Disney princesses were the very definition of cool (or dare we say role models) for a time—everyone wanted to look like them (at least during Halloween) and be like them. That is until Disney started getting flak for having created characters that "behaved" certain ways, like disobeying their parents, changing who they were in order to fit in, had unrealistic representations of body images, and so on. Not that they intended for it to happen. After all, most of these characters were made for movies many, many years ago. To keep up with the changing times, Disney released an updated version of their Princess Principles, which puts premium on values more than anything.
The modern-day principles now read,
"Care for others. Live healthily. Dont judge a book by its cover. Be honest. Be a friend you can trust. Believe in yourself. Right wrongs. Try your best. Be loyal. Never give up."ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
What's more, Disney partnered with Kate Moross, Kate Forrester, and Rose Blake, three of UK's top illustrators to work their magic on the said principles, which can be downloaded—poster size—here and hung in your room! (via hellogiggles.com)
Kate Moross's designs are playful and colorful with subtle hints that represent the princesses: Snow White's bow, Cinderella's glass slippers, Belle's book, Merida's arrow, the keyhole in which Alice passes through, and a seahorse, which could be a nod to The Little Mermaid.
Kate Forrester's poster, on the other hand, is more on the neat, put together, and dainty side. It also has references to the princesses' movies, like the birds and glass slippers in Cinderella, seashells from The Little Mermaid, and the one that stands out the most, the magic lamp from Aladdin!
Rose Blake's work is unique and quirky. Aside from the words, she also has illustrations of girls, and we love that they're a combination of regular girls and the princesses themselves. There's Tiana, Belle, Mulan, Merida, Cinderella, and Snow White!
Which one's your favorite? Rank the posters and share them in the comments section below!