Thursday, 30 May 2013

JCrew is now available in the UK! God help our bank balances!

The genius that is Jenna Lyons, the fashion goddess behind JCrew is bringing her wares to the UK and this has made us here at DiscoFashionArt very very excited. (And our bank managers a little nervous) The brand is synomonys for everyday staples and evening wear in stylish prints and quality fabrics at less than luxury prices. Jenna brings alot of her personal style to her collections which is not a bad thing. She's the queen of street style and an out and out legend at layering and accessorising. We don't want to wish away the summer but we can't wait for their autumn winter 2013 / 2014 collection to land!
Jenna the Great

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

A dab of elegance this summer..... with a sprinkle of fabulous!

Liverpool's own Kirsty Doyle has been creating fabulous clothes since 2006.  Here at DiscoFashionArt we think Kirsty's collections are amazing and for us she is to Liverpool fashion what Henry Holland is to London style, a staple. The new mini collection 'High Summer' is no different and in fact downright delightful.  If you have an occasion coming up over the next few months or a holiday on the horizon then look no further. Stylish elegant tailoring in sumptious fabrics, delicate frills and shapes reminicent of Nicolas Ghesquière's last collection at Balenciaga with some amazing digital prints including the 'Anastase' produced in house by the designers equally talented sister Jessica.  To sum it up, well, its just a dab of elegance with a spinkle of fabulous for the summer.

Heres our pick of the collection but you can find the rest at kirstys website KIRSTYDOYLE.COM

Strapless dress with structured frill on the waistline.

Printed silk mini dress.

Acid yellow and dove grey silk bustier and pencil skirt suit.

Hand dyed lace with silk organza dress.

Fitted cropped bustier top, features structured frill and slim halter neck strap.
Twill palazzo style, trousers. High rise waist and ultra wide leg.

Digitally printed 100% silk kimono.

All pictures from Kirsty's website.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Whatever the event!

Well it's coming to that fabulous time of the year (I won't say summer because we don't get one) PARTY SEASON and we are excited here at discofashionart at the endless outfit opportunities.  

As a lot of you will be attending a christening, communion, graduation or just a simple BBQ at the weekend we thought we would providesome sartorial   inspiration! 

Cami - Zara - £26  Trousers - Uniqlo - £15  Shoes - EBay  Bag - YSL - £445

Jumper - Proenza Schouler at - £385  Pencil Skirt - JCrew - £72  'Flirt' Sandals - ASOS - £35  Clutch - Zara - £53

Knitted textured stitch crop Jumper - TopShop - £40  Tiger Necklace - Kenzo - £125  Cotton Stretch trousers - Etro at - £270  Ankle Strap sandals - Zara - £33  Clutch - Givenchy - £670

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Our fabulous City this week

Late Night Liverpool, Liverpools one night arts and culture festival took place on friday and the city came alive.  It was also a big night for the city as we celebrated the reopening of the £50 million renovated Library.   Fab times! 
Here are a few shots of what was a brilliant and beautiful night of method and madness and proof that once again our beautiful city sits on the forefront of art and culture. 

The new Library is amazing!

AndyMcKeown - pop art photo - Georges Dock Building
Candlelit Labyrinth - Liverpool Cathedral
The new library
Light Projection at the Oratroy Liverpool Cathedral

Rankin - ALIVE: In the face of Death

John Rankin Waddell, or to you and me Rankin, world renowned English portrait and fashion photographer is hosting an exhibition in the Walker Art Gallery from 17th May - 15th September. 
Synonymous with compelling portraiture, Rankin’s lens is known for his ability to capture, create and unveil icons. Following the establishment of Dazed & Confused magazine with business partner Jefferson Hack in 1992, Rankin took his photography to the wider market, creating landmark editorial and advertising campaigns. His body of work features some of the most celebrated publications, biggest brands and pioneering charities, including Nike, Swatch, Dove, Pantene, Diageo, Women’s Aid, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. He has shot covers for Elle, German Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire and GQ.

ALIVE: In the face of death is the photographers look at death and mortality.  The
collaboration between the Walker Art Gallery and Rankin has been developed by BBC North and BBC Two’s The Culture Show as media partner. 
Part of the exhibition will feature images of everyday people who know they are running out of time. Through a series of powerful photographs Rankin has documented the stories of very special people. Rather than focusing on death, ALIVE: In The Face of Death is also about celebrating life and diversity of character. The exhibition will also feature images of people who have pulled through against all the odds.

Rankin, 46, said: “This is one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever been involved in and looks at life in the face of death. The issue of death is emotive. Part of this exhibition has involved me taking photographs of people with terminal illness which has been quite a challenging process.

“I’ve met some amazing people and I think each portrait brings out the vitality of each subject, their humour and unique qualities.”
National Museums Liverpool Director of Art Galleries Sandra Penketh said: “It is a major coup for the Walker to have an exhibition by one of the world’s most influential photographers. The subject of mortality is challenging and Rankin has tackled it in a very moving way.
“The Walker has a long history of thought-provoking exhibitions. We are very excited to be working with Rankin and the BBC on what will be a deeply emotional exhibition.”

This exhibition forms part of the LOOK/13: Liverpool International Photography Festival which launches on Friday 17 May and will see dozens of photographic exhibitions and events taking place across the city.
This is the second time National Museums Liverpool has worked with Rankin. In 2009 he visited World Museum as part of his Shoot Me, Rankin project which saw him photograph 1,000 people to form a portrait of modern Britain. At World Museum Rankin photographed dozens of Liverpudlians.
More details about the exhibition can be found here:

Photos and info from Liverpool Museums Website

Thursday, 16 May 2013

ooh la la .... fabuleux

The best from last nights gala





Zhang Yuqi

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The Met Ball Review

Oh how we would love to go to the Met Ball! How fabulous would it be, could you imagine all spruced up like a fashion super hero! Well alas this year did not disappoint, the theme was PUNK - Chaos to Couture and many of the attendees ticked that box with a delightful edge! Some however did not ... Yes Katie Holmes we are talking to you ... White ethereal gowns do not make for a good punk not unless they are covered in political graffiti... Dame Viv would not approve ... In fact we wanted her to run out and write all over Holmes with a sharpie! 

There was however a plethora of beauties to feature including the guys... Zachary Pinto DiscoFashionArt salutes you! Oh and a big thanks to SJP who made us realise Carrie is still alive and well! 

Here are our choices for best dressed and some pictures from the night itself! Do you agree or disagree? Let us know! 

Monday, 6 May 2013

Bank Holiday Wish List

MSGM Logo T- Shirt £68
Clover Canyon Endless Summer Skirt £120
Del Toro Prince Albert Bubblegum Pink Velvet Slipper Loafers £220
Valentino Mini Lock with Lacquered Studs £1220
Foundwell Customised Vintage Cartier Watch £8840
(This vintage Cartier watch is one-of-a-kind with its houndstooth-printed silk band, sapphire hands and customized dial featuring hand-crafted graffiti-inspired designs by Travis W. Simon. Adjustable buckle closure. 18K gold, sapphire, silk. Made in Paris, customized by hand in NYC. Part of the exclusive punk range from MODAOPERANDI.COM in honour of the theme of this months Met Ball!)

Mango Distressed Slim Jeans £35
River Island Chunky Buckle Sandal £40
Zara Printed Clutch £51 (Soooo Givenchy!!!)
Zara Stone Stud Necklace £19
River Island Gold Cut Out Cuff £13
River Island Fluro Flower and Crystal Stud Earrings £4.28
Prada Pilot Glasses 2013 Tortoise £160 IAMITALIAN.COM

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

And the winner is....

And the winner is......

Roz Pearce

Congratulations, Hope you have a fabulous day from all here at DiscoFashionArt!

Sunnier times are a comin!

Well the sun is shining in Liverpool and my word doesn't it feel nice! No coat needed, tights have been stored away and we are even starting to get our pins ready to face the world! Love it! Lets just hope it lasts till at least Sunday!

In preparation for the sunnier months, how is this for outfit inspiration. Louise Roe a British television presenter working in the US attended a TopShop party in LA yesterday wearing this fabulous little outfit and we love it here at DiscoFashionArt, the clashing red and blue prints, the tan bag, the colour block shoes... It just works so well so we thought we would share this with you. Oh and PS: we are announcing the winner of the spa break competition tonight so pop back later!