Once upon a time...
The fairytales I grew up having read to me have been making a significant comeback in the past few years. Now, more than ever, "fairytale chic" is in the spotlight. With the premiere of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland in March, influencing all sorts of frivolous and dreamlike pieces and editorials, to this past September's issue of Vogue with the spread "Into the Woods" featuring Natalia Vodianova as Little Red Riding Hood, I couldn't be more elated to start experimenting with different childhood inspired outfits.
Browsing through the soldes at Galeries Lafayette the other day, I came across the random American Apparel shop in the middle of the store. Spotted. I was immediately drawn to the red California Fleece Cape. I tried it on, instantly feeling the urge to take a trip through a snow-dusted forest only to find Grandma has become a wolf. I was in love. Unfortunately, the cape was 72 €.. a bit too expensive for my budget/the actuality of the cape. It's absolutely adorable, but it is just fleece...
So, my search will continue for fun fairytale garments to incorporate into my wardrobe. Perhaps a Hänsel and Gretel dirndl-like sundress, or maybe a shimmering pair of Ruby Red Slippers. I'll keep you updated in my findings.
...and they all lived happily ever after.
(forgive me for such a short/sloppy entry, it's 2:30 am and I needed a break from studying!)
Into The Woods editorial from Vogue September 2009; thanks to Fashion Gone Rogue.
The American Apparel California Fleece Cape... the picture doesn't do it justice.