Perhaps you’ve been made aware that it’s Halloween this weekend? For those among us who have chosen to deny that detail, well, the time has come to act fast and whip up a costume that will be deemed fit to wear to whichever soirée, bar, or house party you’ve been invited to.
Rather than taking the easy route and dressing up as a cat, the color orange or a nurse, why not take a note from stylist extraordinaire Carine Roitfeld. In the forthcoming December/January issue of Harper’s Bazaar, she created a cast of pirate princesses, which is a brilliant costume concept to adapt for Halloween. Not over-the-top, but still very creative and an ideal conversation-starting getup, we’re all for this costume.
To recreate this look, simply seek out a pirate’s hat and dress in a mix of feminine pieces, from a flirty skirt to ruffled shirt. Feel free to layer on the sequins and sparkles, add in a liberal dose of blingy jewelry and finish off the look with some plumage.
“For this story I was inspired by pirates and princesses, part Vivienne Westwood fashion, and part fairy tale costume, like the ones seen on Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean… It is a dream of adventure and buried treasures full of diamonds worn on lovely girls,” she explained in a statement. Which is probably how you should also describe your pirate princess costume.
Seeing as Ms. Roitfeld has a penchant for finding the next big names in modeling (Gigi Hadid is a great example), take notes on the girls who were shot by Felix Cooper here: Bentley, Ally Ertel, Cierra Skye and Briley Jones. She also featured Gabriella Wilde, an actress with actual royal lineage who has already been tapped to front campaigns for Rag & Bone and Estée Lauder.
Pick up an issue of Harper’s Bazaar on November 24 to see more.