Thursday, 18 December 2008

16th DECEMBER, 2008

This week, we were getting into the festive spirit with a Christmas sing-along at Selfridges to help raise funds for the Make a Wish Foundation. X Factor star Ruth Lorenzo led the carols, inviting some thrilled children onto the stage to sing Jingle Bells - although she did admit to not knowing many English carols - being Spanish! She did a great job and her versions of Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas and Prince's Purple Rain were fantastic - what a voice!

Saturday, 13 December 2008

This week we've told the nation that recessionistas will not be cutting back on their beauty basics this Christmas with Superdrug's survey showing that British women will spend £3 billion this party season on making themselves sparkle!

Viewers to GMTV have been jamming the switchboard with calls on their fantastic Christmas decorations and where they can get them - they are of course courtesy of Selfridges. And Selfridges had a rock n roll visit this week from Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas who was supporting the Mac counter - one of the most successful Mac counters in the World!

This week we went to Cardiff to see our friends at Peacocks who are enjoying the party season as their fab party dresses are flying off the hangars along with leopard print dressing gowns!? Oh well we can't be responsible for all the trends!?

With the news that we're all be getting back to baking next year as we embrace the more simple things in life our colleagues at Lakeland are seeing their Bakingenious range receive fantastic feedback and on that note have you made your X Factor Cup Cakes for this weekend's final?

Monday, 8 December 2008

The first week of December saw us all very firmly in good Christmas Spirits! We undertook a very fashionable shoot in the Christmas windows of Selfridges with the fashion editor of the Daily Mail which created quite a stir on Oxford Street! Over at the GMTV studios the Selfridges VM team decorated the studio for them and how fab it looks on screen today.

Snow up North didn't stop us from trekking up to the Lakes to visit our friends at Lakeland to talk about plans for 2009 which was very well timed so that we could visit their flagship store too and pick up a stand for all the Christmas cards that are flooding in to our office, a Christmas Pudding basin for our boss to make a Christmas Pudding with and also their famous Australian Liquorice for the team!

Finally, Friday saw us all get together for a teambuilding session where we discovered what our Belbin self perception and team observation roles are ... from Shapers, to Plants to Implementors and Resource Investigators ... we've got the lot and more at ZPR!

We finished the week off with blow drys and manicures at Bloww before heading out for our Christmas night out - cocktails followed by dinner at Cipriani and the hard core even made it to the dance floor at Annabels.