Once Upon a Fairy Tale

We’ve all heard the tales of the frog that turns into a prince or the prince that finally finds his true love. Growing up, most of us wished to be the princess getting the happily ever after but as years went by the thought of fairy tales just became memories of our childhood. Camilla Morton has brought back these fairy tales, with a twist.

Camilla Morton is a fashion writer who has shown that fairy tales can withstand the test of time. She has taken different fairy tales and integrated them with the life stories of fashion designers. Not only do you get to read a mixture of fantasy with fact, you will also see the wonderful illustrations by different designers. Each fashion designer featured in the fairy tale also takes on the duty of crafting the wonderfully elaborate illustrations.

Camilla Morton has worked as a runway reporter for Vogue.com. She has also contributed her writing to respected names such as Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine and Time Magazine. According to Morton, “the classic story of the elves and the shoemaker has long inspired readers to believe that new beginnings can indeed lead to happy endings”

Recently I was able to take a break and read one of Camilla Morton’s “fashion fairy tale memoirs”. I read “Manolo Blahník and Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker”, and I have to say that I truly enjoyed reading it. The book allowed for a classic fairy tale with interesting facts about Mr. Manolo Blahník. The back of the book also included a timeline for Manolo, which ranged from 1942 to 2011. The book mixed in Manolo’s story with the Elves and the Shoemaker in a flawless way. Both of these stories were so well put together that they seemed like they actually belong together. If you are interested in reading these fashion tales go online to any book store and order your very own copy.

“Yes, he was a dreamer, but his enthusiasm was so infectious that those dreams were starting to come true, and everyone who saw his creations knew he was making magic.” (Manolo Blahník and the Tale …)

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Article by Cassie Castaneda for Phoenix Fashion Week

“The Resource For All Things Fashionable”


  1. I don’t really like Manolo Blahník shoes but the illustrations are great!

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