Sometimes, the world just makes perfect sense. Nordstrom is having a sale, Ali picked Roberto on “The Bachelorette,” and some actors are meant to play animated Disney characters. PasteMagazine.com hit these doppelgangers on the head. Angelina Jolie is Vanessa from “The Little Mermaid,” the human temptress that was in actuality evil Ursula; Seth Rogen‘s goofiness makes him the perfect Baloo the Bear from “The Jungle Book”; and RuPaul and the Sea Witch clearly share a hair stylist. We know that some celebrities look like animals, but these fictional character resemblances are just uncanny. How did we never see this before? Check out all the comparisons at Paste Magazine. Keep reading »
I was never the little girl who dreamed of being a princess. While other kids dressed up in pink chiffon and glitter, I fashioned three-piece suits out of garbage bags and pretended to be a lawyer defending my Babar doll in a custody dispute. So when I got the chance to audition to be a Disney Princess at Disney Hong Kong, it wasn’t about channeling some childhood fantasy. I knew I would be faking it. Or so I thought. Keep reading »
I should be offended by this, but I am laughing too hard. This Babelgum video is a parody of the “making of” a fictional Disney movie, “Rachel and the Dragon.” The film features Disney’s first ever-Jewish American Princess, Rachel, played by Sarah Silverman
. Her supporting cast? All members of the tribe
, of course. Seth Rogen
as Prince Joshua, Fran Drescher as the Fairy God-Yenta, and Larry David and Mel Brooks as her minature yorkies, Dolce and Gabbana. Who will play the dragon? I vote for Ben Stiller. After the watching the video, I kind of think this would make an amazing animated film and, of course, do wonders to dispel the myth that Disney is anti-Semetic. [BuzzFeed
] Keep reading »
Disney realized a lot of women want fairy-tale princess weddings like the ones seen in their animated movies, and a couple years ago, they began selling wedding, bridesmaid, and flower-girl dresses based on Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, and other princesses. Now, they’re taking the dream one step farther with a line of wedding and engagement rings.
For $1,200 to $6,000 (not including the center stone, known as “semi-mounts” in the biz), Prince Charming can propose with a ring that corresponds to a Disney heroine, created by Kirstie Kelly for Disney for Mouawad. Personally, we’re not sure we want to live out the “happily ever after” fantasy: Disney princesses wear pretty gaudy rings. [Kirstie Kelly for Disney by Mouawad via Luxist] Keep reading »
We thought Disney and couture were polar opposites ever since we saw “princesses” wearing filthy sneakers under their gowns at Disney World when we were six years old. But now our opinion has changed because the company that usually caters to kids has adults in its sight with a new line of jewelry. Each piece in the line, like this Flower Ring with Tinkerbell, harkens back to a famous movie you probably loved as a child. You’ll feel like an adult when wearing the jewelry, though, because pink plastic beads, usually used in little girls’ jewelry, are nowhere to be found. (But you can still show your whimsical side and act like a princess.) [$40, 80's Purple] Keep reading »
Have you ever wondered what Gaston, the bad guy from “Beauty and the Beast,” would look like in just his skivvies? How royal his bulge would be if all that was covering it was a thin layer of jersey? Wonder no longer! Artist David Kawena has drawn practically the entire roster of Disney heroes, only instead of featuring them in all their glory, he’s stripped them down to almost only their birthday suits. This one of Gaston is, well, a bit on the vulgar side, but Kawena’s drawing of Zac Efron as “Troy” in “High School Musical” will help settle your stomach. Check that one, as well as “Prince Edward” from “Enchanted” and Tarzan, after the jump, and click here to see the rest. [David Kawena] Keep reading »
No matter how grown up you are now, don’t even try to tell us you weren’t full-on obsessed with at least one Disney character way back when. The thing is, you hit your teens and all of a sudden it was “weird” that you were still dressing up as Little Red Riding Hood. (Or so I was told.) But a handful of designers are clearly sick of the stigma attached to dressing like you’ve just left the set of a Disney movie. Designer Christopher Kane, for example, marched the perfect little gingham dress down the runway, channeling “Alice in Wonderland” but cooler. Refinery29 rounded up a few more look-alikes, after the jump. [Refinery29] Keep reading »
Uniqlo has been trying hard to keep up with the Topshops and H&Ms of the world lately by announcing new initiatives and designer collaborations. Yet, the Japanese retailer seems to be lacking in direction—last week’s debut of its Jil Sander collection didn’t quite live up to fab collab standards. Now Uniqlo has just announced that they’ve teamed up with Walt Disney to release a line of Disney-themed products next month.
Is this move to satisfy Japanese American fandom? Uniqlo trying to be ironic? Or, the more likely scenario…an attempt to produce something cute. Or, as they say in Japan, kawaii. [WWD] Keep reading »