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VOLUME I By

Siona McClenaghan


CONTENTS II........... Acknowledgments IV.......... Author’s

Note

2............ The

Staple

6............ The

Ugly Duckling

22.......... Thoughts 26.......... Miss 30.......... The

On A Night Sky

M

Owl and the Pussycat

57.......... Credits


For my Mother, the greatest of storytellers and for my Father, whom the stories are always about

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T Y hank

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To my wise and supportive tutors Stephen Lee and Sarah McDonnell. To Leon Maurice and Fiona Cone for their photographic assistance and to Vicky Paisley and Craig Graham for knowing how to do everything I could ever wish for on a computer. To Jessy and Bee for listening to me analyse every step of the process. You are my edit buttons. To all my beautiful models and everyone else who has helped me along the way. And finally, this book is dedicated to the North East, my home from home. Thank you for giving me room to grow and time to find my voice. II.


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“Some day you will be old enou gh to start reading fair y tales again.� C.S. Lewis

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AM not sure at what age people lose interest in fairytales. Do we reach a stage in our lives when their beauty and simplicity is no longer appealing? Perhaps it is the familiarity of the stories combined with our loss of innocence as we age that mean they no longer seem so relevant. I certainly hope that I will always appreciate them and the lessons they teach. Fashion Tales has taken influences from the worlds of art, fashion and literature and combined them in modern depictions of age old classics. I hope they remind you why you loved them so much in the first place.

Siona x IV.


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had an LBD That made her look divine, She paired it with some gorgeous heels, And turned heads every time. ARY

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the Ugly Duckling. Unconfident. Unloved. Uncomfortable in your company. AM

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a mask. layer upon layer, I drown in toxic products.

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them away and I am worthless. AKE

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UT am

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the beautiful swan. Pure. Composed. Comfortable with who I am.

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twinkle little star, How I adore what you mean, what you are. A declaration of love forever, My heart soars, light as a feather. WINKLE

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Miss Muffet was chilling out on the sofa admiring her new shoes and day dreaming about the cute BMXer who lived down the street. ITTLE

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UDDENLY,

out of nowhere, a huge spider dropped down next to her. Being a bad arachnophobe she totally freaked out and ran off crying, tripping on her heels as she went. 28.


T

he Owl

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he Pussycat 32.


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to sea in a beautiful pea green boat. They took some honey and plenty of money wrapped up in a five pound note. ENT

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T

Owl looked up to the stars above and sang to a small guitar: HE


“O

lovely Pussy, O Pussy my love

What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are! What a beautiful Pussy you are.”

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USSY

said to the owl,

“You elegant fowl! How charmingly sweet you sing! Oh let us be married, too long we have tarried; but what shall we do for a ring?�

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they sailed away for a year and a day to the land where the Bong tree grows

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there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood With a ring at the end of his nose, His nose! With a ring at the end of his nose. ND

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Pig are you willing to sell for one shilling your ring?” Said the Piggy, “I will.”

EAR

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o they took it away and were married next day by the Turkey who lives on the hill. 48.


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dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; HEY

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hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon! They danced by the light of the moon. ND

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REDITS

The Staple - Words, photography and styling by Siona McClenaghan. Model Harriet Ziegler. Location - Billabong Bar, Newcastle-upon-tyne. The Ugly Duckling - Words and photography by Siona McClenaghan. Styling by Jess Spurling. Model - Grace Lovelady. Location - private bathroom. Thoughts on a Night Sky - Words and photography by Siona McClenaghan. Styling by Jess Spurling and Edward Hunter. Models - Jess Spurling and Edward Hunter. Location - West Jesmond Dene. Miss M - Words, photography and styling by Siona McClenaghan. Model Francesca Pizzolon. Location - private sitting room. The Owl and the Pussycat - Words by Edward Lear. Photography by Fiona Cone. Styling by Siona McClenaghan. Models - Megan Andrews, Peter Gill, Thomas Fone and Chris Lee. Location - Tynemouth beach. With special thanks to The Tynemouth Rowing Club, particularly Chris Dixon. Book layout by Siona McClenaghan with editing guidance from Stephen Lee and Linda McClenaghan. Printed at ProntaPrint North Shields. Bound at Newcastle University Library. 57.


Fashion Tales  

Classic children's stories re-worked for a fashion based audience