A 1989 guide to Christmas shopping in London's finest department stores from Barbara McMahon of 'Head to Toe'
- Title Barbara McMahon Goes Christmas Shopping in London
- 1st Broadcast 08/12/1989
- ContributorBarbara McMahon (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:51
- Material Type Video
- Series title Head to Toe
- Clip title Elegant Christmas Shopping in London
- Extended description
Barbara McMahon advises on Christmas shopping in London in this clip from fashion programme 'Head to Toe'. "Remember to wear light clothing" and "do leave the stilettos behind".
She visits some of London's finest department stores, Harvey Nichols of Knightsbridge, Liberty and Selfridges, all of which have been transformed for Christmas. Harvey Nichols is "renowned for its sophisticated elegance" and has avoided "the typical gaudy glitter of Chrismas". Liberty has gone for a Russian fairy-tale theme with its Christmas window.
Barbara suggests a number of purchases, including a skirt for the Christmas tree bucket from Harvey Nichols, Liberty's famous prints and a reversible coat from Selfridges. But at the end of the day, she recommends viewers do their Christmas shopping at home in comfort. Because "what's wrong with keeping a few bob in Ireland?"
'Head to Toe' was a weekly lifestyle programme which focused on clothes and fashion. 'Head to Toe' ran for 10 series between 1988 and 1997. The first show was aired on 21 October 1988 and was presented by Frances Duff, Mary O'Sullivan and Marty Whelan. Mary O'Sullivan described the show as "a magazine mix of everything to do with with clothes, people , the rag trade in general, personalities, swap shops, the nostalgia scene, people's private collections, country shopping and dressing and budgets and even problems". (RTÉ Guide, 14 October, 1988, p.6)
- Local keywords Christmas, Christmas shopping, Christmas windows, Christmas presents, Christmas clothes, London, Harvey Nichols, Liberty, Selfridges, Department stores, Head to Toe, Barbara McMahon
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1989
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 97D01190
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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