Link Love II

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-We’re not all crazy fake breasted bitches and other stereotypes about Latinas that need to  die (Cosmopolitan.)

-“I’m not a regular Archie, I’m a cool Archie!” New and improved version of our favorite redhead now sends texts, instagrams but is still in the same love triangle with Betty and Veronica (Mashable.)

-7 married men explain why they talk shit about marriage even though they love their wives (Women’s Health.)

-Bring on the legwarmers! Here’s a roundup of the  80’s most popular workouts (FabFitFun.)

-Since we’re talking about past decades, here are 31 beauty products every 90’s girl will recognize (Huffpost Style.)

-To continue the walk down memory lane, here is the history of the “Ballet Body” throughout the decades. (Vogue.)

-17 Disney quotes that offer timeless wisdom. (Elite Daily.)

-And for Harry Potter fans, here are 25 Harry Potter quotes to brighten your weekend (Bustle.)

-It’s not all Namaste’s and Om’s in the yoga world. Here’s what happens when yoga teachers behave badly. (The New York Times.)

-You won’t believe what Cindy Crawford studied in College. (Purewow.)

 

Disney movies that stuck with us part II

A pair of Louboutins are certainly the stuff that dreams are made of in Florida, so its no surprise that the hallowed house has announced its intention to take on the most sought-after and sigh-inducing shoes of all time. Can you guess which fairytale foot the brand is taking inspiration from? We’ll give you some hints: Due to the material, this heel wouldn’t be optimal for walking days or our yearly trip to the Magic Kingdom, they may be great to wear out (but not past midnight) and before Louboutin made the shoe, it only came from Fairy Godmothers (or, um, Marc Jacobs). Yep, in honor of Cinderella‘s appearance on BluRay and DVD this fall, Christian Louboutin is making the iconic glass slipper.

Of course, Christian’s Cinderelly’s slipper is supposed to have a “magic touch” on the shoes, and we wouldn’t need any magic to guess that his special addition might appear as a bright and bold sole. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo. (WWD)

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Snow White and other Disney movies that stuck with us

Disney movies tend to take on a whole new meaning once you watch them as an adult. As a kid I saw the movie Snow White and it contained no further meaning than the one that was evidently there, which was a story about a girl who comes across seven dwarfs and goes to live with them and take care of them. Then when a wicked witch comes and offers her a poisoned apple, she eats it because she is the fairest in the land and doesn’t believe that anyone could harm her. Her fairness simply doesn’t allow her to believe in evil. She briefly dies and then she is then awakened by the passionate kiss of the beautiful prince and they live happily ever after.

However once you see this movie through the eyes of an adult, you realize the absurdity of its content and how it portrays women. In the movie snow white is 13 years old, which under any concept is an inappropriate age to get married to the prince. Then the fact that the names of the dwarfs are very similar to the side effects of cocaine is something to wonder about. And last but not least the roles that every single one of the characters interprets in the movie and book exemplify the views society has about women and domesticity.

This is what happened to me when I went to see the movie Snow White and the Huntsman. Yes its a brilliant movie, and quite a sight for sore eyes since the characters cast in the movie are not only gorgeous but dressed in probably the most beautiful costumes I have seen in a long time. But it made me realize that the whole battle against Snow White was because of something as shallow as her beauty and not because she possessed any other relevant trait. Now is this really the message we want to send little girls around the world?