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Disney Heroine Series: I Want Adventure in the Great Wide Somewhere

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This week I’ve paired up with Sheela Goh to do DisneyBound outfits based on some of our favorite heroines.

My favoirte Disney princess is the beautiful bibliophilic Belle from the movie Beauty and the Beast. The film was part of the era known as the Disney Renaissance which is known for its amazing and successful animated movies. The story and its characters are based on La Belle et la Bête, and Belle in particular was inspired by Katharine Hepburn in Little Women.

Belle has always been my favorite Disney princess.

Her intelligence and adventurous spirit were always things I’ve admired about Belle. She’s able to look beyond what the eyes can see and into a person’s heart to see them for who they truly are. As an avid reader, Belle also has a great imagination and thirst for adventure outside of her little town.

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“I want much more than this provincial life!”

If Belle Were on Goodreads, She'd Probably Act a Lot Like Emma ...

Belle in the animated and live-action movie Beauty and the Beast.

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Momma’s interpretation of Jasmine.

Beauty and the Beast (2017) is also my favorite film of all time. Not just for the nostalgia and reminiscing of my childhood, but also because of how the film added more depth to the story without compromising the heart of the film. Plus it’s just overall a gorgeous movie.

Whenever I’m really sick and stuck in bed, I always watch the animated original at least once. Or maybe twice. It never fails to make me smile 🙂 It’s sequel, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, is also magnificent. Although there are significantly less songs, they are no less wonderful to listen to.

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Paige O’Hara (left) was the original speaking and singing voice of Belle, whereas Emma Watson (right) portrayed her in the live-action remake.

I honestly cannot put into words just how ecstatic I was when it was first announced that Emma Watson would be playing Belle.

There is no one more perfect for the role and nobody can ever convince me otherwise.

I grew up watching her as the brave and studious Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series. Now she is also my favorite Disney princess which fills my heart with such warmth 🙂 She did such an amazing job and I applaud her for playing such an iconic character so wonderfully!

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“Stories about heroes who overcame their deepest sorrows.”

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“A tale as old as time…”

5 replies »

  1. This is a lovely post. Belle is my favourite Disney princess too, I could relate to her growing up as I too was an avid reader. I aspired to be as intelligent and confident as Belle and I agree that Emma Watson was the perfect choice to play Belle in the live action remake.

    Katrina x

    #KCACOLS

  2. OMG, Eve! This post is brilliant and ever so fun! You look marvelous in your yellow dress, channeling your inner Belle! My favorite Disney princess is Merida from Brave. She is my favorite outside the box badass princess! Thanks for linking up with me!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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