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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

And away to his castle we'll go

Magnet #480 - Snow White

So, I already explained where I got this Snow White Disney Princess magnet...yay for Target $1 aisle!

When I first moved to New York, I lived with my aunt and her young family for about 3 months, while I got acclimated to the big city, and looked for gainful employment. I slept in the daybed in the living room, which meant every morning, I could tell what time it was by the sounds of Nick, Jr. (bum-bum-bahhhhhmp!) and Gullah-Gullah Island.

It was a fun few months, mainly because I had a blast living with my cousins at the time, a five-year-old and a two-year-old. Thank goodness it was before the Disney Princesses had started to become the huge branded machine they are now. Back then, all we had were the big honkin' VHS tapes in the white plastic collector cases.

The best part was the toddler who looooooooved Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. Actually, that's not true. She loved Dopey. Seriously. Her mom would be headed off to work, the little girl would cry and cry and cry, until we'd sit down on the white wicker rocker and turn on Doooo-pey! Dooooo-pey! Again. Totally adorable.

Never mind the fact that that two-year-old is in high school now, and I haven't watched Snow White since. Heh.

Anyway, I picked this one for today's magnet, because I found this photographer, Dina Goldstein, who did a whole series on Disney's Fallen Princesses. It's a slightly disturbing, but very interesting photo series that's apparently two more away from being complete. I just loved her interpretation of poor Snow White, after her happily ever after.

Away to his castle, indeed.
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6 comments:

cc said...

Those post-Disney pics are scary! Happily ever after should mean happily ever after!

joy said...

Awww, I know. They were a little too sad a fate for our Disney princesses. Honestly, I read a little too much into them, worried that the little girls who emulate them too much have more of a chance of ending up like this version of the princesses than as Disney intended. I hope not.

But I gotta be honest, if I had a little girl? She and I would be fighting over who gets the cooler Disney Princess stuff. I'm just sayin'.

Monica said...

Joy you act like I'm 30 now!!! Was I really that cranky?

joy said...

Hahahaha, no, Monica, you were a fairly happy baby, kiddo. You just didn't like it when Auntie had to go to work.

And, I just can't believe how long ago it was now, is all... :-)

GoldenGait said...

Awesome fallen princesses link... creepy photos.

joy said...

Yeah, I think the Belle one creeps me out the most. And it's likely the saddest.

I'm trying to find a link to her Cinderella series, because that's what I'm using for when I use, well, Cinderella.