Maleficent 2014 Recreation Photoshoot

 

Fantasy sleeping beauty villain in forest

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, the gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
Yet I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you’ll do
You’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream

But if I know you, I know what you do
You love me at once
The way you did once upon a dream

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you, the gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam
And I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem
But if I know you, I know what you’ll do
You’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream

But if I know you, I know what you do
You love me at once
The way you did once upon a dream

When the first mention of the Maleficent movie being made was released with Angelina Jolie as the star, my model friend Belle and I instantly agreed to a shoot to welcome the release of the film. Angelina has been a huge icon in both our lives, for me I was able to relate to her from a very young age, and in more recent years, she has been active in environmental and human welfare issues that are close to my heart. After Angelina’s health issues and surgeries, it is nice to know that she is back into acting and making positive steps, and ultimately, it is of no surprise she would be chosen for this role, but it would have been interesting to see what kind of response the movie will have had with someone else – Angelina is almost Too perfect for Maleficent, it’s eerie.

Fantasy sleeping beauty villain in forest

And then Lana Del Rey singing the theme song. How perfect!?

So Belle and I went about bouncing crazy ideas off of each other early last year, then around October, started bringing in more and more team members:

Kitty Kerry Makeup Artist

Chris Niari Costume Designer

Ancestor Leathercrafts Head Piece Designer

We almost managed to get green fire, but we couldn’t get the pyrotechnic safety for that and forgot our lighter fluid.

We got to make one lady very happy indeed 🙂

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Jez of Ancestor Leathercrafts climbed a tree to be my reflector man! The tree later gave way as it was dead and rotten.

Here are a couple of the first images, teasers if you like!

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