My daughter finally got to go to Euro-Disney and had the best time ever. You see, we live in the Eastern part of Paris, and Disneyland is only 30 mins away from us. Many families in this area of Paris even have annual passes. Hilariously, when I asked her if she knew what Disneyland was, she shrugged her shoulders — all that she knew was that it was GREAT, whatever it was. So off she went, and of course she came back with the biggest pink princess obsession.
Now all my friends are going to cringe when they read this, as they think that I should just give into the kitsch and the pink, but I just cannot deal with the whole plastic, princess thing. I know I should, as my kids love it, but I am not yet at the point where I think that battery operated, twirling princesses on sticks are acceptable. So this is my alternative: Shinzi Katoh’s take on Mickey Mouse. Don’t you think they are lovely? He also has a series of Snow White designs.
I am not sure if my daughter is going to accept this as an alternative to her Disney princess obsession, but I can but try. After all… it is all in the name of design.
glad to hear i am not the only one against pink plastic and princesses and all what it stands for!! Hurray for sticking to your believes! Books are always a better alternative to plastic battery operated twirling sticks..
I am with you too on the plastic battery operated ‘stuff’ but of course, it is hard to avoid it entirely. The book is gorgeous!
although i am against plastic tat for the most part as well, going Japanese on Minnie and Micky just doesn’t do them justice em! come on now, Walt is tossing and turning 6 feet under!!