Thursday, September 22, 2011

(Disney Does...Avatar?)

On Tuesday, Disney made the announcement that they will be pairing with James Cameron to bring an Avatar-themed land to their Animal Kingdom theme park. While I do recognize the similarities between the messages of conservation that both the Animal Kingdom and Avatar convey, I'm just not sure how I feel about this announcement. Avatar was a very visually stimulating movie, but certainly not a favorite on my list. It sort of feels like a Universal Studios move; acquiring the rights to a huge movie and making a land out of it (ie, Harry Potter). I am a huge Universal fan, but there are major factors that distinguish it from Disney. I do not like the idea of the two crossing paths. Don't even get me started on how I felt when I found out that Disney had purchased Marvel. What a mess.

Nonetheless, I trust that my beloved Disney won't let me down, and in 2013 when construction is slated to begin, will be sure that the creation of this new land is done with subtlety and a huge serving of the Disney magic that everyone so loves. So however reluctantly, I'm going to show my support. Check out my picks for what to wear to show your Na'vi blue!

1. Tibi 3/4 Sleeve Drape Dress, $297 | 2. Tibi Crepe-de-Chine Top, $275 | 3. American Apparel Jody Sunglasses, $35 | 4. TopShop Scallop Tank, $30 | 5. Madewell Dovetail Shirtdress, $158 | 6. Lanvin Asymmetric Top, $425 | 7. ASOS Frill Dress, $204.90 | 8. Urban Outfitters Boyfriend Blazer, $78 | 9. Tibi Cobweb Lace Dress, $396 | 10. Hanky Panky Boyshorts, $29 | 11. Alice & Olivia Fiona Dress, $550 | 12. Pierre Hardy Colorblock Ankle Boots, $1,200 | 13. ASOS Pleated Maxi Skirt, $47.57 | 14. Equipment Signature Blouse, $145.60 | 15. Free People Utility Jeans, $98 | 16. DVF Judith Wrap Gown, $1,600 | 17. Anthropologie Dessous Ballerinas, $99.95 | 18. Trina Turk Tassel Necklace, $248

Happy Shopping!

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