Sunday, 30 December 2012

New year ... New dreams

New logo ideas in preparation for discofashionart.com! Very excited. Do we like???

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Halloween is coming.... Get your fierce on!

Halloween is definitely getting more fashion.... Who are you going as this year? Karl? Anna? Or just a sexy beast! Here's some inspiration....

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

What's your Jacket? Margiela!

Well Kanye it might just be. Mason Martin Margiela hits H&M on the 15th of November and I can't wait! Apparently all the pieces have been selected from the houses archive and each contain a label inside detailing what year the piece was originally produced. There are all the favourites and then some, billowing, voluminous dresses and coats, tailored trousers and beautiful simplistic accessories.

Here is my pick of the collection .... I just hope they stock it in Liverpool!

Friday, 22 June 2012

Ascot... Dress Code My A***!

Well its that time of year again and Ascot is well under way.  This year however the powers that be have instructed all those in attendance to adhere to a 'dress code'  to avoid any chavtastic outfits from ruining the queens diamond jubilee celebrations and photographs (ma'am can't abide cleveage or mini's apparantly).  After reading the rules and regulations for attire on Ascots official website I thought that when the first pictures of race goers appeared on Tuesday afternoon I would see plenty of well dressed ladies in knee length hems, fabulous hats (ma'am can't abide fasinators either.... all hats in the royal stand need to have a base of at least 4 inches) and demure necklines.  How wrong was I! Never let it be said that the girls of Aintree (SOME!) are the worst dressed racegoers in the country.... our sisters down south have definitly gave the most undesirable of Aintree attendees a run for their money!  It must be said there were some lovely ladies wearing some Fabulous ensembles but there were also some absolute shockers, including a pack of lap dancers advertising their local 'gentlemans club' called Tantric Blue! Take heed The Daily Mail..... us Northerners are definitly not the chaviest of them all!




So what would a stylish scouser wear to Royal Ascot?? Here are three looks that not only adhere to the dress code, but also tick the boxes of some of Spring and Summers 2012's hottest looks. 
Look 1: Jonathan Saunders dress from Net a Porter.Com, Miu Miu courts and Miu Miu clutch from MyTheresa.Com, French Connection Bracelet from Asos and Wide Brimmed Hat with scattered blossom from Piers Atkinson's Racegoers Collection (see website for stockists)


 Look 2: Micheal Van Der Ham dress from Net a Porter.Com, Fendi Shoes from MyTheresa.Com, Africa Print clutch from Topshop, Tortoise Shell Watch - Micheal Kors from Asos and Into the Jungle Hat from Piers Atkinson's Archive (see website for stockists)


Look 3: Jonathan Saunders dress from Net a Porter.Com, Alexander Wang Clutch and Jimmy Choo kitten courts from MyTheresa.Com, Ring and Bracelett from Topshop and
Ostrich Pom Pom hat from Piers Atkinson's Archive (see website for stockists)

All pictures from Daily Mail, Piers Atkinson Website and stockists

Monday, 28 May 2012

When Art meets Fashion - Tate Liverpool

One of the things you will be seeing more of on discofashionartsugar is art posts.  I love fashion and music so much that sometimes I forget that the blog is about so much more.  That is why I have decided that for my first post back I will share with you my visit to the Tate Liverpool a couple of months ago.  I was on my way to see the Rene Magritte exhibition and discovered it had finished a couple of days earlier #fail but instead of leaving I decided to take a look at the free exhibitions.  That’s when I stumbled across the ‘This is Sculpture’ exhibition, part of the DLA Piper Series. 

The exhibition is an innovative look at the history of modern and contemporary sculpture and extremely cool. Various types of sculptures share a space with paintings, video, photography, language and performance. 

A lovely surprise also occurred when I discovered that two of the sections had been curated by  Phillip Tracey and Marianne Faithfull whose personal take on sculpture and art in general was amazing and a rare insight into their artistic practice.  As a fashion lover, the chance to see Tracey’s vast collection of block shapers was A to the Mazing and at times a little euphoric! These blocks are created by a Paris based block shaper who transform Tracey’s hand made three dimensional maquettes made of woven wood and cotton called ‘Sparterie’ into usable blocks.  Every hat Phillip Tracey makes are created using these blocks. 

The exhibition is definitely worth a visit and a must for Liverpool fashion lovers.  It is running until 30th of June. 
   Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Two Dr J Silver Series, Spalding NBA Tip-Off) 1985

 

Arman (Armand Fernandez) Condition of Woman I 1960

Salvador Dalí Autumnal Cannibalism 1936

Andy Warhol Black Bean 1968

Letter to the World (The Kick) (1986) - Andy Warhol

The Galleon Hat (1993) - Bruce Weber





Phillip Tracey Hat Blocks

Leigh Bowrey (1991) - Lucian Freud

Lobster Telephone - Salvador Dhali

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Brits 2012 .... who looked fabulous?

Well after watching intently as I always do ... here's who I think looked A OK in the Brits tonight!  Oh and before I go on ... can I just mention .. Noel with Chris Martin... AMAZEBALLS! The Brit collaborations get better every year... and Blur... just Boss!

Lots of the ladies went for Monochrome dresses and ensembles including Jo Whiley and Adele who both proved less is sometimes definitly more and Miss Flack is definitly making the Givenchy-esque shirt, blazer and shorts look her own (she wore the same style of outfit twice this week in LFW, well if it works!)


Both Lana Del Rae and Jesse J rocked it in red.... If i'm not mistaken Jesse was wearing Giles??  I get the feeling Jesse may take a little stick for being so daring but I think she looked amazing and if you can't show a little somethin somethin when your under 25, when can you?  Lana's 50's style gown may have been a little more demure but no less breath taking.


Then we had our own stylish scouser Abbey Clancy looking Fabulous in a classic little 60's number and Florence in what I think is Chanel (I will find out the designers as soon as poss and amend anything I may have gotten wrong... its late!) both in a fabulous shades of blushing pink.


and seen as were talking about well dressed dolls, least we forget the lovely brit gong herself who has had a refreshing makeover from the legendery artist Peter Blake (see Sgnt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band and Paul Wellers Stanley Road)



I'll finish by saying ... what a great night for British Music ... Loved it as always.

Pictures by Daily Mail and Yahoo OMG