COME AS YOU AREN’T

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The countdown to Halloween has officially started; on October 31, we put on our scariest — or not. You have seen Mean Girls, right? — costume and join in the boo-tiful Halloween celebrations. So, we hope you might want to consider these — well, not so spooky — outfit ideas inspired by three of our favorite characters when you pick out your costume.

THE FOREST FAIRY
Typically tall, thin, winged, with a fair complexion, blonde or green hair, fairies are the tiny human-looking creatures who live in the forest and rest upon the petals of the flowers. They live peacefully along with every habitant of the forest and punish anyone who attempts to disturb that peace. They are invisible to the human eye but if you’re lucky enough and believe in magic, you might see them some day — at least this is what we keep telling ourselves!

(above) Vintage YSL cape, Marchesa cocktail dress, Casadei over-the-knee boots, Eugenia Kim floral headband, Dolce & Gabbana clip earrings, Olympia Le-Tan book clutch

THE WICKED WITCH
There is no such thing as a fairytale, unless a wicked witch is involved. While all witches are depicted as ugly, old, short and fat there were two of them who looked the exact opposite — minus the black ensemble: beautiful, younger, tall and slim. One is the wicked fairy Maleficent, self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil”. She was so furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening that she cursed the baby to “prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die” before she turned sixteen. The other is Queen Grimhilde, evil stepmother of Snow White. She had a strong desire to remain the “fairest in the land,” hence she greatly envied Snow White for her extraordinary beauty and eventually attempted to poison her.

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Marios Schwab wool cape, Alice + Olivia lace gown, Dolce & Gabbana lace flats, Ann Demeulemeester feather facinator, Fenton earrings, Religion skeleton clutch

THE LOST PRINCESS
In our mind, the lost princess will always be Anastasia Romanov. The youngest daughter of the last czar, Nicholas II, Anastasia, the most energetic of all her sisters, had bright blue eyes and fine strawberry-blonde hair. Even though she was murdered with the rest of her family, people retained absolute faith that she escaped, and rumors about her possible survival quickly began to spread. After almost a century, we are still fascinated by the mystery that shrouds her story and remember her, along with her sisters, in their trademark white-lace dresses and wide-brimmed flower hats.

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Alessandra Rich lace gown, Alexander McQueen velvet cape, Melissa pointed flats, Jennifer Behr crystal headband, Ippolita earrings, Anndra Neen clutch

Happy Halloween!

A.