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Celia Birtwell teams up with Uniqlo

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 2nd February 2013

Celia Birtwell is one of the UK’s most talented textile designers. Her gorgeous prints were tailored and cut into romantic dresses in the  60s and 70s by Ossie Clark, her late ex-husband, and worn by the likes of Marianne Faithfull, Bianca Jagger and Pattie Boyd. Not only that, she also became the long-term muse of David Hockney, whose Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy portrait is one of the Tate’s ...keep reading

Lucian Freud at the National Portrait Gallery

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 20th February 2012

If you live in London and haven’t seen the amazing Lucian Freud exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, go now. I’d bought tickets as part of my husband’s Christmas present – a nifty idea on both counts as it was a treat to look forward to and I sneakily got to go along too. Actually, I wasn’t sure he’d make it as he arrived back at Heathrow on Saturday from ...keep reading

The glorious David Hockney exhibition – A Bigger Picture

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 29th January 2012

My serial moving habit is something I’ve written about before. We’ve moved house (take a deep breath here) an embarrassing 12 times in the last 25 years and I’ve got a sneaking feeling that we might do it again one day. But one of the places we lived when my children were small was Yorkshire, in a sweet redbrick cottage with horses that popped their heads over next door’s fence ...keep reading