I usually share only one remarkable blog once a month, but this is an exception.
As I see it, Disney princesses fascinate others as much as they are to me (well duh, it’s Disney), with artists imagining them to life all real and androgynous. They’re full of differing personalities, yet at the same time part of the same clan. It’s no wonder they’re a great subject to explore aesthetically.
A while ago I stumbled upon ‘Disney University‘, a collection of hipster-esque depictions of the whole Disney pack by creative genius hyung86 on DeviantArt. I was really inspired by his remakes of the princesses, and I could imagine myself wearing these chic, contemporary pieces in real life.
Stylistically, hyung86′s princesses are by far the closest rework to the original Disney touch, and I could see there’s a lot of respect given to these timeless characters. Given that most of us grew up with them and their damsel-in-distress stories, it amazes me that now we’re able to grow so much and look back at the classics in such a different light. Instead of lamenting and conforming to how it all worked in the old days, we now cease to produce the alternative possibilities of how things could unfold if these leading ladies were living in our society today.
Many of us believe that they would’ve acted upon themselves without having to wait for the princes to come along. They’d speak their minds, make a statement, and create their own creeds. These are the same Disney princesses we first saw on their starring roles as a kid, but also individual heroines who can think for themselves.
Take a look at my favorite reinterpretations of these hip and modern lasses:
My favorite has got to be the bookworm ensemble of Belle (who I suspect is secretly naughty). No – wait, it’s a tie between Belle and Tiana. I love the balance between the detached-and-bookish look and the smart-and-sensible one.
Which persona do you see yourself embody? Or, if you’re a guy, which styles of the bunch of hipster princes can you see yourself wearing?