Magical Creatures is a story written for Wildfox by critically acclaimed author, Francesca Lia Block. Francesca has been an inspiration for Wildfox creators, Emily Faulstich and Kimberley Gordon, since before the birth of Wildfox in 2007. Together Francesca, Emily and Kim have based a collection of dreamy T shirts on the story of 3 very different, magical girls who live in our favorite Wildfox cities – Ella, a fairy from Los Angeles, Cherie, a gypsy from Paris, and Dahlia, a witch from New York. Francesca tells a story of these three girls and their important friendship, a metaphorical weaving of magic and mystery, beautiful clothes, and romantic back drops.
“When I first moved to Los Angeles I was so scared. It was a maze of crazy nights and hazy days in an unknown city filled with strangers and endless possibilities. Reading Francesca Lia Block’s series, Dangerous Angels: The Weetzie Bat Books, helped show me the beauty in this city. The sparkling lights and billboards on sunset, the spirit and love of the canyons, the romantic ghosts of past celebrities, the lingering Santa Ana Winds, pink houses, Jacaranda trees, and hot cement roads. Francesca’s writing was always one of my main inspirations. When starting Wildfox, she was there in my mind, sculpting characters and helping me be strong enough to live my dreams! Now we’ve had the chance to collaborate with her and it’s been a dream come true to work with her amazing imagination.” – Kimberley Gordon, co-designer
Now you can share in the love of Francesca and Wildfox and decide which girl you are. Read the whole story, meet the characters, and see more inspiration for the collection at: www.magicalcreature.com
Photos: Kimberley Gordon
Muse: Amanda Booth
Styling: Emily Faulstich, Kimberley Gordon, Meredith Leyerzaph
Hair: Anna Lee Fiorino
Makeup: Carlene K