Selfridges Destination Christmas

Even in the realms of Christmas in July events, there is always something super special about Selfridges Christmas in July. For fans of the festive season, it is truly destination Christmas.

Held in the industrial confines of the Old Selfridges Hotel, this years event had snow, a giant Polar Bear, a Kate Spade pop up shop and some of the most mouth-watering gorgeous food treats I have ever tasted. There were also William and Kate Christmas cards, dancing pigs from Giffords Circus, a Tatty Devine ‘make your own bracelet’ stand and so much more…

The one thing I always love about Selfridges Christmas events are the range of items that are available for a wide range of prices. These range from the fun of the Cara Delavingne colouring books to exquisite shoes from Charlotte Olympia and Jimmy Choo. Beauty was represented by the ultimate in YSL nail polish  collections, every single shade in one totally amazing gift set, and there were also luxury products from Jo Malone and Kiehls. There was also another new colour from Azature, not quite million dollar nails,  but certainly getting there.

Just feast your eyes on my favourite products from the Ultimate Christmas Event…and get compiling that Christmas list…

Fun at Selfridges Destination Christmas

Loving the Giant Polar Bear at Destination Christmas

My choice of charms for my Tatty Devine bracelet

Dancing Piggies from Giffords Circus

A Mock up of one of Selfridges Christmas Windows, this one showcasing Kenzo.

 

 

B Public Relations Christmas in July

Last week, in the middle of a sweltering July week, I attended a whole host of Christmas press days. It was a weird and yet wonderful experience. The first event I attended was for B Public Relations, who represent a whole host of fabulous beauty and fashion companies, including the very much in the news maternity brand Seraphine (beloved of the Duchess of Cambridge), Truffle Shuffle and my fave of all bathtime products Bodhi.

Choosing the stunning surroundings of the Saville Club (truly whit whoo if you’ve never paid a visit) and treating press and bloggers to a very lovely breakfast that included smoked salmon and pancakes smothered in treacle, this was a really lovely morning. And, it has to be said, a great start to Christmas….

Here are some of the great brands who were displaying their wares at the B PR press event, and some of my fave products that were on display.

Ciate

I love this brand, who treat us to fabulous Christmas treats in the form of Advent calenders each year. This year there are also cute Christmas baubles featuring gorgeous beauty treats.

Ciate Advent calender

Ciate Caviar nails

Bodhi

My lovely friend Elijah Choo has come up trumps with his amazing Christmas gift sets. The packaging just screams luxury and those scents will linger on the skin and in the memory. Top of my Christmas list for sure.

Shelly’s Shoes

I’m so excited to see one of my favourite shoe brands of the 1990s making a bit of a comeback. Although, looking at this collection, I would say this festive offering owes more to the decade of glam rock than Kurt Cobain.

Miss Patina

A brand I was unfamiliar with, but now love. This collection has a real 1940s, Land Girl feel and is full of pretty knits with great collar details, and dresses with a definite vintage inspiration behind them.

Karen 'From frumpy to Funky' loved this dress!

Lydia Rose Bright

My favourite (now ex) Towie star has another hit on her hands with her latest collection, which again has a delicate vintage vibe. I totally fell in love with this beautiful blouse.

Truffle Shuffle

Oh my! Where to start with this kitsch, cute and often hilarious collection. My little Pony and Superman are amongst the stars, and the Christmas designs are just inspired!

Seraphine

This brand has soared into the super league in the last week, as the Duchess of Cambridge chose one of their dresses when she left London to enjoy her first days as a mommy. The new range of stylish maternity wear is just as impressive.

Eric Bompard

Stunning cashmere pieces that look and feel amazing, the Eric Bompard collection was one of my favourites for its classic designs in a range of beautiful colours. Cashmere at its best.