Tag Archive: Christmas Windows

Dec 06 2013

Christmas Windows: Selfridges’ Oversized Winter Wonderland

13 Selfridges Christmas 27 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag

I am a bit of a Christmas nut, I love putting the Michael Buble album on repeat, eating copious amounts of mince pies, wrapping up warm with a hot chocolate watching festive movies, and each year I love checking out the Christmas decorations and window displays. If you follow me on Instagram you will have already seen a giant snowglobe in the middle of Piccadilly, a huge reindeer in Covent Garden, as well as sparkly displays in Leeds, and a rocking robin on Carnaby Street. Well yesterday, in between meetings and events, I decided to wander past Selfridges on Oxford Street to see their fashionable take on the festive season, which is all a bit like ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ with its oversized gifts and tiny people and animals.

The windows are amazing and probably the department store’s best to-date, I love the oversized concept – from the giant Charlotte Olympia kitty shoe with twitching ears to an larger-than-life YSL clutch, a fantasy sized Play-Doh and the largest pair of Dr Dre Beat headphones you will ever see. Plus there is a special window for my favourite doll, Barbie.

These windows are certainly a sight to see, my pictures don’t really show off the wonder at looking at them in person. What I loved about seeing the windows up close was that I wasn’t alone, yesterday I took in the creative displays with an elderly couple, they were super sweet and they were telling me that each year they take in all the windows as a festive treat – so cute!!!

As well as loving all the oversized gifts, what captured my attention the most were all the little details, and when I say little I mean the little Santa’s dancing, playing instruments and directing airplanes, the penguins playing, the skaters on the Grey Goose drink, and the elves dancing – seriously adorable. Oh and who couldn’t love the snowy landscapes.

Have you been to check out Selfridges’ Christmas windows yet and visiting the emporium on the fourth floor?

**Want to see more of Selfridges’ windows? Well head on over to my Facebook page where I have added all the snaps I took**

13 Selfridges Christmas 11 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 15 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 2013 Selfridges Christmas 3 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 29 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 34 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 25 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 33 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 2013 Selfridges Christmas 9 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 24 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 18 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 16 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 30 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 2013 Selfridges Christmas 1 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 2013 Selfridges Christmas 6 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 31 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 2013 Selfridges Christmas 2 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 10 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 35 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 13 Selfridges Christmas 37 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag 2013 Selfridges Christmas 8 Christmas Windows: Selfridges Oversized Winter Wonderland %tag

[Pics: taken by me, Fashionista Barbie with my Nokia Lumia 1020]

Dec 02 2012

Christmas Windows: A Trip Down London’s Bond Street

Cartier christmas Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tag

I love Christmas and one of my favourite activities is to wander around London and check out all the amazing window displays. I love how retailers always step up their creativity and this year is no exception. I will be bringing you the wonders of the department stores such as SelfridgesLiberty London and Harrods, but first I wanted to take you on a trip down London’s Bond Street and bring you my favourite festive displays from the likes of Mulberry, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany’s, and Cartier who have literally wrapped up their store.

Tiffany & Co:

Tiffany Christmas door Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tagOne of the most enchanting windows has to be from Tiffany’s, the master of romance have produced doll-sized windows celebrating the magic of the season, centred around ‘My True Love Gave To Me’. Basically this is a look inside the perfect Tiffany & Co town house - starting with the Tiffany blue door to the striking chandelier, and the grand entrance. I think Barbie would definitely approve!!!

Tiffany Christmas 2 Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tagTiffany Christmas 4 Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tag

Ralph Lauren:Ralph lauren 2 Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tag

Next up is a white Christmas courtesy of Ralph Lauren, who have dressed their windows in a dramatic winter wonderland full of glamour – and while taking the pictures I was even treated to a choir singing Christmas carols – very festive.

Ralph lauren 3 Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tagRalph lauren 4 Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tagRalph lauren 5 Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tag

Mulberry:

Mulberry christmas 1 Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tag

Mulberry has gone all gold, scattering its windows with oversized padlocks, keys and Christmas cards to place inside the Mulberry postbox.

Mulberry christmas Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tagMulberry christmas 2 Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tag

Fenwicks: 

Fenwicks Christmas Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tag

One of the highlights of my Bond Street wander had to be the Fenwick windows, which were dark, sparkly and very different – I loved the Gothic edge and how the clothes and accessories reflected in the wall covered baubles.

Fenwicks Christmas 5 Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tag

Do you love taking in Christmas windows while shopping? Let me know if you have seen any special as I love hunting down creative displays. For more pictures head on over to my Facebook page where I have added more of my trip down London’s Bond Street.

[Pics: Fashionista Barbie - taken on my HTC One X]
pixel Christmas Windows: A Trip Down Londons Bond Street %tag