Saturday, March 6, 2010

princess post: belle

I am so excited for today's princess post! We are focusing on my personal favorite princess, Belle. I am so lucky to have commentary by fellow Belle-Lover, Nicole at Language Timothy. She's a great blogger and I'm honored to have her thoughts today!

She writes, "Belle wasnt always my favourite, Ariel was but as I grew older Belle started to grow on me. At first I only liked her because of her beautiful golden ball gown, I loved it, Who didnt? Then I realised I loved her because I thought I kinda related to her, In the Bookworm way, not romancing & falling in love with fantasy beat's ways aha. I love how she is strong willed & can see the beauty in others & helped them see that. I find that I can relate because I have a strong love of books (without the pictures), Im a very determined person, we both have brown hair & Im such a daddies girl. I think that she is free spirited & kind natured, which hopefully I relate to. I guess like the rest of us her only enemy was time & love which happens to all of us. I find she has a very brave & loving character."

Her Polyvore is sweet and flirty.

Yellow Dress - $160 - Yves Saint Laurent
Gold Shoes - $245 - Oscar De La Renta
Gold Necklace & Earrings - $28 - ASOS
Rose Hairpin - $10 - Monsoon
Gloves - $9.99 - Target
Shorts - $50 - The Outnet
White Tank - $14.99 - Pacsun
Flower Necklace - $18 - Monsoon
Vintage Basket Tote
Rose Printed Shoes - $35 - Topshop

Belle is my favorite for a multitude of reasons. I adore books and reading, and so does Belle. Ever since I was kid, Beast's gift to her of a library was beautiful to me. I still dream of a library-giving, shaggy boy.

Here is my own costumey Polyvore:

Belle comes from a traditional fairy tale that you can read up on here. Additionally, all the below original illustrations come from there!

Beautiful, right?

Here are some fun, modern images of Belle! My favorite is the incomparable Drew Barrymore as Belle. The editorial is beautiful, and you should definitely look up the other images.

As for who would play our dear Belle, Nicole had a couple of ideas. She suggested Natalie Portman or Keira Knightley.

Love the idea! I think either would be wonderful, but my personal choice would be Alexis Bledel.

Believe it or not, this was the last princess post I had commenters lined up for! If you HAVE NOT participated and would like to, please drop me an email. I would love to get Pocahontas, Tiana, Tinkerbelle, Nala or any other Disney heroines covered. I am also thinking of doing something like this for the women of Greek myths- the goddesses, the women in the stories- would anyone be interested in that?

Thanks so much for helping me make this project! I hope to continue with it!


  1. I think the Greek myth idea is awesome! Artemis is my homegirl.

  2. @restlessgranola- I love the Greeks!

  3. Awwh I feel so honoured lol Thank you so much again :D I love your outfit!!! I spesh love the fawn necklace & boots :D:D

    Greek myths are my all time faves11 im inlove with the stories, My faves Are Medusa & Persephone :) xxx

  4. @LanguageTimothy- You did great! Thanks so much!

    I think it'd be fun! I'll have to make another post about it soon, they're like intense fairytales!