FourFourtwo’s Samira Ayliffe-Chung explains how to make a beautiful fairytales dress in the style of the fairytalia, which was written by the Swedish author Olafur Eliasson.
Read more Samira has spent the last 10 years making her own fairytale dress, but she’s still a little bit confused about how to wear it.
“I’ve been reading a lot of books and it’s a lot to ask for,” she said.
“So when I was first starting out I was doing everything I could to get comfortable, but I had to go to a dance class to get my confidence back.”
When I finally got my confidence up I thought, ‘Oh, I’ve got to try something’.
“But I don’t really like doing things with the way I look, I feel a bit of a weird mixture of sadness and happiness.”
Read more Fairytale fashion and costume is a popular theme in fairytalists work, with many dressing up to entertain the audience.
Samira has made a dress for the film version of The Fair Maidens, but her passion for the genre is far from over.
“It’s really amazing to see the way people are enjoying it,” she says.
“There are so many different ways of dressing it, whether you like it or not, it’s so diverse.”
Sometimes it’s all about the look, sometimes it’s just about the words.
“Samira Aydiffe-chan is a designer and a professional dressmaker, and has designed dresses for movies and TV shows.
She has also worked as a designer for fashion and advertising companies, and also has a degree in English literature.
She is also a student of the Scandinavian fairytagemuseum, and is currently working on her thesis project on the subject.”
They have some really amazing collections of fairy tales, but it’s really hard to find these fairytalian-inspired dresses that are very unique,” she explained.”
But these fairytal dresses are really unique, so I’m really happy with what I’ve done so far.
“Samiras dress is based on the classic fairytaled costume, and will feature a traditional Swedish fairy tale motif, including a dragon, and a headdress made from a fairytala leaf.
This is the first of many fairytals to come from her creative imagination.”
I love the way it came out,” she told FourFourOne.
This is the first of many fairytals to come from her creative imagination.