Last month my sister in law gave birth to two beautiful healthy twin baby girls. The proud dad of the girls (my brother) told me he expected me to be the coolest aunt ever, so now I have to find out what cool aunts do. I’ve already made arrangements with my brother about future shopping trips and taking them to concerts. But that’s all in the future, first of all an aunt needs to tell (bedtime) stories. But when I was looking for a book with fairytales, I found out that most fairytales include helpless princesses who needs to be rescued by a prince on a white horse. Or the helpless princess scrubs the floors because an evil stepmom tells them so. Well, those princesses don’t seem like healthy role models for little girls to me. So I’ve decided to write my own sort of feministic fairytale book. It will contain princesses and witches and dragons, but this time the princess will be too smart to accept an apple from an strange old lady and she will fight the dragon herself……When I was looking for inspiration I found these beautiful pictures:
Appropriate footwear for princesses.
Gwen as Alice (in Wonderland) and as the Queen of Hearts in the video for “What you’re waiting for”.
Hansel and Gretel drawing.
John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs in an Alice in Wonderland themed fashion shoot, US Vogue december 2003.
Little Red Ridinghood drawing. The wolf looks like a cute dog to me.
Same theme, better dogs, great location.
Snowwhite in the glass coffin. Seems more like an aquarium to me 😉
Snowwhite and the seven dwarfs.
Another snowwhite drawing.
Princess dress (strangely most dresses for princesses are white or blue, but never pink!)
My favorite fairytale is The Little Mermaid…….such a tragic story!
And a fashionable Snowwhite.