I’m so excited to say it’s that time of year again. Chelsea is full of flowers and this year there are giraffes every corner too! I feel very privileged to have been asked to create another display for Cosmetics à la Carte, their beautiful boutique on Pavilion Road is now full of African inspired flowers and I thought I would share some more detailed photos with you guys.
My inspiration for the display came from a time where you travelled in style; with a wardrobe trunk and beautiful luggage in tow. Because of the size of the window space I decided to recreate the idea of a dressing room in both windows. The left window features a wardrobe trunk with amazing blue floral lining from Neil at Trunks and Cases; after a bit of up-cycling and a dash of paint, it was given a new lease of life and is now standing proudly in the Cosmetics à la Carte boutique. The other window is the ultimate safari make up table, inclusive of african wildlife guide and Cosmetics à la Carte make up too!
It’s different to last year’s frames but I feel it takes on the understated sophistication and luxuriousness of the Cosmetics à la Carte brand. I’ve spent the last few weeks scouring antique shops and markets for the perfect props to dress the display. I stumbled on the vintage hat box at Kempton Antiques market and if you live near I would definitely recommend you take a trip, even just to take in all the amazing antiques on display. The flowers were such an integral part and I was so pleased my whole seller managed to source some pink pampas grass as it tied in so nicely with the colours of the make up.
I really enjoyed putting this year’s display together and have loved curating the individual props right down to my tiny air plant animals!
The people’s champion award is still up for grabs so if you like the display and would like to vote the link is here. It would mean a great deal to me if you did! We were awarded a silver award by the judging panel last night and are so pleased that they enjoyed our Safari à la Carte too!
Thank you to everyone who’s helped me along the way, I couldn’t have done it without you!
A big thanks to Steve for taking the photos for me and to Jack for his help with the video!