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est. 2007
  1. Pretty in Print, Part 1


    It’s print-mania over at Liberty right now, with the heritage department store kicking off a month of festivities to celebrate their iconic print. I managed to nip over at lunch time to take a few photos and to check out the exhibition, Prints Charming. And just look at what they’ve done to their Carnaby Street wall:



    Bedecked in Betsey fabric, Liberty is looking extremely pretty in print. Oh my! Here are some more pics of the window displays:






    But the fabric fun doesn’t stop there, with the lifts and stairwells also getting the Betsey treatment. Upstairs at the exhibition, there’s a whole line-up of one-off and limited-edition items that have been rendered in various Liberty prints, including a chaise longue, wardrobe and Skeppshult bike. There was also an art student's Wendy House installation swathed entirely in panels of Liberty print, which I may just have to move into.

    The latest exciting news is that Liberty is hosting a ‘Fash Mob’ tomorrow evening from 6pm. Turn up in your best Liberty prints for a photo shoot and prizes for the ‘best-dressed’…


    Check back tomorrow for Pretty in Print, part 2, and the latest Liberty print goodies (including the fantastic Artist fabric collaborations).

    • http://www.top5photos.wordpress.com Helena

      I was just there today! Liberty always gets it right. I’ll never forget the first time i went upstairs in there – it was like entering Aladdin’s cave. I was with my brother and we couldn’t stop drooling over coffee tables, ha ha.

    • http://www.hiccupings.blogspot.com Natalie

      Wow, wish I was there to see that! Great post.

    • http://autumnia.com Karen

      I’m loving the print on the outside of the building! It’s very pretty and would surely catch people’s eyes as they walk down the street.
      Will definitely try to stop at Liberty on my next trip to London!

    • http://porcelainblonde1.blogspot.com/ Porcelain Blonde

      Oh my goodness, I wish I could see that wall in person!
      I am absolutely in love with liberty prints right now so thanks for the beautiful pics xxx

    • http://www.spudballoo.com spudballoo

      Gosh the Carnaby St decoration is extraordinary. Haven’t been to Liberty in a long time, must rectify that for sure.

    • http://scents-and-senses.blogspot.com Eliane

      I just came over from Spudbaloo. Love your blog! As a terrible fabric addict this post was perfect for me. Cheers from Ireland Eliane

    • http://www.arosebeyondthethames.blogspot.com Rose

      I literally want to live inside Liberty. I always love everything about them but their campaigns in the last year or so have been fantastic.

    • http://www.charsinthecity.blogspot.com Char

      Great post, love the window displays!

    • http://basilexposition.wordpress.com Fionnuala

      Wow, I’m *there*! Is it mainly just an exhibition, or are they having a sale on prints, or expanding their collection for sale, or the like?

    • http://wifeinthecity.blogspot.com Marie

      Oh I just love Liberty. And their prints… Fabulous! Will have to pop on down for a look.

    • http://www.deliciousindustries.blogspot.com Delicious Industries

      OMG! I need to go to this – I love Liberty prints. They should keep that Carnaby St wall like that it looks fantastic!
      PS. Thanks so much for my gorgeous print it arrived safely yesterday.

    • http://thatlovelyblog.blogspot.com Vanessa

      Wonderful. I wish I was there!

    • http://www.misscavendish.blogspot.com Miss Cavendish

      I am in virtual heaven.

    • http://www.weebirdy.com Top Bird @ Wee Birdy

      Fionnuala, it’s an ‘exhibition’ (as much as a department store can do an exhibition), but they’ve also just released a huge range of Liberty print products, as well as limited-edition pieces and a brand new art fabric collection. xx

    • Vanessa

      Thanks for the pics 🙂
      I’m an artist and am always conjuring up wendy houses in my sketchbook..would love to see this one!
      Thanks again

    • WEM

      Did you go to the flash mob?