Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Can I Just Live in the Looking Glass?


It's time for me yet again, to want to live in these fanasty windows. Oh how fun would that be? Last week the team and I went to see the Christmas window spectacles and visit some showrooms for the summer previews. I'll share our windows and some others also for those who don't get to New York City. It's really  quite a treat. The holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman, a true New York spectacle, continue their renowned tradition of high fantasy, dramatic surprises, extraordinary fashion, and captivating storytelling. The 2012 windows, entitled “BG Follies of 2012,” are inspired by the lavish performances of American popular entertainment of the 1920’s and 30’s– the Jazz Age. The windows evoke the glorious era of Art Deco theater palaces re-creating the sumptuous atmosphere of the Ziegfeld Follies, the verve of Busby Berkeley’s Hollywood musicals, and the bounce of Vaudeville revues. David Hoey, Senior Director of Visual Presentation and his team devote an entire year to the production of the holiday windows. BG Follies of 2012,” which enlists skilled men and women who sew, spray-paint and sculpt for hours. With feathers, sequins and jewels, the attention to detail was truly remarkable: from the mini Ziegfeld Follies showgirls to the Minsky’s Burlesque-inspired mannequin of Sally Rand, wearing fringed Marchesa, no less! I spend too much time soaking in these windows. I guess to the averge eye, there is much missed, but if one really stops and looks, you'd be amazed at the details there is in such these small spaces. Take a gander will ya........

You know I'm loving the white peacocks........


This window was truly amazing as it looked like one was looking down on the scene. But in reality, what your seeing is actually on the wall. Talk about patenices and talent!

17 comments:

  1. Those are fabulous! Such amazing talents.

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  2. These are all just so brilliant Maddie!

    The all girl band.... Where's Jack and Tony when you need them?

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  3. Just saw them this weekend too! Such a gorgeous display that they always put on, and the little moving animal figurines at van cleef on the building corner are just icing on the cake!

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  4. The one thing I miss most of New York-the holiday windows! And no one, no where can touch Berdorf's.

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  5. Oh so fabulous Mistress. This made my day, Thank you!

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  6. Thank you so much. Since we moved from New York to Southern California, the pre-holiday season just doesn't have the same sparkle...

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  7. It's so nice to see this lost art has not gone extinct. What a beautiful post...this is a true tour de force

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  8. wow wow and triple wow....thanks for posting these pictures as I live in so far away, but so love a bit of sparkle, especially beautifully created visually stunning Christmas sparkle.

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  9. It still amazes me that this is what you do for a living! This is true talent.

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  10. Absolutely fabulous! NY is my favorite destination in December, and this is one of the reasons. I haven't made it there for the last few years (and won't this year, sadly) so thank you for sharing them.

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  11. I've been waiting for this post. Gorgeous, Deco and even POODLES!! Have a fantastic week

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  12. so fantastic! Thank you for sharing! Always love a chance to be in NYC for the holidays but since this year I am not, I loved the chance to see their always fabulous windows!

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  13. Fantastic as ever. B&G windows are always so theatrical, every installation is a glittering, elaborate performance behind the glass. The glamourous characters just paused for a moment and be gone in the next.

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  14. So fabulous. Thank you for showing this magic.
    Holiday windows start my spirits for the season

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  15. Maddie, these are always such a treat! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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