Saturday, September 29, 2007



It's that time of year when us bloggers sit tapping our fingers and browsing style.com, in order to "decode" the spring trends. So far, Seventies Influence, and all things legs (knee socks; both bright or transparent, slouchy city shorts and still, lots of short hemline action) have been catching my eye.



But judging by the success of Luella's collection, it looks like Liberty Prints are about to be promoted and will be cool enough to hang out with "the elites"...


Both Luella Bartley and Chloe Sevigny's (for Opening Ceremony) collections mix liberty print with a pair share of playground geek chic. The collection at Luella, apparently inspired by the (great) indie cult film Ghost World played around with Batman masks and Science Whizz glasses, whereas Chloe Sevigny took us on a nostalgia trip back to her highschool roots and accessorised with ripped tights, Fedoras and high waisted plaid paaants.


Casio Calculator Watches and High Waisters? Thank God, Geek Chic is here to stay.

16 comments:

Cordie said...

great blog!!!

dianabobar said...

thank God I finally know how to call this print:)

ashley heaton said...

i love that luella collection! so cute.
also - i have several new public posts up at the new blog!
http://lilrock_n_roll.livejournal.com

Miss Woo said...

I love Geek Chic. Oh man, I need to dig up those Casio watches now! x

Juliet said...

luella was good, not great but still.

i love the floral print


juliet xxx

Allure said...

I couldn't be more pleased

jadorevogue said...

I loved Luella. Those cute skirts and dresses in beautiful prints. And the Batman t-shirts. Brilliant!

coco said...

When i started reading this i thought of Chloe Sevigny's collection and wondered if you would mention it
I am glad you did, when it comes to fashion you know all
great post!

-S said...

i think a lot of people would agree, as much as i love the luella line, about 90% of the stuff i wouldn't wear. but the black cardigan with the bat symbol i love and would wear.

charlene said...

luella kickedass people..by far my favourite..bartley's just brilliant..and i would wear 90%of the clothes actually!ANYTIME.

Dustcakeboy said...

I do hope Liberty prints will catch, not to an overt extent but just enough to see them on the street once or twice a day. They're so radiatingly joyous and a total pick-me-up. Luella was just amazing as always, fun/flirty/feminine/fashionable.

Such a fantastic blog! I <3 your innovative posting style.

Dustcakeboy.

Bojana said...

What a post!!!

Man.

Love your writing, and ,damn, the visual aspect!! Awesome. It's so funky and quirky and pop, I love it. Well done. aaaah help I just love it too much. Well done. I know I already said it but I'm in awe. I mean this is so pretty and pleasant to look at!! Great job. I don't think any other blogger focuses on the visual aspect of a blog like you.

I say Power Rangers Go and Discothèque Confusion should marry, have a lot of nice blog kids and live happily ever after in the blogosphere

Kat said...

I'm in love with Luella! Okay not really but I love her clothes and I think she is so cool! This collection is so wearable and fun but a little grown up too with those blazers and trousers. She is just totally about making great clothes and none of this pretentious stuff. I love the geek chic and seventies mix, and the liberty prints are wonderful.

In this months Elle UK,maybe you've seen it, Luella has a little diary article which is fun and interesting to read.
x x x

Chelsea Rae said...

I loved Luella's collection, but I am still a little weary of liberty prints. I'm never one to back away for challenge, so I'll try them at least once. And, Batman is so great. He's my fave superhero, way cooler than Superman or Spiderman.

Oh, and this is my first time on Discotheque Confusion, but I think its great. I know how tough school and blogging is, keep it up!

muze1990 said...

I love the collection from Luella! It was great watching it front row, together with you Stevie (:P). And let's not forget Clemence Poesy!

jennine said...

it's nice to see clever uses of liberty prints. although i refuse to call it a trend, because i've been wearing them continuously for years....

they fit in my wardrobe... they just to...