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.
Crow's Nest for "Maleficent"
Daniel 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 breath-taking rose gold full-finger-length ring encrusted with sparks of yellow and red sapphires ($20,880). Available in early May.
Luxury 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 damsel 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, available in early May).
If 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). Available in early May.
Stella McCartney Kids
McCartney, who has partnered on past Disney projects, has designed an eight-piece collection themed around the deadly damsel, 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 allover 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 allover feather print and a pair of detachable wings ($200). Available through Stella McCartney and Disney stores as well as both brands' e-commerce sites at the end of April.
As 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). Available May 15 through select MAC stores and Macy's.
A 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.