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Cinderella - the way it really happened.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Photo by Annie Liebovitz for Disney campaign " Year of A Million Dreams"

Once upon a time there lived a pretty young girl in an unfortunate life situation. Her mother was dead and her father had married a widow with two daughters. Her stepmother didn't like her one little bit because she was young, ambitious and beautiful. All her kind thoughts and loving touches were for her own daughters.Nothing was too good for them - dresses, shoes, delicious food, soft beds, and every home comfort.

But, for the pretty young girl, there was nothing at all. No new dresses, only her stepsisters’ hand-me-downs.  She didn’t despair too much over her situation, she did the best of it, so she tried to rework and decorate these old dresses best she could to flatter her body and style.  She got no rest and no comfort from her stepmother. She had to work hard all day. Only when evening came was she allowed to sit for a while by the fire, near the cinders. That’s why everybody called her Cinderella.

Cinderella used to spend long hours all alone talking to her dog. The dog cheered her up by wiggling his tail and licking her face when she was sad almost like saying: “You have something neither of your stepsisters has and that is beauty, you are pretty inside and out!” It was quite true.

Cinderella, even dressed in refurbished old rags, was a lovely girl. While her stepsisters, no matter how splendid and elegant their clothes, were still clumsy, lumpy and mean and always would be.

One day, beautiful new dresses arrived at the house. A ball was to be held at the palace and the stepsisters were getting ready to go. Cinderella didn't even dare ask if she could go too. She knew very well what the answer would be: “You? You're staying at home to wash the dishes, scrub the floors and turn down the beds for your stepsisters. They will come home tired and very sleepy!”  

Cinderella sighed and said: “Whatever, I’ll dance at home in front of the mirror, on my own!” Nothing could break her spirit.

Suddenly something amazing happened. As Cinderella was sitting after hours of dancing in front of the mirror, there was a burst of light and a fairy appeared. “Don't be afraid, Cinderella!” said the fairy. “I know you would love to go to the ball. And so you shall!”

“How can I when I don’t have proper shoes?” Cinderella replied. “The snobby servants will turn me away!”

The fairy smiled. With a flick of her magic wand Cinderella found herself wearing the most beautiful dress she had ever seen, it was Elie Saab Couture!

 “Now for your coach” said the fairy "A real lady would never go to a ball on foot especially not in Christian Loboutin high heel shoes! Quick! Get me a pumpkin!
“Oh of course!” said Cinderella, rushing away.

Then the fairy turned to the dog.
“You, bring me seven mice or birds, and, remember they must be alive!”

Cinderella soon returned with the pumpkin and the dog with seven mice he had caught in the cellar. With a flick of the magic wand the pumpkin turned into a sparkling white pumpkin and the mice became six white horses, while the seventh mouse turned into a coachman in a smart uniform and carrying a whip. Cinderella could hardly believe her eyes.

Cinderella had a wonderful time at the ball until she heard the first stroke of midnight! She remembered what the fairy had said, and without a word of goodbye she slipped from the arm of a charming gentleman she was dancing with at the moment and ran down the steps. As she ran she lost one of her Loboutins, she hadn't even noticed! If she did, she would surely return to pick it up! But if the last stroke of midnight were to sound... oh... what a disaster that would be! Out she fled and vanished into the night.

The charming gentleman she was dancing with turned up to be Prince, who was now having a crush on her, he picked up her Louboutin, knowing how important shoes are to women and said to his ministers, “Go and search everywhere for the girl whose foot this Louboutin fits. This kingdom would not survive the despair of women who realized she lost her Louboutin!”

So the ministers tried this special shoe on the foot of every girl in the land until only Cinderella was left.
“That awful untidy girl simply cannot have been at the ball!” snapped the stepmother. “Tell the Prince he ought to marry one of my two daughters! Can't you see how ugly and poor looking Cinderella is? But, to everyone’s amazement, the shoe fitted perfectly, as if her name was on it!

Suddenly the fairy appeared and waved her magic wand. In a flash, Cinderella appeared again a splendid dress, shining with all of her youth, resilience and natural beauty. Her stepmother and stepsisters gaped at her in amazement, and the ministers said, "Come with us Cinderella! The Prince is waiting for you."

So Cinderella decided to give a Prince a chance and soon they started dating. After all, he was the man who was persistent enough to pursue the women who he admired, no matter her background and all of the obstacles on his way and he also understand how important shoes can be to a women, after a while, they got married and lived happily ever after!

"Cinderella. A proof that a new pair of shoes, can change your life!"

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