When it comes to store takeovers Harrods has the competition beat, last year they allowed Dior to move onto the fourth floor of its Knightsbridge department store, the year before that it was Chanel, and this month is Pradasphere, dedicated to the diverse passions of Miuccia Prada and her amazing Prada collections.
This week I finally got the chance to head on over to Harrods to check out the fabulous ‘So Dior’ experience, an exhibition honouring Christian Dior through the ages and it is amazing. The pop-up exhibit on the Fourth Floor displays everything from Haute Couture to its impressive fragrances, I particularly loved the Charlize Theron J’adore display, as well as illustrations drawn by Monsieur Dior, a section dedicated to its iconic Lady Dior handbag complete with a giant Lady Dior display and piccies of the late Princess Diana, and of course you can’t have a Dior exhibit without displaying the gorgeous gowns as worn by
Fashion week always brings a lot of collaborations and one of my favourites from London Fashion Week autumn/winter 2012 had to be Bracher Emden for Bora Aksu. Regular readers will already know I am a big fan of Bora Aksu, the incredible detailing, the story telling, and the army of models that always finishes his show it is one of my highlights, this year’s collection was made even better with the addition of the gorgeous Bracher Emden bags. Bracher Emden is well known for creating futuristic-yet-feminine styles and the collaboration features two styles an elegant tote and a gorgeous leather clutch, featuring
I love how much glamour goes into opening Harrods sales, in the past we’ve had Florence Welch and Gemma Arterton, as well as Mischa Barton, Lily Allen and Eva Longoria, for this year’s summer sale the Knightsbridge store had model Lily Donaldson do the honours. Arriving on a horse-drawn carriage, I told you Harrods go all out, Lily who has fronted campaigns for Burberry and Gucci looked stunning in a one-shoulder black and white Lanvin dress adorned with crystal embellishments from the label’s spring/summer 2012 collection, which was of course a sale item, teamed with jewellery by Boodles. This dress is gorgeous, I love the
Today was an early start all about ballgowns and crowns at Harrods and the V&A and it was amazing. First stop was Harrods where they’ve transformed the store into a very patriotic scene to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee, think lots of Union Jack flags, and windows filled with crowns. Everyone from De Beers and Tiffany & Co, to Paul Smith and Prada and even beauty brand’s Shu Uemura and Jo Malone have designed a special crown just for Harrods and they are all on display in the store’s windows. It isn’t the best shot, the traffic is crazy so