A Cinderella Story

Leandra Medine | April 16, 2012
…If Cinderella didn’t wear that dumb ass head band with her hair in an ambiguous chignon, and opted for ripped denim in place of an animated pouffy dress. Also, if Cinderella wasn’t Lizzie McGuire. And finally, if and only if Cinderella had fat feet and one particularly chubby pinky toe. I am who I am, people and this is the modern day telling of an old fairy fail tale. So many adaptations have been had, what’s one more:

Once upon a time there was a girl and while her story line did not include a certain evil step mother or equally evil sisters, it did include rags. Intentional rags though, cut outs and holey t-shirts were all the rage. Figure it a statement and less an obligatory method of dress. One day she almost met a man but before she could introduce herself, he dropped dead. Well, did not really drop dead but pretended that he did so she would go away. Her face was weird, highly accessorized accessories even weirder. As a result, she was all:

“What the fuck happened to you!” Evidently, he did not think his plan out all that well because after a while she learned he was still breathing. Eventually, he opened his eyes and proceeded to stand. She was thrilled that her ripped jeans had ostensibly resurrected him and once he could look past the particularly over-sized tee and recognized how darling she was as a mammal contributing to society in a very meaningful way, he asked out for burritos at Chipotle. She couldn’t go–IBS–and so they planned to meet that evening for instead a drink.

This garnered a la-di-da-di-da-I’m-so-happy song from her and her hair and then she realized she would need to get dressed and so get dressed she did with the help of a magical pumpkin. This wasn’t just any magical pumpkin though, this pumpkin had the power to transform itself into a sack shaped dress of any designer, make holes holier and high waists higher. A repelling pumpkin, if you will. Ultimately though, she didn’t change at all: baggy jeans and a large tee would do, she thought. Plexiglas shoes, too. After all, they would ultimately be the only string that tied this terribly configured story to Cinderella.

She waited at a service entrance, smile on face. Waited and waited and waited and waited and waited and then did some more waiting until she realized that she was being stood up. Stood up, I tell ya. He’s a no show. To take her mind off the notion that she had just become Cinder-no-fella, she played with her accessories and cultivated a new-age arm party that would, with a small sized hard shell purse, or clutch, or minaudiere, whatever, equipped with arm strap, wrap around her arm to pioneer the neo-arm party.

It was fun, a grand success if you will. One that deserved at least a singular thumbs up.

And so a thumbs up she did procure. From herself. Eventually, she left the service entrance more whole than when she had first arrived despite the current status: singular. On her walk home all she could think was: thank heavens I didn’t lose one o’my shoes, for she didn’t have the time to let a fake dead man wander around with her single Phillip Lim Orsay sandal, try it on many a foot to only weeks later have it returned to its rightful owner. Fairy tales are for babies anyway, she thought.

And so, Cinder-no-fella lived happily ever after. She and her Plexiglas shoes.
Maybe we can call this the first shoppable screenplay, unequipped in dialogue? Sorry, Azelia Banks. Credits: Acne jeans, L’Agence t-shirt, DANNIJO and Jennifer Fisher necklaces, 3.1 Phillip Lim sandals, Aurelie Bidermann lip adorned bracelet, Ferragamo clutch. All photos by Naomi Shon, text by my brain.
  • http://www.injackiesshoes.blogspot.com Alexandra

    Just like Cinderella's, those shoes look a little bit uncomfortable. Are they? Super fun though.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00347223215565766182 Liza Chloë

    Ok. So I have been jealous of your clothes before. But let me be really honest and clear. These Cinderella shoes by Phillip Lim steal the crown. Damn you.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09992993979200400606 Clémence

    JUST FANTASTIC! I have been obsessed with plexi heals, but those plexi shoes are amaaaazing!

    Great look with some basic piece of clothing embellished with unique attributes 😉

    Thanks Leandra for the new obsession. Argggggg!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15223607525953986409 Kayla @ www.sealedwithakay.com

    Hehehe, you never fail at making me smile- even on a rainy Monday morning! Thank you!

    xo Kayla

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12186901125870069099 Sharon

    Love your fairy tale!



  • http://pinkwedges.wordpress.com Sheyla

    Those shoes are so perfect. Great story and great post.
    Take care 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12583159040350224082 lateybirdy

    must.have. the shoes and the jeans and the everything. puf



  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12759545260010101486 The PvdH Journal

    Those shoes are total hotness. Might need to get myself a pair…



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12759545260010101486 The PvdH Journal

    they do a bit don't they? but they can't be more uncomfortable than Wang's… What did you call them MR? Your cape shoes? Those made my soul bleed with pain…

  • Anonymous

    Little Plexiglas meat slicers for the feet. Ouch.

  • http://google.com Elizabeth

    You are such a NUT. i love it

  • http://www.savemywardrobe.wordpress.com Marle

    Haha ahh loooove the story, you're just a great writer 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00658307537388232224 Natali

    So awesome and chic! Your purse and shoes are outstanding!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17847162552898441171 nadja

    lovely story haha.
    I like your shoes, but they look like they hurt a lot!

  • http://rhythmandruffle.com Toni Styles

    Great fun! Amazing heels! <3


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    Believe or not–these are actually really comfortable though I use the word really very loosely. They don't feel like they protrude into my feet at all while on, that's a photo freak special. Wangs, however, bad for feet.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13650907000402116670 KAREN

    Your pants, they are like heaven.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12996439089392762909 Su.

    wouwww love these heels!
    Trendy Pastel

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00639837686616563881 sunny

    the story was to terrible it became funny again. i think the cinder-no-fella part saved you there. well done, and fabulous outfit!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01862856685689985823 jenaly enns

    i am so jealous of this outfit. I want it all. ever since I first saw those shoes. SO AMAZING. and the jeans….its all so good!!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625802959152606446 anna

    did you accessorize your jeans with eye shaped pins or what?


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17796462385727661725 Eliza

    A story for the ages indeed (though the style is probably only for another week or so). Love it.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    stoppp. those shoes are SO COOL. i love the necklace,too, and the ripped wide leg jeans. You always look effortlessly cool 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    Wangs are the most painful shoes on earth. He must have the shittiest shoe manufacturer. Everything feels like its in the wrong place…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00273517365832446003 Melissa

    I think I like this version of Cinderella better

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03683836263018672829 Neijah

    Absolutely LOVE the Phillip Lim shoes. I actually like them in the metallic silver and tan leather too!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10552644973338506454 Uli

    HAHAHAHAH your posts always make me laugh. Love those shoes btw <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05229492080694142936 Joana

    You're hilariously insane and insanely hilarious, I love it.

    xo Joana

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07650486939448955178 lucia m



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14685380199763797058 umblogfashion

    I love the shoes! And your outfit are fantastic, your necklace are beautiful, I'm a great fan of Dannijo.



  • http://www.stylescoopdaily.com StyleScoppDaily

    if those shoes are comfortable, i would definitely consider getting them! such an awesome look


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11911346524189487467 Andrea

    fabulous shoes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02853753997297949718 dictionary_of_fashion
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    love these PL wedges, they are just awesome. loving them in silver too


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01697579144708107627 Double-Concept
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Totally love this outfit. I want those jeans!


  • http://streetlovely.com Street Lovely

    You best have some handsome-looking feet to pull off those shoes. Not sure people would want to see my nekkid toes so overtly.
    Street Lovely

  • http://streetlovely.com Street Lovely

    You pull it off, btw 🙂
    Street Lovely

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06168084286393759971 Jackie G.Loves

    A real story about Cinderella, I like it! haha

  • http://brunetteblogging.com Brunette Blogging

    Hahaha 🙂 I mostly love the text by your brain! These shoes look uncomfyyy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04663189121541796367 Annalisa

    This is the best post I have ever read!It's genious!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02903640722114840583 My Style

    the shoes are so funny! love the bag! great outfit!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01270928274656422504 Leira Zetroc

    Definitely the first shoppable screenplay…

    The Quiet Spaces

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10513910887708533160 Prêt-à-Penser
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Haha, love the version of your Cinderella story and those really are great shoes 😉


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13551019250087056230 Jennifer

    Fantastic, I'm going to read the story of Cinder-no-Fella to my future children. None of this "a prince will save you" bollocks.

    Also: good shoes. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11421261385085190178 Karoll Gonzalez.

    Uau! Eu amei!! Kisses the Brazilian Girl……….Karoll.


  • http://kaloka.livejournal.com kaloka

    Hillarious post!bwahahahahahha…

    The shoes are bound to be timeless.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09115290465831133259 Alisuca

    ahhh I've been eyeing the light blue perched leather version of these! But these are equally royal-like.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01699780245394853535 LCM
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05325818409520093522 Beckerman Girls

    Those really really are Cinderella slippers!!!Love the see through!I have rainbow flat ones like that from Fendi and I'll have to break them out now cause you reminded me! U look AMAAZZZZZZZZZING babe! Like NY…watch out! And those Acne thrasher ripper jeans……..I think they are now officially sold out everywhere..they are the perfect pants!!! hot hot hot! U killin' it! Major love and Cubby kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00895152914452877928 Ms.Fashionista

    Read that entire thing and have to say you write one heck of a good story. Fell in love with those shoes when I first saw them. PL has come out with some amaze shoes lately that I am obsessed with. Really love the whole effortlessly simple vibe in this outfit. The jewelry really completes it.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14571700497676533783 B Allen @ What2Wear

    You always make my day
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    OKAY, is everyone tip-toeing around the elephant in the room? Is the story TRUE?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00882195363916291194 VICTORIA

    Love the jeans!!!

  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com Hannah

    This post made me laugh the hardest I've laughed all day I think. You are officially hilarious. I also am bowing down to those shoes and the jeans. Oh the jeans, they are so perfect! I think it's posts like these that make people so devoted to your blog.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04378479064679690466 Amy Rose

    That's my kind of fairytale!

    Check out my latest blog post?

    Love, Amy Rose



  • http://amomentinstyle.com/ Sabrina Strelitz

    Love, Love those shoes! I posted about them on my site a week or two ago, I ended up going more "back to the future" than cinderella and opted for the silver. the best part is the interchangeable clear and silver ankle straps. Love a good two-fer.


  • http://bellachicstyle.com Daisy Pena

    The 3.1 Phillip Lim sandals are gorgeous, timeless and very Cinderella like, though I'm not a fan of the overall look. I do enjoy your writing, it's so eloquent and funny…it keeps me coming back. Please return the favor to a newcomer and check out Bellachicstyle.com. Keep up the blog, it's inspiring! Xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00646801898827196027 Ewa Prokopczuk

    Fairy tales of modern day non-princesses. My fairy tale godmother is made out of plastic and has a fat V-I-S-A spelled out on it.

    Hope you didn't actually get stood up!

    🙂 Ewa


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13062072976754211228 Viv

    Your posts are as always hilarious! As for the shoes, I'm sure you are one of the only people with feet that are remotely acceptable (they are definitely not fat) to wear shoes such as those stylishly / not making me want to gag (feet can get very ew-ish depending on the person). You wear them GORGEOUSLY!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    Love the story! You know what I think this would be perfect for, right?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14830161730598045367 Nicole

    Great post, as usual-you have a grammatical error in this sentence though: 'this pumpkin had to power to transform itself into a sack shaped dress of any designer…'

    Isn't it supposed to be 'this pumpkin had the power to transform itself into a sack shaped dress of any designer…'?

    Just thought I'd bring it up. ^_^

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10390844332836603223 FASHIONFED

    I love how you can make everything soo much fun! I love the story and those shoes are completely amazing, I think you are about the only person who can rock them


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10332785939444685070 Jessica Stein

    Marry me. And get your ass to Sydney already!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17850634239551807303 Gabrielle @ LookSharpSconnie

    Seriously appreciate how much time you put into each post. I get so excited when I see there's a new one – and I always always superlyduperly always come away from here in a better mood than when I entered oh-so fan-girlishly.

    I obviously am not the only one. Doesn't make me any less cool, though.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller

    Yup! Good catch

  • http://theaccidentalnerd.tumblr.com/ http://theaccidentalnerd.tumblr.com/

    ahhh I love your mono & no bracelet! I want to get one but I can't decide a color.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05345225002773583958 Sabina

    You are the first non-stripper I've seen wear clear heels, and this is the first time I've thought this type of shoe looks cute. Seriously, very chic and unexpected with the ripped jeans.

  • C.C.

    I likey!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00373172408248785500 Angie

    Major shoe envy.

  • Anonymous

    Please send dude with the Orsay my way.

    And I will keep the slipper. Because I'm weird like that.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13818225870516560997 Elle Johns

    This just begs for a jump rope and a lil chant:

    Dressed in yellow
    Went to kiss a prince,
    By mistake,
    Kissed a snake.
    How many doctors
    Did it take,
    Was it,

    Xoxo, Elle


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00467994182543486646 stefanie

    this is hysterical. and much better than that disney nonsense.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 TripsTreasures

    don't really like the sandals, love the rest of the outfit ! funny story

    fashion & lifestyle in BElgium

  • http://blogmodedemojawee.blogspot.fr/ Marjorie

    Wow I love this style …

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..

    the shoes are amazing!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10418547238996143646 YoUngLiNgToN

    I'll be simple for this comment : OMG I F*$ù0 love it !


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04924092995849838782 Details of Beauty

    Men are d-bags and you rock.
    Love yr writing, as always.
    xx from Amsterdam

  • Brigittesydney

    You have no idea how much I'm into clear heels at the moment. I've been searching and these Philip Lim ones have been my fave. They're a lil out of the budget but we can work around that.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01141972407711432982 Greta Miliani

    A totally man repelling outfit. So, I love it sooo much!

    xoxo from Italy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16362612188006508513 Amanda

    loving your glass slippers!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16542317510022502031 Styling Black

    my toes feel like they're about to fall off every time.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10353048288133497774 Madeleine

    Great title . Love your blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02951349011548151895 Incognito

    Epic post ! I love the way you write, it always makes your outfit more meaningful and I always leave your blog with a big smile on my face :). Nice Cinder-no-fella story 😉

    Shug'A'Very from Incognito


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00832340726848873899 Chila

    CUte modern Cinde, actually I love your look and shoes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00041296079873622317 Joana Sá

    So cool, so funny, so stylish
    Love your blog more and more after every post

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  • Anonymous

    You ROCK

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03037989207386036368 silhouette

    loooove it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15356711002619641212 Claudia Pantoja

    I love your bag!!!

  • http://theeditblog.tumblr.com/ The Edit

    OMG those SHOES! I love and want them now.

    Such a huge fan of your style, always super chic and super cool!

    xxx the edit xxx


  • MGF

    Best fairy tale on earth : "Repelling pumpkin "
    our children-to-come will adore !

  • http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com Jennifer

    So, does that mean you didn't like the A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff? Because… it's one of my favorite movies haha 😉

    xo Jennifer


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12521570299453474331 Cherie

    I had to wear shoes like that for a wedding! My foot bled all,over the shoe, it was not pretty;(

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03401686887977484323 Man Repeller


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08711085536968303230 Anilka Lopez

    This is the story I will be telling my daughter one day..well, if I ever have one..what truly can happen haha

    Con Mucho Amor,

  • http://poscaandporcelain.blogg.se Felicia Ubbesen

    That bag is just gorgeous! Honestly now. Lovely.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11636571436636061095 madelynsclosets


    You are an hysterical genius!!
    Your Calypso sales girl fan…Madelyn @ Madison ave.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00236420927448153039 Nuar

    OMG, Leandra!! I can't stop laughing after this hilarious post!! When you get done with blogging, you should really try to make it in Hollywood, as an actress, or maybe a scriptwriter??
    Also love the nice touch of pairing those ripped baggy jeans with the delicate minaudiere and Plex-like-crystal sandals.
    María José

  • http://www.dressedwell.co.uk Designer Clothing Online

    So funny! We lovvvve these shoes! We want!!

    Womens Clothing Online

  • Anonymous

    Hilarious, hilarious.
    But RIP your feet. Those look painful as shit.

  • Cintchi

    I have the same pairs, they’re surprisingly are comfortable despite the looks of it! 

  • Cintch

    they’re not painful at all, uber comfy

  • Nacho

    I adore this look!

  • http://www.celilcan.com/ Celilcan Web Tasarim

    thank you good artiche http://www.celilcan.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/SynderelaPage Synderela Story

    it’s a modern day tale …and all of us are living in it! xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/SynderelaPage Synderela Story


  • http://www.facebook.com/SynderelaPage Synderela Story

    Right up my alley. BTW for all the SYNgles, the term that is used btwn men for their “disappearing act” is called “Houdini-ed” (it’s guy code)

    • http://www.affordablecraftsmen.net/ Gary McCormick

      Great Insight Synderela, we’ve probably all been “Houdinied” and done the “Houdinieing”. How about those clear womens’ heels?…you see those a lot this time of year as they go with everything LOL I work at http://www.moversinmariettaga.com in Marietta Ga, a suburb of Atlanta and we had a client wearing them last week.

  • http://www.triwahyu.web.id/ Tri Wahyu Budi Utomo

    Great fun! Amazing heels!

    Souvenir Nikah

  • FashionistaLoca

    maybe it’s just me, but it’s not really a type of shoe i’d wear proudly..

    bic and swift code

  • umar

    sangat menginspirasi… http://umarilmi.blogspot.com

  • Rino Wijaya

    Ok. So I have been jealous of your clothes before. http://udarino.com/

  • yavuz

    if those shoes are comfortable, i would definitely consider getting them! such an awesome look işkur


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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wcyb0YiqrI Lionel

    Just like Cinderella’s, those shoes look a little bit uncomfortable. Are they? Super fun though.