This weekend while shopping for holiday gifts at Harrods, I got good look at their window display sponsored by Swarovski.
Though the name "Crystal Christmas" might bring shining bright icicles to mind, what Swarovski presents is a much darker interpretation- where the shine might just be coming from the edge of a knife.
From glittering gothic showgirls exhibited in a Ziegfeld Follies-esque tiered cake of mirrors,
to beautifully haunting scenes out of a murder-mystery.
Bejeweled birdcage songbirds appear from behind a sheer white veil,
as a python dominatrix rules the wintry forest floor.
These beautiful windows certainly stand out on the Knightsbridge storefront, seem to be themed more "The Nightmare Before..." than Holly-Jolly Christmas. In fact every child passing in front of the windows exclaimed "That woman is dead!" and "Is she killing him?! Why is she killing him!"
So fashion slaves should flock to Swarovski's wintry windows, but those looking for more of a traditional Christmas with a jolly man dressed in all white should stick to the holiday decorations of Harrods' interior.