Christmas Window 2018

 

This year, our Christmas window was inspired by the fantastic fashion set designer, Michael Howells, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

He created runway sets for designers Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix, Dior,  & John Galliano, as well as art-directing the Film “Orlando”.

Our window display took inspiration from a runway set he designed for Galliano’s Dior in 2007. The collection was called “Madam Butterfly” and this set design also inspired the decor I made for my Wedding in 2016… except I did everything in black for that.

We collected fallen branches from the woods a few minutes walk from our house. Getting them back to the shop was challenging to say the least. We had to borrow an estate car to transport them, which I then had to spend an hour cleaning and vacuuming out afterwards, as the branches made such a mess… dirt, mud and moss everywhere!

To get them to fit the window space we had to do some cutting down. I then spent a few days painting the branches white.

I constructed large flowers to adorn the branches with paper from the printer and florists wire.

Pop in a few warm white fairy lights… et voila! Window done!

 

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