When we moved into our home back in the summer of 2000, I was only five years old and so the theme I chose when decorating was princess fairyland. Thus why I have fairies tip-toeing along my boarder and princess roses climbing my bespoke curtains.
I decided not to change the walls due to the love I had for it as a child and I actually adore that I’m growing and evolving in the same room that I kept a diary for the first time, which lead to my passion for writing and the room I first played with makeup… I do believe I borrowed rather a lot of Estée Lauder and Dior from my Mum.
In September 2011 I purchased Elle magazine for the first time, Kirsten Dunst was the cover and I read the whole thing. Later that month I picked up various other magazines and on one evening in September, I stuck the pages of Elle to my wall. I felt inspired and excited by the fashion, the articles and the beauty of it all. It felt enchanting and I wanted to be a part of it.
From then on every year or so, I would go through Elle, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar etc. and add new and inspiring editorials from my favourite designers. From just having one Elle on my shelf, I now have a little archive housing hundreds of my favourite bound monthlies, as I collect fashion magazines from around the world.
When it came to redesigning my room last summer, I had the chance to take it down and start afresh, remembering that the Vogue wall began when I was sixteen. But I couldn’t, I just refreshed it with some recent editorials. I find my wall so fun and inspiring, it really corresponds with my personality and the further growth I intend to do in this fairy princess room.
…And who wouldn’t want to be in a couture fairy princess room anyway?