Disney Prinsesa: The Filipina Rapunzel

Best day ever!

If you’re just tuning in now, I created a blog series called #DisneyPrinsesa where I reimagine my favorite Princesses into versions of them that are a little closer to home – as Filipinas. Last year I did Disney Princess inspired looks for Philippine Independence Day. This year for my birthday, I worked with their actual costumes.

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I’ve already featured two Princesses in my previous blog posts – Belle and Cinderella. (I suggest reading those first before coming back to this one for the full story)

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Disney Prinsesa: The Filipina Cinderella

Part II of my #DisneyPrinsesa series is here!

As part of my birthday month celebration, I took my original idea last year of making Princess inspired looks out of Philippine fabrics and design elements, and decided to up my game a bit by making Filipina versions of their actual live action costumes instead.

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I picked out my 3 favorite Princesses for this, and started off with my childhood heroine Belle (which you can read here).

Next up on this blog series is –

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Disney Prinsesa: the Filipina Belle

What would a Filipina Disney Princess look like?

On Philippine Independence Day last year, I wrote a blog about finding inspiration and hope in the Disney Princesses despite never quite finding one that looked like me growing up. Though the qualities and morals of each Princess have helped shaped me into the person I am today, and though I strongly believe that we are all the same where it matters, I wanted to bring my love for Disney and my love for my country together. 

So I decided to start #DisneyPrinsesa – a campaign to promote Philippine culture by showcasing local textiles and design elements through what I know best – Disney Style. 

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Weeks were spent planning, sketching, gathering materials, and sewing eight different ensembles (and even Mickey ears) to come up with the Disney Prinsesa lookbook I would have loved to see as a young girl. And finally being able to see it all come together was definitely a dream come true for my Filipina heart.

But as a little birthday celebration this year, I wanted to take #Prinsesa one step further. Instead of Princess inspired looks, I wanted to work with the actual costumes of my favorite Princesses, and come up with Filipina versions of each of them.

So before my birthday month ends, I am sharing 3 blogs – one for each of the Princesses who have most influenced my childhood, and guided me in adulthood.

And I am starting this series off with –

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Truly Magical: Rock the Dots Lookbook

I know I’ve been all about Mickey Style on this blog. And I (like the rest of the world) probably don’t celebrate this gal as much as I should. But today is all about her – Minnie Mouse – the original style queen, and the one who made polkadots and bows cool. So I’m wearing both in all the styles and colors I can come up with to honor this icon on her special day – #RocktheDots!

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“Remember, you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine” 
– Minnie Mouse 

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Katsie Disney Style: Affordable Disney (Forever 21)

My first Affordable Disney blog for the year is here!

And this one is pretty fun, since I’m doing this themed to my birthday – which was actually on the 4th, but it’s still my birthday month so this counts right? Right. Lol.

In case you haven’t read any of my Affordable Disney blogs before (I’ll link the previous ones at the end), this is a monthly series I do where I style 1 locally-sourced Disney piece 5 different ways. But this month, I thought I’d switch it up a bit with 1 regular item styled 5 different Disney ways. 

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