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As I'm going through the Aurora tag...
at lot of people were saying ‘OH, Aurora’s dress debuts tomorrow!’
How did everyone know this? Can someone let me know?
Edit: I realize it debuted today, I meant how did people KNOW it was debuting today, yesterday.
P.S. I love the dress, and will be doing a comparison look later today when better photos come up.
Can you explain the Mulan "retouching" thing? Why does it matter what colors she wears? (since that was the only change...?) :)
If that WAS the only change, then it probably wouldn’t be important. But it wasn’t, actually, though the changes were subtle. The problem was that the original Mulan redesign was white-washed - she was made to look far more Caucasian than she ought to look. This is the original redesign:
You can see that her skin is very white, her lips are much plumper than her original design (and more pink), her cheeks have a bright pink flush, and if you look closely, you can see that her eyes are actually blue. And that’s pretty bad, because for one thing, there are so few people who aren’t straight-up white in the Princess line-up, so to essentially erase Mulan’s race (which may seem extreme, but think about how important it is to see a wide range of different people and cultures represented in a group as influential as the Disney Princesses) was really not cool, and was a kind of racism I believed Disney to be past by now.
But it turns out they listened to people, and they changed the design! Which is pretty exciting, because it means that Disney doesn’t mean to be that way, and that they’re willing to fix their mistakes. Look at the new redesign:
Mulan’s skin is now closer to its original color/shade - that which we see in the movie. Yes, it’s subtle, but it’s an important change. Mulan looks Chinese now, rather than, well, kind of like me (a super, super white girl). Her lips are a more natural shade, as opposed to the Barbie pink, and her face might be a little rounder or it could just be that the garish blush is gone, but either way, it’s an improvement. And her eyes are no longer blue, but a much more believable (much more acceptable), dark brown.
This got long, but basically the point is that Mulan is Chinese - and that’s awesome. It’s a Chinese story, she’s a Chinese character, and she brings that culture and representation to the Disney universe. The first redesign went a long way towards erasing that, and making Mulan look a hell of a lot like all the white princesses. This new redesign is much more acceptable and brings us much closer to our Chinese warrior Princess. :)
Truth time: I don’t think that I will ever get used to the Princess redesigns.
Everybody has their own opinion and this is mine, they just look fake. Like take Cinderella for example, she is meant to be from centuries ago, so why the flashy side fringe? And her face had changed quite noticeably, she looks as though she has had a face lift. The glitter is also too much. The Princesses look as though they’re meant to be in beauty pageants. They are no longer the beautiful princesses I grew up with and learnt to love.
Before they looked normal and not so breath taking so girls like me wouldn’t feel so bad about ourselves, they were average and made us feel great. Now they’re so different.
Sparkes and facelifts - too much…
That’s my opinion though. I’m sorry but yep, it’s just how I feel.
Can’t bring myself to reblog the photo of all the princess redesigns since it looks pretty sketch…I’m sure we’re not supposed to be seeing that.
For those who have seen…for goodness’ sake stop whining about Snow and Ariel, that isn’t even a good photo of them. You’re absolutely entitled to your own opinion but if you’re basing it all on a sketchy picture of a picture… :/
I wanna say more but don’t wanna spoil it for those who are still waiting to see them.
I've finally come to a conclusion...
I love the redesigns for the face characters so far, the new outfits look really nice.
It’s the product redesigns, the new drawings of the princesses, that I’m really not a fan of.
Just had to get that out there cause I’ve actually been really struggling with this
I didn’t know about the history, but I agree (especially knowing it now) - it would have been cool of them to have kept her hair short. I think they’re angling for a wavier look for the Princesses in general - I guess because they think that’s what’s currently most appealing? But all the princesses have longer, wavier/curlier hair in the redesigns, and a lot of them have those swirly patterns on the dresses and whatnot too. I don’t really know why, but it seems to be what they’re going for.