Tis the time to dress up and get shopping. Stephanie Smith finds out what the stylish Santa about town is wearing this year, and has suggestions for must-have beauty, make-up and pampering gift sets.
Look what happened when Santa and Mrs Claus got a fashion makeover at Victoria Leeds.
Rather than hire the traditional rotund Santa Claus, Victoria Leeds opted to take a suitably fashionista approach and hire models to play Santa and Mrs Claus so that they could show off some Christmas style in the form off a sartorial makeover.
The pair donned their traditional Santa themed attire before being decked out in a modern day costume from some of the shopping destination’s brands.
With the help of local fashion stylist Anna Mewes, Santa traded his red suit and boots for a style suitable for an evening celebration, including an edgy red suit from Vivienne Westwood, £875 and £410, coupled with a smart white shirt, £130, and high-shine brogues, £300, from designer Paul Smith.
Mrs Claus enjoyed a similar makeover treatment, thanks to a red velvet dress, £175, and jacket, £299, paired with a striking pair of gold sandal stilettos, £165, all from Karen Millen based in Victoria Quarter.
Anna Mewes said: “Red is definitely the colour for the season with various shades, from scarlet to deep burgundy, appearing at international fashion weeks.”. There’s more festive inspiration at www.victorialeeds.co.uk