Color Inspiration: The lion the witch and the wardrobe

Northern Lights photo via here, illustration from The Lion , The Witch, and The Wardrobe movie via here Photograph by Emma Summerton and styled by Edward Enninful for W Magazine's Best in Class Shoot

I loved The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe growing up. C.S. Lewis had an amazing way with words and his descriptions of the landscapes and characters put my imagination into overdrive. In particular, I always had a slight fascination with the White Witch. A few years after reading the book, I remember seeing the play being disappointed in how she was portrayed. All white with frosty eye makeup? I know she was technically called the White Witch, but I felt like the all white ensemble made her look frozen, not cold. Or worse, like a snow princess which evokes a whole different feeling. Silvers, blues, emerald greens- those are the colors I associated with her- the colors of ice. So when I came across this photo in W a few days back I couldn't help but be reminded that this is what I thought the White Witch should look like. Stark and cold, but beautiful. Shimmery and glamourous, with red lips, extremely pale skin, and slicked back black hair. I know it wasn't the intended purpose of the shoot, but thank you W for finally getting the image right in my mind.