Hollywood Stylist @Jeni_Elizabeth Waves her Fashion Wand on Cinderella Dress #ChickLitCindy #Books

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I am so excited that I got to play “dress-up” with Hollywood stylist Jeni Elizabeth, who has styled celebrities including Paris Hilton, Carrie Underwood, and Carmen Electra. I presented Jeni with this challenge: imagine my new chick lit romantic comedy Fooling Around With Cinderella was 1. a reality show set at a theme park or 2. a television movie. (Hint, hint…if any producers for Lifetime or Hallmark Channel are reading this, then we need to talk!) But I digress. Jeni’s challenge was to create trendy news look for Cinderella and Prince Charming. Read her innovative thoughts below on the Cinderella dress, and lots more!

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If you could put your own spin on styling Cinderella, how would you dress her? What could you see her in from head-to-toe?
Oo, I LOVE THIS!!!!! Let’s face it, I am not sure that if Cinderella walked through my door right now she would choose to be in a pale blue and white evening gown, or at least I would discourage it! Living with a 5 year old little girl, I am VERY familiar with Cinderella and for me she seems like a great girl with a ton of enthusiasm, a love for animals like no other and a desperate need for a man, which, let’s face it is pretty relatable. So I would want her to be wearing something that’s relatable. Even in her cleaning days, who wears a dress, torn or not, scrubbing floors?? I mean, I don’t. I’m lucky to have pants on with how some of my mornings go! Before she actually married her prince I would have loved to see Cinderella in a casual pair of Wild fox sweat pants, cozy and adorable. I would have love to have seen her in a worn in T-shirt (perhaps we could have some holes there?) and a cute pair of Converse. Fun, relatable, yet stylish enough to be an icon, even while using bleach!
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AFTER she marries her Prince Charming? Well, let’s be real, it’s not like we see pics of Kate wearing sweat pants, BUT we do see her in jeans having fun with her children at the park and I love that. For every amazing Milly dress we see her in, we also see her rocking chic “mom looks” and I truly believe that’s why the public, among other reasons, adores her. I would love to see Cinderella in a fabulous tulle, ballerina ish skirt. Perhaps yellow? A color that is known to make people smile. She can dance and and glide through life looking elegant, but not in something that requires her to hold her train. I would love to see the skirt with a beautiful wrap DVF top. Again very flattering for really any figure and any girl, classic and yet can be fabulous and amazing at the same time!
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How about Prince Charming? And how would you go about getting dresses and accessories? Are they special places you would go shopping for them?
I think the best part about making Cinderella more relatable would be shopping for her in stores that the every daygirl can visit. I would have her in clothing that could be bought at your typical high-end department store. I would put her look together like I do any other client. I would buy the first staple piece I loved and build the look around that. For me this look would be centered on her T length yellow tulle skirt. Prince Charming would also be someone and something that was attainable. The look would be more a dark denim skinny pant with a fitted button down and a vest. Very Matthew McConaughey!

My theme park Cinderella, Jaine, tells me that she hates wearing the fancy pseudo glass slippers and she likes to secretly wear flip-flops during breaks. Any advice to make shoes more comfy or practical without sacrificing style?

I agree that the glass slippers are a bit much! I love the ballerina slipper basic which is always my go-to on days where my pedicure has seen better days and my feet will cry in a pair of heels! I think every girl should own a couple of pairs of cute flat ballerina slippers! They go great with skirts, shorts and denim! Essentially every look you need!
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Thanks so much, Jeni! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Jeni, here is her bio. Behind every “It Girl” in Hollywood is a talented fashion stylist that. . .well makes “it” happen. Jeni Elizabeth burst into the world of celebrity styling faster than a stampede of shoppers at a sample sale. After snatching her degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Jeni found herself running the Women’s Department for New York’s most luxurious boutique Henri Bende l. In between styling Park Ave socialites and Upper Eastside tastemakers, she worked her way to the top of the fashion game by using the one thing no one else has: her charm. From picking out party dresses for Paris Hilton to creating the perfect red carpet moment for Carrie Underwood, Jeni began styling starlets one by one. With fifteen years of experience in her back pocket, this LA girl is now one of Hollywood’s most sought after stylists. Jeni is a contributor for Vogue, Glamour, The New York Times and many others. Her work is everywhere from music videos, red carpets to celebrity editorials. Most recently the lead stylist for FOX’s new #1 hit talk show The Real and flying off to the Dominican Republic with Carmen Electra. Jeni has just completed writing her first children’s fashion book and in her spare time loves playing dress up with her son Tyler James.

Check out Jeni’s website and follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Be sure to check out my in-depth interview with Jeni about what it’s like to be a stylist and the launch of her web site.

If you would like to see how I dressed Cinderella in my book Fooling Around With Cinderella, you can learn more about the book below. What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella’s toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.

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