Modern Princess Project: Mermaid

by Rachel Fey

Long before I started dressing up like princesses for children, I was strangely intrigued by the reanimated and reimagined princesses I would come across on while scrolling on sites like Pinterest or sponsored posts on my Facebook newsfeed. 

Like this one:

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I'm not alone! Apparently there is a slew of artists and fans who like to ponder what our childhood idols would look like if they lived in modern day U.S. Much like little girls prance around in their favorite princess dresses, these modern princesses serve to give us grown up girls something to emulate. Artist and Illustrator Fernanda Suarez recently did a series of Princesses reimagined for 2017, copying modern styles and make up trends. 

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She told Buzzfeed, "I wanted them to truly feel like people you would find on the streets nowadays."

Is it just me, or does this Ariel rendition give you flashbacks to Lindsey Lohan? For more of her illustrations, check out Buzzfeed.

Looking at her fierce modern princesses inspired me to do this Modern Princess photography project. 

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Let me know what you think and stay tuned for more Modern Princesses to come!