Nest Jewels has joined forces with Walt Disney
Pictures to create an exclusive limited edition
collection for it's upcoming 2014 blockbuster,
"Maleficient," starring Angelina Jolie.
ANGELES — Disney’s "Maleficent" may not be
hitting the multiplex until May, but details about some
of the merchandise (think fashionable goods for the bad
girl) are starting to trickle out. Among the notable
stylish "Maleficent" merchandise set to drop
in advance of the film’s May 30 release: Stella
McCartney kids’ clothes, Italian-made scarves and a
jewelry collaboration with prices as high as Her Winged
Wickedness’ prosthetically enhanced cheekbones. Most
will begin hitting stores in early May.
Nest for Maleficent
Belevitch, creative director of U.K.-based Crow’s
Nest, mined the movie’s dark motifs — think
feathers, fire, thorns, horns and dragons — to create
a high-end seven-piece jewelry collection that includes
a dangerous-looking cuff that evokes the shape of
Maleficent’s horns rendered in black rhodium and set
with a pear-shaped onyx ($5,720), and a breathtaking
rose gold full-finger-length ring encrusted with sparks
of yellow and red sapphires ($20,880).
Italian scarf maker Faliero Sarti has created two modal
and cashmere scarves in partnership with Disney Consumer
Products. A blue one, edged in a thorn border design,
depicts the dangerous Maleficent lurking in the
foreground of a moonlit nightscape, a cottage
(presumably Sleeping Beauty’s) visible in the
background. A black one features an image of the
sorceress in the center, framed by a border of stylized
thorns, beaked skulls and black birds ($438 each).
Maleficent decided to stow the horns and dress down for
a night on the town, she might well choose to wear one
of the pieces created in collaboration with the David
Lerner label — either the black, thigh-length jersey
dress with sheer shoulders ($275) or the black,
form-fitting, side-zip leggings ($178).
who has partnered on past Disney projects, has designed
an eight-piece collection themed around the deadly dame,
the standouts of which include an Aurora dress with
floral embroidery detail on the sleeves, neck and belt
(for the good little girl, $145) and a dress for the
mini-Maleficent in your brood, complete with an all-over
winged-witch foil print and fabric "wings"
that attach at the wrists ($145, purple velvet horn
headdress sold separately). The collection also includes
a few pieces for the boys (let’s call them "male-ficents,"
shall we?), including a cool pair of canvas kicks with
an all-over feather print and a pair of detachable wings
($200). The collection will be available at
disneystore.com in early May and in Stella McCartney
stores at the end of April.
one might expect, the cosmetics offering pegged to the
film is glamour meets Goth, and the 11-piece
wing-silhouette-emblazoned MAC collection includes the
obligatory standout blood-red shade of lipstick (True
Love’s Kiss, $16.50) and a trio of nail lacquers with
names like Uninvited, Flaming Rose and Nocturnelle
(nude, red and black respectively, $17.50 each).
women’s capsule collection tied to the film and
designed by Naeem Khan is set to take wing exclusively
at HSN on May 7 (with a live TV selling event scheduled
for May 27-30). Divided between "wicked side"
(heavy on the black with the through line of a gray,
black and white feather print) and "good side"
(white tone-on-tone feather embroidery), it includes
trousers, tops, cropped jackets, dresses and an
assortment of pleated pieces, including skirts and
A-line, thigh-length dresses, all of which will retail
from $69.90 to $269.90.