Bergdorf Holidays on Ice

Once again, we come to the Holiday Season,

a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in our own way,

by going to the mall of our choice.
Dave Barry

Forget tree lighting at Rockefeller Center.  My favorite NYC tradition to welcome the holidays is marveling at the glamorous windows of Bergdorf Goodman.  This season, they feature a retrospective of the year’s holidays, all interpreted in “ice.” Guess which holiday for each photo that follows…

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Valentine’s Day features a delectable boudoir of roses, lilies, pastries, bon-bons, jewels and a glistening, icicle-laden chandelier.  If I were dressed in Giambattista Valli Couture and Oscar de la Renta gown and fur, I’d be smiling coyly like the mannequin, too.

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April Fool’s is a glamorous upside-down garden party including an Oscar de la Renta gown that defies gravity.

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A peek a boo masquerade in Halloween high Gothic by evening designer Naeem Khan’s custom onyx plumed gown.  A Swarovski crystal-flecked spider web drapes across a haunted mansion glazed in black ice–a replica of what was once the largest home in America, the Vanderbilt mansion on 5th Ave and 58th Street.

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Arbor Day would have been a sunny day in April dressed in Alexander McQueen Resort, but since it’s winter, this tree’s leaves and flowers are icy crystal.

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Note this fellow at her feet who eyes her heels with serious relief, “Whew!  Thank Goddess that isn’t me!”

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Fourth of July is a parade of patriotism across a full-scale Colonial building facade.  The drummer woman is in Rodarte and her dapper soldiers wear Thom Browne New York.  

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Don’t miss the small window for Groundhog Day with this little colleague and his scaled to size retro camera.

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No regrets as we look back on New Year’s Eve!

Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to share your favorite holiday tradition.

xoxox

© Sharon Birke

201 697 1947

Email me

www.PowerfulGoddess.com

Glamour Portraits of the Goddess in Every Wife & Mother

xoxox

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Dec 12, 2013 @ 08:51:10

    Now now, is it really the draw of glamorous windows or an excuse to have “Mark” on one shoulder and your purse on the other and shop in between taking photos?? I must admit, you got me with the upside down window. I immediately thought…rotate the photo Sharky!! I now look forward to this photo tradition of yours. I have two favorites, lurking at the heel of the Goddess, Mr. lizard has a keen eye, so thinks the typical male snake in the grass that I am 😉 and the “paparazzi” rodent.

    Traditions do change over the years, I enjoy a much simpler holiday season these days. It’s time to make new traditions.

    Mountain

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