Here Comes Santa Claus

Christmas windows for my boutique are always a little challenging for me, as I am not crazy about putting packages all wrapped up with gold or silver ribbon or bright red boxes crying out it is time to buy Christmas presents. Over the years, I have tried different approaches since I do have so many beautiful items for gifts. It does seem a shame not to give Crimson a festive attitude. This year I was in the mood to dress up my mannequins like modern day princesses. Oh my goodness, you are saying........whatever does she mean. As I love mixing dressy with casual, I decided to show how one can wear a simple cashmere crew neck or a grosgrain trimmed cardigan with a pretty "ballerina girl" skirt. I just went to my local fabric store and bought what was needed to create the skirts. Five meters of red tutu netting and five meters of black tutu netting. Add needed amount of matching satin ribbon for the belt and we are off to a party. I pinned the meters of fabric directly on my mannequins, but with the finished product pleasing so many of my clients, I decided to engage my couturier to make us a few of these skirts for the boutique. Guess what? We now have a waiting list of ladies wanting theirs for the holiday parties. Hopefully Mira, my seamstress will work into the wee hours of the morning to finish on time. It has been so much fun discussing lengths and shoes with the clients. Some want short to wear with high heels, some want long to wear with ballet shoes and obviously there are those who will do the opposite. Personally, I am having mine in black, just below the knee to wear with my new fur lined black motorcycle boots from Jimmy Choo. My cashmere will be a slim fitting black turtle neck. Girls just want to have fun.............

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, Linda

4 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

Ca fait rêver. Je vous souhaite un noël de princesse mais vous avez déjà la jupe et que le père noêl mette beaucoup de cadeaux dans les jimmy choo boots et autres pirates. Il le fera c'est sûr. Mais surtout je vous souhaite des fêtes avec joie et lumière et des étoiles plein la tête.
Merry Chritmas
Mme B

Judy a dit…

Just love those tutu fashion stories. I can just imagine them at a party in Paris. So much fun. What a job you did this year on your windows. Soooo pretty, fresh and fun.

Thi a dit…

Woow ! I love this blog because there is a mix of passion, job, fashion and family. I have discovered this blog thanks to your daughter India and have no regrets to clik on the link she gave to us !
Actually I'm not living in Paris but I was thinking, when I'm going there I want absolutely go to Crimson !! I don't know when, but I really hope to meet you one day and buy this amazing poncho !
Voilà, j'avais envie de vous écrire en anglais, bien qu'il y ait des fautes je suis contente de l'avoir fait !
Vous semblez être une femme pleine de courage, de bonheur, et je vous souhaite de poursuivre dans cette voie ! Bon réveillon à vous ainsi qu'à toute votre famille !


KatyE. a dit…

Hi there! Loving your blog! I just love ballerina skirts with a cashmere sweater and even with a crisp white shirt underneath! What a great idea to make the skirts and sell them! Your store looks wonderful and the next time I´m in Paris, it´ll be high on my list to visit!