I thought I'd do a full post on that amazing Vogue shoot by Eugenio Recueno. His Vogue project of avant garde fairy tales in 2006 caused quite a stir. The "Sleeping Beauty" photo in the previous post is part of the series.
They're all so beautifully arranged and shot. I'm so curious if these were taken in an actual home, or if they were a stage set of sorts.
When the King and Queen are finally able to have a child, they invite 12 fairies as godmothers to the baby's christening. Each one offers a gift such as beauty, wit, or musical talent. They forget to invite a particularly nasty fairy, and she is furious over the snub. She curses the princess by saying she'll prick her finger on a spinning wheel and die when she's older. There is one good fairy left who has not bestowed a charm, and she lessens the curse by saying the princess will only fall into a deep sleep for a hundred years. And you know the rest.
Miss Baby is turning ONE between Christmas and New Year's Day. I would be absolutely thrilled if the 'good fairies' in her life could bestow some gifts. In lieu of actual gifts, I am asking thirteen lovely women to grant Miss Baby some sort of good trait. None of you is the 'bad fairy', by the way! (Good grief--I hope I haven't left a fairy off the list that will be angry and spiteful.) I'd love for them to share a quality they'd want to see her have in her life. Good hair days, the gift of grace, whatever-be creative, good fairies!
(illustration by Edmund Dulac)
I will be putting all of these together in book form for her first birthday.
Sweet dreams, and watch out for those spinning wheels!