I’m not usually one to go crazy for Disney Princesses or novelty lingerie (unless it involves Ninja Turtles), but I have to say, I’m unexpectedly smitten with these Disney Princess bra and panties sets from Japan. They totally capture the spirit of each princess, but in a sexy, modern way. Like, if I saw that Aurora bra at Nordstrom today, I would just throw all my cash and credit cards down on the counter and say, “I don’t even care how much it costs, GIMME THAT BRA.” Check out close-up shots of each set and tell us: would you wear them? And any guys reading: do you dig the sexy princess look? Keep reading »
This weekend the world was gifted with a long confessional in New York magazine from Joe Jonas. The 24-year-old formerly in the Jonas Brothers — they split up this fall over creative differences — dished about everything from smoking pot for the first time with Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, hooking up with fans, and how coming back to a hotel room to find a groupie waiting there is actually really annoying. Mostly, though, Joe Jonas talked about he and his brothers’ rise to fame and how they felt completely beholden to Disney, because the mega-company made everything happen for them. Disney controlled their lyrics — “If a lyric was slightly sexual, someone at the record company would tell us we had to change it” — and pressured them to never mess up or else they’d disappoint their parents, fans and bosses. ”We were frightened little kids,” Joe said.
Well, Dylan Sprouse, a fellow Disney child star, has a few things to say about that. Keep reading »
The concept is simple: Disney princesses with beards. I have no idea why the resulting images are so funny/entertaining, but they totally are. Check out Belle, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, and Mulan rocking their signature facial hair styles after the jump, and see the whole roster of bearded Princesses over at Buzzfeed. Keep reading »
When artist David Trumble saw the sexy makeover Disney had given “Brave” Princess Merida, he was as appalled as we were, and he decided to use his artistic skills to show his concern. “I wanted to analyze how unnecessary it is to collapse a heroine into one specific mold, to give them all the same sparkly fashion, the same tiny figures, and the same homogenized plastic smile,” he told Women You Should Know. “I decided to take 10 real-life female role models, from diverse experiences and backgrounds, and filter them through the Disney princess assembly line.” The results were perky princess versions of amazing women like Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Marie Curie, Malala Yousafzai, and Gloria Steinem. (You can see them all here.)
Trumble was surprised by the reaction to the satirical images, specifically that many people didn’t find the images appalling at all — in fact, they loved them.
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If you want to dress up as a Disney character for Halloween, there are so many to choose from: Snow White, Cinderella, Aladdin, Tinkerbell, and a plethora of colorful villains are all popular choices. But Rob Cockerham wanted to take the whole “Disney costume” idea to the next level; he wanted to dress up as Disneyland. Like, literally the entire theme park. He created the whole thing himself out of foamboard, paint, and accurate maps of the park, giving his face a prime spot in Cinderella’s Castle. Check out more photos of the finished product and the process at his website, and head over to YouTube to see a video of Rob’s costume in action, narrated by his adorable son. [The Mary Sue]
Godohelp on DeviantArt has reimagined a number of Disney princesses if they were wearing neatly tailored versions of their male counterparts’ most iconic costumes. I’ve never seen so many pants on so many Disney princesses. Read more at The Mary Sue…
When I heard “The Little Mermaid” was coming back to theaters, I immediately started sobbing with joy and planning the outfit I would wear to go see it (something subtle like a flared skirt with green sequins and a seashell bra). There was just no way I would ever miss the opportunity to see one of my favorite Disney movies on the big screen. Even if I got food poisoning the day of the screening, or there was a fire in the theater, I would tough it out, and I would sing along with “Under The Sea,” and I would be jealous of Ariel’s hair, and I would struggle to reconcile my strong feminist values with a movie about a woman giving up her voice for a man she doesn’t even know, and it would be glorious.
But as I watched Disney’s promotional video about the release, I discovered there actually was one thing that might keep me from seeing “The Little Mermaid” in theaters: if everyone was instructed to bring their iPads to the movie theater and play with them the whole time instead of, you know, watching the freakin’ movie. Keep reading »
Selena Gomez had something to do with it. Keep reading »