumma to me as a child! What a gorgeous nursery room wall image!

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...

Inspiration part2

The second image featured on my inspiration board…

Rene Gruau (1909-2004) one of the greatest fashion illustrators ever to have lived and an ultimate favourite of mine. No one paints beauty and elegance like him, being commissioned for numerous vogue covers the legendary Gruau’s work embodies all that I love about the fashion illustration world.

The integrity flirty but innocent figure surrounded by waves of flowery lines; the woman appears to be naked but the background creating a busy feel she doesn’t become explicit but feminine and mysterious. And my favourite element is all in black and white.

Gruau has an art of capturing sophistication in a playful and provocative way. The bold coloured backgrounds trademark his work with striking quality.

White Belle

When creating fresh and original advertising fashion images, what’s more glamorous then vintage paintings by the industry’s icons.