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“Blink” Retail: Louis Vuitton at Selfridges

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Louis Vuitton in Selfridges

Louis Vuitton in Selfridges

This Selfridges window scheme was designed by Louis Vuitton, featuring their product alongside these stools from Cassina. I’m not sure what it represents but as a symmetry addict I find it very pleasing, and I also like how it frames their lovely twirly lift too.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Y3 launches second London store

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

When I think of Adidas and designer collaborations, the first name that comes to mind is Stella McCartney. I guess that might be the case for most people. After all, the Stella for Adidas collection is really fabulous and highly covetable so I don’t feel to bad about that.

In actual fact, the Stella hook up is the second designer collaboration for Adidas. This year is the tenth anniversary of the Y3 collection, the name of the Adidas collaboration with conceptual and utterly innovative Japanese designer, Yohji Yamamoto. Yamamoto is one of the longest standing and most influential designers out of Japan, alongside Comme des Garcon’s Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake. The Y3 collection is less about functional sportswear and more about a sports inspired take on relaxed fashion, expressed with Yamamoto’s signature sculptural shapes and innovative detailing.

The new Y3 store is a clean and open space on Covent Garden’s Floral Street, subtly reflecting the Adidas three stripe signature through the triple shelving. The use of mirrors helps to show the detailed elements of the footwear collection in 360 degrees. The shoes in the Autumn collection deserve that additional focus as they are quite stunning, from the refined Y3 trainers to incredible platformed designs with amazing furry inserts.

Y3 new Covent Garden store

Y3 new Covent Garden store

Y3 new Covent Garden store interior

Y3 new Covent Garden store interior

Y3 new Covent Garden store interior

Y3 new Covent Garden store interior

Y3, Floral Street

Y3, Floral Street

Y3, Floral Street

Y3, Floral Street

Y3 mens accessories

Y3 mens accessories

Y3 will also be popping up in Selfridges new Denim Studio with a special collaboration from 19th August, so if you’re a fan of this brand then be sure to go and see it.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: New Collection from Tallulah and Hope

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

We’ve been keeping a close eye on Tallulah and Hope since the label launched in 2010. You can read up on the founders and their inspiration behind the collection here.

Well, we are several collections down the line now and T&H has gone from strength to strength, swiftly finding a place in many very stylish women’s wardrobes. They have diversified the range, adding lots of new shapes as well as introducing swimwear, yet most importantly they have retained their original vision and built upon their unique handwriting.
Their newest collection launches on the Tallulah and Hope website on 1st August, but the collection is already available in-store at Selfridges London, Fenwick Bond Street, Boutique 1 Dubai as well as Harvey Nichols Riyadh.

We asked Zoe and Lisa about the inspiration behind this collection and they told us “This season we have taken a graphic approach to recurrent themes in our work – water and light, creating bold, directional stripes that have a strong nautical feel.”.

Classic Long kaftan Skybirds, Tallulah and Hope

Classic Long kaftan Skybirds, Tallulah and Hope

Hero Kaftan Long Shadow, Tallulah and Hope

Hero Kaftan Long Shadow, Tallulah and Hope

Hero Kaftan Splash, Tallulah and Hope

Hero Kaftan Splash, Tallulah and Hope

 

Thalia Short Deck Stripe, Tallulah and Hope

Thalia Short Deck Stripe, Tallulah and Hope

Hero Kaftan Bathing Belle, Tallulah and Hope

Hero Kaftan Bathing Belle, Tallulah and Hope

Now I want to be back on holiday!

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Inspiration: Customised

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Highlighted by the fabulous, denim focused windows in Selfridges right now (celebrating their relaunched, restyled and brilliantly refreshed denim department. Want Primark denim without the overcrowded, panic-fest that is the Primark store? Selfridges have added it to their Denim Studio!) it seems we are all into a bit of customization. I think this is very well timed as fashion harks back to the 80′s when we were all madly patching, bleaching, tie dying and slashing our clothes.

Here are some high street highlights of retailers embracing this look on our behalf, and very kindly taking all the hard work on themselves, featuring some of the great, customized looks from Selfridges.

Selfridges celebrates the new 'Denim Studio'

Selfridges celebrates the new 'Denim Studio'

Selfridges celebrates the new 'Denim Studio'

Selfridges celebrates the new 'Denim Studio'

Selfridges celebrates the new 'Denim Studio'

Selfridges celebrates the new 'Denim Studio'

Browns Focus

Browns Focus

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

Forever 21

Forever 21

For more inspiration, do click here and be inspired!

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Inspiration: Three Dimensional

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Thanks goodness these don’t require those dodgy cinema specs to appreciate their 3D beauty. Fashion has embraced texture for Summer 2013. This is about grand scale, brave and beautiful detailing that borders on the sculptural. This is a modern approach to femeninity, celebrating strength and boldness. These looks are like saying “Yeah, I’m a lady, and what of it?” whilst planting your hands firmly on your hips.

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

Alberta Ferretti

Alberta Ferretti

Dries van Noten

Dries van Noten

Selfridges

Selfridges

Selfridges

Selfridges

 

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Sofia Bahlner

Sofia Bahlner

Sofia Bahlner

Sofia Bahlner

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Sssshhhhhh at Selfridges

Monday, January 21st, 2013

I absolutely LOVE this campaign from Selfridges. This gorgeous and genius store is offering you an escape from the crazy, high volume, constant stream of information and over stimulation that we experience every waking moment. From the ‘Quiet Shop’ and ‘headspace pods‘ to brilliantly ‘silenced’ product, Selfridges embraces ‘No Noise’.

I particularly like the non branded products created exclusively for this campaign, including such iconic everyday items as Heinz ketchup and baked beans, as well as the store’s shopping bag and right through to ultra-desirable product like unbranded creme de la mer and an exclusive collection from Acne. Very clever stuff, but in a very quiet way. We like that you make us stop and think, and then subtly encouraged us to stop stopping and start shopping…

Selfridges 'No Noise' campaign, January '13

Selfridges 'No Noise' campaign, January '13

Acne as part of Selfridges 'No Noise' campaign, January '13

Acne as part of Selfridges 'No Noise' campaign, January '13

Selfridges 'No Noise' campaign, January '13

Selfridges 'No Noise' campaign, January '13

Selfridges 'No Noise' campaign, January '13

Selfridges 'No Noise' campaign, January '13

Selfridges 'No Noise' campaign, January '13

Selfridges 'No Noise' campaign, January '13

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Inspiration: Shine On!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

It’s to be expected as the party season approaches, but actually we’ve been seeing some stunning metallic looks right through this Autumn Winter. The most recent rash of silvers and gold pieces are looking fabulous for statement daywear, accessories and wonderfully dramatic eveningwear. High shine, gorgeously glossy and a really fresh way to add seasonal sparkle without falling back on the classic sequin (although there are plenty of those to be had too!).

Burberry

Burberry

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols

Browns

Browns

Miss Sixty

Miss Sixty

Mango

Mango

River Island

River Island

Selfridges

Selfridges

Browns Focus

Browns Focus

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Ding Dong, Selfridges!

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Selfridges know how to put on a good show, and this Christmas it’s a show of their Christmas campanology skills. The tall atrium space has been filled with a series of huge, glossy bells that move up and down while ringing out festive chimes. It is really lovely and very atmospheric. Not too schmaltzy, but striking the perfect note (urgh) between sweet and chic.

Selfridges Christmas bells

Selfridges Christmas bells

Selfridges Christmas bells

Selfridges Christmas bells

We love this video showing how the Christmas windows came together too.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Selfridges gets Acne

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Selfridges have been slowly but surely overhauling their fashion floors, and the transformation is almost done. Before the changes, Selfridges was already a fabulous fashion destination- but now it’s a superior style shopping hot spot!

When I popped in yesterday I was delighted to spy some more changes on the 3rd floor. Acne now have a gorgeous dedicated space. It’s a plush, yet minimalist spot. There’s not a huge amount of product, but that in fact makes it feel even more appealing and innovative. It feels like a gallery space rather than the, perhaps more normal ‘sales per square foot’ driven experience. I guess that also reflects the fact that, although Acne is not ultra high end, the price level and handwriting is still pretty aspirational. Beautiful.

Acne's new space in Selfridges

Acne's new space in Selfridges

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Retail: Moschino is the Cat’s Whiskers!

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

There are some great Christmas windows out there right now. Topping our favourites list is Liberty‘s steam train themed scheme and the sparkle-tastic Selfridges windows. We do love a bauble, but I must admit that my absolute favourite current fashion windows are not terribly Christmassy at all. We spotted this genius display in the Moschino windows yesterday. Okay, I could very well be totally swayed by this window because it features a huge cat, but I do truly think it’s the whole wonderful Tim Walker-esque fantasy approach that is perfect for this quirky and creative brand, and so utterly charming.

Madame, you’re interested as dressing as a sunshine yellow budgerigar? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Moschino, Conduit Street

Moschino, Conduit Street

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Enjoy! Lucy