Cinderella in orange and blue

I think you haven’t expected to find a post on Cinderella for Halloween. But then again – there is a pumpkin, a scary stepmother, a ball, a mystery, and a happy ending – the kind of magic we all love.

The Cinderella story has been retold for centuries – popularised in Western culture by Charles Perault, the Brothers Grimm, and of course, Walt Disney. Most recently, we could admire Kenneth Branagh’s breathtaking version of the tale – with Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Derek Jacobi.

The first thing you remember from the movie is the set design ( by Francesca Lo Schiavo-Ferretti) and the costumes (by Sandy Powell).

The blue dress that Cinderella wears at the ball was one of my first inspirations for this post. Then I saw Pantone’s predictions for 2017 colour of the year.

Trivia: Apparently, next year will be dominated by “Greenery” .

Lapis Blue and Flame are just a bold (and perfect combination) which I’ve found in  Spring 2017 Oscar de la Renta’s Ready-to-Wear collection.


Runway photo via Vogue

Would you like to see more? I’ll be sending the whole lookbook inspired by this collection to my Newsletter Subscribers later this week. You still have a chance to get TWO lookbooks (including my Autumn choices) by signing up here:

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Now take a look at some of my orange and blue finds inspired by Cinderella and Oscar de la Renta’s collection:


Melon Knob (Blue & Orange)


Mikros Pillow, Orange, Blue, and Gold, 22" x 22"


Ashley Sirene Blue,Orange and Gray Ceramic Table Lamp
Celestial Area Rug, Multicolor, 5
cinderella moodboard

1. Necklace by SiftandWinnow
2. Hairpin by IshasCuteStuff
3. Spider by PurePearlBoutique
4. Cushion by studioRS
5. Cushion by AugustPlaceUK

If you like this colour combo and need more inspiration of this kind, check out my Pinterest board:

Interiormad's Cinderella board on Pinterest

Interiormad’s Cinderella board on Pinterest

My grandmother was a dressmaker. When she retired, she had her flat filled with different fabrics.  She taught me how to sew and I remember I did my first patchwork quilt during my winter holiday we spent together. When I was 19, I designed my prom dress and she made it for me. It was black with a touch of fuchsia. I still have it till this day, though I wore it only once and have only one photo of me in it.

I had to wait some more years to have another “Cinderella” moment. It was at my wedding reception; I didn’t have to leave the ball at midnight, though I did lose one of my shoes for a moment.

How do you like my “Bohemian Glam” Cinderella finds? Do you like this tale? Have you ever had a chance to dance at the ball in a dress of your dreams? I’d love to hear from you! Drop me a note in the comment box below or on my social media.

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