XIII Belle 

Belle is another if not my most favorite Disney princess, and I think alot of her self confidence and independence inspired me as a child to be the same. Belle doesn't conform to her small town and what they want her to be, instead she embraces who she really is and lives life the way she chooses, something that I feel so many young girls can look at and be empowered by.

Other Women are not my competition

So I’ve been thinking more and more over the past few years about how women can treat other women, and how unfair we are to one another sometimes. In every night out I’ve ever been on at least one negative comment is said about another woman’s looks, it’s like programmed into us, whether it stems from jealousy or pettiness its definitely relevant with women in today’s society. Thing is, is that I too was guilty of the odd jealous comment, I would see a really pretty girl and honestly think to myself “yeah but look her hair is kinda frizzy” or “that dress isn’t cute though” so I could feel better about myself and my comments were met with agreement from friends who are actually decent human beings they too (I would imagine) are just envious and give into this imaginary competition us women have with one another. 

I’ve made a conscious effort to try and stop my mind from immediately going negative when experiencing jealousy and to turn whatever envy I may possess into a positive encouraging emotion, as I realize us women cannot achieve true equality if we are constantly giving into beauty standards and using them against one another. As much as I changed I began to realize more and more that others weren’t, So when I seen this top from Pansy Path I just couldn’t agree more:

"Other women are not my competition, I stand with them not against them"  

Too often I see women tearing other women down, whether it’s about beauty standards or hobbies or relationships this culture of nit-picking other women needs to end in order for us to truly gain equality. Again, it’s not particularly our fault, we are brought up criticizing women for their relationships, clothing, make up, hair and basically anything else you can think of, we are brought up reading about a women’s fashion disaster instead of her accomplishments, we are brought up assessing a women’s relationships so harshly, this particularly comes from the media and then filters into our normal lives. I think the more we are aware that we are not in a competition with another women, the more we live our lives positively and break down the gender barriers that already exist. Life is much better and much lighter celebrating other women, rather than wanting them to fail for another’s personal gain. Stop putting other women down because unless they are negatively impacting your life then why try and negatively impact theirs? Stop (for lack of a better term) “slut shaming” stop making a women feel bad because of her make up or hair etc. If someone is pretty? Tell them they are pretty! If someone is talented? Tell them they are talented, encourage other women to achieve whatever they want to achieve in life. 

XII Teenage Wednesday Addams

To celebrate Halloween I thought id style an older version of one of my favorite Halloween characters: Wednesday Addams. Despite her rather creepy love of murder and death, she actually has an amazing set of morals and such high intelligence that's very empowering, she also isn't afraid to be herself and gives young girls a message to embrace who they are instead of pretending to be someone else. I decided to style her as a teen because I thought it would be an interesting concept, and im also older...despite the fact that I look twelve anyways haha! 

XI Teenage Minerva McGonagall 

McGonagall is my second (first is Hermione) favorite character from the Harry Potter series/novels, shes a bad ass woman who's not afraid to stand up for what she believes in and do the right thing despite all odds. I've always related to her, not only is she Scottish but shes also fiercely independent and also (I found out after an interesting read about her in Pottermore) a wee bit of a hopeless romantic, although her romantic life definitely doesn't interfere with her choices and her self confidence. She is just all around amazing and screams "girl power". She would of been a teen in the 50's so I styled her accordingly! 

X Teenage Eleven

Words cannot describe how amazing I thought this character was, she was such a strong empowering young woman who is also independent and so totally bad ass, I was honestly so inspired by this kid to love who I am and be empowered by my own self that I knew instantly I needed to-do a look on her. I in no way know what happens to El in season two so this is really just a guess at what she would be like as a teen! 

 A special thanks to Union Waffles: http://www.unionwaffles.co.uk/

IX Marie

Easily one of the most underrated Disney characters, she just oozes (for lack of a better word) grace and overall cuteness, I love that shes this little adorable bundle of joy yet so sassy and independent, it just goes to show that stereotypes are generally wrong and there is more to meet the eye in every person (or cat...). 

VIII Chanel Number Six

Meet Felicity Beatrice Rothchester, possibly the most disgustingly posh person you will ever have the dismal pleasure of encountering in your life, she is the first daughter of Lord Rothchester and Lady Rothchester of Oxford, of whom acquired their riches from their families before them…I cannot confirm that the family actually do anything but host lavish festivities and insincere charity events, for instance, Lady Rothchester once hosted a “save the animals” event as her husband set off to hunt a lion in east Africa, of course everyone attending knew and took a distasteful blind eye congratulating Lady R on her “marvellous efforts”. Felicity has acquired some of her mother’s duplicitous qualities, taking pride in her own “charity” events, some include:
  • Bourgeoisie for Hope and Change: An organisation for rich white people to help other rich white people out of financial debt they, themselves, have gotten into.
  •  ATL (Above The Law): An organisation raising awareness to the pressures the top 10% encounter when trying to run their monopoly businesses, like the “overly liberal” politicians who only think the poor should be protected…as if they can’t protect themselves.
  • Foxes for fun: A charity which raises awareness about the benefits and historical value of fox hunting (this event ironically corresponded with her mother’s save the animals event).  

And my personal favorite:
  • Hoes for Bros: An organisation Felicity herself made up, it’s to battle “slut shaming” by partnering the “hoes” in society up with a “bro” so they can “stop making a name for themselves”.  
As unbearable you may assume Felicity Beatrice Rothchester to be, society takes a generous look towards her phoney and aristocratic views, kind of like Trump. She has been applauded numerous times for her substantial efforts towards society, and calls herself a suffragette, even though she thinks a suffragette is a type of fire Pokemon.  

Despite Felicity’s snobbish behaviour her style is what she’s most well-known for, she has a renowned youtube channel in which she displays her “affordable fashion for everyone” in her £16,000 Chanel coat and £20,000 hand crafted by Marc Jacob himself shoes, she’s recognised specifically by her “eccentric” pink hair followed by her colourful wardrobe of which has said to be “ground breaking” although I personally  think it’s easier to be a trend setter when you have that much privilege.   

* I am in no way affiliated with the tv show Scream Queens, this is a character I have made up on my own (although I am a huge fan) the coat used is also faux (fake) fur. *