To be entirely honest, I’ve always had a love for fairy tales. There was just something about those Disney princesses that inspired imagination and brought life to otherwise basic words. And, if we’re talking favourites, the story of Sleeping Beauty was always my first choice, and I even went through a phase where I wanted to name one of my children Aurora (I was five, deal with it).
When I heard that one of my favourite fashion writers, Camilla Morton, was working alongside some iconic designers to blend fairy tale with biography, I was absolutely elated. Morton’s voice is quirky and often humourous, and she has a way of writing that really appeals to me (have you ever read A Girl for all Seasons or How to Walk in High Heels?). Mix that with the brilliant talent of famed fashion designer Christian Lacroix (Lacroix illustrated the book), and you’ve got a magical treasure that you’ll read over and over again.
Morton puts a contemporary spin on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty in Christian Lacroix and The Tale of Sleeping Beauty: A Fashion Fairy Tale. The story strays slightly from the original, as it’s actually an imaginative version of Lacroix’s own life and career in fashion. One part actual and one part eccentric, this book is entirely electrifying.
Buy it today: Christian Lacroix and The Tale of Sleepign Beauty: A Fashion Fairy Tale, $17.32 CAD, Amazon.ca