The Snow Show

outfit details – skirt + hairbow: H&M // blazer: Living Doll (Crossroads Trading Co. find) // dress: BeBop // belt: Xhileration // boots: Steve Madden // necklace: Once Upon a Smorgasbord (buy similar here) // glasses: Derek Cardigan (buy here)

Since Tim and I both had Monday off, we headed to the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco to check out the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic exhibit. The show consisted of original concept art from the film and I’m such a nerd for that kind of stuff! Well, I’m a nerd for pretty much anything Disney, but I digress. Concept art from Disney movies are absolutely stunning, so it was an amazing experience to be able to see some of these sketches up close and personal. The details on some of them are incredible — if you look close enough you can see each pencil stroke the artist did and see just how hard they pressed their pencil against the paper.

I also got to learn a few things about the film that I never even knew about (and I know a lot about Disney)! Though Snow White is a beloved classic family film, Walt Disney originally intended that the movie be for adults. He told a journalist, “Before seven or eight, a child shouldn’t be in a theater at all. But I didn’t make the picture for children. I made it for adults — for the child that exists in all adults.”

Upon learning that Snow White was originally created for adults, I now understand why it scared me sh!tless as a child! I still like to refer to Snow White as my favorite “scary movie” or “horror film.” Hell, even the ride at Disneyland scares me! In my defense, it is called Snow White’s Scary Adventure, so… yeah. I think the Evil Queen is absolutely terrifying. Her transformation scene still gives me the heebie-jeebies, and during the exhibit I learned that artists studied the the transformation of Dr. Jekyll in order to truly get the Evil Queen’s done just right.

And of course, I had to dress accordingly to our trip to the museum by wearing the Snow White necklace I made featuring concept art by Gustaf Tenggren, whose art was shown and used on the banners and posters to promote the exhibit (up-close shot of necklace pictured below). I still have a similar one available in my Etsy store 🙂

If you find yourself in San Francisco before the 14th this month, definitely make a trip down to the museum. The show is insanely gorgeous, so definitely check it out if you can!

Cheers,
Nina

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14 responses to “The Snow Show

  1. Janine

    loooove the concept art. I went to a Pixar exhibition in Hamburg and it was amazing to see the concept art and it’s soo beautiful, shame you couldn’t buy any prints in the museum gift shop 😦

    • Aww, man! I missed the Pixar exhibition when it was nearby a few years ago. You’re so lucky that you got to see it!! There weren’t any Snow White prints in the museum gift shop either, but they had 3 posters for the show so I bought one 😀

  2. Those pictures are beautiful!!! I always loved the “look” of that movie. One of the best Disney films.

  3. Did you see the Camille Rose Garcia pieces there? I think she mentioned on her website that some of her stuff would be in the exhibition–I love her work I would be so excited if you got to see it in person.

  4. I so wish I could go! This looks amazing, thanks for sharing! Also I love the POP Snow White! I won a prototype at SDCC in 2011 & it never occurred to me to check out what the finished model looked like!

    • Isn’t she a cutie?! The Funko POP! Disney figures are crazy adorable, I can’t wait for the Mary Poppins one to come out this year!! It’s so cool that you won a prototype at Con 😀

  5. The art show looked fantastic. I love seeing all the original dwarf designs they did. They looked so scary at one point.
    PS: You look so cute. Love your necklace.

  6. I also love disney art!! thought of sharing my friend’s artworks to you http://cippow25.deviantart.com/art/Disney-Faeries-II-104566372 we also ❤ starwars, harry potter and batman!!

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