March this year is the month of fairy tale and magic and royal ball and, well, Cinderella of course! But this post isn’t a movie review (although I would say Cinderella and “Kit” the “Apprentice” are less shallow in this rendition; rather than being attracted to just one another’s beautiful appearances, Disney’s Cinderella + Prince Charming 2.0 is charmed by…Do I really look like a girl with a spoiler for you? Gotcha haha XD ).
So what is this post about and how does it have anything to do with one of the oldest fairy tales in the world? Well, I’ll say this: It’s never too EARLY to start planning for your wedding. With a long list of wedding prep tasks—picking a wedding gown, booking a venue, selecting the flowers and decor arrangements, etc.—to be taken care of, you (or more like I) really should start thinking about it now (although I’ll admit that I don’t even have a boyfriend – yet).
Cinderella isn’t my favourite Disney Princess, but I do find her glass slippers rather enchanting. I would love to wear them on my big day! But as we all know, the mechanics of the glass slippers is still debatable in real life. Yet I didn’t let physics stop me from seeking out alternatives that work just fine without Fairy Godmother’s spells 😛
The sparkly white certainly complements the pure or pearl white of a wedding gown. I especially like the crystal-bead adornments which resemble the sparkling effect on the glass slippers from the 1950 classic!
Look at the details on the shell – how meticulous! Although I’d prefer closed or almond boxes for the pumps 🙂
The silver flash resembles the smooth, glassy feel of Cinderella’s slippers; the 3D embellishments will certainly attract everyone’s eyeballs when you dance!
Celebrating 70 years of Cinderella, Harrods and Disney collaborated on this limited edition of Cinderella heels!
Bonus: Guess who is my favourite Disney Princess? Bingo! It’s the Little Mermaid Ariel! And the design of these pumps just brings out the whole mermaid vibe!
If silver flash or glitter isn’t your thing, these heels do bring out the tint of blue in the glass slippers from the 1950 classic.
I believe these ones have the same 3D embellishment design, but they look more glittery and delicate.
A more simplistic rendition of the glass slippers, yet retaining the dainty look with the crystal embellishments.
If you like some classy glassy designer snazzy, nine renowned luxury shoe designers have created their own interpretations of the Cinderella-inspired slippers (their inspirations in caption) 😉
How does a magical wish come true? By equally magical imaginations within us.
René Caovilla: “‘Works of arts called shoes’ to grant wishes and raise emotions. Passion and never ending research don’t draw the line at fantasy and creativity. This is how dreams come true in our fairy tale.”
Massimiliano Giornetti, Creative Director at Salvatore Ferragamo: “The magic of a shoe that turns a woman into a princess and gives her the feeling of walking on clouds is a universal dream. A modern Cinderella fairy tale of rediscovering a soft sensuality and a powerful femininity. A shoe made of transparency and light: the cage heel, an iconic symbol of Salvatore Ferragamo, is covered with Swarovski crystals and is transformed by sparkling impalpability.”
Stuart Weitzman: “Cinderella in 2015 has a timeless appeal. The diamond and translucent bootie enhance the vision I have of her.”
Paul Andrew: “Cinderella’s glass slipper represents every woman’s dream shoe. The story, being a classic, inspired me to use my iconic pointed toe silhouette, which I embellished with an array of hand encrusted Swarovski crystals to create the ultimate fantasy shoe. I used transparent PVC to create a ‘glass’ effect and ivory suede for luxurious texture and dimension.”
Nicholas Kirkwood: “Cinderella has both delicate and strong qualities as a character. The moment of transformation emphasizes both and gave me the design inspiration to create a piece that spoke to the film’s magic.”
Charlotte Olympia: “I am delighted and honoured to be invited by Disney to design one of the most iconic shoes in history. It was such a pleasure to create my version of Cinderella’s glass slipper which I have aptly named If the Shoe Fits. This transparent platform shoe made with my signature PVC & perspex materials is adorned with star and crystal detailing as befits any princess.”
Alexandre Birman: “My vision of the glass slipper was inspired by the timeless and feminine beauty that I believe Cinderella and the Alexandre Birman brand both share. I reinterpreted our classic Johanna pump, this time giving it a fashionable and romantic twist with satin and Swarovski crystals. It’s a shoe I imagine a modern princess would wear.”
Sandra Choi, Creative Director at Jimmy Choo: “I think every girl desires a Cinderella moment in their lives. This story ignites a love affair and fascination with shoes that never dies. The power they have to transform is instilled from a young age and the fantasy remains alive forever. I wanted to create a shoe that felt magical, with alluring sparkle and a feminine, timeless silhouette evoking those childhood emotions.”
Jerome C. Rousseau: “The stroke of midnight is a wonderful element of the Cinderella fairytale, it adds tension and intensity to the story. I was inspired by that when I designed this style for Cinderella and the result is a dramatic midnight-blue glitter sandal on a sky-high heel. The clear strap is reminiscent of the crystal slipper, while the refined gold and silver trims add the right amount of whimsy to the design. I wanted to create something that, if left behind, the Prince would feel even more captivated by Cinderella’s allure.”
You can read more about the sketches here or watch the video here. And while you’re at it, check out pictures from the Cinderella Exhibit at the Berlin Film Festival!
While the physics or engineering community is figuring out how to make this ➡
or the glistening crystal Glass Slippers in Cinderella (2015) work, I’ll patiently and faithfully await my Prince to come along. Although I’m not a strong and independent woman yet, I’m not waiting for him to rescue me (“a damsel in distress” sounds pretty romantic though). I just want to protect my Prince and have him sharing my love and joy ❤ Till then,Love, Christyberry
P.S. Who’s your favourite Disney Princess? What do you think of the Cinderella heels I found? My fave designer slippers are Jimmy Choo and Weitzman! 🙄 Which is your favourite amongst the nine? Let’s end the month with a little magic ⭐ Luckily, you don’t need to be Fairy Godmother to Cast a Spell and tell me what you think!