A few weeks ago, while shopping for Halloween costumes, I came across the most gorgeous green tutu. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. The sheer layers, overwhelming volume, and knee length instantly brought images of a fairytale to my mind. I started forming a vision for a photo shoot, a modern Prince Charming and Cinderella in Boston. I was immensely fortunate to be able to partner with Rheanna O’Neil Photography to help this vision come to life. This is the Trends and Tolstoy fairytale.
Once Upon a Time…
There was a bouncing bibliophile with an affinity for tutus and high heeled shoes. She found herself wandering through Boston all dressed up but with nowhere to go.
Fortunately, she ran into a handily located Fairy Godmother who was more than happy to help with a little sprinkle of fairy dust. Here, cleverly disguised as leaves.
Just a few minutes later there appeared a dashing set of young men, conveniently just as overdressed as the girls. I mean, just look at those bow ties. To die for.
It seemed only appropriate at this point that there be dancing, and so they paired off for a not at all awkward waltz without music.
Cinderella may have gotten the tutu but the Fairy Godmother was experiencing a love affair of her own. You get it, girl!
Despite some struggles with correct form (who knew dancing could be so hard?) Cinderella and Prince Charming mastered the steps.
But alas, as charming as the Prince was, Cinderella had to leave the ball in a hurry to get to the Kate Spade sample sale. In her rush to get to those signature polka dot purses, Cinderella left her favorite spiked pumps behind. Cute boys are great but a girl has just got to have her priorities.
Prince Charming was having none of that, he refused to be beaten out by a sample sale that wouldn’t even include Louboutins. He rushed after Cinderella and returned her shoe.
And, hey, a guy who’s willing to respect the power of a fierce shoe has got to be a keeper.
But what really sealed the deal for Cinderella was Prince Charming reading aloud to her from War and Peace. Because that’s a totally normal thing that couples do, right? I mean, this is Trends and Tolstoy after all.
Russian literature aside, I guess he was a pretty decent guy too.
And they all lived happily ever after. At least until the park rangers kicked them off the property.
A big thank you to Rheanna O’Neil Photography for taking these absolutely stunning photographs! Also, a huge thank you to Charlie Fay for playing my Prince Charming, and Sarah Porter and Blaise Fritsche for being my Fairy Godmother and her handsome date!
Photos by Rheanna O’Neil Bellomo.