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Photographer and designer David Ellwand's pictures evoke garments of ethereal delicacy (and often downright eccentricity), interspersed with beautiful landscape shots of bluebell woods, mist-shrouded waterfalls and the like. Ellwand has taken his inspiration directly from nature, using real natural materials as diverse as flowers, leaves, shells and feathers. Fashion illustrator David Downton provides delicate watercolour interpretations of the outfits. Eugenie Bird's copy is a knowing send-up of breathlessly earnest fashion magazine style. A description of a dress for a "Romantic Getaway Weekend" reads as follows: "Wild geraniums and buttercups with narrow grass straps. Somehow you knew this would be the weekend that he would pop The Question."
Outfits for every conceivable social occasion are covered (if your social calendar includes such events), from a presentation to the Fairie Queen to an invitation to a fairy wedding. The quality of the presentation is indisputable, printed on good quality paper with all sorts of inserts and pockets. Particularly good fun is the "Mix and Match" section, where you can create your own combination of looks by overlaying different pages.
Appealing though Fairie-ality undoubtedly is, it's more likely to make an ideal gift for the fashion victim/New Age type in your life rather than the fairytale-loving youngster. Suitable for ages 12 upwards. --Alison Drury
Present for daughter delighted thank you lovely company to shop withPublished 2 days ago by R I Horwell
Beautiful book in very good used condition. Packed with stunning illustrations and inspirational ideas for drawing and designing for fairiesPublished 9 months ago by Nuala Reddin
This book is just beautiful. The colours and layout is just astounding. It is so creative and beautiful to have .Published 14 months ago by Mr. D. G. Mackat