Thursday, 22 April 2010

Aspire Style - A Midsummer Night's Dream

As you may or may not know, good old William 'The Bard' Shakespeare, was (probably) born on the 23rd of April 1564, so in Stratford upon Avon we like to mark this event annually by putting on the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations.  This forthcoming weekend, Stratford will be paying homage to the great play-write with:

"a packed programme of special celebratory activities - great days out at Shakespeare’s historic houses, literary and music events and amazing theatre."

AND a window display competition!  We came second in the competition for the best Christmas window in December (an absolute travesty - we were robbed), so we're eager as beavers to win this one.  The competition  is open to any shops in the town creating a window display linking their business with any theme from Shakespeare.  This was obviously a job for Aspire Merchandiser and all round Lovely Lady Sass, who chose A Midsummer Night's dream as her inspiration and created this:

Not the best picture in the world (the glare kinda ruins it), but here are some close ups of the three main elements:

1) Titania, Queen of the Fairies (wearing the beautiful Fever Alina dress, £69)

2) A Donkey's head (hired from the RSC itself!) to represent the cursed character Bottom

3) The pretty woodland scene in which the story is set (featuring Cath Kidston handbags, £55, Tan Studded Platforms, £45, and Irregular Choice Kim Oh No heels, £79)

So magical!  The judging will take place on the 23rd, and the winner will receive a plaque at a ceremony attended by the press on the 24th.  Keep your fingers crossed for us!  I'll let you know next week if we're successful.

Until next time,


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