Everyone loves a fairy tale – especially the happy ending. And today, we got our very own. This morning, Coach dropped their Disney x Coach: A Dark Fairy Tale collaboration, which puts a uniquely dark spin on Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. The collection, which fuses Disney’s animation with Coach’s signature cool, is chock-full of hoodies, jackets, purses and dresses all fit for a princess – or an Evil Queen.
Launching tomorrow, exclusively at Coach’s SoHo flagship, and globally next week, the Dark Fairy Tale capsule is just the latest in Disney and Coach’s ongoing partnership. Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers first teamed up with the iconic company on a Mickey Mouse collection in 2016. Since then, the brand has also released special edition partnerships with Selena Gomez and artist Keith Haring.
Thanks to Vice, you can now watch Bear, a short film by Nash Edgerton that has been popping up at festivals around the globe. Edgerton writes, directs and stars once more as Jack, the short-sighted boyfriend character who first turned up in Spider, another jarring short. Both are about pranks that unfold not altogether according to plan.
Take a look at Spider first, if you like. It’s got more twists and sharp corners than Bear, but each follows a fairly similar plotline—Jack’s sense of humor takes him too far, and disaster follows. At a certain point you’ll be watching through your fingers. No surprise that Jack has a different girlfriend (Teresa Palmer) in the sequel.
Man, what is it about Australia (Edgerton’s home turf) that’s so skin-crawly? Between these short films and the stomach-knotting Snowtown Murders and the seamless sang-froid of Julia Leigh’s Sleeping Beauty, I’m starting to see this continent as one to avoid at all costs. Even the accent is creeping me out these days.
A Ukrainian art exhibit called Sleeping Beauty stars five young women who take turns sleeping in the gallery for two hours a day — and pledge to marry the person whose kiss awakens her. So far only one Beauty in the Kiev museum has been woken from a kiss, but it was by a woman who already has a boyfriend. And Ukraine does not allow same-sex marriage. So there’s that.
Sleeping Beauty is a piece by Taras Polataiko, a Ukranian-Canadian artist, who told Yahoo News that the point of the exhibit is for viewers to witness love’s starting point but also about the tension in the moment of the kiss. But that’s more wishful thinking on his part: National Art Museum of Ukraine visitors sign paperwork that reading "If I kiss the Beauty and she opens her eyes, I agree to marry her" are not legally binding. In addition to germs and maybe-husbands, the volunteering women are also getting presents from would-be suitors: one visitor left a Sleeping Beauty $400 and a new iPad. Not bad for the risk of mono.
Alas, the exhibit ends today, so let’s hope those other Beauties get married off.
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Here’s your first look at Angelina Jolie in the role she was born to play: as Maleficent, the classic villainess from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. This time, however, the evil queen plays the titular character in an upcoming film, which focuses more on the dark nature of the queen rather than the sweet, beautiful Aurora. But, most importantly, Jolie dons the horns and the goth look for the role. Take a look after the jump!
I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn’t mean she can’t have other [warmer] qualities. You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is… It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she’s not perfect. She’s far from perfect.
The film, which co-stars Elle Fanning as Aurora, will be released in 3D (of course) next March. Let’s hope it’s a step up from this year’s dueling Snow White features, both of which opened to lukewarm critical response.