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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The "No Princess Club" Series - Mulan

36 comments:
 
For my second entry into the 'No Princess Club' series, I decided to do Mulan. I was really looking forward to doing this look and I couldn't wait. In keeping with my last Disney post I decided to one wearable look and one crazy look - I'm pretty confident you guys will be able to figure out which is which. So, without further ado I give you Mulan as interpreted by Meredith.


"Fa Mulan is the protagonist of Disney's 1998 feature film Mulan and its direct-to-video sequel. She is inspired by the legendary Hua Mulan from the Chinese poem The Ballad of Mulan. Mulan is an official Disney Princess, however she is the only one who is not a literal princess of royalty (so she's in the club!). Mulan is atypical to previous female roles in Disney films; she is courageous, more self-reliant, and does not focus on marriage. She does not fit in with the expectations of a young Chinese girl of the time; despite her beauty, she is clumsy, outspoken, and independent rather than graceful, silent and demure. Her courage, intelligence, and determination also help her through her adventures. She is the first and only Disney Princess of Asian descent."


So for my wearable look, I played with the colors of her countryside outfit at the beginning of the film, the greens, teals, and royal blues. Alas, my look ended up being a bit more pastel-y than intended and was fairly hard to photograph.


Anyways, there it is. Doesn't really scream Mulan to me but whatever, it's still a pretty look to wear. But you know what does scream Mulan! to me? My second look. Hold onto your fake eyelashes girls, things are about to get real Asian up in here.

BAM!

Now we're talking!

Peek-a-boo!


Transformation complete! I'll admit this isn't really directly inspired by Mulan. I was more inspired by traditional Chinese makeup and wanted to give it a colorful modern twist. Plus, it was the perfect opportunity to bust out my traditional Qi-pao that my boyfriend's mom gave me (she was born in China). I always secretly wished I'd been born Asian (I'm weird) so playing dress-up with my Qi-pao was SO MUCH FUN. I love the colors and textures in Chinese clothing, so rich and beautiful. This Chinese concubine look would be a pretty ballin Halloween costume if I hadn't gone as a Geisha two years ago.

Hope you guys liked these looks! 

P.S.: Be on the look-out for my HUGE GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT later this week because ...
I recently hit 200 FOLLOWERS?! 

I'm like ....


Just kidding!!!! I'm actually incredibly humbled by all the support and kind comments and I cannot wait to give back to my amazing, stunning, flawfree followers. I love you all. 


Fez loves you too.

36 comments:

  1. You are so talented :) x

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  2. Congrats hun!!! I can't wait to join ur giveaway ;] haha...i love your asian look!!!

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  3. Whaaa! xD The second look is obvs my favorite. I'm surprised you didn't do her matchmaker look! <3 Keep up the good work.

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  4. @Eden: I thought about it but I didn't have anything to make my face white so I had to improvise!

    Thank you to everyone else! I'm glad I'm not the only one who prefers things a little on the crazy/dramatic side.

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  5. love both, you have mad skills!! im jealous! :-P my makeup is so plain and boring, i need to bust out my fun colors!

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  6. Both of these looks are really great, and congrats on hitting the big 2-0-0!

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  7. LOVE the second look! Beautiful! xx

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  8. i am blown away by the second mulan look. SO cool. i love the red, and you look gorgeous!

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  9. The second look is awesome! I also love the fan... and the dress... <3

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  10. wow, amazing!! the 2nd one is not a look to wear out of the house haha but soo creative

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  11. Haha I liked where you said hold on, it's about to get real Asian up in here! Great first look, but your second look was amazing! The use of color and the creative artwork around the eyes, wow!! Well done! Your so talented! loved it!<3

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  12. Wow you are so talented girl! And congrats on your success with followers! :) I wish I could be popular like you girl! :b

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  13. congrats for reaching 200 followers! you deserve more :D

    The second make up is amazing! very chinese inspired <3

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  14. Girl you do the most amazing fantasy makeup. Love both your looks.

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  15. Love it! Mulan was one of my favorite Disney movies ^.^

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  16. oh I love them! second make up is amazing! :)

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  17. Congrats on 200 (and I got excited over 25 LOL!!!) I like the 1st look, its very pretty - however you second look is awesome! I love that you aren't afraid of color. Your looks are amazing and so creative!

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  18. Congrats on 200 (and I got excited over 25 LOL!!!) I like the 1st look, its very pretty - however you second look is awesome! I love that you aren't afraid of color. Your looks are amazing and so creative!

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  19. Just found this blog, got all thrilled that there were disney princess looks, then lost my mind when I found the game of thrones ones. OMGWTFBBQ. So cool!

    Can I humbling request an Esmeralda look? favorite and much maligned disney movie, and shes one of those disney heroines (she aint a princess) who gets metaphorically swept under the rug all the time, and it saddens me.

    fingers crossed!

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  20. Hi!!I like your blog so much, really great make up style!
    Come and visit my blog, and if you like it, follow me, I'll be waiting for you!

    http://cosamimetto.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love your blog :D
    I am following you! Take a look at my blog and, if you want, follow me too :D

    Kiss
    Lara

    http://lara-ilmondoamodomio.blogspot.com

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  22. Not only are you insanely talented and creative, but I adore how you go all out and literally transform into the character! I LOVE IT.

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  23. Hi! I haven't been to your blog in a while, but I like the new look ;) also that first Mulan look is absolutely stunning! Your make up looks so smooth!!!

    artofbeingcool.blogspot.com
    would love if you visited ;)

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  24. OMG THE SECOND ONE IS AWESOME! you're like a pro :) great blog, Im your new follower, hope you'll follow back :)
    xoxox
    http://cosmopearls.blogspot.com/

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  25. Wow girl, you are way too talented. I am all OMG on your second look. AWESOME! ♥

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  26. WOW AMAZING! i love the one with the red fan! so creative and beautiful!

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  27. You are so talented! Looks very good! Like your blog very much, I follow you. I have a new blog, please follow me too! Thanks a lot!
    Have a nice evening!
    Maren from Germany
    http://fashion-meets-art.blogspot.com/

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  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!! The traditional Chinese inspired makeup is flawless and perfect on you... you look divine dahlinggg, your eyes are sublime, I'm so envious!!!

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  29. HOT DAMN the second look is mindblowing. Congrats on hitting 200 too!

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  30. I LOVE the second look, it's amazing!!!!! Congrats on 200 followers, your blog looks awesome and really well put together!

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  31. LMAO@ Things are about to get real Asian up in here and the popular gif. LOL! You're too funny! First look is beautiful, but the 2nd is HOT DAYM!!!!

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  32. the first look actually makes your eyes bigger. it's good for asian girls for they're having small eyes, i guess.

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