Disney’s Maleficent Inspiration + IFB Feature

February 28, 2014
maleficent inspired fashion, once upon a dream outfit, style by alina, fashion blog, California blogger

For sometime now I have been flirting with the idea of doing a cinematic shoot inspired by a movie I love but I haven’t been compelled enough to get the ball rolling. This quickly changed when I saw the Maleficent trailer staring Angelina Jolie. It’s a magnificent trailer filled with suspense and awe carried by a beautifully haunting song by Lana De Rey. The moment I watched this trailer my mind started to fill with ideas. I wanted to portray a look that embodies Maleficient. She’s so powerful and wicked yet so alluring and vulnerable at the same time. I’m not sure if I was able to pull that off but I tried my best. =)

It took me awhile to find the perfect hero piece for this look. Because I’m petite I knew there was going to be some work cut out for me. Luckily, I found this amazing coat which came in size triple XS (you heard that right, it XXXS!). This was first time I found something in this size and I was thrilled! No alteration needed, phew! To finish off the look, I’m wearing a black maxi dress paired with some kick-a** booties from Vince Camuto. My husband actually found them the night before the shoot. He has such a good eye!

Since the movie doesn’t come out in theaters until May, I hope you’ll share the excitement with me through watching our video and photos. I’m counting the days and I hope I won’t be disappointed! I can’t wait to share with you more cinematic-inspired shoots in the future! Which movie would you like me to do next? Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Coat — Danier
Dress — ASOS
Shoes — Vince Camuto

Makeup Me | Hair Jenny Vu | Photo & Video My Love

maleficent inspired fashion, once upon a dream outfit, style by alina, fashion blog, California blogger

maleficent inspired fashion, once upon a dream outfit, style by alina, fashion blog, California blogger

maleficent inspired fashion, once upon a dream outfit, style by alina, fashion blog, California blogger

maleficent inspired fashion, once upon a dream outfit, style by alina, fashion blog, California blogger

maleficent inspired fashion, once upon a dream outfit, style by alina, fashion blog, California blogger

maleficent inspired fashion, once upon a dream outfit, style by alina, fashion blog, California blogger

maleficent inspired fashion, once upon a dream outfit, style by alina, fashion blog, California blogger

maleficent inspired fashion, once upon a dream outfit, style by alina, fashion blog, California blogger

 

UPDATE!!!
We are over the moon to have this post featured in IFB weekly roundup as well as on the main homepage. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments and support. Our next cinematic post will be coming soon. <3 lalam0515

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  • Kelly O’Malley

    Gorgeous, but deadly. I would kill myself in those shoes. Especially walking on rocks@!? That woman is a rock star!

  • http://secretsofcamille.blogspot.com/ Camille L

    I love the look..and those boots are gorgeous!

  • Christina C

    Love the shoes. Your husband has good taste!

  • victoria

    I love this loo! So hauntingly beautiful!

    – Victoria
    chicvic.com

  • Lady B

    Love the black textures and mixing! And triple X, faaabulous, never heard of that size! Hmmm, well its a bit out of date, but I’d say do an American Hustle style shoot, I’m all about 70s decadence!

  • Jenmarie

    This is amazing! Your outfit is great and I love that you were inspired by Maleficent. She is my favorite Disney villain. I am really hoping the movie is good!
    stylethroughhereyes.com

  • http://thetiniestfirecracker.com/ Ashley

    This is freakin’ awesome, although, I wish you would’ve done a more dramatic makeup look. Even still, you did a stellar job with the video, especially :) What a cool post!

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

  • rococostyle

    All I can say it’s gorgeous! Thanks for inspiration!

    http://rococostyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.stylemylinh.com My-Linh

    WOW! so cool Alina! I love everything about this post, can’t wait to see the next one!

    Love,
    My-Linh
    http://www.stylemylinh.com

  • http://www.styleofozoz.com/ Ozden

    Everything looks gorgeous girl!! I loved the video,your husband got talent definetely!! And you look great in it..But i must say i love the photos moreee!! so beautiful

    xx

    Style Of OzOz

    Style Of OzOz Facebook Page

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you so much babe!

  • http://www.lifeunrefined.com/ Jen K. of LifeUnrefined.com

    Alina these photos are AMAZING!! You (and your hubby) did such a wonderful job portraying Maleficent…I’ve been watching the trailers for that film as well and can’t wait to watch it. I agree with a comment below–would love to see you portray Frozen. :)

    Btw, I can’t wait to meet you at Lucky Fabb!! I’d love to get some girls together and arrange a meetup!

    Jen
    http://www.lifeunrefined.com

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you so much Jen! Can’t wait to meet you at Lucky Fabb also! :)

  • pipa
  • Stephanie

    So creative :) That is absolutely wonderful! I think a great movie to do next would be something from the Disney movie “Frozen”! Both of the princesses have such personas that would be great to bring out!

    http://guesswhoknowsclothes.blogspot.com/2014/02/february-favorites-giveaway.html

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Great idea Stephanie! I am excited to watch Frozen, heard so many great things about it!

  • http://aeroplaneandapparel.blogspot.com/ Aeroplane and Apparel

    Very beautiful Alina.

    Take care beautiful.

    http://aeroplaneandapparel.blogspot.com

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you Ash!

  • Michelle

    This is gorgeous!!! You should tie it to the movie!!! Maybe Angelina Jolie will see this. When her movie comes out, they can feature it.

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Aww, thank you so much Michelle. Heart you!!!!

  • melody
  • petra lorietta

    wow♥ that’s such a great idea! love the video and your outfit is simply amazing!:)

    http://www.Lorietta.cz

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you Petra! <3

  • Londyn

    Wow, so amazing stunning. Love this shoot!

    http://www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thanks Londyn!

  • Ryan Chua

    Very nice!

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you Ryan!

  • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

    Thank you so much Busola!

  • http://myfashioncabin.blogspot.com/ Karen Miriam

    OMG! How gorgeous do you look. You look so fierce, I like that, a little different from the sweet Alina. Let me just say that background is beyond amazing. 2 thumbs up for an awesome post :)

    http://myfashioncabin.blogspot.com/2014/02/sassy-suzzie.html

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Awww, thank you so much Karen!

  • Thida Kol

    OMG you look hot girlll! i love this idea, so creative!! <3 keep it up

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you darling! <3

  • Jackie Harrison

    Amazing work you look stunning and gorgeous great job I love it very creative.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you Jackie!

  • Van Ritchie

    Brilliant and oh you look breathtaking. Your hubby has done an amazing job on the video and the photos awesome as always. xxx

    http://culturedrive.com/

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank so much Van! I’ll pass the compliment to the hubs. <3

  • http://www.stylespectra.blogspot.com/ Isabella

    Great look!!! Very dramatic feeling to it

    http://www.stylespectra.blogspot.com

    • http://StyleByAlina.com/ StyleByAlina.com

      Thank you Isabella!