As the major Disney fan you all know I am, I can’t wait for the release of Maleficent in a couple of weeks.

Disney held an exclusive preview of the “The World of Maleficent” exhibition at the princess-perfect Kensington Palace in London this week, before its limited display at the O2 (24th May until 14th June). All of the main cast were in attendance, including Maleficent herself, Angelina Jolie. I would have loved to see this exhibition to get up close to all the stunning costumes; but I just can’t get down to London at the moment.

On the blue red carpet at Kensington Palace, Angelina Jolie carried on the darkness of her Maleficent character in a sleek black Atelier Versace dress that looked stunning on her. I loved her very pared-down make-up too, with the focus being on her dark smokey eyes.

Elle Fanning as Aurora went for the polar opposite, in an etheral cream and pastel yellow Georges Hobeika dress full of innocence. Her crown of flowers, and natural make-up, made her the perfect princess.

The film itself, I can’t wait to see. We all know the story of Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty; but other than her stereotypical villanous behaviour in the Disney cartoon original, we know nothing about the background of Maleficent. This film will fix that.

By Laura Pearson-Smith

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