Following up on Fairy Tales in 2012, an amazing event that will last until the 8th, and my inspiration for some talking one women´s roles in the stories, today i bring you maidens and tiaras, and talk a bit more about virginity, princesses, and the evolution of it all to modern times. Please notice i´m of course no expert in folklore, i just read a bit about it and have a general interest on it.
Being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
What does being a princess actually mean? Today´s concept is certainly very different then what we saw on fairy tales, in those the young maiden had to prove she was princess/queen material, by either being kind, generous, smart, or simply just beautiful, sometimes they are disobedient, and for that they always pay a price, that is until they regret doing it, they are all very similar characters without much personality, and even the story revolving around them, they simply disappear as soon as the prince comes in and their story ends, we never see them become queens, they are always pure virgin maidens, until that is gone and their story abruptly ends.
Todays concept of princess is a lot different, Disney had a great impact on it of course, today´s princesses aren´t expected to have an actual royal bloodline or even scrub floors, not when the term is used as an insult sometimes , it means high maintenance, expensive clothes and jewelry, and (sighs) tiaras.
It seems all the little girls stopped dreaming about being princesses and started acting like them in the worst possible sense.
Skin: Lara Hurley – Elaine (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Eyes: Izzie’s – Natural Mesh Eyes
Eyelashes: Maxi Gossamer – Eyelashes – Groomed
Hair: Truth Hair – Bella
Dress: Baiastice – Lily (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Nyrha sandals
Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss
Dunny by Art Dummy – once. (Fairy Tales in 2012)
Pose by label motion – Athens Desire (Fairy Tales in 2012)