We here at WallCandy are huge fans of the color pink. Need convincing? Just take a look at our French Bull Princess Wall Decal collection.
Sure, there’s the hot pink princess dress, but if you zoom out on the scene, you’d see pink tree trunks, pink leaves, pink hair, a pink castle and plenty of pink flowers and clouds.
It wasn’t so long ago that there was a parenting backlash against pink, concerned that our daughters would become prisoners of gender stereotypes if they played with dolls and had a wardrobe consisting of every shade of cotton candy. The pendulum seems to have swung the other way, with Disney Princesses dominating the birthday party scene and even some of the toy aisles. There’s the realization that childhood fantasies of dressing up like Princess Kate have their own imaginative value and don’t hinder our girls’ potential to become engineers, mathematicians, lawyers, business leaders, etc.
The LEGO company, for example, just came out with a pink and purple-dominated “Friends” brand as a result of marketing research concluding that girls want pink.
Yet, in our liberated times, flouncy pink clothes might have a shot at expanding beyond the traditional toddler and tween demographic.
Check out this middle-aged guy in the tutu, for example:
Brooklyn photographer Bob Carey is working on an offbeat photography coffee table book featuring him modeling a pink tutu — and nothing else. The Tutu Project will be documented in his book “Ballerina,” with proceeds benefiting breast cancer research. Bob’s wife Linda has been battling the disease and these “adventures of a guy and his pink tulle” have been amusing her and fellow patients.
Bob has been posing in the tutu since 2003 and has pranced around such landmarks as the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Times Square.
According to the NY Daily News, his fans include officers in the Atlantic City Police Department. When the cops received reports of a strange shirtless man wearing a tutu, they investigated the scene and determined they wanted to pose for souvenir pics with him.
It should be noted that Bob wears pink shorts underneath the tutu for modesty reasons and, of course, to avoid any indecent exposure complaints.
The Huffington Post playfully called Bob a “Hairy Fairy Godmother.”
In that spirit, we think he’d look fabulous as one of our Sweet Dreams Fairies!
For a more detailed dose of Bob’s humor, please visit The Tutu Project.
So remember the hoopla surrounding the Royal Wedding? You know, when we were bombarded with 24/7 coverage about what Kate and Pippa were wearing, what kind of china they’d be eating off, who made their shoes, and what kind of shampoo the princess used on her gorgeous locks?
Much like our own weddings, the time zaps by in an instant. The only difference between Kate Middleton and the average bride is that Kate gets to keep wearing the tiaras and party dresses all year long. Just like your little girl.
In the spirit of promoting imaginative play and the new launch of WallCandy’s French Bull Princess Wall Decals, we thought we would check back in with Princess Kate to see what she has been up to since saying “I Do.”
Well, just she won my heart over by celebrating her 30th birthday in January by staging a 1980s-style disco and karaoke dance party with Duran Duran songs and 80s-themed cocktails with creative names like “The Ferris Bueller Fizz,” the “Pacman Martini,” the “Back to the Future,” and my favorite, “The Walkman.”
Princess Kate, also known as the Duchess of Cambridge, opened up a new art show this week at London’s National Portrait Gallery, while Prince William was busy on a routine six-week training mission for the Royal Air Force in the Falkland Islands (that “war” was so 1980s, too). It’s good to know that Britain isn’t just letting their prince play dress-up with the military uniforms.
But back to your daughter(s) and the bedroom or playroom walls….
So you get four princesses in all and as you’ll notice, they are not skewed to the traditional blonde stereotype (not that there is anything wrong with blonde princesses). Hey, why can’t a princess have strawberry pink or purple hair? They’re princesses!
And if you’re secretly feeling guilty about missing Princess Kate’s Birthday, you may want to check out our Special Occasions section.