Monday, March 23, 2015

A night at the Cinderella Premiere

Last week me and Rob were lucky enough to be invited down to the Cinderella Premiere in London (in cinemas March 27th!) which was – in a word – incredible. No, magical. Incredimagical. 

First up we were taken on a quick tour of  the Cinderella exhibition, where you can get up close and personal with all the costumes and props from the film, including the ACTUAL glass slipper. It’s made by Swarovski and, as you can see from the photos, is sparklier than the sparkliest thing you can imagine. It’s quite transfixing actually, I could have stood and looked at it all night. Another highlight of the exhibition is the pumpkin carriage, all lit up inside with beautiful little fairy lights, which you walk through and come out on the other side of to be faced with the famous golden carriage which takes Cinderella to the ball. The costumes are a joy to see in real life, they’re so intricately detailed and everything a fairy-tale deserves. The exhibition is now open to the public and I really would recommend squeezing in a visit if you can, especially if you have children (because then you can blame it on them if you accidentally let out an excited squeal). 
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We were then taken along the ‘red’ carpet – which was actually blue, very fitting – and into the venue itself to be seated. There was then a brief, and very funny, introduction from the director and then a Frozen short (also very funny, courtesy of Olaf) before the film began. I’ve been desperate to see the film ever since I heard it was being made and it truly didn’t disappoint. Disney just have a way of making you feel like you’re 10 years old again, with that excited feeling in your belly that anything is possible. I did, however, well up at the scene with the Fairy Godmother (played amazingly by Helena Bonham Carter) which my 10 year old self would not have been proud of. I read somewhere that Lily James was doubtful that she could fill Cinderella’s (glass) shoes, but she was absolutely perfect in the part and slipped seamlessly into the role of Princess. The stand out performance for me, however, was Cate Blanchett, who completely blew me away with her performance as Evil Stepmother. Honestly, you’ll know what I mean when you watch it… all bow down to Queen Cate. Even though we all know the storyline, I won’t say too much more so that you can go and enjoy it for yourself, but I really, truly couldn't recommend it more – it’s happy, it’s sad, it’s funny (look out for Rob Brydon’s cameo) and, above of, it’s utterly magical.


Cinderella hits cinemas this Friday (27th March) and, in the meantime, the 'Design a Dress' competition is still running over on the Cinderella Tumblr hub, so you've still got time to enter that if you fancy!


thefashion-junkie said...

The event looks amazing! You look great as usual. I particularly love your lace up heels X


elzha said...

looks fabulous ! love your outfit, especially your heels - super gorgeous x

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Violet Roots said...

Every time I see a picture of that shoe I squeal! So pretty! It was already released in the states and I can't wait to get a chance to see it!


KatieLovess said...

Looks fricking amazing!!

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KatieLovess said...

Looks fricking amazing!!

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Alana Says... said...

You look incredible! I cannot wait until I can go see the film. xxx

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Unknown said...

It's so...magic!

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Lauren said...

This is definitely the best premiere to go to, I love Cinderella! You look amazing too!


Anonymous said...

Seems like you had fun

Unknown said...

The event looks fabulous, love your jacket too :)

rebeccalikestotravel said...

Wow it really does look "incredimagical" 😂 that glass slipper looks like something dreams are made of. I'm quite excited to see this film too.
I love that they haven't type cast the roles. One would have expected Helena BC to have been the evil step mother & Cate B to be the fairy godmother. I love that role reversal ❤️
Bee xxx

The Style Rawr said...

Awww, this sounds like such an awesome event! You kids scrub up well. ;)

Tara x

Emmajane. said...

Sounds like great fun! On my bucket list to go to a film premier in the uk! X

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Annabel said...

I really can't say anything else apart from just how wonderful this looks. Talk about one way to spend your night!

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Tusks and Tails said...

This looks like such a fun time!! Love both your outfits!

Unknown said...

I didn't know there was an exhibit too but it looks amazing, a must for any Disney fan!

Lauren x
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Unknown said...

Looks like you had such a lovely time! And my goodness those shoes are just gorgeous. xx

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Sibylla said...

Nice post!!
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Mariel Parton said...

I cannot wait to see the film and my want to see it is even greater now that I've just read and seen this post...the costumes, the carriage and the shoe looks all so amazing and you and Rob looked great <3

Nikki Williams said...

how fun!

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Elena Gray said...

The shoe reminds me of my childhood - I was so obsessed with the animated version of this film haha! I adore your blog and your vlogs, your fab personality is equally as beautiful as your clothes!! (And your face)

Laura said...

you look beautiful!

Mary said...

I can't wait to see the film! I've been excited about it for months! Sounds like you had a great time x


Ashleigh - said...

Looks like an amazing event! So jealous you got to go to the premiere! And oh my goodness, THAT SHOE <3

Ashleigh x

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