Sunday, 24 July 2011

A week in pics

Amy Winehouse... such an inspiration and such a Tragedy. Anna Dellarusso's dog stand! Grey and Green. Boss Hair. Jenny Pestle currently doing a masters in Central St Martins. Emma Stone in Vuitton on the front of USA Elle July. Lucian Freud 1922 to 2011. The Row accessories launch. My thoughts are with Oslo, beautiful place, beautiful people. Some FAB shoes and some FAB rings

more of the Resort Collections 2012

Miu Miu

Prabal Gurung

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Craft Creative Workshops @ Leaf

Whilst doing some research on twitter the other day I discovered a fabulous Liverpool based company who offer “alternative social experiences” and are currently running a variety of creative workshops held in stylish locations across Liverpool City Centre. They keep an eye on the season’s hottest trends and teach us how to make it ourselves. Their aim is to bring craft into the 21st century and recycle unwanted items into must have accessories.

Craft Creative’s next event on Wednesday 27th July will see them teaming up with Liverpool company Alula jewellery for a jewellery making workshop where you can design and make your own beautiful unique pieces of jewellery. In this workshop the lovely expert from will teach you different techniques to create earrings and a very 'on trend' suede headband (see picture). You can choose from a variety of material, including beads and feathers. You may also take any broken jewellery you may have and they’ll help you experience upclycling, repairing and reviving old jewellery to incorporate it into your designs.

The event will be held at one of discofashionarts favourite Liverpool hangouts Leaf on Bold Street, which just adds to the treat….

All materials included plus an instruction for you to take home. No previous jewellery making experience required.


Go to for more details and booking….. I know I will be after taking a look at Alula’s designs. Most of the pieces are made from ‘cruelty free’ feathers which are naturally malted. Alua uses a variety of feathers from birds including Peacock, Guinea Fowl, Magpie, Jay, Mallard, Golden Pheasant, Lady Amherst's Pheasant, Common Pheasant, Silver Pheasant, Flamingo, African Grey Parrot, Blue-and-yellow Macaw,Falcon, Eagle Owl, Scarlet Macaw, Amazon Parrot, Moluccan Cockatoo, Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo and Parakeet. As you can see from the pictures below the pieces are fab, so get booking and see what you can make!

And if you can’t make the workshop why not see take a look at Alulas products which can be found on their website and in the following stockists:

Raiders Vintage Liverpool, Renshaw St

Resurrection Liverpool, Bold St

Vanisha's Design Boutique, 2nd floor, Afflecks Palace, Manchester
Bullet, Hardman Street, Liverpool

Friday, 15 July 2011

A week in pics

Waiting for "Watch the Throne" to be released... my small obsession with everything that is Jay Z and Kanye and Ricardo Tisci.  Some bits I wouldn't mind picking up from ASOS and Topshop (them purple court shoes will be purchased soon) Prarda Stripes and Fur, Anjelica Blick my newest blog crush, Ernesto Muniz's exhibition in Nic Corkes Gallery in Aigburth - worth a visit, my Mcqueen vest purchased in Glasto and hasn't been off my back, some of my bracelet choices and finally the cupcakes that got me through a long week in the office.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Couture Autumn 2012 Review (best bits and a little rant)

I'll make one thing clear straight off the bat, I'm not going to discuss Dior.  I in no way agree with Galliano's actions over the past year, he's lost the plot, however he was a genius and made Dior one of the couture houses I used to study growing up, maybe not every Dior collection but always the couture shows.  His clothes were amazing.  The collection that went down the runway last week for Dior was not.  I found the whole collection from Bill Gaytten ...... Awful! Galliano understood women better then we understand ourselves sometimes, the fit, the decadence, the AMAZING dresses... Gaytten's collection would not attract any women I know!

I'll leave the negativity there and move swiftly on to the matter in hand....

Armani Prive didn't really entertain me either! The oriental inspired collection did feature some lovely romantic floral prints, fabulous Japanese infused tailoring, sharp silhouettes and stunning head pieces however I felt like I had seen the whole thing before and for me that just ain't couture.

Then there's Karl!  Chanel took inspiration from and gave tribute to Mademoiselle Coco Chanel and her 1920's elegance.  There were the famous tweed jackets but double breasted and slightly over sized, longer length skirts and some very edgy dresses with traditional Chanel accessories.  Classical elegance with a Karl Twist. Fabulous.

Givenchy was equally as exciting, Ricardo Tisci, my favourite at Paris Couture week for the past two seasons surpassed himself again.  Inspired by the bird of Paradise, (the mythical bird and the flower apparently) the collection was simply gorgeous and I hope to see alot more of it on the red carpet!  There were bright whites and natural shades, ethereal tulle, sequins and ostrich feathers... stunning.

Another one of my favourites Ellie Saab simply took my breath away.  Angelic gowns and beading that looked like it took 100 years to stitch!

Finally Jean Paul Gautiers 62 Piece strong collection had a very strong sexual undertone, just what we love Jean for! There was drama and glamour and some fabulous pieces.  I'm am afraid though that Jean Paul is the only designer left in Paris Couture that we can look to int he future for fun without ridiculouse, high drama and for want of a better word Pazaz! 

I will simply end by saying Paris Couture week missed Mr Galliano ... not matter how much he didn't deserve to be there.