Wednesday, 23 December 2015

A fashionably festive 30th birthday Part 1...London lights up the night...

Hello lovelies!

A couple of weeks off work finally gives me time to catch up on some posts and tell you all about my birthday trip to London.  As long time readers and friends will know, I am a Christmas Day baby.  That's right, in two days time I hit the big three-oh and having a a Christmas Day birthday makes it notoriously difficult to choose how to mark the occasion.  So this year, I decided a weekend in London with my best girl Natalie would be the perfectly fashionable way to celebrate, and would also be a good way to get us into the festive mood.  I love London at Christmas so I'm going to do a little London series, chatting mostly about the fashion related parts of the trip so as not to drift away from my fashion writing.  So without further ado...this post is all about the photography; Friday night's  lights and festive shop windows!!

Oxford Street has amazing lights every year.  After spending the best part of a couple of hours in Selfridges, it was amazing to come out into darkness and see everything so beautifully lit up.  Nothing makes me more excited than seeing the amazing shop windows, all decked out in their finest Christmas glamour.  And there were some absolutely amazing themes this year!

Selfridges combined fashion with astrology and featured all of the star signs along its famous frontage.  I didn't photograph them all, but here are some of my favourites...

This was Capricorn (my star sign).  I don't really understand what it has to do with a goat, but thought it was pretty nevertheless!

I also loved the perfume themed windows, particularly the floating Flower Bomb!  Selfridges always makes me feel like a kid in an expensive candy store...I want it all!!

Just peeking out of the background-Debenhams had a flashing star theme this year.  Although it didn't photograph brilliantly, the effect of the flashing stars was so impressive when walking up the street or passing on the bus.

Down a little side street (although I don't remember which side street!!) were these beautiful arches.  Stars seemed to be the theme of choice this year for much of London and they were so beautiful and festive.

Bond Street as always, had an element of grandeur with these beautiful peacock feathers suspended above the road.

And Regent Street was pretty in gold!

Carrnaby Street (my favourite this year!) was a swirl of disco lights-all that was missing was the music!

All of this prettiness on the first day made me really excited for the rest of the weekend!  We finished our Friday evening with festive food and rides at Winter Wonderland (and even more pretty lights!).

Like this? Stay tuned for breakfast and festive fun at Burberry, a shoe exhibition and amazing iceskating around the most gorgeous Swarovski tree....

Thanks for reading



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