Peering through a steamed up window of one of the many antique shops along Camden passage – Islington.
If you wardrobe is lacking a bit of bling (mine certainly isn’t… I’m a self confessed jewellery addict) then look no further, Butler and Wilson has all of the crystals you could ever wish for.
DAKS – A truly British love affair began in 1894 at a small tailors on Middlesex St – located just by the famous Spitalfields Market. Specialising in the mass production of tailoring for the first time, fusing the quality of bespoke creations with the fashionability that ready-to-wear had to offer.
DAKS Bond St Christmas Windows
James Purdey & Sons was established in 1814 and has become synonymous with producing outstanding sporting guns, equipment and attire. The quintessentially British brand is located at the heart of Mayfair in the Audley building, which was designed by acclaimed architect William Lambert. The premises is home to the famous Long Room which played a significant part in the D Day landings and was used for battle planning during the war.
The craftsmanship that goes in to every Purdey item is perhaps the brands greatest appeal, with much of the leather work been carried out by artisans in the Cotswolds and the tweeds still sourced from a small mill in Scotland. Purdey & Sons continues to remain true to it’s long standing British heritage.
This years Christmas windows are no exception with the same painstaking attention to detail going into the visual merchandising. The windows set the scene for a traditional sporting pursuit complete with festive snow, a boot stocked full with whiskey and fine leather goods.
Day 17 #AWindowADay Liberty’s golden beauty window.
This year Liberty of London celebrates Christmas through ‘the store that launched a thousand gifts’ campaign. The department store has already gained an unrivalled reputation for hand picking the finest selection of beauty products and has undoubtedly become my go to destination to pick up a beauty treat or two….
Top of my festive wish list this year is the Liberty beauty advent calender, spoil yourself each day on the run up to Christmas or simply enjoy opening it all at once on the 25th!
Stay tuned with #AWindowADay throughout the countdown to Christmas to see more of the Liberty Christmas windows.
#AWindowADay day 16 at Matthew Williamson Bruton St, London.
Welcome to a Matthew Williamson Winter Wonderland – Glistening woodland creatures in dazzling dresses pulling a neon sleigh of glittering shoes and jewelled dreams.
#AWindowADay 13, 14 and 15.
Floris has been a family run British perfumers since 1730 and has a long standing history of luxury scent creation, the original shop is still located on the famous Jermyn St near Piccadilly. The brand has created perfumes for icons such as Florence Nightingale, Winston Churchill and Marilyn Monroe. This Christmas Floris celebrate their history with an intricate window display based on a Victorian fun fair.
This weekend I escaped the hustle and bustle of London to one of my favourite places -Loch Lomond in Scotland.
With the lochs beautiful scenery and breathtaking natural landscapes, window displays are somewhat difficult to come by. Although I was pleasantly surprised by the discovery of a tiny little town called Invereree that had a high street lined with shops selling traditional Scottish treats such as shortbread, tartan and of course whiskey. The old dusty sweet shop was full of my childhood favourites, Cherry Lips and Gob Stoppers.
The festive season is fast approaching and every retailer reinterprets the classic Christmas hamper, I particularly like Harvey Nichols take that includes everything from glittering Jimmy Choo’s to a basket of coffee and sweet treats.
Glamour – #AWindowADay day 12 at the beautiful Georgian fronted flagship Temperley store on Bruton St in Mayfair, London .
Day 11 of #AWindowADay and we return to the world famous Selfridges for my favourite display so far in the Countdown to Christmas – A golden web of dreams.
The Selfridges Fairytale continues with a glittering spider web that has spun some tangled treats this Christmas, filled with golden accessories from luxury brands such as Linda Farrow and Sophie Hulme.
#AWindowADay day 10 Celebrating Monogram with Louis Vuitton and the Cindy Sherman bag, captured at the Bond St flagship store in London.
As part of Louis Vuitton’s Celebrating Monogram campaign visual artist Cindy Sherman re interprets the brands iconic print – drawing inspiration from a patchwork of travel and hotel badges to create the limited edition bag.
Day 9 of #AWindowADay Fashion Cherubs at Dolce & Gabbana Bond Street.
Party season is almost upon us and Dolce & Gabbana has the perfect array of sparkling accessories.