Sorry I haven’t been posting much. I’ve had a pretty rough year health wise and lately it seems like I don’t have the energy to do anything much other than go to work. I do have a couple of cool posts planned for the hopefully-not-too-distant future. In the mean time, in honour of my long absence from blogging…medical themed ponies!
Nurse Redheart is one of the staple background characters of the “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” (MLP:FIM) cartoon series. Her overall look should be sweet, but not impractical. White, pink and red should be the dominate colours, and a few love hearts and or crosses are also key. Instead of carrying a handbag or purse, why not carry a stylish first-aid kit. You can still slip your wallet and keys inside, plus you’ll be well-equipped in the case of an emergency.
Feeling a little loopy? Maybe this is the look for you! This pony, unofficially known as “Screwball” appeared in Ponyville during Discord’s brief reign of chaos. This style is pretty simple, and it’s all in the name. Screw. Ball. Easy! Bonus points if you add a propeller hat and spiral contact lenses into the mix!
This poor little guy was a background character in the “Read it and Weep” episode of MLP:FIM. Again, this is a pony with no official name, but he has been dubbed “Hard Knocks” by the fans. What a little trooper! Channel this guy’s look by wrapping yourself up in a bandage-syle dress and other medical-themed paraphenalia. I’ve been really inspired by vibrant hair colours recently and the magenta of Hard Knocks tail (and, presumably, mane) could look really stunning. On another note, I want all of those shoes so badly, it hurts.
There were actually three different nurse pony toys in G1..but sadly I do not own any of them. They are definitely on my want-list, though!
Well, it’s the Friday before the royal My Little Pony wedding, and how are your preparations going, readers? Hopefully by now you have some ideas on how you want to celebrate, but just in case your stuck for ideas for the perfect outfit I have put my head together with the as-yet-unnamed “Pony Bride” and we’ve come up with a few ideas about what to wear on this momentous occasion!
Want to celebrate the wedding in true regal fashion? Then formal wear is a must! Pink is such a romantic colour, and an appropriate homage to the rose-hued Princess Cadence. A hat and gloves are compulsory for a formal wedding. Making these accessories black means the outfit looks a bit more mature and sophisticated – prevents it from becoming to girlish and princess-y (save that for the bride!). A few heraldic accents in the Alexander McQueen clutch LK Designs ring ate a subtle nod to the noble heritage of the happy couple. These pewter goblets are elegantly simple and something a little different to the usual crystal-ware that is seen at so many weddings. Their beautiful presentation box means they would make a lovely wedding present, too.
A garden party is another great idea for a wedding celebration. High tee served on trestle tables decorated with white roses sounds like my idea of heaven, and these whimsical horse teacups are the perfect detail! This outfit is a bit lighter and brighter than the evening option. The dress was chosen because of its nature-inspired print and even though it has a halter-neck, wearing a cute little cardigan will cover up your shoulders and appease any of the more conservative guests that may be present. Speaking of conservative, even though this may be a day event, don’t forget your hat and gloves!
Even if you’re not hosting or attending an event in honour of the pony wedding, you can still celebrate! Perhaps you just want to kick back at home or with a friend and watch the new episode, in which case you may want to try this look, directly inspired by “Pony Bride”. Nothing is more casual or comfortable than jeans, and while I can’t say I’ve ever worn white ones, they do seem appropriate for the occasion. The two doves that make up “Pony Bride”‘s cutie-mark are present in the form of a dove-grey top and figural dove brooch. Bells are used as jewelery to represent the joyous chimes of chapel bells. Hats don’t really work for such a casual outfit, so instead try trying a ribbon (blue, of course/10 through your hair.
Finally, if, like me, you are located in a time zone which actually means you won’t be seeing the wedding episode until early on Sunday 22, “Pony Bride” suggests a fun new twist on a traditional favourite…champagne breakfast in bed! Make yourself a sumptuous breakfast (what could be more regal than strawberries and cream) and head to the bedroom where, in lieu of a hat, a crown-embellished cushion provides a cheeky to the occasion. Drape yourself in silks, satins and lace, curl up with your sweetheart and watch the festivities from your own bed while sipping a glass of bubbly. It doesn’t get much more decadent than this!
That’s all from me for this week! How will you be celebrating the royal wedding?
Love is in the air! This Saturday 21 April is the date that has been set for the royal wedding of Princess Cadence to Shining Armour in the “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” cartoon series.
All this has put me in a rather romantic mood. All of a sudden I feel the need to indulge my girlie side, snuggle up with my boyfriend on the couch and eat nothing but strawberries and chocolate. To help help commemorate the occasion and to inspire me to keep this mellow mood I have chosen for this week’s pony profile: “Pony Bride”.
Pony Bride is unique among my collection. As you can see in the photos she has a more slender build than the standard G1 earth pony. She stands about half an inch taller than average with longer legs and a thinner torso. In this way she is not dissimilar to the “Sweetheart Sister” ponies.
Unlike the Sweetheart Sisters, however, she still has that classic G1 face, which I have always found so sweet.
Her cutie mark features two doves holding a length of ribbon on which are strung two gold rings.
Unfortunately I do have some small qualms about this pony, lovely though she may be. After all, being a bride is something that lasts for only the length of a wedding ceremony, so it doesn’t seem like a terribly satisfactory quality to base one’s identity around.
The name, in particular irks me. “Pony Bride” is a vague description, not a name, but it’s all the name this beauty was ever given.
As such, I propose we reinvent the Pony Bride – give her a history an a name more suitable to her noble stature.
Her cutie mark is obviously related to wedding, but does that mean she has to always be the bride? I see her more as celebrant…or a wedding planner! Perhaps she has an eye for detail that helps her guide nervous young fillies and mares with the myriad and detailed decisions that face them as they prepare to trot down the aisle.
Perhaps if we ask nicely she will share some of her fashion tips wit us for the upcoming royal wedding?
But what about the name?I have had a few thoughts on this so far:
– Bridal Dreams
Here, dear readers, is where I think you can help me. Do you like any of the above names? Do you have a name that you think would suit our pony friend even better? Then please,comment below and we can give this nameless pony the appellation she deserves.