Saturday, January 25, 2014

"Frozen" Dolls

Kristen Bell Idina Menzel Frozen Anna Elsa dolls

Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel pose with the dolls of their "Frozen" characters, Anna and Elsa. Both characters are scheduled to join the official Walt Disney princess lineup during calendar year 2014.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Ultimate Princess Present

You Will Never Make Your Little Girl Happier Than With This Gift

Harrods Disney Boutique

Just for your little princess, at a cost outside ordinary experience, you could hook up the ultimate princess gift. All you need to do is get princess to Harrods in London, England, which is working directly with Disney. The full name is Harrods Disney 'Bibbidi Bobbidi' Boutique. It is located on the fourth floor of Harrods, Knightsbridge.

Harrods Disney Boutique

When I say "outside ordinary experience," I really mean it. The cost ranges from £50 (Knight for the boys) up to £1000 for the ultimate princess treatment. That's roughly $75 to $1500 when you factor in related costs, travelling expenses to London, England not included.

Harrods Disney Boutique

For £1,000, little girls are treated to an hour of preening. They are also given a goody bag including all the Disney princess dolls, a luxury travel case and a party dress.

Harrods Disney Boutique

I can imagine the eye-rolling. You may recoil and say "No way! and "Must be nice!" But whatever your reaction, the offering has been quite popular, even (according to rumor) with some very real royals. There reportedly, at least during the Christmas season, is a weeks-long waiting list for an appointment, and these are ordinary families that are subscribing, not just the scions of wealth.

Hey, if you have the money, this actually seems like quite a fun experience. Harrods is a high-end department store, so unless you shop there regularly already, this probably isn't for you. But if you go there regularly in your chauffer-driven Bentley, this sounds quite attractive as the ultimate princess gift. Or even if you take the Tube there from the East End.

Five packages are on offer, costing £100 right up to the £1,000 Royal Experience, which includes the full makeover, framed photo, glittery shoes, tiara and dress.

The name of the boutique from the song sung by the Fairy Godmother in the Disney film of Cinderella. Cinderella at its core, of course, is all about dress-up, from the glass slippers on up.

Don't you think that girls of a certain age would just flip over this?

No judgements either way, there are worse things you can do than make a little girl happy.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Princess Lingerie

This is so odd that I just had to post it. Yes, it is a bit out there, but to each their own.

The Japanese, who know their weird lingerie, have come up with a princess-themed line of undergarments. Bellemaison has lingerie for Belle, Cinderella, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), and Rapunzel. It is so girly that is almost in another dimension of girliness.

Now this might not be appropriate for the little princesses out there, but perhaps some of the older ones will find it amusing.

It's interesting as an oddity, just to see how far some folks take their Disney fix. I know I would be weirded out if I encountered a woman wearing Cinderella underwear, but hey, who am I to judge? If it makes someone feel good, more power to them. And since they make it and sell it, that applies to someone out there.