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Friday, March 15, 2013

Candy Land: Elle Fanning and Will Cotton for New York Magazine's Spring Fashion Issue

I'm in love and on cloud 9. What's his name? Will Cotton. Oh Will! Let me inside your "think tank" (brain). It's so sweet. HaHaHa I didn't think another man besides Tim Walker could appreciate or understand my love for fashion mixed with fantasy & food. But I digress. I just recently discovered Will Cotton. He draws, paints, sculpts, photographs and has an extraordinary sense of imagination. His website is literally filled with cotton candy clouds.

He recently photographed Elle Fanning for the 2013 February Edition of New York Magazine. For this photo shoot, he embellished gorgeous accessories and gowns with the sweetest treats.

Frosted dresses, handbags filled with cake, petit fours, eclairs, ice cream cones, hard candy, licorice, candy earrings, cupcake headpieces, lollipop crowns, candy coated makeup and a fairytale backdrop make up this set.

Enjoy the pictures below and for a closer look, take a look at the video. It's a MUST SEE.

"Treat sugar as a fabric. Frost a dress. Make a necklace from gum balls. 
And don't forget to lick your fingers." 
Will Cotton

Gown, Marchesa
Left: Dress, Erdem and Will Cotton
Right: Headpiece, Will Cotton based on Alexander McQueen; Gown, Marchesa.
 Dress, Reem Acra

Left:Whipped-cream dress sketch, oil on paper, Will Cotton, based on Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière
Right: Bag, Reed Krakoff
Eyes, Will Cotton, based on Dior
 Left: Bag by Will Cotton, based on Fendi; Dress by Valentino.
Right:  Dress, Will Cotton, based on Derek Lam; Lipstick, Candy Wrapper by Three Custom Color
 Dress, Dior

Left: Petits-fours-covered skirt, Thom Browne and Will Cotton; Shoes, Louis Vuitton.
Right: Dessert skirt, ink on paper, Will Cotton.
 Dress, Marc Jacobs
Necklaces, Will Cotton, based on Chanel; Crown by Will Cotton; Swimsuit by Chanel
 Shoes, Valentino Garavani; Robe, Agent Provocateur
Corset and earrings, Will Cotton, based on Dolce & Gabbana. Headpiece, Will Cotton.
Bodysuit, Dolce & Gabbana

Images: New York Magazine
Photographer Will Cotton

Have a great weekend everybody! 
Do something sweet for yourself and somebody else!


  1. what a lovely shoot though i think my heart stopped a little at the cake in the bag! kind of reminds me of a friend of mine who got married, then later had a cake fight in the wedding dress (ruined of course, but great photos :))

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  2. love this photoshoot!i am usually not a big fan of candy/cute themes but i love this..maybe more because it's elle..she is fantastic..
    and i hope that kareena response made some sense.after posting it i realised how long the response was!

  3. Surreal photoshoot! I love the sense of whimsical and magic that this portrays!! I still can't believe this is Dakota Fanning's sister!!


  4. This is just fabulous! You know what, it's grey and rainy here, but this really cheered me up! Thank you :-) Love that last picture of Elle Fanning - stunning. Have a wonderful weekend xo

  5. Thank you for sharing so much beauty, my friend.

  6. Oh my goodness, these pictures are making me hungry. (And it's 2 a.m. here.)

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  7. I spotted a shot from this editorial yesterday and immediately thought of you, Kim! Food and fashion are two of my great passions - just like I know they're yours - and although I don't always love when they're combined, when it's done well, it can be transcendent... and these photos definitely qualify! Have a fabulous weekend :)

  8. Hi Kim! I love candy (thats why the name of my blog), so I really adore this editorial! Thanks for sharing, havent seen it yet! The photos are lovely and made me hungry!:) Kisses dear, happy weekend!

  9. SO MUCH FUN! And I'm pretty sure I need to get married in that first dress ;)

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  10. I love how playful these are! And, Marchesa + Erdem, ahhh, I've gone to heaven, haha! Happy weekend dear. /Madison

  11. It's gorgeous...I'd happily play on these sets!! I prefer the pictures of her with a bit of a smile, the others her face looks a bit lifeless or spooked. But, I adore these. Have a wonderful weekend doll!! xxx

  12. How fun! It's hard to believe she is just a teenager!

  13. This is absolutely stunning Kim, thanks for sharing. Really beautiful images - although I have to say, I am craving something sweet so badly right now! xo

  14. How brilliant and beautiful!!!! I am absolutely in love with this story (and having a massive sweet craving as we speak).
    Have a wonderful day and lovely weekend, Kim!

  15. Elle Fanning is so cute! I love these photos :)

  16. What a fun theme for a shoot! Fashion and candy seem to be a match made in heaven. And now I really want dessert :)

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  17. Incredible pictures))) Thanks for sharing such a nice post!
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

  18. There is so much sweet and frothy goodness in this editorial! I'm dying over the Marchesa and Reem Acra images. I had heard Will Cotton's name but I wasn't aware of his extensive skills. The video was awesome! Totally going to check out his site. Thanks for the eye candy and intro Kim!

    Have a sweet weekend!

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  19. She looks amazing. The first few pictures of her look straight out of a fairy tale.

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  20. Fascinating! Especially love the floral hat out of icing . . .

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  21. This is so stunning! He really put together a gorgeous shoot with Elle Fanning <3

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  22. What a fun shoot! She looks amazing!! I love the sprinkles eye shadow shots. So much fun!

  23. OHHH I too love TIM (the king) Walker and now you give me this guy. OMG Kim, I am in cotton candy heaven too, how fab - love it all. Happy fluffy gumball cloud weekend sweets, I am over the candy moon right now. Cute,

  24. Kimmy, I'm sad. Is that real food? Or food looking goodies?In the latter case, it's adorable. In the first, I don't like the concept though it is visually appealing. Unless of course it's going to be eaten up by the poor girl who must have been on a diet since her first birthday. Hope you don't terribly mind my bluntness. The pictures do look amazing... Love

  25. Oh I love her in the white Marchesa gown and the candy eye shadow. I like Elle, but is it weird that I kinda want to see this same editorial with Dakota?

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  26. this is literally eye kandy haha. omg i love all the photos!! this is such a fun spread literally lol ok ima go now with my sillyness xoxo doll face have a lovely fun safe weekend!!!

  27. WOW - some magazines take up to 2 months to get here, if they ever do, so I really like it when you post these. I think she looks glorious.

  28. Oo, looks interesting. Have a great weekend.

  29. Adore this editorial, the theme is utterly sweet and love how each of her delectable looks were styled (and frosted) Have a great weekend sweety!

  30. Those photos are amazing! I really love that bag photo with the cake for some reason. Thank you so much for all your kind words. I'm glad I'm getting professional help too. Thank you for your prayers! :)

  31. Whoa. I so totally love this. And I like that she's thicker than her big sister.

  32. This editorial was made for your blog! Amazing!


  33. I am definitely blown away by these photographs! I have never heard of Will Cotton till now. That cotton candy dress looks amazing and sooo sweet!

  34. These are so fun and you know I love Tim Walker!

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  35. I love the sprinkes! She looks stunning here.

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  36. she grew up so fast! she looks like a grown woman, i remember her so small and tiny! those pictures are so pretty! they combine candy and makeup, two of my favorite things ever!

  37. GORGEOUS pics!!!! LOVE LOVE the sprinkles on her eyelids! Very cool

  38. This is absolutely stunning!
    in love!

    Danielle Stielle

  39. Love to see someone as young as Elle Fanning to already have a great & elegant sense of style!


  40. Stunning editorial. she is so beautiful. Really impressive blog, love your style. If you want check mine and we could follow each other:-)

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  41. Oh wow, can't believe I haven't seen this shoot, but to be honest I've been so out of it lately!

    I love this shoot, the magic behind it is just sheer brilliance... want to eat that head piece of hers though...

  42. So beautiful!

  43. oh my god. I love all things sweet AND have a huge crush on Elle Fanning, so this was basically a manifestation of my dreams!!! I love the shot where she's all Girl with the Pearl Earring-esque, but sweeter!
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  44. Just found your blog dear. Wow this shooting is fabolous! Love her!

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  45. Ooh! Airy fairy candy land! Reminds me of hansel and gretal, care bears and the likes.

    I didn't quite dare to look at the sprinkles on her lids though.

  46. How lovely! I don't know too much about Elle Fanning beyond the fact that she's Dakota's sister, but I've always thought her very cute. She has such a pixie elegance and charm :)

  47. This editorial is so beautiful darling. thanks for sharing. everything is just so so sweet
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  48. She's gorgeous! But to me still so young and innocent, haha. Some of the shots make her seem a little out of place for me, but that may just be me! Thanks for sharing the pics Kim! She's got such an angelic face

  49. Very very nice Kim! This is really awesome!


  50. Very sweet photo shoot!! Love the imagination that went into every one of these pictures. It's sweet elegance in a grand way.:)

  51. What a wonderful cover and photo spread. It looks so ethereal.

  52. Elle looks absolutely stunning in all of these shoots. Love the concept. Probably because of my sweet tooth.



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