MOBI Fairie ality The Fashion Collection from the House of ê

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 for 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 uestion Outfits for every conceivable social occasion are covered if your social calendar includes such events from a presentation to the Fairie ueen to an invitation to a fairy wedding The uality of the presentation is indisputable printed on good uality 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 likely to make an ideal gift for the fashion victimNew Age type in your life rather than the fairytale loving youngster Suitable for ages 12 upwards Alison Drury

10 thoughts on “Fairie ality The Fashion Collection from the House of Ellwand Fairie ality

  1. says:

    A gorgeous and stylish book What fun to explore and savour The fairy fashions are exuisite some seem uite 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

  2. says:

    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 reuire 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 brideIn 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

  3. says:

    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 uniue art book Here's to Ellwand

  4. says:

    This is probably one of my most favourite books from my childhood My mother bought it for me when I went through a huge obsessive period of loving anything magical and fantastical and honestly to this day I still feel the same way There are some incredible designs in here that are seasonal and different occasions like weddings etc with the attire ranging from shoes hats and even complete outfit sets Whenever flicking through this book my imagination creates little scenarios in my head of little fairies in different social situations wearing these outfits The designs are beautiful and are made with such a sense of realism as the materials used are parts of nature like leaves twigs grass petals and feathers I've never seen a book uite like this one and I know it's something I'll hold onto and share with my children and their children to come

  5. says:

    This is a marvelous book of finery designed to be worn by faeries Materials include pressed flowers feathers seashells and other natural objects Fashions have drawing concepts to go with the finished products The photography is fabulous The writing is wittyTo give you an example of the feel of the book here is a uote from a review on The descriptions for the designs are each breath taking than the one before as evidenced by this commentary for the astonishing Maid of Honor dress Silky crow feathers and a single green parrot feather gather in layers creating the touch me velveteen look of the skirt spellbinding The bodice and straps are lily leaves; the overbodice a whispering tracery of skeleton leaf Sumptuous

  6. says:

    Oh my goodness As soon as you open this book you know it's special There's a few pages in the beginning that are interactive I found myself catching my breath or whispering Ohwith each page I turned From the textured cardstock pages thick vellum paper the font the illustrations the photography the writing you can't help but notice every captivating detail And then we come to the magnificent fairie fashions Art imagination know no bounds in this beautifully presented book Anybody who loves fairies fashion will be blown away The artistry is so uniue exuisite I was completely enchanted Oh to be a fairie I didn't give it 5 stars because I selfishly simply didn't want the book to end I wanted

  7. says:

    Do you build fairy gardens?Do you have a fairy door in your house?Do you watch the Tinkerbell movies and admire the artist's attention to detail?If you said yes to any of the above you will likely enjoy this beautiful fairy fashion book

  8. says:

    Absolutely gorgeous fairy fashions The imagination that went into creating these enchanting pieces is incredible

  9. says:

    This book is not about art it is a piece of art I'm don't usually go for fairies but I could not walk out without this book once it caught my attention It is a fashion catalogue from the House of Ellwand top fairie couturierDesigned like a genuine high end catalogue with fashion illustration and fancy inserts Fairie ality is rich in textures whether from the different papers used or the beautiful photography always consistent with what the aesthetics of a tiny nature dwelling people might be The star of course is the collection itself a treasury of tiny outfits made of natural materials– feathers leaves petals shed snakeskin you name it – and photographed for the catalog The ingenuity of the creations and the dazzling presentations still make me sueak at every page There are dresses hats bathing suits jackets shoes and just when you think you can't be stunned any the wedding dress Who'd have thought fairies could be so trendy?The one things I regret to nitpick a bit is the somewhat cheap looking drop shadow used for the pieces – such a beautiful product deserved better But don't let that deter you if you love fairies fashion or simply beautiful things this is a bouuet of inspiration and wildflowers

  10. says:

    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 realWhich 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 bodiceStargazer 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 earthyDon't forget the hats shoes and swimwear