There are more movies set to be made and/or released after 2013, and some of them look/sound like they could be pretty amazing. It's interesting how these classic stories have endured over the ages and through different cultures. Some might argue that the television and movie studios are doing these classics an injustice by re-imagining them, but I think they are just following in the steps of storytellers throughout history, re-purposing them and retelling them to fit a specific audience. The classics should be remembered as classics, but one of the things that makes them classic is that they endure, and sometimes change is required for this.
Plus, the look of these re-imagined fairy tales can border on the spectacular. In today's age, with today's types of popular film, we don't always see the fantastical wardrobes and sets that can be used (and are even expected) in films of a fairy tale nature. I love the dark feeling that these stories often have. They can be scary, and even nightmarish (as many of the old fairy tales often were), but still seem safe.
|wedding dress trend of 2011- romantic fairytale dress|
|gorgeous photographic print by paper artist, Elly MacKay|
|Jill Stewart's Spring collection 2012|
is more cotton candy fairytale than dark,
ethereal inspired fairytale
Veteran fashion journalist Camilla Morton has also been bit by the fairytale bug; she is writing memoirs of famous fashion designers and intertwining their lives with well known fairy tales. Her first memoir mingled Christian Lacroix with the story of Sleeping Beauty (Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty: A Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir). Her second piece is entitled Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker. The designers themselves provide the illustrations for their memoirs.
|photos by Fiona Quinn|
for Bullet magazine
|The Goblin Pony, available for purchase|
I love that fairy tales are having a more pronounced moment right now; they are so ingrained in our culture, and I like the fact that they are being recognized as rich material for children and adults to enjoy.