Selfies, latergrams, filters, no filters — we’re all addicted, so it’s no wonder Disney Princesses are too.
Well, in theory.
“If Disney Princesses had Instagram,” a series created by Belinda Tan of B for Bel, shows what some of our favorite Disney girls might document from their daily lives if they used the crazy popular app.
While chatting about her creative process over email, Tan said her faux gallery was inspired by a love of Disney as well as social media.
“We decided to join the both of them while including references to internet culture,” Tan says. “Everyone has grown up with the princesses, so in a way, we’re all curious about them, what they’re like, what goes on in their lives, and that’s what Instagram is for…”
What’s more, Tan took photos from Disney movies themselves to create a sense of suspended reality.
“We wanted to create a fun connection between scenes that the audience is familiar with but within a different, more modern context,” she says.
To that end, here are five reasons why I wish Snow White, Cinderella, Belle and the rest of the royal court (see Instagrams from all 11 Disney princesses at B for Bel) would actually use Instagram:
#instacool 1 of 6
If only Disney Princesses really used Instagram. Hey, a girl can dream...
#picoftheday 2 of 6
#Picoftheday is one of the most popular tags on Instagram. No doubt Belle's captures would leave the rest of us wishing we'd made besties with a manbeast.
#style 3 of 6
Forget what Kate Middleton wore. This girl has woodland creatures wearing little kerchiefs and hats to help her with her sewing projects. Can you say #instalike?
#photobomb 4 of 6
With Genie as a friend, you know every single #photobomb is epic. Epic awesome.
#instagood 5 of 6
Getting to experience Rapunzel's firsts via filtered photos would deliver an instant dose of #instagood. Not to mention endless happy thoughts.
#selfie 6 of 6
You know Snow White would be queen of the #selfie. She is the fairest of them all, after all.
Photo credits: Walt Disney Pictures
Instagram photo creations: Belinda Tan
Please note that though magical, none of the images in this post are officially affiliated with the Disney brand.
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