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Interview: Maleficent Costume Designer Anna B. Sheppard

Interview: Maleficent Costume Designer Anna B. Sheppard

When you see Maleficent you will leave the cinema thinking about Angelina Jolie’s amazing cheekbones, the sweetness of Elle Fanning as Aurora, and the incredible costumes designed by  Anna B. Sheppard, who is known for her work on ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘The Pianist,’ both of which earned her Oscar nominations.

I got the chance to chat with Anna about the costumes, working with Angelina, and the difficulties of designing for an action movie like Maleficent.

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Cute Alert: Asos x Minnie Mouse Ears

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I have made no secret of being a lover of cute, whether that’s an adorable piece of jewellery made even cutier by my favourite doll Barbie, or a statement sweater of a basically any animal alive and now I have to add Minnie Mouse ears to my ever-growing wish list.

These beauties are part of Asos’ exclusive collaboration with Disney and I can’t quite decide which pair of Minnie Mouse ears are my favourite. Of course Minnie’s timeless and signature polka dots are high on my list, but I can’t help but be seduced by the fun leopard print ones, the pom pom beauties and the festival-ready floral ‘blossom’ bow. All I know is that each pair is so cute I want them all!!!

Prices start at £10 for the classic red and white spot ears and bow Aliceband, which I have to be honest as Minnie’s signature style these might just be my favourites, but I do adore the quirkiness of the pom poms for £12 and the leopard print sequinned embellished headband for £15.

Which ears do you want to rock this summer? 

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Maleficent World Premiere: Angelina Jolie In Atelier Versace

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Disney’s ultimate villain, that we all secretly love, Maleficent has finally hit cinemas and it seems that lead actress Angelina Jolie can’t get enough of her character’s gothic glamour. For the world premiere of the film in Hollywood, Angelina turned to one of her favourite designer labels, Atelier Versace for a gorgeous, custom-made gown that just screamed, Maleficent.

Angelina went for a dramatic, statement strapless black column gown composed of rubberised silk, which gathered at the waist into a sweeping train, the look definitely looked made for an evil fairy. I just love how captivating the dress looked, much like her characters cheekbones, I couldn’t take my eye off this intriguing dress that was perfect for the world premiere.

If the gown wasn’t beautiful enough the styling took this look to a whole new level, pairing the rubberised dress with dangerous-looking jewellery including a single spiked earring and a spiked cuffs. This went perfectly with her simple, pulled-back ponytail and smoky eyes.

I love this look you can totally see Maleficent wearing this Atelier Versace gown. What do you think of Angelina Jolie’s premiere dress?Maleficent-LA-2 Maleficent-LA-5 Maleficent-LA-3

[Pics: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Disney]
**Post in collaboration with Disney for the Maleficent hub – for more on the hub visit – maleficentmovie.tumblr.com** 

Maleficent: Elle Fanning In Georges Hobeika

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So I have already shared the amazing Angelina Jolie hitting the red carpet, sorry blue carpet, while promoting her new flick Maleficent, well I also got to interview the lovely and very charming Elle Fanning, aka Princess Aurora on her look and the film. I was at the event as part of my work with Disney for their amazing Discover Maleficent hub, over the next few weeks I will be sharing more red carpet and fashion looks inspired by the two themes in the film – ‘gothic glam’ and ‘fairytale chic’ representing the two main characters, Maleficent and Aurora.

I am super excited to be involved as I can’t wait to see this film – the poster had me sold with Angelina’s cheekbones. If you haven’t seen the trailer – check it out.

Sorry, back to Maleficent star Elle Fanning who had a real-life fairytale moment as she joined her co-stars on the blue carpet at Kensington Palace in London for a private reception to celebrate the movie. Playing homage to her character Princess Aurora, Elle looked gorgeous in a cream brocade silk, strapless Georges Hobeika Couture ball gown.

The elegant gown is from the French fashion designer’s autumn/winter 2013 collection and when I asked why she went for this beaded embellished flower motif dress the star said: “Well, it is very princessey, which is kind of fitting and it has pockets, which is nice.” I quite agree!!!

Finishing off her fairytale chic look, the teenage star wore her hair up and accessorised it with floral headpiece, which tied into long ribbons that flowed down her back. Wearing hardly any make-up the star really showed off her beauty, just adding a dusting of rose-coloured eye shadow and blusher, which is very fitting for her character.

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The young starlet gushed that it is a dream come true to play Sleeping Beauty’s Princess Aurora, “She was my favourite always, I related to her the most – each princess has different colour hair, different dress and she had blonde hair and the pink dress and that was what I related to the most.”

Chatting about what fans can expect from the movie, Elle added: “The original story you have a lot of questions and it is also from Sleeping Beauty’s point-of-view, so now this one is from Maleficent’s point of view and all those questions are answered, which is nice – you kind of get the back-story and you understand why she is so angry.

“I think it is a little more gothic, you know it definitely has dark qualities to it, because it is from a villains point of view, Disney has never done that pretty much before, but it also has the light – it is a whole new world you have never seen.”

Do you rate Elle’s princess ball gown?

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[Pics:  David Dettmann/James Gillham for Disney]
**Post in collaboration with Disney for the Maleficent hub – for more on the hub visit – maleficentmovie.tumblr.com**