Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Once Upon A Dream

This Christmas season, Harrod's decided to decorate its store windows with interpretations of the Disney Princesses as envisioned by some of the world's leading designers, and I think they've come up with a big hit. Photographing store windows is always challenging, but here are my attempts to share the beauty of their holiday season.

First up is Tiana whose mint green dress

was designed by Ralph and Russo.

Snow White's gown was the vision of Oscar de la Renta, 

and the Wicked Queen challenged everyone to decide who was the fairest of  them all.

That would be a hard call, since the princesses were amazingly dressed. Mulan, in her gown by Missoni, was especially striking,

and Pocahontas's gown by Roberto Cavelli was truly one of a kind.

Ariel left her mermaid tail behind  and was sporting a stunning gown

by Marchesa.

Escada reinterpreted Jasmine's gown

as she was lifted away on her magic carpet,

and Belle's ballgown was designed by no other than Valentino.

Even the backdrops surrounding each princess were glamorous.

Rapunzel's dress was styled by Jenny Packham, who is a favorite of the princess we all adore these days--Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

My favorite gown of all was designed for Sleeping Beauty by Elie Saab.

Cinderella's exquisite dress and slipper were styled by Versace,

and her coach and horses were ready at a moment's notice to carry her away.

Inside the store, Harrod's opened a 7000 foot square Disney princess pop-up boutique,

complete with a tea room and shopping for your very own little princess.

The shoe salon was a big hit,

where you could choose from two styles of magical slippers.

My choice of slippers was not to be found in the Disney shop but under the glass dome, where

an absolutely exquisite slipper designed by Christian Louboutin was featured.

Wonder if the shoe would fit, if just the right prince came along?


  1. These are absolutely lovely! My girls would love looking at them!

  2. Oh, I wish I could see this in person! I feel it is for the princess in all of us; big and little!

  3. Please please let my Daughter Christi try the slipper on first. lol
    Absolutely amazing post. Imagine seeing this and shopping there. I can't. How lucky you are my dear friend.
    Just could not let Christmas come and go without coming by and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  4. I love this!! I have to go see these windows before they disappear. My first London Christmas was wonderful! Here's to a fantastic New Year!!


  5. I bet you wished that your little princess was with you as you browsed.