Though London is currently enjoying a summer heatwave, in the world of retail Christmas has come early, so here is a sneak peak at what Debenhams has in store this festive season.
Nestled behind Bond Street a wonderland awaited, woman’s wear was all about luxury with faux fur, sequins, and lace in decadent jewel tones, metallics and classic black.
My top picks were, of course, blacks, fringing and high shine metallics – as I like to rock around my Christmas tree.
As with their Autumn/Winter press day it was once again the range of accessories that Debenhams had on display that I was most impressed with. In the shoe department there was plenty of black on offer for a goth like me, with the classic stiletto, blocked heel and even strappy gladiator styles making their way into winter.
If you are more of an ice queen than I there were light metallics and delicate embellishment to add glamour to any outfit.
If you prefer to stand out from the crowd in this period of parties there was also touches of leopard print and pops of vibrant red.
Jewellery also offered up variety with statement sparkly and simple elegance.
Beauty is the final touch on pulling together any outfit and though there plenty of products on offer, high on my list was the Urban Decay Smoky Palate with colours to take you from desk to dance floor.
In the gift department there were items for everyone in you life including pampered princesses, cooks, gardeners, adults who haven’t quite grown up yet, as well as classic hampers and beautiful bouquets.
Winter is not all about going out, with dark nights and cold temperatures having family and friends around can be just as fun as getting your gladrags on, however, hosting means that your house needs to look just as good as you. Debenhams presented three looks to fit in with any interior with ‘Magical Christmas’ and ‘Classic Christmas’ incorporating reds, greens, handmade style ornaments, and nature combining tradition with a quirky twist.
For the more modern and minimalist there was the Scandinavian style ‘ Wonderland Christmas’ in sophisticated silvers and frosty finishes.
As you can see, whatever your preferred type of Christmas or style, Debenhams has it covered.
What do you love best about the festive period, wild parties, a touch of sophistication, or cosy nights in?
* I was invited along to the press evening and provided with a gift bag however all of the above view are honest and my own.