Have you watched the latest Disney movie, Cinderella? I bet most of you had! For those who haven’t here’s a little bit summary of what the movie is about (and whether it is the same as the fairytale book you read when you were little):
The story follows young Ella (Lily James of Downtown Abbey) whose merchant father remarries after the death of her mother. Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her stepsisters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drizella (Sophie McShera), keen to support her loving father (who, by the way, still misses her mother). When Ella’s father (Ben Chaplin) unexpectedly caught sick on her trip and passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of her jealous and cruel new family. Sleeping at the attic, eating breakfast in the kitchen and befriends the mice, Ella is determined to cherished her mother’s dying words “to have courage and be kind.” After kicked off the breakfast table one morning, she run away to the forest only to meet Kit, the mysterious apprentice from the palace.
After hearing that the Prince has invited all maidens across country to attend the Royal Ball, Ella is excited to finally meet Kit again. Like the fairytale story you heard all of your life, her evil stepmother doesn’t allow her to go, ruining her gown. But as in all good fairytales, help is at the hand of a beggar woman who makes Ella’s dream of attending the ball comes true. Armed with pumpkin chariot, mice horses, lizards horsemen, and the magical glass slippers, Ella gets to meet her charming stranger who turns out to be the Prince. At the ball, Ella wins the coveted first dance with Kit. By midnight, Ella abruptly left Kit, before bumping into the King and tell him how much Kit loves her father. The King died, after finally letting Kit to marry the girl he loves, not for the sake of the people and the land. Although at first the Prince is sad over the death of her father, he sends out troops all over the land for his “mysterious princess who forgot her shoe.” Unfortunately Ella’s stepmother found her other half of the shoe and broke it in half. Blackmailing the Grand Duke that she knows who the mysterious princess is (who is not a princess, just a maid), she exchanges the information for riches (she wants to be a Countess and marriage for her two daughters). The Prince who is suspicious of the Grand Duke decides to join the troops who go door to door to find the mysterious princess. Although her stepmother doesn’t let Ella in the house, locking her at the attic, by the help of the mice who unlock the window latch, the Prince hears her singing. By the end of the day, the Prince found his happily ever after ❤︎
Though the movie is not as magical as I expected, I love the dresses, the glass slippers, the first dance (!!), and Cinderella’s wedding dress. I mean who doesn’t? The dress is beyond your wildest imagination, I wouldn’t mind wearing it on my wedding day. And those who are getting married soon, Alfred Angelo made the dress for only .. $1949 !! You don’t need those ten-grands Oscar de la Renta dress when you can buy Cinderella’s dreamy dress.
Although it doesn’t look too comfortable wearing glass slippers (no wonder Ella left her shoe ;D), I can’t help swoon over it. And dreams do come true! Designers like Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and few others have started to make look-a-like Cinderella’s glass slippers (without the glasses, of course!). I hope my fairy godmother (or prince charming) would buy me one of these ❤︎ I promise I won’t lose it by midnight lol
Rene Caovilla; this feels more Frozen than Cinderella, no? But this is one of my favourites!
Suart Weitzman (another fav!)
Charlotte Olympia (sold out already, huh? D;)
And don’t forget to listen to the end credits’ song titled Strong by Sonna Rele.
But life’s a different game, the sorrow and the pain
Only you can change your world tomorrow