Monday, 27 December 2010

Me…… Would Be Window Dresser!

A while back I went on a fantastic Visual Display Training Course  (sorry about the poor quality of the pictures) and thought I'd tell you about about it today.
It was primarily about window dressing, how brilliant is that?  Something I have always wanted to have a go at. It was run by a company called Made You Look and the lady who took the course, another Helen, was truly inspirational. 
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Helen has done displays for all the top people, including Monsoon, British Airways, Toyota, House of Fraser etc. plus she does some of those wonderful Christmas displays in shopping malls etc..  I am SO jealous.
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The first part of the course was about the “science” of window display, but in the afternoon we had a chance of doing a bit of window display ourselves. I was so lucky, as there were only three of us on the course, so we had this wonderful lady and her knowledge to ourselves. She critiqued, advised and tweaked our efforts. I was in seventh heaven.  The above is my tweaked effort.
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And this is what the other ladies created.
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We also learnt how to wrap boxes for display (with no joins showing)  and as a gift wrapping.  I need a lot more practice, but we were given a brilliant copy of all the course notes that I can use as a reference.
The course cost £175 which was paid for by work – it was so well worth the money, I was bouncing for days afterwards with ideas and inspiration.


misteejay said...

Oooo lucky you Helen - I haven't done window dressing for a good many years but I did so enjoy it.

Toni :o)

Lavender Rose said...

It sounds like you had a great day and you just reminded me of my childhood when my parents had a shop and a professional window dresser used to visit every couple of weeks to do the window!

Blueberry Heart said...

I want to work for your employer!! What a fab course to go on...mine are usually dull and boring, without a smidgen of glitter..!
Happy New Year to you and yours, looking forward to your tips and ideas in 2011!

Best wishes BH x

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Wow looks like you had a fabby time :D
Thats part of what I do in Debenhams and its great fun but hard work :D

Julie xx

marc said...

i loved doing all the big shops,filmsets and stage as you can produce some wounderful things when you have a large budget but my fav was working on a small budget and having to come up with things that looked like they cost a fortune but were made of odds and sods thank the gods for glue guns ,glitter and good lighting it makes you look at things with new eyes big love marc