June is our magical month – it’s all about fairy dust, unicorns, wings and sparkles. Discover my latest outfit featuring fairy fashion, and get inspired to create your own magical fashion moments!
Hey gorgeous! We’re celebrating June as the month of magic. Our homepage is sparkling with fairy dust and I’ve just finished writing about how fairy tales have a long, inspiring history in the fashion world. And of course, I’ve just finished editing this fashion editorial that I’ve been saving up literally since December.
That’s right, I actually shot this as a spring look for this year, but I couldn’t publish it since I wanted to do the photo-editing with some magical elements (as you can see, I’ve successfully done so now).
Fairies and fairy tales have always had an important place in the world of fashion. That much is clear, and we’re never afraid to channel our inner fairies every now and then. In fact, young Japanese girls have made a whole street style trend out of it, known as fairy kei.
Translating to fairy style, fairy kei is all about wearing cute, girly fairy clothing and accessories. However on point our June editorial may seem, it actually isn’t inspired by fairy kei. My idea was not to make it girly or cute, but just to use a nice mint-pastel theme and bring some magic. I channel my own inner fairy in this, but she doesn’t necessarily have to be childish.
How to Look Like a Fairy
Pastels are great in general for fairy fashion. You could also wear white, or if you want a darker theme – burgundy, midnight blue or black. Tulle skirts and tissue skirts give a nice full look, whereas ball gowns help to create a princess fairy look. Angels sleeves, sweetheart necklines or tiered skirts are also great ideas. For accessories, go for clear plexi pearl bracelets or clear pumps.
For this fairy fashion look, I wore a tissue midi skirt in very pale mint-green with a strappy top with blue floral print. I accessorized these with nude strappy stilettos and a pearl necklace knotted to make a choker. I also wore another pearl cluster necklace as a headband. Loads of pearls – very me.
I loved creating this fairy makeup look. It’s my version of the holographic makeup trend and I wanted to create a very soft, glowing look. Starting off with the base, I kept it low-coverage but yet flawless, with concealer covering only my dark circles and pigmentation, and covered with a light foundation. The eyeshadow needed to be very pigmented, so I used a wet brush to pat some turquoise eyeshadow all over the lid, also letting it flow out of the outer corners. And then I used a holographic white eyeshadow with a pink shimmer over it, especially on the inner corners. I went over the outer corners and crease with a light patting of grey-ish blue eyeshadow. Liquid liner and loads of mascara completed the eye makeup.
Then I dusted compact face powder over the places I used concealer on, to set the base. For the lips I used my favorite light pink liquid shade over matching liner. I used a bronzer, to just lightly create a contoured definition of my nose, jawline and cheekbones. Very lightly. And finally, I applied blush on the apples of my cheeks, and used the cream-colored eyeshadow as a highlighter.
I paired this fairy makeup look with loose waves that I created with my straightening iron. And some brown balayage highlights!
Good things happen to those who believe in magic…
Hope you enjoyed my fairy fashion outfit. This look can be recreated for a Halloween costume, or this makeup would also go well for an engagement party. Or this look could also be translated to an evening date or a glam brunch outfit, minus the fairy wings, of course. Or you, too, could dress like a fairy when it’s just one of those days when you’re feeling especially magical.
Don’t forget to check out our other magical June content – the sparkling banner is on our homepage right now. And of course, if you haven’t yet started following the Adventures of Shilpalyn, you need to start today. It’s our very own modern fairy tale. My article on the most magical, fairy tale-inspired fashion moments is coming out very soon, and we’re also writing more in detail about fairy kei, and how to rock fairy clothing.
If you love fairy fashion, or enjoyed my outfit, please comment below and lemme know. After all, I spent months editing this! And if you have any more suggestions on what magical you’d like to see in June, please also let us know! #KeepItMagical
I am wearing:
Midi skirt: Chicwish
Top: Forever New
Heels: Charles & Keith
Pearl necklace worn as headband: Aldo Accessories
Nail polish: O.P.I. Hawaii mini collection
Lipstick: Dior Addict 373
Lip liner: Dior lip pencil Candy Rose 463
Blue Eyeshadow: Body Shop Color Crush Eyeshadow Something Blue
Shimmer eyeshadow: Charlotte Russe
Eyeliner: Revlon Colour Stay Liquid Liner and Maybelline Colossal Kajal
Makeup: Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup
Face Powder: Christian Dior Diorskin Nude Compact Powder Makeup
Bronzer: DiorSkin Nude Tan Matte Sun Powder
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara
Concealer: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind – light pale
Eyeshadow Primer: Christian Dior backstage prime
Photo Credits: The Guy
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]