What is it about Disney princesses that captivates us so? Whatever it is, we're captivated even more after seeing artist Fernanda Suarez's latest series in which she modernizes a handful of our our favorite princesses. She says, "My main passion are portraits and characters, also creating my own interpretation of known fictional characters, games, movies, books and all things I love." We love it too. Check out her beautiful modern rendition of these princesses.
Belle is smart, fierce, and a book worm. This modern Belle captures all of that.
This one might be my favorite. (I may or may not say that about more than one.) Belle is brave and intelligent and creates her own destiny, a far cry from the damsel in distress archetype.
Modern Cinderella looks a little intimidating.
OK, so she looks like the head of the mean girls squad in some high school nightmare. But maybe that’s why her stepmom tried so hard to keep her down? No way her own daughters would stand out with this girl around.
YES! Check out Pocahontas!
Strong, confident, knows her way around the woods. This modern Pocahontas is fierce AF and I’m a little in love with her.
OK, so maybe this one is my favorite.
Mulan is an outrageously badass character and I think Suarez captures that beautifully. So beautifully that I can’t imagine this woman passing for a man, but if anyone can do it, Mulan can.
This Jasmine is everything Jasmine always should have been.
I can’t figure out what’s in the cat’s mouth, but who cares because ZOMG look at Jasmine! I know she’s a cartoon drawing, but I’m jealous of that thick messy braid she’s rocking. My hair could never do that. Sigh. This might be my favorite.
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