Lights camera action! The academy awards are this Sunday so the window is to celebrate them. To show support for the Time’s up movement black was worn at the golden globes and Baftas. As this topic is so important and to show our support all of the mannequins were dressed in black, including putting the men in black shirts to show they also support it. As it was the Oscars it was a great opportunity to show off some of the fanciest dresses and to put the men in tails, I particularly loved the sheer parts on the dress and being able to display them out dramatically. This week I added earrings to the mannequins using white blu-tac so that it blended in with the mannequins, which I think completed the look and worked very effectively, especially with the clip on earrings.
A donation of some articulated men for drawing came in a few weeks ago and so we decided to spray them gold and use them as Oscar statues. Some little gold cushions we got in were perfect for stands from them. It wouldn’t be the Oscars without the red carpet, which to give an even more bold look it was made to only be a stripe down the middle, with black either side.
Along the far side of the red carpet, slightly raised, was all of the cameras. Our shop has a wide range of old-fashioned cameras and this was such a perfect way to show all of the different types off. For the background, a plain gold cloth was used, with a small curtain at the front made out of a beautiful silky bedspread that crapped wonderfully.
The whole window had a rather minimalistic yet opulent look, which I felt was very fitting for the Oscars which has a rather art deco feel. Originally I had been a bit scared about this, especially as there was so little height to it, but actually, it worked overall, and really showed off the beautiful dresses.