Category Archives: Spring/Summer

Inside Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters, London

I had a quick browse looking for a rug for myself at Urban Outfitters in High Street Kensington and took these pictures. I like the open layout of the store, and of course there are cactuses!

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Chelsea in Bloom 2013

Chelsea, London

The weather might not be summery yet, but the Chelsea in Bloom in association with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gets you on the mood instantly with shops blossoming with their amazing installations. The shops are invited to compete for the award ‘Best Floral Display’. The theme this year is ‘Decades’ to celebrate 100 years of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The floral displays reflect iconic periods of British design whilst taking inspiration from participating retailers’ archives from the past 100 years.

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ImageBrowns.

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ImageBrunello Cucinelli.

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ImageMoyles Stevens.

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The voting is still on here: http://www.chelseainbloom.co.uk/gallery/

London Windows Support Team GB

Chelsea, London

The Olympic Games here in London are well under way and is the talk of the town, and I would imagine on peoples minds all over the world. The retail world is showing their support to the Team Great Britain with these eye catching windows.

Joseph.

I love the humorous take in these Gieves & Hawkes windows in Sloane Square.

Peter Jones, Sloane Square.

Tommy Hilfiger, Brompton Road.

Ted Bakers windows are always full of humour.

Links of London.

Kiki McDonald.

Harrods’ Jubilee Extravaganza

Harrods, Brompton Road, London

Harrods have gone all out with their Queens’ Diamond Jubilee windows as expected. I know the celebrations have now ended, but I can’t not show you all these lovely displays!

The day at the races. The Queen is a keen participator at horse races and attends The Derby every year, and so do I!

The whole lenght of the Brompton Road has these different crowns in the windows, they really are amazing!

 

The masks are back, the last time I saw them around was at the time of the Royal Wedding last year.

Celebrating The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Various, London

Happy long bank holiday weekend for those living in The UK! For those not in Britain, this post will give you a glimpse of how retailers here in London have joined the country wide celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Here is a selection of windows filled with Queen Elizabeth herself, countless Union Jacks and a major opportunity to push any Britain related products…Guess, Regent Street.

Jack Wills, King’s Road.

L.K. Bennett, King’s Road.

Liberty of London, Great Marlborough Street.

Hackett, Sloane Street.

Irregular Choice, Carnaby Street.

The White Company, Sloane SquarePeter Jones, Sloane Square.

 

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Florals with a twist

Various, London

One of the biggest trends from the catwalk for this season was florals, and it shows in the windows around London. It is a trend that comes back year after year, but somehow this year it seems fresher than ever. Here I have a collection of images that shows just how boldly retailers have approached this trend.

Kate Spade, Sloane Square

Miss Selfridge, Oxford Street.

Zara, Oxford Street. Bright florals are very effective with the use of twinning with mannequins with similar outfits and poses.

Joseph, Fulham Road. I walk past this shop daily and I’m really liking their windows. In this one they’ve managed to put a lot of florals into the same window: full floral outfit, the vinyl on the glass and the background with printed roses. But it works and I can’t wait to see what Joseph do next in these windows!

H&M, Oxford Street

Stella McCartney, Fulham Road

Bershka, Oxford Street

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Nics Resort

Harvey Nichols, London

Swimwear in contrasting brights meets pastel sets and mannequins in these Harvey Nichols’ 2012 resort windows. The painterly effect on the background creates a dreamy mood and I especially like the fluorescent lighting effects. The use of colour is the main talking point for me: purples and yellows create great contrast, whereas the pastels are calming and make the brights stand out.