... a new pair of shoes can be life changing
The release of Walt Disney's live version of Cinderella
has led to unprecedented discussion surrounding the movie, the fashion and most importantly the story, because every girl would like to be the belle of the ball right?
Lily James wearing Christopher Kane
for the New York Post fashion
This new take on a classic story surrounding fairy tales,
princesses and true love has established a new protagonist- the modern day Cinderella.
That modern day Cinderella happens to be you. I define this as the Cinderella effect.
wearing Sibling and Julien Macdonald
for the New York post
This British darling, Lily James, has mesmerised the world with her
take on rags to riches transforming from a cinders girl
to the most iconic Disney princess of them all.
She has captured the minds of the film industry,
the fashion world and just about
every fairytale dreaming girl out there, of every age.
World première style
All eyes have been on Lily James over the past month as she promotes the release of Cinderella. Designers are at her feet in hope they will get the chance to have her flaunt one of their gorgeous couture pieces. This is any fashion bloggers dream as couture simply does not get the attention it deserves.
My favourite piece from Lily's première wardrobe, and I am sure many of you will agree, is this glorious Elie Saab. Using the iconic Cinderella blue, the world reknown Elie shimmer overlay has never looked more flawless. I simply could not think of another designer that would have the same presence and impact as Elie Saab. His designs are truly magical at all costs.
Christian Louboutin and Charlotte Olympia provided the most divine accessories to add to this phenomenal look. This styling is something we have never seen before and is the epitome of the unimaginable. Exaggeration and excessive sparkle is everywhere to be seen but it's prominence is a necessity in creating a look fit for a princess, and that is exactly what these accessories do.
Other première looks
At the London première, Lily deviated from the over the top sparkle we have been exposed to over the past few weeks. Choosing to wear a dynamic Balenciaga this darling strapless piece by the one and only Alexander Wang is sleek and sophisticated. Embellishment will always turn heads but it is power dressing, in the form of bold cuts and statement features, that really make the world talk.
Because who said Princesses' weren't powerful in their own right?
I love the experimentation with prints and lengths as Lily embraces the hottest SS15 trends including fur, sleeves and high necks with both her Mary Katrantzou and Erdem ensembles.
She truly is representing the best of British designers and both these pieces are iconic of each brand.
For photo calls Lily has often opted for laid back and effortless however equally chic pieces. Her Prabal Gurung and Gucci not only show her experimentation with a range of designers but shine the spotlight on her newly appointed, and well deserved, fashionista status.
Modern day princesses need the best of day wear and evening wear which is evident through Lily's sassy Mary Katrantzou and flowing Prada.
But of course it is darling house of Dior who must place their mark on 21st century royalty. Dior excels in utilising the colours white and pearl, ultimately making their presence radiant and ravishing. These two looks are so different, yet so elegant- everyone glares in admiration.
Finishing with a Dolce and Gabbana piece we can see that the fashion world, shown through the distinctive wardrobe of Lily James, has fallen in love once again with royalty. Everyone desires to dress a Princess and make it their finest work of art. All these pieces are of such a contrast. When every fashionista whether young or old has their eyes laid on Lily James as the star of their new favourite movie, they are exposed to a source of inspiration and are encouraged to experiment.
Designers see their couture pieces off the Parisian runway and into the global limelight, which in turn provokes the recognition they oh so deserve.
Designers show us their vision of that Cinderella glass slipper ...
Jimmy Choo, Charlotte Olympia and Nicholas Kirkwood.
Salvatore Ferragamo, Stuart Weitzman and Christian Louboutin (as pictured above)
All of these sketches were brought to life and can be seen on various red carpets and photo shoots. It is simply too hard to choose my favourite but which is yours?
Mac cosmetics, one of our favourite beauty brands, has their own dash of Cinderella chic.
Re releasing some of our favourite colours, with a divine new packaging. this make up collection sold out in an instance. Weeks later we are still struggling to get our hands on it.
Fashionista's on the modern day Cinderella
Coco Rocha and Lauren Conrad have paired with Disney and Kohls to provide the 21st century girl with a little inspiration as to how they can channel their inner Disney Princess in their every day style. These instagram Queen's have created two contrasting collections/edits that are enticing and timeless.
Whilst Lauren chooses a more garden party chic, texture and colour palette, Coco is all about bold and dynamics. Fashionista's today can manipulate what was once an old fairy tale into something of significance as it hits the runway and captures the attention of a global audience.
The Cinderella effect is the impact that this movie, the fairytale and everything that lies between, has on today's society, primarily in the fashion world but most significantly on women.
The new Cinderella is bold, daring and powerful. We never thought that an old tale would bare such prominence today but it's arrival is more than welcomed.
The thing that little girls look up to and women reminisce from their childhood
has now taken centre stage and can be embraced in it's finest form.
We only hope Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast will do the same.