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Disneyland Paris Fashion Show - Designers of Dreams
Photo 1: The Sister by Sibling sketch for Cinderella
Photo 2: The Sister by Sibling sketch for Cinderella and knitted mini skirt for the catwalk show. March 23 will see fashion houses across Europe showcase animation-inspired couture at a catwalk show titled ‘Designers of Dreams’. London label Sister by Sibling and milliner Philip Treacy will represent the UK and Ireland respectively, while Alber Elbaz for Lanvin will act as the French couturier-come-animator.
Photo 3:ARIEL FROM THE LITTLE MERMAID BY MARCHESA - A chic and elegant deep blue silk evening gown has been beautifully crafted to combine luxurious draped fabrics, which perfectly embody modern feminine style – capturing Ariel’s adventurous under-the-sea spirit.
Photo 4:CINDERELLA BY VERSACE - ‘You shall go to the ball’, in a stunning contemporary interpretation complete with golden layers, a tiara, a bold statement-necklace and of course, glass slippers – emblazoned with the iconic Versace medusa motif.
Photo 5: BELLE FROM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BY VALENTINO - A fantasy-like dress in silk chiffon with a sheer hooded cape and layers of exquisite pleats, is accessorised with bespoke signature studded flats and a silver flower bag.
Photo 6: SNOW WHITE BY OSCAR DE LA RENTA - ‘Someday your prince will come…’ This silk gown is divine with intricate embroidery across the bodice and a floor-sweeping cape in signature red.
Photo 7: RAPUNZEL FROM TANGLED BY JENNY PACKHAM - A magical dress in pale grey adorned with incredible beading that should never be locked away.
Photo 8: POCAHONTAS BY ROBERTO CAVALLI - Featuring soft, golden and natural earthy colours, this gown incorporates prints evocative of dream catchers with pearl detailing. The lightness of a feather and the wings of a butterfly, it is perfect for a princess in love with freedom.
Photo 9: JASMIN FROM ALADDIN BY ESCADA - An exotic fuchsia silk chiffon gown encompasses the fiery beauty of Jasmine, complete with an extravagant golden flower belt.
Photo 10: MULAN BY MISSONI - A land of silk and jade has inspired this oriental kimono-style dazzling creation, that features bold turquoise shades and red detailing.
Photo 11: AURORA FROM SLEEPING BEAUTY BY ELIE SAAB - Encapsulating the natural grace and innocence of Aurora, this beautiful gown in pale pink is embellished with scattered exquisite beading.
Photo 12: TIANA FROM THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG BY RALPH & RUSSO - A dream come true, this mint evening gown with a sweetheart neckline and mesh overlay, features scattered crystals that cascade into a layered tulle skirt.
I can’t wait to see the real thing on the runway… In pictures, because I can’t afford to go to Paris to experience this amazing event. I absolutely loved watching all these Disney Princesses growing up. I am looking forward to seeing all of these gifted designers interpret such monumental icons in every girl’s childhood. This post definitely is an example of how dreams become reality.
Shane Koyczan “To This Day” http://www.tothisdayproject.com.
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“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back; a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country…” — Anais Nin
Anais Nin is a beautiful writer. This is just one of many quotes that I love.
As a dedication, I hand-wrote her quote and set up this picture in my office with the many supplies I had in hand. It symbolizes that even with the chaos that life brings us, whether it be work, school, relationships between family and friends, it is always important to keep dreams alive for we don’t know what to expect from them.
Regardless of the outcome of our dreams… Be it come true or not… We always captivate something special, gain something magnificent, which morphs us into the most exquisite beings we are yesterday, today, and the many tomorrows that come.