Friday, April 19, 2013

Liberty @ J.Crew

Have you been to J. Crew lately? It is brimming with Liberty florals. Shirts, pants, jackets, shoes, belts...all in bloom! The best thing though, is that right now a lot of it is on Sale. I totally snagged a shirt and jacket and am considering going back for me. I'm seriously tempted by the pink jacket below. 

What else have you been up to this Spring? I've been a bit MIA, as I started a New Job (!) and have been busy with that. I am happy to say that I am working at Indygo Junction, a pattern/fabric design company who happens to be in Kansas City. It's been crazy as we are getting ready to go to quilt market next month, but I'm excited that I still get to work in the fabric/sewing world.

Anyway, back to J. Crew...

Friday, April 12, 2013

Selfridge window displays

I have a very romantic vision of department stores. Marshall Fields & Co., Liberty of London, Harrods, Bloomingdale's, the list goes on. I love the idea of a monument built for shopping. The variety of products, all bought to tempt and delight customers. The detail that went into customer service at the great department stores is amazing. Restaurants, dances, even all girl gun clubs. So, when I saw the trailer for Mr. Selfridge on PBS, I was SO EXCITED.

Selfridges is a great department store. In fact, they have been voted best department store in the world in both 2010 and 2011. Not too shabby. Anyway, when I think of Selfridges the first thing that pops in my mind is window displays. They are known for their innovative and artistic window displays, and I found some that I would like to share...

Women's wear from the 1920's
Delicious cheese from the 1930's

Swingin' 60's window 
David Hicks front and center
Selfridges centennial celebration window
Yayoi Kusama and Louis Vuitton window from Fall 2012
Vivienne Westwood window
See more Selfridge windows at Wallpaper, The Window Display Blog, & smudgetikka