December 1st, 2013


My sister sent me this pic of Selfridges’ holiday window display. She said the Charlotte Olympia slipper is “the size of a canoe” and has mechanical ears– very cool. As today is December 1rst, I pulled out the Advent calendar we bought at The Tower of London and I’m getting into the Christmas spirit. Bring it on!


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Small Sidonie top-handle tote bag


Belted leather-trimmed twill jacket


Shelly stretch-cotton poplin tank


Flat-front skinny pants


Atrita metallic leather sandals


Lorna crewneck long-sleeve midi dress


The Rockstud Spike medium appliquéd leather shoulder bag


Paneled cotton and silk-blend midi dress


Bow-trimmed satin slingback pumps


Ribbon-tie silk blouse


Slim-leg wool-blend trousers


Woven trench coat

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  • Good afternoon,
    That’s very creative. If I’m not mistaken I seem to recall a pair of shoes not dissimilar to this ( black) being considered for evening wear….clearly they had impact on someone!!

    RuthDecember 1st, 2013  10:29 AM

  • Love your blog, and Mr. Selfridge would love this window display! But, maybe a post re-title is in order as Advent season is an expectant time of Nativity and religious preparation, not best illustrated by the commercial shopping season.

    SamanthaDecember 1st, 2013  11:59 AM

  • The shoe is indeed the size of a canoe.
    The Selfridges Christmas windows are really good this year- each window has an outsize desirable gift: The Charlotte Olympia Shoe, a massive pair of headphones, a huge YSL handbag, a giant Fornasetti candle- and apparently if you stand infront of that window they pipe the candle scent out into the street.

    I haven’t seen the “Fashion designed” Christmas tree in Claridge’s hotel yet, (this year by Dolce & Gabbana) but I’ve been told it’s not as breathtaking as they have been in past years.

    BeccaDecember 1st, 2013  12:42 PM

  • Oh how this brings back memories of when my Mother, a buyer for designer clothes at a large department store, would take me into the city to see her stores’ windows, decorated to the hilt for Christmas!! It was inevitable that I would grow up to adore fine clothing, and chic dressing…that’s why I am glad I found you, Preston! Mother would love your blog! Even through her years with Alzheimer’s , she would insist on dressing up each day. I miss her so!

    SheriDecember 1st, 2013  12:47 PM

  • Very fun to see. Thanks for sharing!

    PaulaDecember 1st, 2013  2:00 PM

  • Now I like those shoes even more. Do the actual shoes come in silver too? Cool!

    AprilDecember 1st, 2013  5:52 PM


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