Once Upon a Time

Channeling Sleeping Beauty

‘In a faraway land, long ago, there lived a King and his fair Queen. Many years they had longed for a child, and finally their wish was granted. A daughter was born, and they called her Aurora. Yes, they named her after the dawn, for she filled their lives with sunshine. Then a great holiday was proclaimed throughout the land, so that all of high or low estate could pay homage to the infant Princess. And our story begins on that most joyful day…’

Fairytales are a wonderful wardrobe inspiration. Don’t go too literally with it by putting a tiara on your head, but use the storyline as a guideline. Sleeping beauty is all about the sweetness of  a young girl, sleeping until woken up by Prince Charming. So go for sweet dresses like the Lela Rose Fringed jacquard dress and girly briefs. Add a a dozen of roses in the details and you are spot on.

Christian Lacroix Fashion Fairy Tale Memoirs and the tale of Sleeping Beauty by Camilla Morton, Lanvin Leather and Swarovski cyrstal rose choker, Lela Rose Fringed jacquard dress, Ileana Makri Lace 18-karat rose gold diamond earrings, Rosamosario Lara’s silk-chiffon briefs, Roberto Cavalli Rose-print silk-chiffon top, Marc by Marc Jacobs Boutonniere brass ring, Valentino Rosette-embellished silk-blend taffeta tote, Valentino gunmetal and silver-plated flower cuff, Valentino Bow satin clutch.