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Celtic Fusion Designs

Feature image: ©Emma Stoner Photography Fabric artist Regina Tierney creates clothing for the magic ritual that is daily life. Her designs, made from natural and sustainable materials, add a feel of Celtic spirit and culture into ensembles that can be worn anywhere...
Owls and spiders and ladybugs, hares and swans and whales, bats and bees and crickets … The designs of Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi are populated with these creatures in their most magical, dazzling forms. Crickets fly through space while spiders...
We hope you're having a splendid Friday, the kind that warrants an entire missive about the Finnish fairy tale fashion of Mai Niemi... who recently did a photo shoot for yours truly, appropriately called "Fairy Tale Day with Mai's...
“Hand With Pearls and Lover’s Eyes” 7x5 inches, oil on panel © Fatima Ronquillo, 2017

In A Lover’s Eye

For the Outlander television series, costume designer Terry Dresbach created an ensemble for Geillis Duncan that included a brooch containing Bonnie Prince Charlie’s eye as a secret sign of her political allegiance to the Jacobite cause. As Dresbach explains it,...
A few months ago, we received an email from Kamilla Mai, who owns the bridal shop Eventyrbruden (or “fairy tale bride”) in Oslo, Norway. The email contained a jaw-droppingly gorgeous shot of a model in a long, fluttering gown,...
©SANDRA ALCORN

Garbed in the Garden

A profusion of thriving blooms spill from the waist of her gown to the grass at her feet. Moss spreads across the bodice and one shoulder. Flaring fronds frame her neck and shoulders. It’s a gown fit for Mother Nature...

Wilde Hunt Corsetry

Photography by Rachel Lauren Larissa Boiwka chose a name with a grand and mythic history when she crea ted her bespoke cor set company. She first considered the name for her business after she was introduced to the myth of...
Fashion and textile designer Jan Knibbs, whose couture work we feature in “Time for Changelings” on the preceding pages, recently fulfilled a dream she’s had since she was a child: opening a magical treasure-filled shop in the heart of an...
Incorporating a love of all things fairy tale and fairy into day-to-day life is a constant challenge. It helps to find little ways to add a touch of whimsy or magic into everyday wardrobe items. Two makers of fashionable...
One of the greatest draws for modern people to the Romantic past is a fashion aesthetic dramatically different from our own. It’s true for everyone, though women typically more readily admit they adore the idea of flowing silks and wools,...