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Archive for December, 2012

Fairytale Friday: Vintage Cinderella

Friday, December 28th, 2012

In preparation for New Year’s Eve, here’s the girl that’s forever anxiously waiting for the clock to strike twelve. This is the first Cinderella movie, dating back to 1899. The sound isn’t all… there, but the movie is very sweet. We’re particularly fond of the clock goblin… gnome…. faerie… – thing: Movie by Georges Melies, […]

Fairytale Friday: Fallen Princesses

Friday, December 21st, 2012

What happens after the “happily ever after”? Photographer Dina Goldstein has an amazing series exploring the modern-day fate of the Disney Princesses: We don’t know which one we like the most: overworked toddler mom Snow White, drunken Cinderella, mad cat lady Pocahontas or middle-aged Belle under the knife… Or maybe this one; a modern day […]

Tuesday Candy: Fairytales for Free.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The World Wide Web is a vast and tangled one, wading through the endless information can be a time consuming and tiresome task. Fear not, Belladonna to the rescue! Google me here and Google me there, Little Imp of the Wicked Web!                       Belladonna helps you find free fairytales for bed! Project Gutenberg is the oldest […]

Belladonna’s Christmas: Brontë Sisters Power Dolls

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Dear Santa, If you give us both a full set of these, we will never ever ever ask for anything for Christmas again! Never! Ever! Promise! We can also offer a limitless supply of cookies and mead. Best, Belladonna Publishing  

Fairytale Friday: Souls and Sacrifices Among Fish

Friday, December 14th, 2012

  Quite dead Little Mermaid (Statens Naturhistoriske Museum, Copenhagen) Once upon a time, when yours truly taught drama to tweens, she got this brilliant idea that the kids were to perform The Little Mermaid… The original inspiration for this most excellent of plans was that I had found some lovely, glittering fabrics that I thought […]

Tuesday Candy: Miwa Yanagi’s Fairy Tale

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Dark, disturbing and utterly fascinating, Miwa Yanagi’s Fairy Tale is a photographic journey into the gruesome nature of our beloved classics. Most of her works reflects upon the themes of the young maiden and the old crone, youth versus old age: constricted female roles. And what better way to illuminate these themes than through fairytales? […]

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