Thursday, June 23, 2011

disney's classic ladies: a modern take 1

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how to continue the Disney modern inspiration series as I continue to run out of characters. So far, I've done princesses herehere, here and here and then some of Disney's villians here. The last one was an ode to the pink dress used so often by Disney.

The thought occurred to me that I shouldn't be leaving out the Queen Bee of all things Disney and her loyal friend from my modern Disney series. So, this will be part 1 of 2 posts dedicated to the lovely and classic Disney heroines...Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck.

First up is the Queen Bee...I mean Mouse herself.

Disney usually portrays her in her classicly iconic red and white polka dotted dress and then in a variation of a colored dress with fuschia heels and bow. Here is what I did for the iconic Minnie outfit.

With that bold of a dress and heels, Minnie opted to NOT do a bow headband or barrette on the head because that might seem too costumey. We're going for a hint of iconic Minnie here. Instead, the flirty boldness of the dress and heels are balanced out with a crisp white blazer and bows on the ears in the form of post earrings.

Next up is Minnie's variation outfit of a colored dress with fuschia heels and a bow. Here's the modern Minnie take...

Minnie is a fun and playful mouse/girl but she knows her classic looks and she sticks with it. Again, I opted for a bow on the dress and clutch instead of on the head. Modern Minnie sticks with a simple pearl necklace (again...classic) and opts for navy instead of black to balance out the bright colors. Going along with the classic idea, Miss Minnie swears by her Coco Chanel fragrance.

Stay tuned for the next installment, Miss Daisy Duck, very soon!


  1. I love red and white and if it is polkadots... even better! I just bought a pair of yellow peep toe shoes for my 20 year reunion (gulp!). Can't wait to bust them out. I hope I don't trip since I wear heels about 2x per year! Love your blog. :)

  2. I love these disney outfits you put together, such a cute idea. I got my sister hooked! :)

  3. Where oh where is that red dress from??? I need it. Now.

  4. I adore that red and white polka dot dress! Beautiful!

  5. The red dress is from Dorothy Perkins. It's definitely one of my faves...


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