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Gothic fashion at the London premier of Snow White & The Huntsman

The wicked stepmother stole the show at this week’s London premier of Snow White & The Huntsman, as Charlize Theron stepped out in full-on fairytale fashion in this floaty Dior Couture gown.

                  Time for a change: Kristen appeared in her trademark trainers, before switching to heels behind a bush  

The long sheer layers of gothic black tulle proved an absolute show-stopper as Theron swept up the red carpet and upstaged her co-star Kristen Stewart who looked more-than-a-little scary in an OTT lace number from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Marchesa collection (and the trainers didn’t help the look much either!).

What do you think of this scary-fairy style? Will you be slipping on your gothic lace and tulle this Autumn/Winter? Let me know! x


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Fairytale Royal Weddings

As the Royal wedding fast approaches, I’ve thought about all the other “normal” girls who have met their price charming and have married into royalty. I wanted to look at all the regal wedding dresses and perhaps get inspiration for a range of wedding tutus for Cassiefairy.co.uk.

The first is the classically beautiful Belle. Like Kate Middleton she is well educated, has perfect dark hair and has a kind, mild manner. Belle’s favourite novel was the story of a girl meeting her prince and falling in love, but she never imagined it would happen to her. She was woo’d  by the beefy Gaston, but shook off his advances to move in with the Beast in order to save her father from a lifetime of imprisonment. Although the two didn’t see eye to eye at the beginning, the household staff encouraged Belle to spend more time with the prince, and she taught the Beast good manners and how to care. Soon the royal Beast realised that he could not live without Belle and set about trying to win her hand in marriage, but it was only when he was mortally wounded that Belle realised her true feelings for him and her love transformed him back into a handsome Prince. The fairytale was complete when this girl-next-door married her prince (in matching white and gold outfits) and was swept around the dancefloor to the classic love song Tale as Old as Time.

The second is a girl who she already had a royal title (her father was King Tritan) but wanted freedom, and to marry the man that she fell in love with at first sight. Once Ariel was outside of her seabed kingdom she became a “normal” human and could barely walk on her new legs. Although she could not speak, she managed to charm the handsome Prince Eric and won the approval of her father to marry her price. The ceremony took place aboard the Prince’s boat and Ariel wore a classic a-line dress with puff sleeves and sweetheart neckline while Eric, like Prince William is expected to, wore his military regalia. The sun shone as the sea priness finally became Part of your World for good.

This final royal romance turns the traditional fairytale story on its head with the Princess Jasmine choosing to marry a ‘street-rat’ Aladdin instead of the many royal suitors that her Sultan father has introduced her to. They first met when Jasmine was pretending to be a ‘normal’ girl and again later when Aladdin was pretending to be royalty. Despite all this confusion the pair fell in love and after Aladdin fought to save his princess and the kingdom, the Sultan declared that the Princess was free to marry whoever she chooses. On their wedding day, Jasmine is reported to have worn two outfits – the first was a long slim dress, with a high neckline and gold collar and cuffs. She wore flowers in her hair and walked down the aisle carrying calla lillies. The second outfit was the Princesses traditional costume of hareem pants and cropped top, but in a soft lilac with sheer veil over the top. Aladdin wore his royal Arabian while suit and wisked Jasmine off to their honeymoon on a magic flying carpet, to start a Whole New World with her.