The more outlandish, beautiful and unusual the item, the greater the tale. And so, I suppose, it was only a matter of time before Dutch design duo Viktor and Rolf turned their hand to weaving a very different kind of magic: a book of 21st century fairy tales.
From the moment you pick up Fairy Tales, you’re plunged into a world of fantasy. From dejected perfume bottles to dragon butterflies and magic dresses, everything screams topsy-turvy perfection. It’s ideal for a spot of escapism – simply dip in, pick a story and prepare to be transported to a whole new world.
Character-wise, you won’t be disappointed. There’s pink-haired Doris, whose unusual nickname – given to her by playground bullies – becomes her strongest asset; there’s also the beautiful Princess Giselle, who will do anything to get the golden gown she dreams of. And did I mention the Lonely Disco Hedgehog…?
These are fairy tales with a suitably fashion-conscious twist. The lose-yourself reading experience is further heightened by Viktor and Rolf’s dreamy illustrations, which are peppered throughout the book.
To conclude: bliss.
Hardie Grant Books, £12.99.
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