Whilst some other retailers might be feeling the economic downturn, Harrods have created the ultimate luxury experience this Christmas with Spina Designs. Swarovski crystals decorate each icy forest scene from glistening chandeliers to gingerbread men. They are beautiful.
Just so you know: some of the colours may be different in reality as white balance is an artistic decision says my Photoshop book!
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!