Disney Princesses Get A Fashionable Makeover

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For better or for worse, many little girls grow up with dreams of becoming a real-life princess. But once they reach puberty, most would agree that “hipster” trumps “princess” any day of the week (at least according to my unofficial survey of urban teens). That explains why we’re loving these “Fashion Princesses” by viria13 over at Deviant Art (thanks to Buzzfeed for tipping us off).

Granted, some of them have questionable tastes – I mean, what’s with Ariel? – but most of them look like ordinary teenagers, which I think is pretty cool. Check out Mulan, for example – she is spot on! Ditto Belle. And Anastasia is simply adorable (I know, she’s a not Disney princess – but who cares?).

Here at Mommyish, we’re all about reinterpreting princesses – and role models in general – which is what what makes this latest posse so alluring.

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  1. Jen

    January 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I’d like this better if the girls were a bit more representational. I live across from the HS in my area and for every stick thin, model tall girl I see at least ten who are all different shapes and sizes.

  2. taz

    January 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    that Ariel looks like a young Peg Bundy

  3. Jessie

    January 29, 2012 at 3:44 am

    WOW. I actually know this artist on my DA account and boy was I shocked to see her art here! I really love these pieces she did, it’s cool to see them here. <3

  4. Jaye

    January 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    90% of them look like hobos. I’ll keep the ballgowns, thanks.

    • Jen

      January 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

      Congratulations. You win the prize for most classist comment. You can collect at the check your privilege awards.

      PS: While I have issues with the lack of representational body types, the clothing is for the most part very on trend in these drawings.

  5. Shelly

    January 30, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Did Disney do Anastasia? I thought it was a different movie company.

  6. Demi

    June 26, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Loved Ariel as a Disney Princess, love Ariel as a real life teenager!

  7. Arisi Foxe

    August 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Anastasia belongs to 20th Century Fox. You know, Don Bluth? It definitely is not Disney.

  8. Pyper

    August 19, 2012 at 1:09 am

    People are saying they wish for different body types in this drawing and acting like it’s the artist fault when she didn’t even make the characters like this; Disney and Don Bluth did. Yes, young girls should realize that all body types are ok but sadly this is what the world sees as “ideal” and so that’s how it happened.

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