Monday 9th December, 2013 -
I went down to Knightsbridge last evening to capture the Christmas spirit at Harrods, in all its glory. Sometimes I have to pinch my arm to remind myself how lucky we are to have not one but four world-class department stores right here in London. There are many readers of this blog who do not live in the United Kingdom, and so I felt you may wish to see how Christmas is shaping up in the city. There have been many splendid Christmas window displays by the top retailers but this year, for me, Harrods tops them all. The world famous luxury department store’s truly magnificent displays are influenced by the historic British steam train to create the magical Harrods Express. Each train carriage presents the store’s premium brand products including evening gowns, fine jewellery and the most sought-after toys for Christmas. Walking along the building and staring into each window took me on a journey into another world!
Every year, retailers in the country pull out all the stops to dazzle and amaze shoppers over Christmas using beautiful window displays. Harrods’ Christmas windows, which took a team of 50 people over 500 hours to build, took my breath away. Well done Harrods. Bravo!
Enjoy the video above. If you have a fast internet connection then please watch it in 720p or 1080p mode for the best video quality.
Wednesday 4th December, 2013 -
A few weeks ago, I was informed that DUNE would be launching an exciting collaboration with Liverpudlian menswear designer Christopher Shannon next season. He graduated from Central Saint Martins with a MA in Menswear and studied under Louise Wilson, who taught Alexander McQueen and Giles Deacon. At the DUNE press day I was shown a few pair from the special collection and here are some of my photos for you to see.
It’s a great move by the footwear retailer as it always helps to utilise the creativity of innovative fashion designers. The shoes certainly are a breath of fresh air. I expect these to sell very quickly.
Monday 2nd December, 2013 -
A little over two weeks ago it was right inside INK at Leicester Square where the Motel Rocks annual Christmas party took place. I knew it was going to be good because I attended last year, and it did not disappoint. The party was to celebrate the launch of the brand’s party-wear collection, just in time for Christmas and New Year when parties will be on the minds of many, and the ladies will go on the hunt for some great glamorous frocks. It is certainly the best time of the year, and we should all celebrate the memories of 2013 in order to make way for 2014. I am excited.
There was a lot going on with hair makeovers, hair chalking and the team from The Illustrated Nail was there in body and in soul, offering to glam up the gals with nail art. We picked up our cocktails at the open bar and drank the evening away, having a catch-up with our friends. Kayla Hadlington stuck some Motel Rocks stickers on my cheeks and then all of our friends took photos of each other. So many moments of history captured in pictures.