January 14, 2014

Enter to win a gorgeous fashion illustration from artist Debra Lynn Mejia


It seems more than a little fitting to me that Debra Lynn Mejia is especially fond of painting images of classic bottles of Chanel perfume, as it is the very sophistication, beauty, and timeless allure of Coco Chanel's creations which I'm reminded of when I see this talent artist's work.

Debra Lynn contacted me last year to introduce me to her shop and offer me the chance to receive one of her gorgeous prints (of her own original illustrations) to review and enhance my home decor with. I selected the sophisticatedly lovely piece, called Pink Roses, Black Velvet that you see below.


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It arrived in a flash, was expertly packaged (in a bend-proof mailer), and was even more breathtaking in person. I'm still hunting for the right frame for it, so I haven't hung it up quite yet, but in the meantime, I have it propped up on one of my plastic storage towers in my craft room in the basement, where the stylish lady it portrays greets and inspires me every time I walk into the room.

I was drawn to this elegant piece because the woman's vintage ensemble really struck me as something I'd absolutely wear myself, as well as the fact that it featured pink, my all-time favourite colour. It, like all of Debra Lynn's work, was printed on high quality fine art paper using vivid archival inks, so I know that I'll have this piece to savor the sight of for many years to come.

As mentioned above, Debra Lynn is especially fond of illustrating perfume bottles (not only Chanel however, amongst her current offerings one also spots other fabulous scents such as Shalimar and J'adore from Dior), as well as other Chanel related images, such as handbags, and also famous female faces from the past such as Audrey Hepburn (in her immortal role as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's) and Marie Antoinette.


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{Four beguilingly feminine, wonderful watercolor creations from etsy artist Debra Lynn Mejia. From top left to bottom right: Lola by Marc Jacobs Perfume Bottle, Sitting Pretty: Black and White, Marie Antoinette - Let Them Eat Cake, and Chanel No 5.}



And now, today, I'm pleased as punch to let you know that Debra Lynn is offering one lucky Chronically Vintage reader the chance to win any 11 x 14 inch (or smaller) art print of their choice, excluding original hand illustrated pieces pieces (in other words, you will receive a print), from her eponymously named etsy shop.



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How to enter


There are ten possible ways for you to enter this giveaway, the more of them that you do, the greater your odds of winning will be.


1. Leave a comment below telling me where in your house you'd like to display one of Debra Lynn Mejia's beautiful creations if you win.

2. Blog about this giveaway, including to Debra Lynn's etsy shop and this post, on your own site then come back here and leave a comment that includes the URL of your post.

3. Like Debra Lynn Mejia on Facebook.

4. Post about this giveaway on Facebook.

5. Follow Debra Lynn on Pinterest.

6. Pin any image from Debra Lynn's etsy shop to any board you like on Pinterest (limit of one Pinterest pin giveaway entry comment per person)

7. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter, including a link back to this post.

8. Follow Debra Lynn's blog via Google Friend Connect.

9. Follow Debra Lynn's blog via Bloglovin'.

10. Follow Chronically Vintage via Bloglovin'.


Please make sure to leave a separate comment specifying each of the ways in which you entered this giveaway, so as to increase your odds of winning.


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Giveaway details

This giveaway will run from today's date until Tuesday January 21, 2014 at 11:59 PST, and is open to readers from around the world. The winning comment will be drawn using a random number generator, with the winner being announced on Facebook and/or Twitter, as well as contacted via email, shortly thereafter.

The winner will receive any 11 x 14" or smaller piece of their choice, excluding original works of art (aka, you will receive a print), from Debra Lynn Mejia's etsy shop, which the seller will provide them with by mail. If you have any questions about this giveaway, please don't hesitate to email me.


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Coco Chanel famously said that "fashion changes, but style endures", and so, I would add, does the uplifting power of agelessly pretty art like the illustrations that Debra Lynn creates, any one of which I'm more than a little certain, the grand dame of French style would have been elated to hang on her own walls. And it's just that, decking your walls with one of Debra Lynn's pieces, that the winner of this giveaway will soon be doing.

Many thanks, dear Debra Lynn for the gift of this splendidly chic print (I adore it to no end!), as well as for bestowing one of your marvelous creations on a Chronically Vintage reader.

Best of luck to all those who enter this glamorous art print giveaway!

53 comments:

  1. the Pictures are awesome and would look great in my new apartment.
    I'm not shure where it look at best, maybe on the wall behind me bed or besind the windows in the livingroom

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  2. Hello Jessica,

    I just love the art piece that you have chosen.

    If I were to win, I would hang the masterpiece either in my bedroom on in my bathroom.

    :) Hope

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  3. Jessica,
    Thank you for the lovely post!

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  4. I would hang the girlie picture in my closet!
    Kathleen

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  5. Followed on Pinterest for my first entry! x

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  6. Liked Debra's Facebook for my second entry! x

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  7. And lastly, (sorry to bombard you with entries!) I pinned one of Debra's images from her Etsy shop to one of my Pinterest boards here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/170573904610745984/ :)

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  8. Oh i love these prints !
    Well I'm not on blog lovin and pinterest neither a shame ! I let the other win ,
    Good LUCK everyone :D

    Xoxo,
    Lorna

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  9. I would definitely hang one of her pieces in my dressing room - my favourite room in the house!

    Lisa.

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  10. I'm following Debra on Pintrest now!

    Lisa.

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  11. And I'm following Debra on Bloglovin'

    Lisa.

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  12. And following on Google friend connect.

    Lisa.

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  13. And I've pinned an image to one of my Pintrest boards!

    Lisa.

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  14. Such lovely illustrations! Will have to check out her shop so I can look at more of her pretty work. I have the perfect spot in my daughters room for a beautiful, girly illustration, where we can all enjoy it!

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  15. This stunning artwork would be in a fine metal frame on top of my vanity next to my bottles of perfumes. By the way I have a vanity in each of my bedrooms.

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  16. I would Love to put one of Debra's Prints in my office where I list my Vintage Clothing, Estate Jewelry and Vintage Sewing Patterns in my Etsy Shop; www.etsy.com/shop/Jantiki

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  17. I have liked Debra Lynn Mejia on Facebook with my Facebook Page Just Like Home (Jantiki at Just Like Home)

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  18. I have posted this Giveaway on my Facebook Page Just Like Home (Just-Like-Home/499293096778724)
    Check out this contest!
    http://www.chronicallyvintage.com/2014/01/enter-to-win-gorgeous-fashion.html?utm_source=Chronically+Vintage+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b85125b6ea-Feed_Campaign&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e2114cbe89-b85125b6ea-362727389

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  19. I followed all of Debra's Boards on Pinterest on my Pinterest as http://www.pinterest.com/anntiki/
    (another AKA for me)

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  20. I pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/278378820690889835/ to my Pinterest Board called "They will Love This"
    http://www.pinterest.com/anntiki/they-will-love-this/

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  21. I tweeted as JantikiJanna
    Check out this Giveaway http://www.chronicallyvintage.com/2014/01/enter-to-win-gorgeous-fashion.html … @JessicaCangiano

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  22. I followed Debra's Blog:
    Congratulations, justlikehome
    You are now following debra lynn mejia

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  23. I'm following Debra Lynn's blog via Bloglovin',

    and Chronically Vintage via Bloglovin'.

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  24. Oh her art is absolutely gorgeous. I'm thinking I'd put it over my bed, or after I remotely start it, my vanity area!

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  25. And I follow your blog via bloglovin!

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  26. What a wonderful giveaway, Jessica.
    Now, about that.. I'm thinking not of house, but of office. I spend there a massive amount of my day. five days a week - and I'd sure like to have something nice to look at (as soon as I get a desk and stop using the printer-table as my work space)

    Have a lovely day!
    Marija

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  27. I have a girly studio apartment that her art would fit right in with : )

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  28. Fabulous giveaway! I'd love a perfume print to display on my dresser :)

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  29. I follow Debra Lynn on blogger GFC

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  30. Following Debra Lynn on Pinterest!

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  31. 1. I would definately choose a painting of a perfume bottle, since I collect perfume bottles (I have almost 1,000), and would love to display it in my new creative room.

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  32. 6. I've pinned Lady in Red to my Vintage Style Pinterest board.

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  33. 10. Have done so for years. :)

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  34. 1. I would put the picture in my room :)

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  35. following Debra Lynn on FaceBook. Pinned the artwork "Lady in Red Jackie" to Pintrest.
    My son-in-law will soon be getting out of the military. He and my daughter will be buying their first in S.C. and I am planning to give it to them as a present. It is a very elegant piece of art work and would look great in her home.

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  36. following Debra Lynn on FaceBook. Pinned the artwork "Lady in Red Jackie" to Pintrest.
    My son-in-law will soon be getting out of the military. He and my daughter will be buying their first in S.C. and I am planning to give it to them as a present. It is a very elegant piece of art work and would look great in her home.

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  37. How incredibly talented! Love how she chooses such vibrant colors.

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  38. 1. If I won I wouldn't display it in my house, I'd frame it and give it to my sister - I'd choose a print of Daisy by Marc Jacobs, as that is her favourite perfume

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  39. 2. Blogged about the giveaway - here's a link to my post : http://dancinginmypjs.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/a-very-pretty-giveaway.html

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  40. 3. I liked Debra Lynn Mejia on Facebook :)

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  41. 5. I followed Debra Lynn on Pinterest

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  42. 6. I re-pinned Daisy by Marc Jacobs on Pinterest

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  43. 10. Following Chronically Vintage on bloglovin :)

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  44. I liked Debra Lynn on FB, followed her blog on goggle, and visited her esty shop.

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  45. I followed Debra Lynn on pinterest

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  46. I love "Pink Roses, Black Velvet" you have chosen, mainly because of the veil. :o) If I had a piece of Debra Lynn Mejia, I would frame it and hang it up in our guest bathroom.

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  47. Oh, I'd place her llustration in my bed side table... what an artist!

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  48. 6. I have pinned a picture of the Chanel perfume on my 'Vintage' Pinterest board
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/448037862901067462/
    :)

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  49. 5. I followed Debra Lynn on Pinterest :)
    http://www.pinterest.com/fashionthoughts/

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  50. Thank you very much to everyone who entered this fun giveaway for one of Debra Lynn's beautiful prints. The contest has now wrapped up and I will be drawing and then announcing the winner on Facebook and Twitter tomorrow.

    ♥ Jessica

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