Did someone declare this unofficial Disney princess week and forgot to tell me? Shame on you, internet! Let’s start with the historical and then get to the over the top couture versions. This article has some fantastic (and historically accurate) illustrations of the Disney princesses in the clothes of their time period. The sleeves on Ariel’s dress alone are worth the clickthrough.
Secondly, Harrods will be putting up windows showcasing updated versions of the Disney princess dresses by various trendy designers. The windows aren’t up yet, but this video is gorgeous. The Versace take on Cinderella is astoundingly edgy while still feeling familiar. Yes, those are Medusa decorations on her dress.
Jezebel has yet another article about weight, and after reading months of reflections about being fat or not and what does it all mean and should we care or not I feel like we’re all just confused. As someone who has been working on the diet thing and the workout thing and the health thing, I’m just as confused as everyone else. Here’s the thing: I like the way I look. Genuinely, I do. I also know that my weight at my height isn’t great over the long term and that I have some horrible eating and exercise habits. But part of me worries that I don’t hate my body — and I suspect that dieting would be much easier if I did. But I’ve been this weight for so long that if I lose the weight, I’m not sure who I am anymore. I think that’s part of what drives people crazy about weight loss. So many people tout it as a chance to be a whole new shiny person, but what if you like who you are? I don’t have any smart conclusions about this, but I do think that weight loss is much more complicated psychologically than food in/calories out.
The Hourglassy clothing swap happened, and I’m so jealous that everyone got to go and I didn’t. Sweets has a great review here of Bijte Lingerie, complete with marabou slippers and fantasy train trip. Miss Underpinnings has a great write up of her clothing haul and the people she met here. I think next time this happens there needs to be a remote buyer and Skype socialization option for the rest of us!
Finally, since it’s been a long week and we could all use some fun, who is your favorite Disney princess and why? Whose dress do you want? Let’s have some fun in the comments today.