Tag Archives: Oasis

In Transition

28 Sep

The leaves have started falling, the mornings are dark. I’m still gripping onto the last moments of summer with the senseless optimism of wearing sandals every day, but I know there will come a day within the next fortnight that the desire to wear a coat and a pair of boots will overrule. The shops are ready. Oxford Street is already a vision of cosiness and autumnal sophistication.

TOPSHOP

Coats have never been cooler.

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TOPMAN

A glimpse into the home of the Topman guy

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H&M

Intergalactic cool

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OASIS

A good yarn…

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ZARA

Painted ladies

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Welcome to the Jungle

15 Feb

Check out this playful scheme at the flagship Oasis store on London’s Argyll Street.

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Evoking these images: Fragonard’s ‘the Swing’ and Henri Rousseau’s dreamy surreal rainforest scenes.

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Window Round-Up

28 Apr

WAREHOUSE – There’s a sophisticated simplicity to this ‘Day Out’ concept.

OASIS – How fun is this scheme? ‘The Printcess and the Pea’, is a real stop and look window. I wish they had maybe used some prints that were more on-trend (baroque or geometric) to prevent it from drifiting into twee territory.

TOPMAN 

TOPSHOP – there’s a lot of jungle action going on on the high street right now and Topshop is no exception. Particularly love the butterflies above the trees.

ZARA

 ZARA Oxford Street East – HOW FAB IS THIS ANDY WARHOL INSPIRED WINDOW?! LOVE IT!!

Refreshing

12 Feb

I always tell myself: stick to dark colours. Any brief explorations I have with wearing colour normally ends abruptly when I see a photo of myself afterwards and have a ‘What was I thinking?’ moment whilst hauling the offending items down to the charity shop.  Well, much to my surprise, this pastel trend that’s happening at the moment has coaxed me out of the goth cupboard for just long enough to plot a few purchases.

Elephant earrings from Miss Selfridge, Peter Pan collar dress from ASOS, Cardigan from Oasis, Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop tee (not yet available), Barry M Nail Paints in Blue Moon, Peach Melba, Strawberry Ice Cream and Berry Ice Cream, Sequined eyelashes by Shimmer Twins at ASOS, Scallop-edged top at River Island, Lace skirt also River Island

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

28 Nov

Some of my fave festive window schemes from the high street this year:

Above: Zara Oxford St West puts on 3 different shows, from puppets to demonic horns to sparkly chic

Above: Zara Oxford Circus puts on a gothic & beautiful still-life piece of theatre, like a mysterious scene from Hansel & Gretal.

Above: John Lewis creates minimal elegance with a Scandinavian feel, even down to the detail of the pricing signs being framed in wood and nailed onto a tree.

Above: Topshop Oxford Circus goes for a simple White Christmas, with the real drama being in the styling.

Above: H&M also goes for a White Christmas. I’m hoping this scheme will develop over the coming weeks.

Above: Not especially festive but I just love Oasis on Argyll Street. The styling’s great, the mannequins are beautiful, the scheme is striking. Can’t wait to see what they do next!