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Printemps x Prada Christmas windows

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Gwyneth Paltrow, in all her goopyness and stuff.

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Wearing: Coat – Anywho.dk x Brics. Cashmere sweater – Boden. Skirt – Zara. Shoes – Kurt Geiger ‘Stage’. Bag – Couronne. Outfit snaps thanks to Alice & Sabrina.

There’s a day in November when an email drops in my inbox that kick-starts the holiday season, attached, a return ticket to Paris and a promise of good, warm fun inside The Printemps department store. That email is my green light to start thinking about gifts and to dig out decorations from under the staircase, ensued of course by a chicken dance at the prospect of going back to Paris. I know I’ve bashed Paris a little in the past couple of months, but she is still my lover and I love me some glitter. Even better than saucy French maid costumes methinks. This is my third year (year 1, year 2) seeing the curtains come down for their Christmas windows and I have a feeling it’s become a bit of a tradition, and every year I go back after dinner to oogle at the animated windows with a similar fascination as when watching Ryan Gosling GIFs online. Occasionally I’d drool at a particularly glittery bauble, but not as much as when I do for special GIFs involving six packs. This year, Prada decked the chessboard halls with updated classics and limited edition satin pumps, and in the windows, let loose Pradabears to mingle, which I’m sure will stop a lot of children in front of the windows this season, if ye know what I mean*.

Thank you Ykone Printemps for having me!

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  1. Danielle

    Such beautiful photos..

  2. pretty pics…. how cute is the bear!!! adorable!

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  3. oh so awesome!

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  4. Mmmmm such lovely Christmas display! The colors looks amazing and everything seems so glamorous – I am jealous!

    PS. goopyness? you are silly.

  5. Beautiful beautiful photos! I can’t wait to see the christmas lights of London at the end of december. And I’ll make sure to visit a Kurt Geiger store:) I just love your ankle boots but couldn’t dare to order online since I’m not sure about their sizes, but they seem gorgeous on you.
    X
    Betül

  6. Beautiful photos!

  7. Wow…I think I want everything from these pictures!!
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  8. Love how the images came out Shini! Absolutely beautiful. I was just there last weekend and saw it for myself. So much pretty things to look at (and photograph).

    xx Carin

  9. Duck

    Reading this, all I can think about is WHERE on Earth can I find discounted Ryan Gosling DVDs.

  10. this is a perfect yuletide season post. makes me really happy by seeing the photos!

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  12. awesome shots! love the atmosphere :)

    xx tiphaine
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  13. Wow, those window displays are gorgeous! I would love to visit Paris around Christmastime someday.

  14. That’s so great, lucky you! The photos are beautiful!

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  15. I truly envy you! What a beautiful place!

  16. Time flies… It doesn’t feel like the end of november yet haha!
    Gorgeous photos and love the bokeh ^^

  17. Beautiful shots!

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  18. looks wonderful! x

  19. How many times can I like this!? I started reading your blog last year because of your beautiful Printemps Holiday photos. So happy we are nearing the festive season yet again. Thanks for sharing!

  20. beautiful capture!

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  21. Manja

    Dear Shini, I think I have never left a comment before on here – but I just must say: Your blog is my very favorite of all personal lifestyle/fashion/photography blogs that I am reading. Your photos are so stunning and inspire me to take more pictures of my personal life (even though it, unfortunately, doesn’t involve too many Paris trips. I wouldn’t mind though) and to become better at photography in general. Plus, I love reading your stories. I must admit, I tend to mostly just look at the pictures of other blogs and skip the written part (don’t hit me!) but I love your texts. The way you tell stories and your sarcastic remarks are just plain awesome. Just saying. Don’t ever stop, because you are incredibly inspiring in so many ways. Cheers.

  22. Photos came out so beautiful and festive =)

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  23. I am a total mush for the holiday season AND for Prada, so putting me together with those glittery pictures, that look like jewelboxes all lit up, and then tossing in those bears…? KABOOM! I think my heart just exploded with love.

  24. I LOVE BEARS!

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    BBBBBEEEEEEAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSS!

  25. wow it looks amazing!

    Hayley xx
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  26. Those satin pumps are to die for. I wish I got a ticket to Paris every November, jealous!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  27. OMG! PRADA!!!! Nothing makes me squeal more when i see their shop sign!

  28. Stephanie

    These photos are magical! Makes me want to go holiday shopping!

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.com

  29. Oh my I adore the little bags next to the bear! How amazing, and beautiful shot of the beautiful gwyneth paltrow :)

  30. Your pictures are pieces of arts, and you always manage to look so beautiful and trendy it hurts! I love your style.
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  31. […]   I met up with Shini a couple of weeks ago when she was in town for the reveal of the Printemp’s Christmas windows and ever since she told me about it I’ve been dying to see her photos. Now they’re […]

  32. Nothing short of extravagant! Too bad I won’t be in Paris to see the displays this year :(
    -Yasmine xx

  33. Such a wonderful spectacle! Simply divine.

  34. oh this post is so magical and beautiful! I am going to paris in a few days, can’t wait to see this magic with my own eyes :)

    xx, Sabinna
    Broken Cookies

  35. Those shoes are just to die for! And everything is picturesque. Lovely, as always. x

  36. Amazing photos! You are wonderful :)

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous photos, Shini. How wonderful you and Carin got to catch up. She’s a sweetheart!

  38. Jee

    So amazing! Before Christmas season has always been very stressful (end of year, project deadlines etc) but this year, I am glad to read your post. Looking at those satin pumps and checkboard hall, I am looking forward to the holiday break which I will spend in Paris. Merci!

  39. What a sensory explosion! Macrons in all colors, lighting, Prada accessories…it’s like Disneyland for fashionistas!

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  40. Haha … love the Prada Bear … (is it really their mascot ???)> Ok … I admit shopping in Paris must be an experience … Melbourne can’t compete here (at least at window shopping but we still have the better weather … ).

  41. I love your photos so much!! Everything is stunning :)