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Style Icon: Minnie Mouse.

Hey everyone,

Ever since I found my Minnie Mouse ears, I've been on a Disney kick - re-watching old favourites and swotting up on lots of trivia. Because I'm just that cool.

Anyway, today's outfit is based around someone who never goes out of style:

It dawned on me when I'd finished making this, that I should have includes some pretty white lace gloves. Gahhhh!

Because Minnie has always had massive eyes, I'd go with heavy eyeliner with a flick, and some extravagant falsh eyelashes.

Putting this look together has made me miss wearing red so much - I can hardly wear it anymore as it clashes with my hair and makes me look like a big tomato! *le sob*



I've always been a massive Disney fan, ever since I can remember. Especially when I was about five, my room was covered in anything vaguely Minnie Mouse related.

I especially remember a print I had of her in a neon pink bow, long beads, trainers and a cropped stonewashed denim jacket. Ahhhh, the 90s...

I love that even a cartoon character's wardrobe can be ever evolving.
When Minnie first made her appearance in the 1920s, she had a style inspired by the flapper girls - wearing a bowler hat, gloves, and a mini-dress.


She went more conservative in the 1940s, when her hat was replaced by a bow and the hem on her dress was lengthened.

I like that her bloomers, however, have always been on show!


Circa 1992 at the opening of The Disney Store in the Metro Centre.

So like I said earlier, I've always been a massive Disney fan - and serious dvd watching has been happening.
Me and my friends were discussing our favourites the other day - and I think my shortlist is:

1: Aladdin.
2: Basil The Great Mouse Detective.
3: Pocahontas.
4: The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
5: Beauty and the Beast.

Which are your favourites?

I'm so jealous I never got to study the Animated Cinema module whilst at university. I didn't have any credits free in second year - boo!

Oh and before I forget, I'm sorry for the lack of Girl Crush Wednesday this week!

I planned on having a free day tomorrow which would including writing the post up, but my friend Sam came round and we just chilled, listened to music and baked cupcakes.
So apologies - it will be back next week, promise!


Muchos love,
MessyCarla.

28 comments:

  1. This is such a cute outfit idea! My fav Disney movies are Lilo & Stitch, Monster's Inc and the Little Mermaid :)

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  2. Ohh I am all over this! I collect Mickey/Minnie Mouse ears, I have those sequin ones actually :D
    When I went to Florida 2 years ago I dressed like Minnie everyday, Claire made me my own dress from red polka dot cotton with puff sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. My knickers are always showing too...

    My favourite Disney films are definately Beauty and the Beast and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Other than that it changes all the time, at the moment I'm very fond of the Princess and the Frog.

    And have a song from my favourite band ever:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JJv-UBQGrI

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  3. OMG I bloody love Minnie, I had some ears but was so pissed one night out I left them on the bus :( I have red spotty wedges that are so minnie !!! I will have to show you. I love your clothing choice and as an uber fan of Disney I have never been :(
    Planning to take Corben ....haha I'm sure me and Barry will enjoy it more than him.

    Oh I love all the pixar and disney films :) but as a kid it was all about the little mermaid !! She had the best hair ever. I also loved fantasia (not sure how to spell it) and it turns out that me and Barry both were the only kids who did haha.

    Aww I love this post. I also love Finding Nemo !!! It's sooo good.

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  4. Aww, I love this post! I am a total Disney geek, at the grand old age of 25 I have a Mickey Mouse toaster that plays a tune and puts a picture of Mickey on your toast :)
    My favourite films are Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Pocahontas, Mickey's Christmas Carol and my ultimate fave is Robin Hood (I wanted to marry the fox when I was younger, a little odd I know!)
    Love your blog too btw! xx

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  5. Gahhh amazing! I love minnie! I think my favourite is definintely The Lion King perhaps followed by The Jungle Book. Disney have the best songs too.

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  6. I dressed up as minnie mouse for halloween the other year :) such a cute & easy outfit to do (gotta get the details right though and have yellow shoes!). Aladin is my favourite! I think it's because it's the first film I ever remember watching.

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  7. My top 5 has to be
    1. The Little Mermaid
    2.Beauty and the Beast
    3.Aladdin
    4.Sleeping Beauty
    5.The Rescuers
    xx

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  8. So cute I love Minnie in fact a couple of weeks ago when I had planned to get my eyebrows threaded I stopped into H&M first and noticed this Minnie Mouse dress/top so I ended up spending the money on that instead of getting my eyebrows done XD

    I think Lady & the Tramp will always be my fave Disney movie but I do have a place in my heart for all the rest to xoxo

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  9. Aw, look at you! Such a little cutie. I also love the fact that Minnie's outfits changed over the years. And finally, Vivienne of Holloway dresses are to die for! I totally intend to get one, one day when I have cash. Hmm...

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  10. Aah I love this Disney dedication! God love Minnie's iconic red dress, it's always a fancy dress fave :D

    So glad you put pocahontas up there, think that's gotta be my favourite along withhh the Jungle book, and maybe the rescuers down under! haha x

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  11. This post put such a smile on my face! :D

    Am I the only Hercules fan?? <3 x x

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  12. Such a sweet post! I love Minnie's style, polka dots will always be awesome! :) I watched so many Disney films when I was little, but my favourites were Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty. I really loved the last scene in Sleeping Beauty where Aurora's dress keeps changing colour. I wanted that dress!! :P

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  13. I love Minnie Mouse's style. The outfit you put together captures it perfectly!

    My favorite Disney movie is definitely Beauty and the Beast. I used to watch that movie daily when I was little!

    http://bargainfatshionista.blogspot.com

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  14. this is so much fun! I love anything Disney related - I just got a Kidada/Disney Couture treasure chest ring for myself the other day, and my boyfriend's parents brought me back a few treats from Disney World Florida and I felt like a spoiled little kid!

    My favorite movies are definitely Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Tarzan, although I love the music from all Disney movies. Also the entire Toy Stories series!

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  15. Oooh, top 5 is so difficult to pick! Lion King is definitely my favourite though :) I have a soft spot for Hunchback of Notre Dame, since it's the first film I ever saw at the cinema (...although I did run out crying when the lights went off.) when I was about 5.

    Love the Minnie inspired outfit :) That dress is gorgeous!
    xxx

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  16. So cute! ive always loved minnies bloomers! I have a disneyland pass and go all the time.

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  17. Oh I love love love this! If the heels were flats I would wear this every day of the week <3

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  18. Ooooh... I'm a Disney fan too <3
    My top 5 all-time favorites are
    1. The little mermaid
    2. Bambi
    3. Cinderella
    4. Alice in Wonderland
    5. The jungle book
    But I also like the new productions as Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo etc.

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  19. That dress is AMAZING! I love Minnie's style, Daisy Duck has it going on too! And Betty Boop, Jessica Rabbit, female cartoon icons! One of my top 5 Disney films would have to be Robin Hood : D

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  20. I love this outfit, so gorgeous! Beauty and the Beast is one of my definite favourites as well as the Hunchback of Notre Dame! xx

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  21. omg your baby picture! ADORABLE! pretty sure my babyself was there too. i think my favourite is beauty and the beast.. or maybe snow white? ooh i don't know i can't pick! xo

    wakeupbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  22. ooh i love disney, my favourite is the Lion King!!! hehe - love it... ooh and bambi.
    YOU feature in my girl crush Friday.... come by and check it out - it's the 2nd post down just now (will be the 3rd tomorrow). have a great weekend xx

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  23. Loved this post, because I'm going to Disneyland, Paris TOMORROW - woo!

    Favourite Disney films is a topic much debated amongst my friends and I - I don't think I can commit to a list, but I know that The Lion King, The Jungle Book, Beauty & The Beast and Aladdin would be up there! And Toy Story & Finding Nemo! Yeah, definitely can't decide..

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  24. Awww I love this post so much! I adore minnie mouse. My fave disney film has to be beauty and the beast though :)
    Love your blog - new follower.
    Your hair is also gorgeous!
    xx

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  25. LOVE this post!! My top five would be:

    Aladdin
    The Little Mermaid
    Snow White
    Beauty and the beast
    Hercules

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  26. hunchback of notre dame! ultimate love FOREVER <3
    mulan
    the lion king
    mulan
    hercules

    i could go on xD

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  27. Wonderful post! when i saw it, it was like being transported back to EuroDisney (i went in feb) and i immediately got my ears out and put them. there were a few odd looks to be sure! Also, totally a beauty and the beast fan as a young girl. i even had the beast ken. Oh and the little mermaid, hence the hair now!

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