Fit for a princess
New Cinderella movie inspires fashion and beauty lines
There is something intrinsically magical about Disney princesses, and none more so than Cinderella.
Little girls want to dress up as Cinderella and so do grown women, it seems, judging from the bevy of fashion and beauty brands that the House Of Mouse has partnered with for the live-action take on its classic cartoon fairy tale.
The fabulous gowns and dresses in the movie, opening here tomorrow, were the brainchild of Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell.
Some of the incredible pieces worn by both Cinderella (Lily James) and her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) were even on display during the recent London Fashion Week.
While Cinderella's elaborate blue ballgown and her divine wedding dress are not for sale, here are some spin-offs that are sure to unleash your inner princess.
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Even Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha has been bitten by the Cinderella bug, which is reflected in her debut apparel line for the Home Shopping Network (www.hsn.com).
The Modern Princess Collection by Coco Rocha, priced from US$70 (S$97) to US$230, strays far from Cinderella cliches such as blue tulle ballgowns and glass slipper motifs.
In their place are "very Coco-esque" pieces like leather jackets with butterfly embellishment, a formal black dress and toile-patterned blazers and pants.
"As a child, I grew up on Disney movies and Cinderella was a huge part of my childhood," said the expectant 26-year-old to Daily Mail.
ROCK 'N' ROLL
If your inner Cinderella is a little on the goth side, then this Disney Cinderella Collection by Hot Topic will be up your alley.
Its five pieces include the light and romantic as well as dark Victorian, such as the Disney Cinderella striped cropped knit top (US$29.50) and high-waisted skirt (US$34.50).
US bridal gown retailer Alfred Angelo has been catering to women who want to be a princess on their special day with designs inspired by the different Disney princesses.
There are enchanting Cinderella-inspired dresses ranging from US$999 to US$1,799 to complete your fairy tale wedding, as well as frocks for the bridal party. Prince Charming not included.
IF THE SHOE FITS
Cinderella's outfit would not be complete without the iconic glass slippers.
Luxury footwear designers Paul Andrew, Alexandre Birman, Rene Caovilla, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Jerome Rousseau and Stuart Weitzman have created their own magical versions of Cinderella's glass slipper.
The shoes will be available from this month at places like London's Harrods and New York's Saks Fifth Avenue and will feature Swarovski crystals as used in the film versions.
"I think every girl desires a Cinderella moment in their lives," said Sandra Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo.
"I wanted to create a shoe that felt magical, with alluring sparkle and a feminine, timeless silhouette evoking those childhood emotions."
If you want the whole works, check out Charlotte Olympia's Pumpkin pouch and Time Piece clutch, which James carried at the Los Angeles premiere of Cinderella.
Every princess needs her bling and Swarovski has created a capsule collection of rings, necklaces and bracelets featuring flower and butterfly motifs in delicate crystal shades such as vintage rose and amethyst, reflecting the butterflies that adorn Cinderella's dresses in the movie.
Also on sale are a sparkling crystal Cinderella figurine and two versions of Cinderella's iconic slipper: A collector's limited edition individually numbered 1 to 400, and a smaller version of the slipper. Both are fully faceted and feature a graceful silver butterfly accent.
The Swarovski Cinderella-inspired collections will be available from March 23 in selected stores.
FAIREST OF THEM ALL
M.A.C Cosmetics has launched a limited edition Cinderella collection that will give you a sparkly, dreamy look that lasts long after midnight.
The line includes two shades of lipsticks, two lip glosses, an eyeshadow paletteand a large-angled contour brush.
Available islandwide, the M.A.C Cinderella collection is priced from $33 to $80.
US TV reality star-turned-fashion designer Lauren Conrad partnered with US retail chain Kohl's for a 24-piece Disney Cinderella Collection line.
Its princess-inspired pieces include tulle skirts, dresses, glass slipper- and magic castle-adorned shirts, with prices ranging from US$44 to US$80.
The 29-year-old told Pret-A-Porter that she was inspired by the "whimsical nature of all the simple joys" she saw during her last trip to Disneyland.