Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happily Ever After? The Fallen Princesses

I saw this picture in a magazine. I think is says so much about the fantasy—the fairy tale—versus the reality of love, marriage and motherhood. I'm pretty sure most women who have a spouse and children can relate to Snow White's post-Happily Ever After life in this shot. Not that every day is like this, but even the most charming Prince Charming isn't charming all the time. And a frazzled, sleep-deprived Princess is no treat either. The photograph is part of a series by photographer Dina Goldstein called "Fallen Princesses." You can check out the original image, and the even less enchanted lives of Cinderella, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty and others, at


BB said...

That picture is worth a 1000 words!

Stephanie said...

I love the Snow White photo. I have to say Snow White was always my favorite princess and I only realized the power of that movie when I re-viewed it as an adult. Most of the women I know have one of the princesses that they identify strongly with. Some even seem to be very defensive of "their" princess. On one blog, a woman said Belle had been her favorite and she KNEW Belle would NEVER get plastic surgery because she was way too smart for that. I don't really know what Belle would or would not do but I found the woman's comment to be so intriguing.

(Out of curiosity, I had to check out the rest of the photos as well. They are stunning. I am truly amazed at them, even though some of the images are a bit disturbing or unnerving.)

Melissa said...

Yes, some of the other images are disturbing and unnerving. Snow White is doing well compared to several of the other gals


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