DisneyBound: Beauty and the Beast 2017

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Beauty and the Beast DisneyBound: Singapore

The idea of doing a Beauty and The Beast Disneybound photoshoot was first suggested to me by my friend, a fellow DIY craft-enthusiast and travel blogger, Priscilla aka Pingerrain. My first reaction was… Disney-what? If you are as unsure of the term as I was, DisneyBounding, first created by Leslie Kay (founder of disneybound.co) is a way everyday people show their love of Disney through fashion.
Beauty and The Beast Singapore DisneyBoundIn simple terms, it means you can get to be Ariel without flipping around in the public with a purple bikini and green tail, or be Cinderella without having to wear the real puffy blue gown that keeps everyone at an arm’s length from you.

DisneyBound inspires and allow anyone to pull together your own outfits which work for your body and wallet. All we gotta do is to pick a character we want to portray and model an outfit using certain colour palettes and accessories. It can be casual, smart casual or even formal, all depending on the occasion.

Disneybound Belle ft. Reyna Neo & Tiffany Yong

Priscilla told me it will be a pretty simple project, just grab some similar coloured outfit as the characters from Beauty and the Beast and she will make some accessories and crafts for me to take photos with. But me being who I am, I somehow expanded it into a somewhat extensive project.

♪♫ I want so much more than they’ve got planned♫♪

Beauty and The Beast Singapore DisneyBoundWe don’t exactly have a castle in Singapore, but a library with ladder to bookshelves? Here it is!

Belle DisneyBound Reyna HeartsWhat made this project so different is that there’s 2 Belles! If you’ve been following my articles, Reyna is the makeup artist who created the Kang Mo Yeon-inspired bridal looks in my Descendants of the Sun bridal photoshoot. This time, she’s not just the makeup artist creating the Belle-inspired looks, she’s also one of the Belles!

Tiffany Yong Belle DisneyBoundWhile Reyna went for a look that’s closer to the original, I decided to create something same-same-but-different by bringing back the suspenders from the eighties. And the person who created this look for me, was my very Beast, Peps Goh.

Disneybound Beast ft. Peps Goh

While most guys will be averse to doing something stereotypical, I was surprised when Peps accepted taking up this photoshoot concept when I suggested this. Not only did he spend 2 days walking around different shopping malls looking for suitable outfits, he even came up with the suspenders and white sweater around waist idea to recreate Belle’s blue-dress-with-white-apron-look.
The Beast DisneyBound Peps GohFor the Beast, the most iconic colour was the royal blue jacket. With that in mind, we tried searching for T-shirts and polo shirts, but lo and behold, we found this perfect jacket with golden buttons instead.

Disneybound Gaston ft. Tian Shun

“You are the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen! Nobody deserves you…” – Gaston

I was glad when Tian Shun, Reyna’s boyfriend was sporting enough to join us despite the late invitation.
Gaston DisneyBoundInstead of going for Gaston’s classic red top, which will probably feel like a Chinese New Year or National Day (for Singapore) outfit, he chose a shade darker and went for an orange-red instead.

Belle & Gaston

While good looking Tian Shun didn’t fit that narcissistic, arrogant and sexist personality of Gaston as well as someone-I know-but-he-who-must-not-be-named, he had fun reenacting some of the classic male-chauvinistic scenes with his Belle (Reyna).
Beauty and The Beast Belle Gaston

It’s not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas and thinking. – Gaston

Belle Gaston DisneyBound

♪♫ Here in town there’s only she, who is beautiful as me!
So I’m making plans to woo and marry Belle! ♫♪

Belle and the Beast

Interestingly, Peps told me that he used to be a constantly angry, depressed, stubborn and violent person. What’s more, him as a parkour practitioner and his job as an actor and action choreographer made him a man with enhanced strength, speed and agility like that of the Beast.

While I didn’t exactly teach him to be kind and sweet (he is pretty gentlemen-ly by the time I know him), he did attract me with his talents, and his protective + trustworthy nature (sans his puns).

Belle Beast Library Tiffany Yong♪♫ True that he’s no prince charming
But there’s something in him that I simply didn’t see ~
♫♪

Beauty and The Beast DisneyBound Tiffany Peps Goh

If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return
by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken.

Beauty and The Beast DisneyBound Outfits:

Following the colour palettes of the characters in the 26 years old animated movie (1991), each of us have a 2 sets of outfit – casual and semi-formal.Beauty and The Beast DisneyBound Blue BelleFor ladies, if you’ve noticed, the timeless denim overalls, dungarees, and pinafore are recently back in trend. They can be found in many blogshops and fashion outlets. So here’s two different inspirations on how you can dress up like Belle without going the denim-way.

For gentlemen, you can go for chinos pants (shorts) and round collared T-shirts for a more casual feel. We all know Uniqlo has plenty of that! 🙂

Beauty and The Beast DisneyBound SingaporeThe iconic yellow gown Belle wore to the ball is a tad too formal for every-day wear. So here’s two suggestions – a yellow long chiffon skirt with a white top, or a yellow dress which makes you look Belle-ish when you pair it with rose-earrings!

Gentlemen can either do a collared shirt for a more smart-casual look, or go full formal with tailored pants and shirt.

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading my first attempt to create a rendition of the Beauty and The Beast DisneyBound in Singapore. So which is your favourite outfit? If you have any suggestions on how to improve it, or if there’s something you would like to see, do share with me by commenting below!

Collaboration Partners: Special Thanks~

1. Accessories and DIY Crafts from Pingerrain.com
Beauty and The Beast DisneyBound PingerrainIf you wish to learn how to make any of the above Beauty and The Beast inspired crafts and accessories, check out Priscilla’s Youtube videos!

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pingerrain
Instagram: @pingerrain
Website: http://www.blog.pingerrain.com/
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/pingerrain

2. Makeup by ReynaHearts
Beauty and The Beast Reyna Hearts MakeupCheck out Reyna’s article on how she achieve the Belle-inspired makeup look.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/reynahearts.makeup/
Instagram: @reyna_hearts
Website: http://www.reynahearts.com/

3. Photography by Remus Devin Koh
Remus Devin KohSpecial thanks to the man who took these beautiful photos despite being unfamiliar with the Disney movie. 🙂

Instagram: @remusdevinkoh

4. Flowers from A Better Florist
A Better Florist Tiffany YongWe weren’t planning to get a bouquet, but I think Kayla Love from A Better Florist heard my silent prayers and sent me an email just 3 days before the scheduled Beauty and the Beast photoshoot. Talk about timeliness. I guess Belle is fated to have her roses.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/abetterflorist
Instagram: @abetterflorist
Website: https://www.abetterflorist.com/
Get $15 off your first bouquet here~

~ One of the greatest gifts of life, to love and be loved in return. ~

xoxo
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Often known as Singapore’s ABC girl, Tiffany Yong is an Actress, Blogger and Consultant.
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On March 8, 2017

6 Responses to DisneyBound: Beauty and the Beast 2017

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  2. Althea Penelope says:

    Great post! I love Beauty and the Beast super! Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle.

  3. Khushboo says:

    You look absolutely adorable. The idea for this shoot is amazing and the photographer is really talented!

  4. Fred Hawson says:

    I like that immaculate library you chose as your venue. I wish it were easy to keep a lot of books so clean here in the dusty tropics. Hehe. That yellow cocktail dress you wore also looks very good.

  5. Bhushavali says:

    Awesome post! Totally love the shoot!!! The whole library location and your outfits are so in sync with BATB!!!

  6. Franc Ramon says:

    You really make an excellent Belle in these shots. I guess that says so much on your sheer beauty.

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