Disenchanted! The sequel to Enchanted by Disney is coming in 2017, and we here at FAE are very very excited about this! So, what do we know? We know that it’s happening! Dates and things we are not 100% sure of yet, but we will let you know as soon as we hear….
The Disney sequel is to be directed by Adam Shankman
Fairy News! Keira Knightley to play Sugar Plum Fairy alongside Morgan Freeman in Disney’s Nutcracker Live action movie currently in pre-production – This is soooooo exciting! Read more in the new autumn issue of FAE!
This photo is from FAE magazine issue 8 Autumn 2009 where we featured the independent short movie The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers in which Keira plays the role of a Fairy Godmother – You can still pick up this back issue at www.thefaeshop.com
Renowned artist/author duo Brian and Wendy Froud present, for the first time, the backstory of Cottington Hall and its intriguing inhabitants: the Cottington family and the faeries living among them. The rise and fall of this eccentric British family gives us humorous, and sometimes tragic, glimpses into how the Cottingtons became inexorably entwined with the faeries during the late 19th and 20th centuries. When a descendant, Maddi, visits the Cottingtons’s dilapidated hall, she finds herself caught up in a story of intrigue and mystery. While reading the letters and journals of her ancestors and discovering a wealth of inventions aimed at allowing humans to visit the fairy realm unharmed, Maddi slowly becomes aware of the faeries and their world.
Published by Abrams Books on September 27, 2016 Visit: www.abramsbooks.com
Photographer & Designer Shirlie Kemp and Model/Actress Charlie Bond in Faerie land!
Filmed by Peter J Ford for FAE Magazine
FAE issue 35 Summer 2016
The flower faeries seem to have taken over this summer edition of FAE!
Photographer, Shirlie Kemp shares some secret photos of flower faerie (Actress Charlie Bond).
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Beauty Editor, Atlantis Fae (Atalanta)
We are so happy to have the lovely Atalanta on the FAE Team, and this faery is more than qualified to be our Beauty Editor as she knows everything there is to know about faery glamour! Expect to see lots of vegan and cruelty-free make-up and beauty products, hints and tips in her regular column in FAE magazine. You can also catch up with her in between issues on her YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/AtlantisFae
It’s fairy fashion heaven at the The Museum at FIT, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums at Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, New York City, NYC, USA. The Fairy Tale Fashion exhibition runs from 15th January through until 16th April 2016.
Kirsty Mitchell, The Storyteller, from the Wonderland series. Photograph © Kirsty Mitchell, kirstymitchellphotography.com
According the the FIT website, Fairy Tale Fashion is a unique and imaginative exhibition that examines fairy tales through the lens of high fashion. In versions of numerous fairy tales by authors such as Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, it is evident that dress is often used to symbolize a character’s transformation, vanity, power, or privilege. The importance of Cinderella’s glass slippers is widely known, for example, yet these shoes represent only a fraction of the many references to clothing in fairy tales.
Here at FAE Magazine – Faeries and enchantment, if you are a regular reader, you ail know that we simply adore faerie fashion, so this unique and exciting exhibition is right up our fairy street! the exhibition is being organised by Colleen Hill, and contains 80 plus items. You’ll find the creations of several high profile designers including, Thom Browne, Dolce and Gabbana, Tom Ford, Giles, Mary Katrantzou, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Prada, Rodarte, and Walter Van Beirendonck, and more.
for further infomraitpon on this magical faerie exhibition see fitnyc.edu/museum/exhibitions/fairy-tale-fashion.php
After just 10 hours of going ‘live’ Kirsty Mitchell’s Kickstarter campaign for ‘The Wonderland Book’ has been fully funded! In an email update to the funders, Photographic artist Kirsty said, “I’m utterly blown away by everyones support, I never imagined in my wildest dreams that this would happen in less than ten hours! I just wanted to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Raising enough money to create this book on my own has been a pretty terrifying concept to say the least. I am overwhelmed and so very humbled by all your kind messages today………your help has made a dream come true. Thank you so much …. I cannot say it enough”
For more details and to support this magical and heart-felt vision, visit: www.kickstarter.com/
Wendy Froud, is to receive the lifetime achievement award at the Portland Film Festival this September. Wendy fabricated the infamous ‘Yoda’ in the movie, Star Wars, a character that has truly stood the test of time for his zen-like wisdom and ability to use the ‘force’!
Wendy will be present at a special screening of the Dark Crystal on Wednesday 2nd September as a part of the festival schedule.
EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA!
According to the BBC website, hundreds of fairy doors have been attached to the bases of trees in Wayford Woods, Crewkerne.
It is claimed the doors have been installed by local people so children can “leave messages for the fairies”.
But trustee Steven Acreman said: “We’ve got little doors everywhere. We’re not anti-fairies but it’s in danger of getting out of control.” READ MORE HERE
Karen says “As long as the doors are created from natural and biodegradable materials, I believe it is a beautiful thing to do, plus it gives hope to the youngsters, and older ones too!”
Our friends over at the Fairyland Trust say they do not want to discourage making Fairy Houses, “indeed we do it at the Fairy Fair and other events but agree that a balance needs to be struck to make the developments sustainable, and not damaging to the woods.”
They have issued these Fairy Planning Guidelines regarding the installation of Fairy Doors:
1. Avoid using plastic and metal in any Fairy construction, including silver foil, or any non water-based paints. Fairies do not appreciate these artificial materials. Instead try to use natural materials which can be nibbled by creatures like Wood Mice, and in the end, grown on by mushrooms and toadstools. Untreated wood, twigs, hessian, and natural string (eg jute twine) are all good.
2. Magical creatures know that humans provide slides and chairs and other garden furniture with good intentions (at the Fairy Fair we’ve noticed some fairy jacuzzis) but we don’t really use them. We bathe in Fairy Basins for example (also known as buttercups) and like to sleep on banks of moss and in Cowslip Bells, and shelter from the rain in Wood Sorrel blossoms – so please leave those for us. A few snail shells are good as garden ornaments, as are acorn cups, beech-mast and other tree seeds.
3. We noticed that Wayford Wood is an Ancient Woodland, the very best type for Fairies. It also has lots of lovely Bluebells. Please never ever trample on these (keep to the paths). Not only do they look beautiful and smell fantastic but they are vital Fairy equipment. You may have read of folklore that says Fairies ring the Bluebells at midnight to call one another to their revels (parties). As parties are important, we’d appreciate protecting the Bluebells. We are unlikely to use any doorways where Bluebells have been squished.
4. Don’t use cement, nails or screws to fix doors to trees. The trees don’t like it.