We invited illustrator Camille Rousseau to decorate our Great Marlborough Street windows.
In celebration of our revamped and re-decorated haberdashery department on the 3rd floor, we invited illustrator Camille Rousseau (who has collaborated with Liberty on the decor) to come and decorate one of the windows of the Great Marlborough Street storefront live. We caught up with Camille to find out her thinking behind the design, and how it felt to be a living window display for a day. . .
What was the best partof working for Liberty?
Visiting the building, and diving into the history of the most incredible and inspirational example of heritage British culture.
What inspiration did you take from the haberdashery theme?
I was thrilled by the theme because it encapsulates both the functional and the aesthetic aspects of fashion, the basic technical drawing mixed with tools and the structure of an old industrial environment. I was interested in the discipline and the tools around it. I guess there is an aspect of freedom in floral pattern mixed with structural architectural lines, the old technical drawings mixed with nature.
What were your initial thoughts about the project?
I originally wanted to use the building like a kaleidoscope. The building structure would be a the lens that would generate a mirror effect, mixing floral pattern with architecture, the drawings on the glass window acting as the lens. . .
What was it like illustrating a window space live?
Illustrating on windows is just an other aspect of a childhood dream. It was like diving into the most inspirational landscape in one of London’s iconic architectural structures. People walking by were exited just by seeing anything moving inside a window display!
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We drop into the Get Stoned event in the Liberty jewellery hall: four days of new collection launches, personal appearances & exclusives.
For the last two days, the stars of the Liberty jewellery hall have been in-store launching exclusive pieces and discussing their collections. Anna Sheffield was on hand with bridal consultations, while Alex Monroe launched his exclusive Eyes of the Stars collection and Melissa Joy Manning met customers at her jewellery counter.
If you haven’t dropped in yet, make sure you visit before 6pm Sunday to meet Anna Sheffield, enter the Astley Clarke prize draw and get a first look at exclusive and limited edition collections from Kojis, Dinny Hall and Alex Monroe.
Liberty Loyalty customers will get triple points* on any jewellery purchases made during the event, and a hand engraver will be in residence to give your jewellery a personal touch.
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Indulge your sweet tooth with these show-stopping brownies.
Make spring that little bit sweeter with these indulgent brownies by Café Liberty. Super-easy to make, this simple tray bake produces showstopping results every time, with mini marshmallows providing a light, fluffy twist.
Makes ten portions
425g salted butter
170g cocoa powder
170g ground almonds
75g mini marshmallows
For the topping:
300ml double cream
50g icing sugar
pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and roast the hazelnuts on a tray for 8 minutes. Leave to cool, then peel and use a cloth to crush them together a little.
Turn down the oven to 150 degrees.
While the nuts are roasting, whip the cream together with the sugar until it forms soft peaks and place in the fridge – you will need it later.
Melt the butter, ading the cocoa powder as soon as it is melted.
Whisk the eggs in a bowl, then add the sugar and ground almonds. Add the melted butter and cocoa and mix all together.
Stir in the crushed hazlenuts and 3/4 of the marshmallows.
Line a tray with baking paper and pour in the mixture, sprinkling the remainder of the marshmallows on top.
Bake for 45 minutes at 150 degrees.
Leave to cool, then cut into squares.
Sprinkle icing sugar to decorate and serve with whipped cream.
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Get an exclusive peek at our in-store launch of the Lean Dean by Nudie Jeans.
Last night, shoppers were treated to an ice-cold beer in our menswear department as they tried the brand new Lean Dean out for size in a new, Scandi-style space. Every purchase granted access to an exclusive after-party to celebrate all things denim. If you didn’t make it down, Lean Dean is availabe online and in-store now.
The Lean Dean joins the slim division of Nudie’s Family of Fits; the 11th jean to join the range is straight from the top, all the way to the bottom with a narrow leg opening.
The launch of the Lean Dean coincides with the Nudie Jeans refreshed Liberty shop-in-shop fit, which projects a Scandinavian feel. Raw materials such as leather, metal and wood have been used and like a pair of dry Nudie Jeans it will age organically through wear and tear, creating a unique history.
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Celebrate Nike Air Max Day 26.3.15 with Liberty
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