The CR Fairytale Fashion Book: Designer Disney Princesses Galore

Joan Smalls and Co. Star in Carine Roitfeld’s Fairytale themed latest and it’s EVERYTHING


It’s no secret that Roitfeld has had an affinity for Disney since the early days of her developing personal style. For the debut issue of CR Fashion Book, the titular editor-in-chief paid homage to those early Disney lunchbox toting days (and made us all want one).

Now, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris has called upon childhood nostalgia for the 4th issue of her biannual style and inspiration publication. And damn if isn’t page after page of fairytale princess fashion porn. (that’s a thing now, I’ve decided.)


Carine Roitfeld is known for using lesser known photographers, but in an interesting twist you may have heard of this one. He’s made a few films here and there. You know: Precious, Monster’s Ball, The Butler…. Yup! Making his fashion photography debut, Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels orchestrates the retelling of three classic stories: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White with a dark urban twist akin to Fables (which I’ve been binge reading for the last year). Starring supermodel Joan Smalls as the Disney Princess triforce.  triple crown. triumvirate, and actor Michael B. Jordan as her Prince Charming, the results of this editorial are gritty and magical. See for yourself:

Lee Daniels Fairy Tale Theater: One Girl’s Nightmare in Three Acts


“Cinderella wished and wished she could go to the club…”o-JOAN-SMALLS-CR-FASHION-BOOK-570-1


“… from which only the finest man’s kiss could awaken her.”o-JOAN-SMALLS-CR-FASHION-BOOK-570-3


” She was the fairest girl in all of Brooklyn… ”



If that wasn’t enough, another highlight of the Spring edition brings us a jaw-dropping editorial Rapunzel completely dressed in HAIR!!! Sleeping Beauty and Snow White reappear alongside Prince Charming (who more resembles Beast sans curse) and Hansel and Gretel (sure, why not) for the seriously hairspirational fairytale fantasy feature: “Let Your Hair Down“.

Shot by Johnny Dufort and featuring the mind-blowing hair designs of Shay Ashual (dat Rapunzel tho!), you’ll be experimenting with wigs in front of your mirror in no time!

“Tendrils of childlike innocence and sweet naiveté, charged with a fairy-tale force”


… I KNOW, RIGHT?! More bondage, less “Tangled”


Ultimate Bedhead / “Skin white as snow, hair black as night, lips red as blood…” – Brothers Grimm


Is it mud? Chocolate? Gingerbread? Witch ashes …?

Which editorial is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.

Oh, and did I mention there’s even a sci-fi fairytale staring cover girl Lindsay Wixon?! You’re welcome.

Do yourself a favor and at the very least follow CR Fashion Book if you don’t already, but I have a feeling you’re going to want to own this issue. I know it and me are gonna live happily ever after.



(Via CR Fashion Book / Huffington Post / The Telegraph )


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