British Heart Foundation Window Two.
On Saturday 3rd September this window replaced window one just three days after it went up, usually the window displays will stay up for one week however the charity shop were having a promotional RED day!, this was to help raise awareness of their cause and draw in donations of money and clothes from the public. This time the boss gave me a brief of what she wanted from the window…’RED, RED, RED, everything has too be RED!!’ and instantly the lovely old ladies started handing me items for the window, including a RED short sleeved turtle neck, a variety of painted shell necklaces and a beautiful ankle length cord skirt!…YUM!
Even though the ladies contributions were super!!! i had alREaDy come ‘REaDy’ prepared! I had in mind a neat bust overpowered by a large eye catching empire line skirt… strangely some random person had kindly donated one of their old RED bras (why?) and even more strangely enough they had made it past the bin and proudly onto the shop. floor!…and then into the window! it was then accompanied by RED netting which I pinned around the underneath section of the bra to create the empire line skirt. To cover up the line of pins I tied a RED opaque scarf under the bust loosely to the back. the mannequins white fabric body was still visible through the netting and made the outfit look incomplete. so i pinned a RED vest top upside down to the body underneath the skirt! To finalise the plain but eye catching look i cut up lots of RED BHF price labels up into a heart shape and pinned them to the chest of the mannequin! complete!
It is a very simple idea and output but it does the shop of catching the eye of the public, even though the other volunteers and managers were doing a very good job of scaring them away with their wigs and RED outfits!