Friday, 24 June 2016

Fashion Advice From Disney

I've come to the conclusion that Disney animated movies are full on fashion phenoms just bursting to be discovered. Here's a list of the crazy outfits featured in Disney reel life that you could actually learn from, and work (in real life).

1. Maleficent

She didn't just gift herself the title of Mistress of all Evil, you know. She picked up a few things along the way. Let's talk about the color scheme- I can assure you that pale blue-green complexion is not easy to work with (just ask my stylist).

Nevertheless, the Sleeping Beauty villain finds a sweet spot in her trademark black and purple robe. And to complement her sleek, unreal cheekbones- blood red lipstick and lavender eye makeup (not to ignore her fabulous hair updo, but, unfortunately, we can't all have horns like those).

Lesson learned- Whatever the skin tone, black and purple won't let you down. Mysterious and sexy.

2. Cruella De Vil

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Spots, spots aha, spots. If the terrifyingly skinny 101 Dalmatians villain got anything right, it's her wardrobe.

A delicious twist on our everyday black and white, she works a fur coat like she was born to. She was obviously insane 'cause she later tried to skin puppies for coats- couldn't anyone tell her faux works just as well? Such a waste.

And don't get me started on her hair. Half black, half white- a little bold for some, but The Voice's young Melanie Martinez totally pulled it off with style, and someone else probably will too. I know that I absolutely ADORE it.

Lesson learned- Spots. Faux fur. Enough said.

3. Pocahontas

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Pretty darn stylish for a "savage", isn't she? Poca may not know the difference between maize and gold but she sure as heck knows (and walks) the fine line between stylish and tacky.

A one-shoulder dress coupled with fringes may not be the weapon of choice for fashionistas today, maybe even a complete no-no, but this Disney princess pulls it off. And how!

Earrings aren't her thing but statement jewelry sure is. The heirloom turquoise/crystal/something necklace is THE perfect accessory.
Not to mention her sleek, no-fuss hairdo that has me frothing at the mouth with jealousy.

Lesson learned- More is more. Obviously.

4. Tiana

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Probably their most realistic protagonist, career girl Tiana from Disney's The Princess and the Frog was the perfect melange of practical and chic.
No frill dresses with aprons, sparkly bodycon cocktail dresses and OTT nature inspired wedding gowns aptly define her style, I think. Let's not forget green and mucus-y (because it's NOT slime- frogs secrete mucus, genius).

Her most successful look? The white sequined cocktail dress (with the giant side-slit and feather boa) from the restaurant dream/song sequence.

That, coupled with simple pearl studs and a gelled back hairdo definitely spells red carpet worthy. No doubts.

Lesson learned- Tiana is everything. Shout it from the mountaintops.

Written by Jyotsna Shiv Kumar
Eater of the cupcakes. Art nerd., reeeally liker of psychological horror novels. Your friendly neighborhood tumblr expert.

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