It has been 30 years since the last royal wedding in England, so it is definitely a unique event. Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry tomorrow, and here in London it really shows. There is bunting everywhere from streets to front doors of homes and people dressed in blue, red and white.
The wedding offers a welcome commercial opportunity to shops pushing their home wears, fashions and souvenirs. It is also a celebration of all things British. Most windows featured here will have Union Jack flags in them one way or another.
Liberty of London and the classic Mini.
John Lewis, Oxford Street prepared its customers for the perfect summer party.
Bentalls, Kingston based its windows around typically British themes such as the street party and the summer festival.
Bhs, Oxford Street take this event as a great opportunity to promote their affordable wedding dresses.
A whole lot of bunting at Accesorize.
TopShop and a Union Jack blouse.
Warehouse (top) and River Island both cater for fashion conscious street parties.
Posted in Events, Spring/Summer
Tagged Accessorize, Bentalls, Bhs, Britishness, John Lewis, Liberty, Monsoon, River Island, The Royal Wedding, TopShop, Warehouse
Various stores, Chelsea, London
I am very into props at the moment, and thought I would share some of my favourite props in windows at the moment. I just think props can say so much and create the story, the fiction. Hence the name of the post Prop Fiction. I have also experimented making some of my own props, and if you’re interested check them out at my new blog (I know.. how will I have time for this one too..) at http://www.propfiction.wordpress.com .
Very cute flamingo in Accessorize windows. I do think it has got one or two accessories too many..
Grass skirt in Anthropologie window. They are always worth checking out. The things they come up with are always top class.
Decorated guitar in Harrods’ windows.
Old style bicycle in Traffic People windows.
Old sewing machine, also in Traffic People windows.
Funky plate tables, and a mannequin leg table in Peter Jones windows. The knifes and forks used in the background are effective as well.
Chicken in Ted Baker windows. Made by PLANarama as far as I know.
Silver cowboy boot and a submarine in Thomas Sabo windows.
Flowers made out of wallpaper in Ollie & Nic- windows.