Veteran model and reigning queen of Aus fashion/our hearts Emma Balfour stars as Queen Ingrith, in ‘Bow Down’. The story comes as the result of a fantasy dress up for Oyster 117: The Unreal Issue. Created with the help of Disney, who clued us in on the royally cool wardrobe and beauty behind this ruling character, to celebrate the release of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (in cinemas now!) and, as a result, give us high-key inspo on how to slay Halloween season this year.
Left: BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE bodysuit and cape, DOLCE AND GABBANA headband (worn as necklace), GUCCI ear jacket, TIFFANY AND CO. cuffs, BALYCK rings (gold), HEART OF BONE bracelets and rings (silver), CARA MIA VINTAGE belt (leather and gold), stylist’s own chain belts and necklace | Right: GUCCI jacket, PACO RABANNE tiara, ROMANCE WAS BORN headpiece, stylist’s own jewellery
Champagne and pearls Hide her sinister streak. As her heir finds Aurora, Key to the kingdom.
PRADA top and shoes, TONI MATICEVSKI skirt, ROMANCE WAS BORN gloves, GUCCI snake ring, RELIQUIA headbands, (worn as a necklaces), HEART OF BONE bracelets, all other jewellery stylist's own
The rose petals fall, The emerald wanes. But just not enough To stake her claim.
Left: MAX MARA coat, BOTTEGA VENETA shoes, ROMANCE WAS BORN headpiece and gloves, MAISON THE FAUX pillow from DISTAL PHALANX, HEART OF BONE X TONI MATICEVSKI rings, CARA MIA VINTAGE brooch (white and black) and belt (metal, worn on arm), stylist’s own skirt, belts and brooch (blue) | Right: BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE bodysuit and cape, DOLCE AND GABBANA headband (worn as necklace), GUCCI ear jacket, TIFFANY AND CO. cuffs, BALYCK rings (gold), HEART OF BONE bracelets and rings (silver), CARA MIA VINTAGE belt (leather and gold), stylist’s own chain belts and necklace
As evil as her beauty, Time to bow down. All that they want Is to live in real peace. Revenge by magic Is her burden to carry.
Left: PACO RABANNE dress (metal chain), LEO AND LIN dress (lace, worn underneath), DOLCE AND GABBANA bag, HEART OF BONE charm bracelets, BALYCK earrings (worn on collar), stylist’s own chains and necklace | Right: LOEWE dress, ROMANCE WAS BORN tiara and veil, JUSTINE CLENQUET pearl choker from DISTAL PHALANX, stylist’s own briefs and necklaces
photography BYRON SPENCER, fashion SARAH STARKEY @ THE ARTIST GROUP, hair PETE LENNON @ VIVIEN’S CREATIVEmake-up GILLIAN CAMPBELL @ THE ARTIST GROUP using MAC COSMETICS, florist SOPHIE WOLANSKI, fashion assistant RHIARN SCHUCKmodel EMMA BALFOUR @ PRISCILLAS