Trying out a Bridgitte Bardot look for a project
One of my favorite Disney movies growing up was Beauty and the Beast. It came out in 1991, so I was around 6 or 7. I especially liked Belle because she had brown eyes and brown hair (like me!). She’s an independent woman who rejects the traditional role that is typical for a woman in the early 1900’s in a small, French village (ah…a Feminist!).
We’ve been watching the movie with Jack lately. The last time I watched the movie was probably 15-18 years ago. I kind of forgot about it, and was indifferent when Josh told me he bought the Blue ray.
We’ve watched it twice this week, and I LOVE THE STORY! It made me want to research to find where the original story came from.
It apparently is an old fairy tale with french origin, and the plot is MUCH different from the Disney version. There’s no mention of a Gaston, and instead, Belle had two sisters.
The rose is a symbol that is featured in the Disney and original fairy tale, but in different contexts.
I found this illustration by Rebecca Guay that I found to be beautiful.
I would like to read an English translated version of the original…It makes me wonder how much better the original stories of popular fairy tales are versus the Disney versions we grew up with.
love the lipstick