Many of us know the Cinderella story thanks to Disney’s popular animated film, but the fairy tale about a girl with a magical guardian dates all the way back to the first century. Since then, several versions have popped up in literature, music, film, and TV, and we recently got a peek at the newest incarnation with the trailer for 2015′s “Cinderella.” And before that, Anna Kendrick will be stepping into the glass slippers in “Into the Woods,” out this Christmas. Let’s take a look at the evolution of Cinderella, from ancient Egypt to now. Read more on Tres Sugar…
I didn’t even know this movie was happening until about five minutes ago, but now that I do know, I’m happy about it. Even though the story of Cinderella has been made into a movie several times already (who could forget the Rodgers and Hammerstein version with Brandy and Whitney Houston?), I can’t help but get a wee bit excited about Disney’s upcoming, live-action version, starring Lily James, Richard Madden and Cate Blanchett. In life, there’s always room for fairy tales. Check out the trailer and let us know if you’ll be seeing it in theaters come March 2015!
Beyonce’s life has been a bit of a Cinderella story, so it’s not surprising that her songs provide the perfect soundtrack to the classic fairy tale. In the amazing video above, from former “American Idol” contestant Todrick Hall, Cinderonce’s “Diva”-esque fairy drag-mother takes her from scrubbing floors to rocking her best “Freakum Dress” at the ball. [YouTube]
If your efforts to land a rich prince have been unsuccessful thus far, maybe it’s time to switch up your footwear choices. An excellent bet for aspiring princesses? DSW’s new Glass Slipper collection, a collaboration with Disney to celebrate the October 2nd release of “Cinderella” on Blu-Ray. Available in stores and online on October 1st, the limited edition collection will include a variety of heels (none of which are actually made of glass) embellished with fairytale-worthy jewel and lace accents, priced from $59.95 to $89.95. Each shoe will include an embossed carriage logo, but alas, no tracking mechanism for that inevitable moment when it falls off your foot as you rush out of a ball at the stroke of midnight. Guess you’ll still have to rely on a determined prince and Craigslist missed connections to be reunited with your lost slipper. [Racked]
Nobody ever told us who designed Cinderella’s glass slipper, but if a contemporary version of the tale were to take place, Christian Louboutin would be a shoe-in for the job — so it’s only natural that Disney chose the French designer, known for his luxurious red-soled footwear, to create a modern-day take on the fateful shoe. Unveiled yesterday in Paris, the results are infinitely more practical than a heel constructed of, uh, glass: the shoe is actually made of a fine layer of lace and covered in a smattering of Swarovski crystals, including crystal butterflies. I totally would have preferred to see Louboutin create a pair of actual glass slippers, even if it meant they were unwearable. They would look just as pretty on display as they would on the foot of a future princess. Or, you know, a stripper named Princess. Or Shauna Sand. [Fashionista]
Cinderella, she’s got a problem — a sex addiction problem. You wouldn’t think it, with all the crinoline and lace she’s always wearing, but the girl’s got it bad. And it’s time that the rest of her fairytale friends did something about it — so they’ve staged an intervention. But … it’s not going so well. It seems Cinderella is a real attention whore. [Funny Or Die]