Selfridges Christmas – Journey to the Stars

Christmas in July has been and gone, with Selfridges once again pushing the boundaries when it comes to unusual Christmas campaigns. This year the theme is a mystical, celestial one, with the title being ‘Journey to the Stars’ and the focus being the Christmas star, linking collections to astronomy, astrology and spirituality.

Here's Santa!

Here’s Santa!

This theme led to a truly magical press day, with an abundance of midnight blue and silver when it came to fashion. Handbags from the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Alexandra McQueen and Marc Jacobs all tied in beautifully with the theme, and astrological star sign jewellery from Tatty Devine is sure to be a popular Christmas gift this year.  Other favourites include a stunning clutch from Edie Parker emblazoned with shooting stars, the moon and Saturn – just so lovely and perfect for Christmas party season. There are also specially designed dresses from the likes of Elie Saab and David Koma. These took pride of place on the fashion displays that lit up the Old Selfridges hotel.

Edie Parker Clutch

Edie Parker Clutch

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Love these.

Glitter from DKNY

Glitter from DKNY

Chloe Drew Bag

Chloe Drew Bag

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David Koma dress

David Koma

Tatty Devine astrology necklaces

Tatty Devine astrology necklaces

More Tatty Devine

More Tatty Devine

As well as stunning fashion and jewellery, the beauty was pretty special too. Charlotte Tilbury seemed to delight all my instagram feed with a Magical beauty book, while Alphabet bags are sure to have another sell out on their hands with their star sign beauty bags which will retail at just £15. Ciate calenders are always big news and I love the Mini Mani Month.

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A lovely Cowshed gift

A lovely Cowshed gift

As ever with Selfridges at Christmas, personalisation is a big story.  Everything from perfect Tea Mugs from Treat Republic to personalised tweezers from Tweezerman can be found this year.

Mine says no suger, really, really strong - my perfect brew.

Mine says no suger, really, really strong – my perfect brew.

The final link to the stars is sure to have lots of little (and not so little people excited). To tie in with the opening of the new Star Wars film, Selfridges is launching an instore collaboration with Disney that will bring toys, fashion, jewellery as well as instore experiences (Jedi training anyone???)

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I can’t wait until Christmas!

More images from the Press Event.

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Destination Christmas has arrived at Selfridges

When do you officially start your countdown to Christmas? Is it when you first realise that every advert on TV is for some sort of toy? Is it when you see the giant tins of Quality street have arrived in your local supermarket? Maybe your countdown doesn’t begin until the first Christmas lights switch on, or until you see the John Lewis advert, or maybe you are far more traditional, and start your countdown when you open that first window on your advent calendar.

For me, the Christmas countdown starts when Selfridges open Destination Christmas, opening the curtains on their wonderful festive windows, and introduce the ‘elfridges’ who are there to shop your every yuletide need. This year, the windows are a twist on the traditional fairy tales, and I will popping to London very soon to get a look at close quarters.

Pretty lights in Selfridges Birmingham

Pretty lights in Selfridges Birmingham

I love that Selfridges always has an unusual selection of Christmas decorations that range from the very traditional to the ultra-modern, and from the very beautiful to the cute and funny. The latest collection is full of gorgeous pieces that you can put on your tree this year, and then enjoy for years to come. I like to add a few new decorations to my tree each year, even more so now Joe is old enough to help decorate it, and so I will be making a trip to Selfridges soon so we can both pick a new bauble (I have a feeling Joe will choose the glass truck bauble, or the London Eye Snowglobe). I have my eye on the super cute resin boots which look a lot like the Uggs that come out every time the weather turns cold.

Here are my favourite picks from a really lovely selection.

 KURT ADLER Glass truck bauble 10cm £16.95 click to visit Selfridges

KURT ADLER Glass truck bauble 10cm £16.95 click to visit Selfridges

KREBS GLAS LAUSCHA Unicorn tree decoration £16.95 click to visit Selfridges

KREBS GLAS LAUSCHA Unicorn tree decoration £16.95 click to visit Selfridges

 GISELA GRAHAM Frosted holly berry bunch £1.95 click to visit Selfridges

GISELA GRAHAM Frosted holly berry bunch
£1.95 click to visit Selfridges

COACH HOUSE Pearl encrusted bauble 10cmm £6.95

COACH HOUSE Pearl encrusted bauble 10cmm £5.95

GISELA GRAHAM Bambi plush decoration 28cm £22.95 click to visit Selfridges

GISELA GRAHAM Bambi plush decoration 28cm £22.95 click to visit Selfridges

GISELA GRAHAM Santa It's a Long Story plaque £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

GISELA GRAHAM Santa It’s a Long Story plaque £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

 GISELA GRAHAM Fuschia glitter leaf bauble 8cm     £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

GISELA GRAHAM Fuschia glitter leaf bauble 8cm
£5.95
click to visit Selfridges

 ORNEX I Love Selfridges bauble 8cm £6.95 click to visit Selfridges

ORNEX I Love Selfridges bauble 8cm
£6.95 click to visit Selfridges

 SELFRIDGES Selfridges bauble £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

SELFRIDGES Selfridges bauble
£5.95 click to visit Selfridges

 ELGATE London knitted mini stockings set of three £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

ELGATE London knitted mini stockings set of three
£5.95 click to visit Selfridges

 KURT ADLER Resin boots bauble 7cm £10.05 click to visit Selfridges

KURT ADLER Resin boots bauble 7cm
£10.05 click to visit Selfridges

 VILLEROY & BOCH Mini Christmas ginger house £26.95 click to visit Selfridges

VILLEROY & BOCH Mini Christmas ginger house
£26.9o click to visit Selfridges

 ELGATE Houses of Parliament bauble 11cm     £3.95 click to visit Selfridges

ELGATE Houses of Parliament bauble 11cm
£3.95
click to visit Selfridges

 ELGATE London Eye Christmas collage-base snow globe 4.5cm £5.95 click to visit Selfridges

ELGATE London Eye Christmas collage-base snow globe 4.5cm £5.95
click to visit Selfridges

 KURT ADLER British phone booth decoration  £16.95 click to visit Selfridges

KURT ADLER British phone booth decoration
£16.95 click to visit Selfridges

To view all the Destination Selfridges decorations, click here.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selfridges Destination Christmas – The Emporium arrives in Birmingham

Last Thursday was definitely a red-letter day for lovers of all things Selfridges and all things Christmas. For the first time ever, Selfridges Birmingham opened a dedicated Christmas Emporium. Jam packed to the rafters with all things festive, including the most varieties of crackers I have ever seen under one roof, the Selfridges Destination Christmas Emporium is enough to make Ebenezer Scrooge dispense with the ‘humbug’ and reach for the Yule log – it is just so seasonably fabulous.

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I was invited along to check out the emporium just before it opened to the public, and this meant a real treat. Prosecco and Christmas foodie treats for breakfast was the perfect start to the day, with a special presentation of some of the locally produced Christmas foods that will be stocked in the food hall this season. I was completely enamored with the marzipan vegetables, they tasted divine and would be such a talking point – particularly the perfectly glazed Brussel sprouts. This is the perfect way to get your five a day (ahem!).

DSCN4692The Emporium is also home to a truly beautiful range of baubles, decorations and Christmas trees that range from modern fun to traditional fair. Highlights for me were the snowmen advent candles – a real bargain at less than £10, and the gorgeous range of fairies and tree toppers . I love the fact that everything now comes in an array of colours and is not merely limited to reds, gold and green, even though those colours are there too.

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I loved these!

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My Fave Advent candle

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And then there were crackers! An important part of every Christmas dinner table, Selfridges has an enormous range of crackers that range from make-them-yourself kits, to beautiful ornate and metallic options. There are Twister crackers, which would be enormous fun after a slap-up lunch, Cluedo crackers, and also crackers that would appeal to both the young, and the young at heart.

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Classic!

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One of the ‘Elfridges’ showing off Cluedo Crackers.

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Traditional and beautiful

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You should be able to find everything you need at Selfridges this Christmas, but just in case you don’t, Santa’s little helpers, the ‘Elfridges’ will be on hand to address your every need.

My favourite buys from Destination Christmas

 VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Frilly Snake patent chain clutch £160 click to visit Selfridges

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Frilly Snake patent chain clutch
£160 click to visit Selfridges

 LAUNER High Society patent leather clutch £480 click to visit Selfridges


LAUNER High Society patent leather clutch £480 click to visit Selfridges

 VILLEROY & BOCH My Christmas Tree green gift box ornament £12.95 click to visit Selfridges


VILLEROY & BOCH My Christmas Tree green gift box ornament £12.95 click to visit Selfridges

 CHRISTMAS Crown glass bauble 10cm £6.50 click to visit Selfridges

CHRISTMAS Crown glass bauble 10cm
£6.50 click to visit Selfridges

 ELGATE PRODUCTS LTD London collage bauble 6.5cm £5.50 click to visit Selfridges

ELGATE PRODUCTS LTD London collage bauble 6.5cm £5.50 click to visit Selfridges

 GISELA GRAHAM Calico Reindeer tree decoration 11cm £11.95 click to visit Selfridges


GISELA GRAHAM Calico Reindeer tree decoration 11cm £11.95 click to visit Selfridges

 CHRISTMAS Mini hanging chandelier £10.95 click to visit Selfridges


CHRISTMAS Mini hanging chandelier £10.95 click to visit Selfridges

 GISELA GRAHAM Tree topper fairy 28cm     £21.95 Click to visit Selfridges


GISELA GRAHAM Tree topper fairy 28cm
£21.95
Click to visit Selfridges

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GISELA GRAHAM Santa’s cake shop music dome 10cm

£63.95 click to visit Selfridges

 SELFRIDGES Christmas advent calendar Hover image to zoom ONLY AT SELFRIDGES SELFRIDGES Christmas advent calendar £84 click to visit Selfridges


SELFRIDGES Christmas advent calendar

£84 click to visit Selfridges

 CLARINS Box of six Christmas crackers £39 click to visit Selfridges

CLARINS Box of six Christmas crackers
£39 click to visit Selfridges

 KIEHL'S Holiday lip balm set £19 click to visit Selfridges

KIEHL’S Holiday lip balm set
£19 click to visit Selfridges

 GIORGIO ARMANI Nail Lacquer box £40 click to visit Selfridges

GIORGIO ARMANI Nail Lacquer box
£40 click to visit Selfridges

 CUBIC Set of two Duchess tea towels £15.95


CUBIC Set of two Duchess tea towels £15.95

 I LOVE MEL Cara Delevingne colouring book £8.00 click to visit Selfridges


I LOVE MEL Cara Delevingne colouring book £8.00 click to visit Selfridges

To view the Selfridges Christmas Emporium, click here.