Tag Archives: Jubilee

A Thoroughly British Summer

17 Jun

The Jubilee may be over (sob!) but the Great British High Street shows no signs of abaiting the patriotic feel. There’s untold mileage in a string of bunting!

Here’s a few things of my favourite things I’ve snapped recently.

DANIEL

I don’t know much about this department store in Windsor (is it a chain?) but their Regal display was fit for a Queen!

BELOW: an independant shop in South Kensington, exclusively selling Royal-themed tat in would seem. I imagine they’ve been doing a good trade recently. 

THE WHITE COMPANY

Nailing not only the bunting trend by the white-on-white trend too. So elegant, nice lighting too.

LIBERTY

The Liberty pop-up at Stratford’s Westfield is small but delightful. An excellent place to buy gifts for sophisticated people.

TOPSHOP

Thier current scheme is basically a rip-off of Meadham Kirchhoff’s S/S12 but delightful nonetheless.

…And here’s the best of the rest. I had a backlog of images on my camera of pre-Jubilee windows, so here they are too.

TOPSHOP

Their scheme from last month with plenty of tie-dye and pink wigs. Have a feeling someone might have been listening to Hole when they came up with this.

^I WANT TO BE THIS GIRL!!

BERSHKA

Lace and neon: nailed. Bershka is a serious one to watch for Visuals.

 

ZARA

Smurf alert.

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The Darling Buds of May

31 May

Even if you don’t fancy raising your glass to Queen of England on Tuesday, then you’ll surely be celebrating your 4 day weekend. With that in mind, the stores have got the bunting out in full force. Here’s a selection of windows that have grabbed my eye over the past couple of weeks.

 Jack Wills, ‘Fabulously British’

Rustic wooden floorboards teamed with elaborate foliage propping give these windows a classic stately home feel.

Joules

A bizarrely similar scheme to Jack Wills’, but with fresh, bold pops of colour and a boutique feel.

Ted Baker

A moving arcade game filled with classic ‘British’ items makes this Jubilee themed scheme stand out from the rest.

Penhaligon

I don’t know what this store sells, but I loved their use of cardboard propping. So simple, but classy.

Dorothy Perkins

Simply had to include this bulldog imagery as it made me smile.

Topshop

A scheme with its eye on trend and product rather than all-out kitsch, this window is more girlie tea party than Jubilee but resembles exactly how I intend to spend my weekend: surrounded by bunting and cake!

Enjoy the Jubilee!

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