I read Tina Fey’s Bossy Pants earlier this year and a particular passage, “All Girls Must Be Everything,” has stuck with me since. In it, she mentions how she hates how brown hair is often just referred to as brown instead of brunette, and how blonde is always blonde — not yellow. She also talks about how she constantly calls blonde hair yellow (which I totally need to start doing) so her daughter won’t think that blonde hair is somewhat better; her daughter also has a reversible Sleeping Beauty/Snow White doll, and Tina says she constantly flipped it to the Snow White side, but her daughter always flipped it back to Sleeping Beauty. When she asked her daughter why she didn’t like Snow White, she said it was because she didn’t like her hair.
“Snow White is better looking. I hate to stir up trouble among the princesses, but take away the hair and Sleeping Beauty is actually a little beat.”
Although I must admit that Sleeping Beauty had a stint as my favorite because she had two dresses (pink and blue), three aliases (Briar Rose/Princess Aurora/Sleeping Beauty), got to sleep for hella days, and scored the most handsome prince. Hell yes, I had a crush on Prince Philip. He
has brown hair is a brunette and has his own stallion, which was really impressive to 5-year-old me. I also had a crush on Aladdin and Thomas from Pocahontas. Haha.
Once Aladdin came out with Princess Jasmine, her and Snow White were the only Disney princesses with whom I physically related to because they were the only ones with black hair and brown eyes like me. Technically, Jasmine is Asian so you’d think I’d identify with her more, but her outfit was too sexy for me, and Snow White has a cool dress with pouffy sleeves. When I was in second grade I decided I wanted to be her for Halloween, and my sister was Princess Jasmine. But Auntie Nelly ended up buying me a Jasmine costume too (which were made for prepubescent bodies, thus were not sexy), so I got to dress up twice! My sister was pretty pissed that I got two costumes, but it’s not my fault Auntie Nelly decided to order an extra costume for me without my knowledge.
I was hella tan back then too, so I looked more like Brown Dirt than Snow White. I’d post a picture of me wearing it, but…
- I don’t know where any of the photo albums are.
- I don’t know where the chord for that cool scanner thingy my mom bought me for Christmas last year is.
So here’s a picture of the adorable Snow White toy I got over the summer:
I’m unsure of who my most favorite princess is. All girls have their utmost faves, but mine constantly changes between Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, and Ariel. Snow’Dubs is currently my homegirl. I tried on a costume a few days ago at a Halloween store and I immediately wanted to go to Disneyland and wear it and ride Jingles the horse on King Arthur’s Carousel! Have you noticed how so many little girls wearing princess costumes like riding Jingles? He (or she?) is not a technically a princess horse but a nanny one as Mary Poppins’ silhouette is painted on its saddle (it has also been dedicated to Julie Andrews, who I LOVE).
Um… I’m digressing. What was I talking about? Oh, right, the Snow White costume! I wasn’t about to drop fifty on it, even though I know if I bought it I would find excuses to wear it around the house, so I’d probably get my money’s worth out of it. But still! $50 is too much. And it’s not even the costume I really want. I want the “Sassy Snow White” costume, which is licensed by Disney, thus why it is “Sassy” and not “Sexy” — I don’t think “sexy” is even in Disney’s vernacular. Why do I keep putting “sexy” in quotes?
I’ll just stick with the Snow White pullover I scored at Forever 21. It’s super comfy and I layered it with my red and blue flannel (which I found in the dude’s sales section of H&M). I’m completely obsessed with pullovers now BTW. I guess I’ll save that for another blog entry though.
PS: I caved in and joined Pinterest! If you have an account, feel free to follow me here.
- pullover: Forever 21
- shirt: H&M