Harrods, Brompton Road, London
Harrods have based their windows on Alice’s adventures in the Wonderland. The windows have black and white stripe backdrops, and almost all the scenes happen around large tables. They feature all kinds of Alice-props from teacups to alarm clocks, flamingos to bunnies, and Cheshire Cats to Mad Hatters. And a Harrods window would not be complete without a grand chandelier. Some of them have really cool coloured lights that keep changing colour. So some of my snaps might not be the way you saw the windows!
Needless to say that I love the oversize tea-cup! All of the windows are very busy with products and props all over the place, a bit of a chaos like some of the storylines in Alice. Just click on the pictures to study them further.
Teacups and cutlery nyloned to look like they’re falling down the rabbit hole? If you’re looking for a cool tea-cup you can definitely find one in Harrods.
Kind of a garden scene with the green colour. Also note the grass on the table and in the chandelier.
I really like this Mad Hatter window. It is to a very small-scale, so the table and the tea party looks really cool.
Another small-scale on with a bunny vinyl cutout on the glass.
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London
The Harvey Nichols Christmas windows this year are absolutely beautiful. They are inspired by the illustrations of Erte and the grand and decorative art movement Rococo. They take you to a girly fantasy land that plays with scale and traditional ideas of function, and is filled with feathers, glitter, butterflies and showgirls.
I wanted to start with this window because it is simply amazing. The silver mannequin figure (reminds me of sci-fi films) is swinging from a giant crystal chandelier. If you look closely; also candles, cutlery, wine glasses, keys are thrown into the chandelier and the table behind it that is made out of mirror pieces. The mirror pieces are also stuck on to the mannequin, as well as lace- like tattoo and gorgeous jewellery.
Another detail of a mannequin in the same window. Beautiful make-up.
A pink mannequin figure inside a giant gold bauble.
Two black mannequins form a giant butterfly surrounded by more butterflies and cute flowers.
A show girl wearing pink feathers, Swarovski crystal snowflakes hanging of a birdcage. Below a detail that has been cut out of the main picture.
A mannequin and products suspended in a bundle of ribbons.
A mannequin sitting on a moon surrounded by glimmering stars.
Two green mannequins function as a spider in a giant spiders web with lace and flowers all over.
Hope you enjoyed the journey. Let me know what you think. And Merry Christmas to everyone!