IF WARDROBES COULD CAST A SPELL.
Say ‘fairytale-princess’ and one imagines beautiful damsels-in-distress strutting around in what appear to be either Dior or Vera-Wang gowns. Take a closer look and you’ll begin to see some unique characteristics that set all of them apart from the other. Today’s Cinderella is more likely to pick a Balmain outfit on her way to a party. And so we re-interpreted fashion for these Disney icons and dressed them up, all over again.
Here’s us, trashing #OOTD for some timeless pairings, amidst loud speculations on our floor.
Our final verdict:
Only if you’re fearless, bold and rebellious will you identify with this princess. And c’mon, ladies, we’ve had our own share of annoying Gustosos that we’ve shown a hand or five to. But it took special courage in Disneyworld for a girl to say no the Alpha-(appearing-to-be-prince-charming)-male. Belle even defied the beast’s self-pitying ways. Here’s one girl who could put people in their rightful place, while embracing a sense of grandeur - inside and out.
Our picks for her: Giambattista Valli, Ashima Leena
This Anglo-American Disney princess had grand aspirations of opening her own restaurant, without a fairy godmother to help. So, she went ahead, worked for it and did it anyway. She also kissed a frog on the way. Talk about beauty with heaps of substance.
Our picks for her: Balenciaga, Sabyasachi.
Mischevious, free-spirited and highly spiritual, this young princess also displayed wisdom beyond her years. Deeply attached to both nature and adventure, she possessed shamanic powers that enabled her to communicate with nature, animals and spirits. Boho, much? We can only imagine Pacohontas in bright silhouttes and bold cuts.
Our picks for her: Moschino, Manish Arora.
Honestly, we all want those glass slippers a little more than her Prince Charming. Generous, kind and determined, this princess displayed how royalty is an innate quality and cannot be forced or externalized. However, her grand appearance at the ball, which we all hope to make one day, deserves nothing less than something grand.
Our picks for her: Viktor and Rolf haute Couture, Oscar-de-la Renta, Tarun Tahiliani.
Intuitive, caring, stubborn, dreamy, rebellious and a die-hard romantic. Unlike other Disney princesses, she wears the trousers, both literally and metaphorically. She was also way ahead of the curve with the whole flat shoe, anti-heel thing, plus those harem pants look far comfier than a corset. "I am not a prize to be won" she retorts coolly when Aladdin tries to win her over. You go, girl!
Our picks for her: Valentino, Anamika Khanna.
This girl replaces her ailing father to fight for her country on his behalf. That too, disguised as a man. She’s a hero in the truest sense and never needed a man to rescue her. Talk about a woman coming into her own; and so our picks for her shouldn’t come as a surprise at all.
Our picks for her: Chanel, Masaba.