Each year Clardiges in London hosts a magnificent Christmas tree in their hotel next to their signature grande staircase. For the past couple years, the hotel director has been hiring a designer to take the spotlight and design as well as decorate the tree. Last year, as mentioned in my previous post, Dolce & Gabbana had the honour of taking charge of the tree. The tree was decorated in a style that was more of an ode to southern Italy. With hand painted baubles and dolls all around, the final tree was nothing short of perfection and as a result of such great feedback, D&G have been invited back to work their magic again this year.
This year, the tree at Clardiges was revealed to the public this past week. Once again, Dolce & Gabbana did not disappoint. The Italian duo brought the woodlands inside adorning the base of the tree with cute furry creatures while the rest is sprinkled with snow and hand painted glass baubles once again. I have to say that the tree is quite iridescent and it even is potentially putting my silver and blue Hello Kitty tinsel tree to shame. Check out the video and pictures below because honestly, they are worth more than any of my words.
I’ve been looking for a new pair of over the knee boots for a while now. I bought a black leather pair from Arnold Churgin a few years ago and have to say that I have worn them almost to their death. They are honestly one of my favourite pairs of boots I’ve ever had- I’ve worn them with everything I own and in all sorts of weather. As a result of adoring a Fall boot far too much and even wearing them (and freezing my toes) in the winter and other months, I have worn them to the point they no longer have that sleek sophisticated look.
Anyway, I’ve been hunting for a new pair and have found exactly what I am looking for. While the pair by Dolce and Gabbana pictured above are far from what I have chosen, I just want to take a moment to celebrate these boots. How insane, and fashion forward (or fashion in your face?) are these! Velvet, leather, silk, studs I’m shocked that these boots are not even more theatrical. A perfect nod to the Italian Renaissance, D&G has nailed it once again. Also, a huge congratulations to them for having the honour of decorating the Christmas tree at Claridges for the second year in a row!