Stacey Forsey is, it appears, unstoppable.
Mum, wife, artist, charity fundraiser and star of The Real Housewives of Cheshire… now she’s added the creation of affordable fashion and must-have items for the home to her impressive CV, all of which complement her oft-exhibited artwork and reflect her personal style.
We caught up with Stacey to find out more…
Art inspired by life
Away from her starring role in the popular ITVBe show, and in addition to her work for charities close to her heart, Stacey’s great passion is art. Her work is inspired by her life past and present (everything from heady nights at the Haçienda to trips to foreign shores) and has been exhibited at major galleries across the North West. It’s bold, emotive, colour-led and now made more accessible courtesy of a series of limited editions prints and a complementary range of t-shirts, candles and cushions.
“Having had such an amazingly positive response to both my art and personal style. I wanted to make my art more accessible, to have them on a smaller scale for the home. Plus, I am always wanting to create something new – my brain never stops!” – Stacey Forsey
Limited edition prints
Taking centre stage in the new collection are small-scale versions of Stacey’s art – only 100 prints of each her current pieces are available.
“I know that due to the size of the original pieces, they sit perfectly alone in a villa in St. Tropez or a listed building in London,” explains Stacey, “but to have them on a smaller scale in your home is different. I wanted to help people style the prints, so I brought out the colour, added luxury and designed velvet cushions. Each cushion is handmade to order in the UK. The candles – crafted in the UK from hand-poured soya wax and available in pomegranate or freesia and pear – sit alongside my art beautifully or equally stand alone.”
Not only can your home showcase Stacey’s style, now you can too, with a set of four striking logo t-shirts suited to any season.
“I wanted to design something I could wear. I’m not a fashion designer so I decided it’s important to concentrate on what will never go out of fashion – for me, that’s a slogan tee. I live in slogan tees and you can dress them up or down.” – Stacey Forsey
What Stacey did next
A second range of more ‘adventurous’ t-shirts – all designs hand-drawn by the artist – will launch this autumn. Meanwhile, Stacey is busy painting a new collection (which means more prints!) and, with the help of her young daughter Grace, working on series of exciting dessert recipes for those who suffer (like Stacey) with food intolerances.
Ensure you don’t miss out on Stacey’s limited collection by visiting staceyforsey.co.uk/shop