“Godmothered” – A bippity boppity fun and heartful film review

I absolutely love fairy tales….and princesses and true love’s kiss and happily ever afters. I’m never going to grow out of it, no matter how old I get. I believe that there is magic everywhere.

Which brings me to talk about the newly released, and oh-so-wonderful, feel-good Disney film Godmothered starring Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher.

Jillian Bell plays Eleanor, a naïve fairy-godmother-in-training from the enchanted world of The Motherland. Eleanor is taught to only know of the three-step-formula that leads to happy endings. Eleanor finds a letter from 10-year-old Mackenzie wishing for a happily ever after, and she travels far, far, away to Boston to grant Mackenzie her wish! In the real world, there’s now the adult Mackenzie Walsh, played by Isla Fisher- a 40-year-old single mother, distant to both of her daughters and with a career spiraling downward. At this point in her life, she doesn’t believe in magic and she is certainly skeptical of the concept of happily ever after.

I won’t spoil the movie for you but there’s quite a few humorous references to fairy tale classics, silly, misunderstanding of modern-day technicalities (from Eleanor’s point of view), the comedic timing and chemistry of the actors will make you laugh out loud and smile from ear to ear. Although in the end it gives us a new perspective of what it means to have a happy ending.

“We think that love needs to work a certain way. We’re trapped in a fairytale when the real world is full of so much more. Instead of telling people what true love is supposed to look like, maybe we should let them tell us.” – Eleanor

– GODMOTHERED, DISNEY+

Godmothered teaches us about never giving up, always believing in ourselves, and that not all happily ever afters have to be the same for everyone.

This modern fairy-tale is a must-see this holiday season. Trailer below.

On the fashion side of things, I absolutely loved Eleanor’s pink fairy godmother gown. She never takes it off throughout her time in the real world, but adds to the outfit, making it even more stylish. I mean, not everyone can rock a beanie and winter jacket over a full corset and gown, right?

“Forget ever after, just live happily.” – Eleanor

GODMOTHERED, DISNEY+

<3,

Honey

The Wedding Timeline

As of today, Oct. 7th, I have ten months until our wedding.  A wedding timeline is much needed as one gets closer to their beautiful day.  I found some tips and printables online from websites such Marry This, Here Comes the Guide, and Real Simple just to name a few.  

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They are different, but have general similarities in that way you’ll be prepared for what and by when.  Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but enjoy the process and the little moments as your big day will come sooner than later.

Here Comes The Guide’s Wedding Checklist
Printable

Lauren Conrad’s Wedding Bells: The Wedding Planning Timeline

Real Simple’s Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Marry This: Wedding Planning Timeline
Printable

The Wedding Cafe (Hawaii) Wedding Planning Timeline
Printable

The Knot 12-Month Wedding Planning Checklist Calendar

The Every Girl 12 Month Wedding Planning Timeline

Love & Aloha,
Honey

Dance of the Pink Peplum Fairy & the Newly Crowned Queens

Woke up this morning and felt the after effect of running around in heels for almost 12 hours straight.  Both of my legs are cramping.  Nothing new, though, just another day in the world of pageants and fashion shows.

Wearing a pink peplum dress and 5-inch pumps, surrounded by beautiful little princesses, on-the-go all day and all night- I felt like a (worn-out) Sugar Plum Fairy welcoming everyone to the Kingdom of Sweets.

Of course, minus the wings and the fancy, graceful ballet choreography to Tchaikovsky’s classic celesta piece.  Not to mention, my newly painted nails were peeling AND makeup smeared by the end of the evening.

All the months and months of preparation comes down to this one night.  And in the end it always, always is a splendid feeling to see my girls onstage, so brave and so elegant.  Once the lights turn off, the music starts playing, and the first contestant take their first walk and the audience are at awe, we know that all of it was worth it.

Congratulations to our Newly Crowned Queens:

Tiny Miss Hawaii Princess 2013- Kanani Golden
Little Miss Hawaii Princess 2013- Alexis Akina
Junior Miss Hawaii Princess 2013- Leyna Viertel

Our Runner Ups:
Tiny Miss Hawaii Princess Division:
1st Runner Up- Kylie Vincent (Miss Kailua)
2nd Runner Up- Paige Hanzawa (Miss Aina Haina)
3rd Runner Up- Meilin Baldonado (Miss Central Oahu)

Little Miss Hawaii Princess Division
1st Runner Up- Kalani Mae Beals (Miss Waimalu)
2nd Runner Up- Jia Micol Garcia (Miss Kihei)
3rd Runner Up- Anela Borras (Miss Windward)

Junior Miss Hawaii Princess Division
1st Runner Up- Ivy Tyler (Miss Honolulu)
2nd Runner Up- Mia Alexander (Miss Wahiawa)
3rd Runner Up- Aira Rafael (Miss West Oahu)

Thank you to our 27 ravishing contestants, their wonderful parents, sponsors, family and friends, and everyone in attendance for making this pageant a great success!  Shawn Torres-Akiyama, you are so awesome and oh-so-fabulous, I enjoyed working with you!  My protégées Jasmine Graffis and Natalie Luz, thank you for your assistance. Trilogy Martial Arts, Mahalo Desi Minel and your team for your continued support!  Amber Stone, you are the best Emcee EVER! Our judges, Lorena Takushi, Valerie Schmidt, Junior Mandrial, Joel Gaspar and Liz Kiehm thank you so very much for making the difficult decision for us.  To my pageant queens who performed and made a special appearance,  Shayna Raymond, Jackie Taylor, Brielle Sadorra, and Patricia Morta, thank you- stay beautiful and keep up being a good role model to your peers.

Pageant Photos coming soon, just a couple of my personal ones below:

Standing on an empty stage at the Leeward Community College Theater, before the madness.

My new Junior Miss Hawaii Princess 2013, the ever so beautiful Leyna Viertel.

Love,
Honey

Crowning Glory- Little Princesses

Susan Page Modeling will be holding its fourth annual Little Miss Hawaii Princess and Junior Miss Hawaii Princess, and very first annual Tiny Miss Hawaii Princess Pageants on Saturday, September 1st 2012 at Leeward Community College.  There are 27 beautiful little princesses vying for the titles in three different age divisions, ages 4 to 9 years old.

Tiny Miss, Little Miss, and Junior Miss Hawaii Princess Contestants 2013

Pageants are remarkable experiences for little girls, and this is not the dreadful “tots and tiaras” pageants that you imagine them to be.  The girls learn confidence, poise, and grace. They are taught to be polite, to follow directions, to befriend and respect each other, just like how princesses should be.

The finalists have gone through a fun training workshop with Pageant Instructor and Director, one of the most amazing people I know, Ms. Shawn Torres-Akiyama.  They also had their professional pageant photos taken by one of Hawaii’s top fashion photographer, Adam Jung. Photographer Damien Bujecker will be in attendance to capture the pageant event on September 1st. This group is by far, my favorite group of little princesses I have had the opportunity to work with.

The finalists will be judged in 3 major categories- Fashion Modeling, Hawaiiana Beauty, Evening Gown, and an additional Overall Personality category.  Other Awards include Miss Congeniality, Most Photogenic, Miss Supermodel, Miss Fashionista, Miss Hawaiiana Beauty, Miss Popularity and People’s Choice Award.  The judging panel includes five professionals in Hawaii’s medical, fashion, beauty, art and pageant industries. The show will be emceed by the beautiful Miss Amber Stone.

Breathtaking performances by current titleholders of Susan Page Modeling’s sister pageants will also be featured- Shayna Raymond (Miss Hawaii Jr. Teen Princess 2012), Shardenei Luning (Miss Hawaii Preteen Princess 2012) and Jackie Taylor (Miss Hawaii Teen Beauty 2012). Taylor Kiehm, a promising young talent will also grace us with her captivating jazz and hula numbers.  Last year’s Queens, Brielle Sadorra, Junior Miss Hawaii Princess 2012 and Patricia Morta, Little Miss Hawaii Princess 2012 will be passing their titles to the 2013 winners.

This pageant have the largest group and the most beautiful princesses. Its definitely not one to miss!

Tickets are at $25.00 per person Pre-sale price, and $30.00 at the door. Visit www.susanpagemodeling.com or call (808) 955-2271 to order tickets.

Who will wear the crown?

Love,
Honey