Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happily Ever After: The Fallen Years

If you're like me and everyone else my age give or take 50 years, you are very well aware of the promised "Happily Ever After". Any strife, drama, debilitating circumstances and valuable lessons according to this theory all occur before you say "I do". Because after you get your Man and fight off the evil female predator after you (yes- ever notice that? Cruella de Vil, Ursula, The Wicked Witch of the West... to name a few), it is smooth sailing. Right?

Well, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship over 6 months can tell you - wrong. Some nights long after the steamy passion of a courtship, you'll find yourself noticing that you can't get away fast enough- and would even resort to driving your Pumpkin with one shoe on as long as it meant you could get outta the house.

Enter Dina Goldstein.

A non-US native, Dina began her relationship with Disney through a much different lens than most of us. She was older, educated and had no previous exposure to that fairytale that is ever-so-promised to all of us stateside girls. This unique vantage point gave way to her amazing collection "The Fallen Princesses".

Each incredible photograph depicts the Princesses we all know and love in a potentially modern scenario which roots into their specific storyline. I have been fascinated with this collection since the moment I saw it and figured it was beyond worth sharing on my Blog.



^Little Red Riding Hood

^The Princess and the Pea



^Sleeping Beauty

^Snow White

^The Little Mermaid


All images via Fallen Princesses website. The artist states on said site that she welcomes all interpretation of the work. SO....
Which Princess sticks out to you and what do you think their representation means?
PS- Jasmine is always the hottest.


Anonymous said...

Hahaha love this :)

Jelena Zivanovic said...

OMG this is fantastic, so hilarious, this morning started good thanks to your post!;)


Anonymous said...

I like The Little Mermaid one - but theyre all attention grabbing!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

With out even reading or clicking on the post, I yelled out Jasmine. She looks so bad ass here...Deff the hottest Princess. & to me she was the strongest Princess out of all of them. Why can't I have pet lion? Rapunzel is making me sad. & what's with the cats with Pocahontas?

There was Disney Princess book that a photographer did last year or the year before, I forgot what it was called, the book had green cover...I will google it & leave the link here later.


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Bc said...

love it =)

Charlotte said...

Eugh.. the Belle on is horrible! Poor Beauty haha

The rapunzel one made me kinda sad too.. but the rest are awesome. I love Cinderella in the pub and pocahontas with her cats (that'll be me someday!)

prettymeggy said...

aww gosh poor snow white!!!!
these are funny pictures!!!
have a nice weekend!!!
xoxo, Haus of Gala

Jax said...

I loveee this post!!!!! My favorite has and always will be Ariel. I love her spunky personality and her constant crave for adventure. She wasn't afraid to leave the world of ocean and start a whole new life on land for her man.

Isn't it weird how when you get older you realize WHY you loved your idols as a toddler??

Happy Weekend!

Kim Axani said...

TEE HEE I love this! I saw these awhile ago in an email and laughed my ass off!! The site you posted is so fancy =). I could most see myself as the alcoholic Cinderella, or the crazy cat lady Pocohontas! Which one do you see yourself as??

Slamdunk said...

Creative stuff Miss Caitlin.

Snow White is def an eye-opener. Having the prince watching the horse races, with the tv waiting to be knocked over on those diaper-wearers is unfortunately a reality for some.

erika sorocco said...

Ariel sticks out to me the most. She just seems to represent a feeling of captivation and being trapped - perhaps in a relationship, or the shadow of a sibling. All of these photographs seem to project such profound meanings.

Unknown said...

Wow this was actually hilarious, I love this. Great post!!
Jasmine is so badass.

The Urban Umbrella

Harriet said...

I like the Jasmine and Ariel ones the best... they both look like they would have reality shows on TLC. This is an awesome find!

Val said...

Now this is a great post!!

Angela said...

ah... are these the afters.... : ) eeek. happy friday.

Bonnie said...

How many times can I say "perfect" until it becomes redundant? Because that is what this is. Effing perfect.
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Unknown said...

I came across this collection a few years ago and also loved it! It really puts into perspective that fairy tales are just that, and if they were real this is likely how this princesses would turn out! ha!

But yes, I have always loved Jasmine... and Pocahontas... Can you say hello John Smith? lol

Johanna said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing. I find these so fascinating. I am confused by Belle but still love these.

ff said...

I just have to preface this by saying how funny you are, posting this preamble right after you guys got that new place :p
These are incredible....I think the art speaks for itself and I don't want to muddy it with my own words. I don't necessarily view them as funny, but more profound.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I've seen a few of those before but not all of them! For instance, I haven't seen Jasmine and she's just the best here in my opinion!

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Unknown said...

wow. what a different interpretation... thanks for sharing, couldnt help but visit the website and the sound of the "once upon a dream" cinderella song is now filling my room :)
i think the belle one stands out to me the most, its always been my favourite disney movie and the whole plastic surgery concept creeps me out and makes me angry thinking about all the people who are unhappy with themselves and their appearances because of unrealistic ideals portrayed in the media and even through disney.

Rhiannon Bosse said...

Whoa! What a crazy cool project. Thanks for sharing this with us :) Hope you're fabulous gorgeous girl! xo

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

I LOVE this. The interpretations are so right on. I have a special place in my heart for Belle and Ariel. What a crazy world we live in and the standard of Beauty is sickening. That pic stood out the most to me. But all of them tell a great story. Thank you for sharing!

apw said...

omgsh i love this and might take it.

Anonymously, Mine said...

I LOVE ALL OF THESE. I have a slight obsession with Disney and am particularioly interested in different takes on the "fairy" tales. Have you ever read any of the real Grimm's Fairy Tales? Most of them are not-so-happy. Slightly twisted mostly, but I kind of love them.

Punctuation Mark said...

they're all so sad... i guess snow white's story went really wrong!

Kathy said...

hilarious! xoxo

misscindee said...

i've always been a fairytale's kinda gal so i find these photos very interesting. looking thru diff eyes. i think any artwork that stimulates any kind of feeling or thought is the best kind