RED CARPET COUTURE + COSTUME DESIGN
Fairy Fantasia Wings & Accessories by Chantal Mallett
In 2021, I re-evaluated my accessory collection to embrace a wider audience beyond my beautiful brides & their entourage by designing a collection of unique fairy wings.
The collection has always been greatly influenced by fantasy, fairytales & costume, by princesses, goddesses & fairies, by films from Ever After to Lady Hawke, from The Greatest Showman to Anna Karenina. The latest editions to sit alongside my crowns, tiaras & masquerade masks, are fairy wings. I had already added jewelled wings to my dresses so it was just the next step & I know there is a wonderful fantasy community out there who embrace dressing as fairies, mermaids & other fairytale creatures & photographers, models & costumiers creating amazing fantasy imagery.
Fairy Wing Design: I am really excited, after much research & development, to have created a collection of fairy wings, very much in my own style & have brought something new & very ‘Chantal’ to the market. My Fairy Fantasia wings are different from the cellophane wings available from various wing makers, in that I have created fairy wings that feature my hand drawn botanical illustrations, cut as ornate veining. The result is a highly original concept, that is refined & elegant enough to be worn with high end couture or for use in exquisite fantasy photography I wanted to create wings that were beautiful close up & look very elegant & sophisticated, that were suitable for clients to wear with all sorts of looks including high end bridal gowns for weddings, for photographic campaigns, costume parties, industry events, festivals, music videos & props for film, tv & theatre, artists & individuals looking for fantasy wings & props for Burlesque, Drag, Circus or themed events. Ultimately, they have to work with my couture gowns for photoshoots & industry events, so that was my mission & ultimately that was my main motivation for designing a collection of wings because, certainly here in the UK, there were not many suitable options available for me, when I needed wings. or artists & individuals looking for fantasy wings & props for Burlesque, Drag, Circus or themed events.
My accessory collection will always have beautiful pieces for discerning brides, but if a worldwide pandemic & the wedding industry closing down for 18 months teaches us nothing, it’s that diversifying & broadening your horizons is a good thing & indulging in fantasy is the ultimate antidote when the world gets turned upside down.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW
HANDMADE TO ORDER – Serving a botanical twist on traditional veined fairy wings.
My wings designs feature intricate cut botanical inspired veining on clear or semi-transparent iridescent base wings.
SHIPPING FEES: All shipping options are for insured shipping in strong (double boxed & mail bagged) packaging, etc. This ensures your parcel should arrive intact & be in good condition so you can continue to use the packaging to store your wings safely. Boxes are large double walled laptop boxes & your wings will be well protected in lots of pretty tissue paper. The shipping fees reflect costs of quoted shipping + packaging & obviously, as a small business, I don’t benefit from the discounted shipping & keen prices for buying packaging in bulk that large concerns like Amazon are able to get & pass on to customers. I will also note that carriers may take longer to deliver because of upset to their services caused by Brexit & the pandemic & customers need to allow for this in any expectations placed on delivery. *If you have a deadline, let me know when placing the order so I can do everything I can to get your wings out the door quickly & on their way x
I do not ship to Germany currently.
*If your country isn’t shown, please ask me to get a shipping quote for you.
Please note: Import taxes & handling fees are the buyer’s responsibility. Please research what these fees are likely to be before ordering if you have concerns.
Fairy wings come on a ‘U’ brace which slides down the back of a corset or tight bodice / elastic dress /contour wear bodysuit, basque etc. I chose to only offer the brace because it looks the best – like the wings are really growing from your shoulder blades. *You can fashion straps from elastic or ribbon easily; think of the wings like a backpack & make the straps come off the brace like backpack straps.
Shipping / Storage: The main issue with wings is shipping & storage. So my wings come as five pieces which can be assembled, taken apart & reassembled as necessary with the four wings plugging in to the ‘U’ brace. This ultimately makes shipping much easier & reduces the risk of damage in transit & shipping costs & means the wings can be stored away safely.
Materials: The wired fairy wings are made in thick acetate & vinyl in various finishes, with a satin bound matching ‘U’ brace.
Please note: each set is handmade from raw materials that can have small imperfections but these in no way detract from the magic of your fairy wings & only add to their uniqueness x
Copyright All designs © Chantal Mallett/FairyFantasiaWings Based on Chantal Mallett’s original art.
FAIRY WING FAQS
Custom and personalised orders
Of course. Just email & tell me what you’re thinking.
Gently wipe over with a damp cloth or dust as needed.
Safety & damage warnings
Water photoshoots, etc.
They have not been tested in water: submerge wings in water at your own risk.
Please, for your own safety & because the wings could melt or warp, do not get close to open fire sources like fire pits, bonfires, open fires. BBQs, etc. when wearing your wings or leave near any of these or a hot radiator, leave in a hot car, etc.
Gentle breezes cause wings to flutter beautifully. I strongly suggest not wearing wings when it is windy/gusty to avoid damage. I would guess they behave similarly to an umbrella.
These wings are not toys, IF you use on children for photoshoots as photographic props, please note you do so at your own risk, exercise care & please supervise whilst in use.
Do you make wings for children?
No. These wings are not intended for use by children & have not been submitted for the testing required to use them as toys or dress up/children’s costume. *If using as photographic prop on children, you assume all the risk, Chantal Mallett/Fairy Fantasia Wings is not responsible for accidents incurred, so please supervise children when shooting.
I see you do not accept returns. What if my item arrives faulty or damaged?
All wings are made to order, therefore I do not accept returns if you change your mind. If wings arrive faulty or damaged, please contact me within 7 business days of delivery to discuss & arrange replacement.
Where can I see samples of all the colour options?
Check out the video in my ‘About’ section in this shop.
Gift wrapping and packaging
I have chosen the most sensible shaped box & double box for strength & they are sent in a plastic mail bag too, so they should arrive undamaged & dry. Your wings are sent as five flat packed pieces & will come wrapped in pretty tissue paper, with assembly instructions. If you wish me to add a gift card to a parcel, please let me know.
Are they difficult to assemble?
No. Its super quick & easy to assemble & disassemble your new wings. Your satin bound ‘U’ brace is hollow & the four wings simply plug in to each side.
Plug in the larger top wing first with the front towards you (that’s the side with the vinyl pattern applied to it), the rubber stop is your guide to how far to plug in (until the rubber edge of the plug meets the top of your brace). Then repeat with the bottom wing, again front facing you, plugging the bottom wing in front of the upper wing. Gently but firmly push the lower wing down until the top of the rubber on the plug matched the edge of the brace (you will feel resistance but they have to be a tight fit in order to not move around). Your wing plugs should be wide side facing you.
How do I take my wings apart?
Gently but firmly unplug each wing from the brace.
Are they fragile?
They are not nearly as fragile as some. Ultimately my advice is to wear & treat them with respect & care, they are made of transparent acetate to keep them light & airy, as per a fairy look) so they are not heavy duty or indestructible. They will not crease up, get split or collapse like fabric or lighter film wings may. They can be scratched up or dented & the surface vinyl pattern damaged if scrapped or dented. They can be bent or dented & form a permanent bend/dent if you sit on them, trap them in a door – all the things you would expect would damage them. Be kind to them, think more wearable art than fancy dress & they will serve you well x