Fairie-ality: The Ellwand Collection ePUB ½

Fairie-ality: The Ellwand Collection ePUB ½ Fairie ality is an unashamedly sumptuous coffee table book that takes a tongue in cheek look at what all well dressed little people will be wearing this season Based on the latest collection from top sprite couturier, the House of Ellwand, it offers a huge variety of outfits that the average fairy fashionista would sell her wings forPhotographer 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 QuestionOutfits 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 pagesAppealing though Fairie ality undoubtedly is, it s likely to make an ideal gift for the fashion victim New Age type in your life rather than the fairytale loving youngster Suitable for agesupwards Alison Drury A beautiful book of fairy couturier clothing for every occation All the outfits are made from items found in nature The dresses are so beautiful, I wish I could have one for real.Which one would you wear if you were a fairy The Fanciful Pheasant for fall The Fanciful Pheasant Pheasant feather skirt, beaech leaf bodice, and the unexpected Chinese lantern puff sleeves Titania Gown for dancing Skin tingling combination of pigeon the skirt and pheasant the sleeves with constricted snakes A beautiful book of fairy couturier clothing for every occation All the outfits are made from items found in nature The dresses are so beautiful, I wish I could have one for real.Which one would you wear if you were a fairy The Fanciful Pheasant for fall The Fanciful Pheasant Pheasant feather skirt, beaech leaf bodice, and the unexpected Chinese lantern puff sleeves Titania Gown for dancing Skin tingling combination of pigeon the skirt and pheasant the sleeves with constricted snakeskin bodice Stargazer Spring Dress for running thru spring roses The skirt is a carnival of stargazer lilies the top, a wrapped lilly, secured by narrow lily straps The Rhubarb Skirt goes with everything for going everywhere Wide wale rhubarb leaves topped with an oak leaf belg, rosebuds, and a red rum seed Decorous yet earthy.Don t forget the hats, shoes, and swimwear A gorgeous and stylish book What fun to explore and savour The fairy fashions are exquisite, some seem quite contemporary and others very whimsical The materials are all natural feathers, flowers, seeds, pebbles, shells and styles range from ball gowns to swimsuits to daywear to wedding attire The spread on hats alone will bring huge smiles The book is beautifully assembled, lots of gorgeous glossy photographs, pretty sketches, vellum, fold out spreads, an invitation to a fairy ball tucke A gorgeous and stylish book What fun to explore and savour The fairy fashions are exquisite, some seem quite contemporary and others very whimsical The materials are all natural feathers, flowers, seeds, pebbles, shells and styles range from ball gowns to swimsuits to daywear to wedding attire The spread on hats alone will bring huge smiles The book is beautifully assembled, lots of gorgeous glossy photographs, pretty sketches, vellum, fold out spreads, an invitation to a fairy ball tucked inside a vellum envelope What imagination and what eye candy You might just wish you were a small, winged thing so that you could wear these fashions, too Note that the book is really all about fashion and that the fantasy element is that the fashion is for fairies and the materials are so charming and appropriate for this purpose The book is NOT really about fairies so if you are looking for that sort of thing, you will not find it here The fashion magazine size and layout of this weighty volume is no mistake Fairie ality is an imaginative presentation of haute couture for fey folk Based on the premise that faeries have a season, like the tony upper class, and thus require costumes for spring balls and summer swim parties, Bird and Dowton present a photo essay of tiny designer clothing concocted from natural objects flowers, leaves, acorn caps, feathers and.Gowns take shape with peacock feathers, grass blades and petal The fashion magazine size and layout of this weighty volume is no mistake Fairie ality is an imaginative presentation of haute couture for fey folk Based on the premise that faeries have a season, like the tony upper class, and thus require costumes for spring balls and summer swim parties, Bird and Dowton present a photo essay of tiny designer clothing concocted from natural objects flowers, leaves, acorn caps, feathers and.Gowns take shape with peacock feathers, grass blades and petal skirts, paired with birchbark stilletos Snakeskin adds pattern and texture to basic cut undergarments Seeds and shells add embellishment Pheasant feathers reveal their glorious tones in a pullout section on cotillion collections Not just for ladies, there are coordinating outfits for men as wel, including a sleek black crow feather jacket adorned with periwinkle shell buttons There is even a ready to wear section, with pages cut into three horizontal strips for mixing and matching of tops, bottoms, and stylish caps The pieces de resistance are outfits for a royal family, and the wedding party garments, including a mother of the bride gown augmented with fluffy feathers, a top hat and peacock lined coat for the groom, and a gossamer white lily and feather gown for the bride.In addition to the crisp, closeup, full color photography, designer s sketches and watercolors accompanying many of the final products The font matches each collection, by turns formal, hip or romantic The textures are so clear the urge to run one s fingers over the pages is irresistable The accompanying text could be straight out of the pages of Vogue The captions are lush and descriptive, and narrative accompanies each section, outlining the events appropriate for each collection, or whom each piece might be worn by Readers will spend hours pouring over the pages and marveling at the tiny details Although not a must have, the excellence in execution and high re readability rate a high recommended for most browsing collections I was most pleased with the book This is such a whimsical tribute to Faery art Ellwand has fashioned the most petite, realistic, gowns spun from delicate flower petals, tender new leaves that appear to have been dried in the summer sun The diminutive shoes are so imaginative, everything from high heels to boots fashioned from feathers offered here are for the most discerning faery Included in the complete bridal collection are not only home grown gowns for the sprites that serve as bridesmai I was most pleased with the book This is such a whimsical tribute to Faery art Ellwand has fashioned the most petite, realistic, gowns spun from delicate flower petals, tender new leaves that appear to have been dried in the summer sun The diminutive shoes are so imaginative, everything from high heels to boots fashioned from feathers offered here are for the most discerning faery Included in the complete bridal collection are not only home grown gowns for the sprites that serve as bridesmaids, to botanical attire for the parents, and of course for the bride, feather gowns and veils of air I have worked as a floral designer for over 40 years, and have a deep appreciation for the incredible amount of work that went into these tiny designs It s truly a wonderfully, delicious and most unique art book Here s to Ellwand

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