When I was a little girl, I was captivated by the animated film, @disneyaladdin ✨ I owned all three films, I wore my princess Jasmine pjs to bed, (every single night) and I would pretend to be Genie, Aladdin or Jasmine in the fun “make believe” games with my brothers. For a while, when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told them: Princess Jasmine and an artist. 🎨👸
These animated characters were so special to me and it was a story that truly let me imagination take flight…and often made me wonder if my blanket could fly like a magic carpet (I may or may not have made a few attempts with my brothers).
Last September, I even had the privilege of meeting, Aladdin at Disneyland. It was like meeting an old, childhood friend:
I even got to meet, Jafar!
My husband and I went to see the live action version of @disneyaladdin on opening night. What an incredible time…it was reliving my childhood wonder and excitement of the story! I enjoyed the changes and additional story lines they added, especially to Jasmine’s character. I love that she didn’t need to be rescued and the ending was just amazing!!! I’ll try not to spoil anything, incase you haven’t seen it yet 😉 But it is a vibrant, fun movie that will not disappoint and you will leave with a smile on your face.
When @theofficialpandora came out with three special charms for the live action film, I knew I had to get one of each! I designed two themed bracelets incorporating these new charms as well as the Jasmine Murano and the Jasmine Dress (both are now retired). These bracelets transport me back to that childhood excitement after seeing the movie for the first time. Childhood Emily would have loved these bracelets and would never take them off, haha. That’s the beauty in #disneyxpandora collection, even as an adult…I can have that smile and touch of magic to my outfit… In an understated way. I love that!!!
You can see my two designs and the charms below as well as more information about the designs and charms in the captions:
I love the Pandora Shine for the Lamp and Castle, although it would have also been sooo cool to see Pandora also offer two tone 14k gold versions of these charms, as well. A lot of collectors are not interested in purchasing from the Pandora Shine range, as it is a gold plated collection. Often, gold plating does not hold up well…and with the price point of Shine, many collectors feel it is not worth it.
I inquired to a few Pandora associates, at different locations, their thoughts on Pandora Shine and how long it will last. I did not get a set amount of time, but I heard the same thing from each associate and even a manager: the Shine plating is strong and more durable than Pandora Rose. I thought this was quite interesting. Since I have recently invested in a few Shine pieces (besides the bee petite and two Shine muranos my husband got me last spring)…I will keep you posted on if this is true…and how long the plating truly lasts, with proper care!