Sunday, January 10, 2010

princess post: cinderella

Today's post is about Cinderella. Fun fact about Cinderella: I used to watch the movie constantly when I was a littlelittle girl.

Cinderella is the favorite princess of my dear friend Becky. Becky wrote a great manifesto for why you too should love Cinderella! Becky writes, "I love Cinderella because she's able to wake up in a tiny, dusty, poorly furnished room as a servant to her stepmother and sisters and not complain. The first thing she does when she wakes up is sing (which is truly the best way to start your morning), and not a depressing song or anything like that. No. Her song is optimistic. It talks about her dreams coming true. She dances around singing jovially before making breakfast for everyone but herself and carrying everyone's laundry around on her head.

The scene in the movie that really seals the deal for me is when Cinderella first arrives at the ball. She's in the most beautiful dress to ever grace the eyes of mankind and she's just exploring the castle, walking around curiously when the Prince walks up behind her and takes her hand. That moment makes my heart sing. If that's not one of the most romantic scenes in any movie, I don't know what is.

I think my love for Cinderella can basically be summed up in one quote: "And yet, through it all, Cinderella remained ever gentle and kind, for with each dawn she found new hope that someday her dreams of happiness would come true."

Becky also made a Polyvore for what she thinks Cinderella would wear today.

Modern Day Cinderella

Items in this set:
Rachel Gilbert Coco silk-chiffon gown, $950


Rupert Sanderson Patent Mary Janes, 460 GBP

Pewter glitter courts, 40 GBP

Lee Angel Multi-strand glass pearl necklace, $450

She adds, "This is an example of what I think Cinderella would be wearing today. I let her have a pink dress since her dumb step sisters tore her other one up :)".

This is my interpretation:

cinderella by laurelcrowned featuring Irregular Choice shoes

Here are some of my favorite images from the fairy tale of Cinderella, all from SurLaLune as always.

And here are some modern interpretations of Cinderella from

Becky thinks that a modern day Cinderella would be wonderfully played by Emma Watson...

...while I would love to see Amanda Seyfried try to play the dreamy girl.

If you'd like to help me write up for a princess, let me know!

May your dreams come true today!


  1. I havent seen Cinderella since I was about Fivelol I need to rent it now :)
    LOVE the outfits! SO pretty x)

  2. @LanguageTimothy- it's the sweetest movie!!

  3. :D I really like your polyvore set! That dress is pretty perfect. ♥

  4. I love the polyvore sets for cinderella! xx

  5. Thanks! They were so much fun to make!

  6. everyone always thinks that emma watson or anne hathaway would be good for belle. i don't think so for emma, because her face shape isnt square enough, and anne rocks, but she and belle dont really look much alike... i say leighton meester for belle. amanda for cinderella is good! i also think rachel mcadams would be a good cinderella, but amanda is still my first pick.