Ok, I know, I know a real fan could stone me for this but if you keep reading on you’ll see how I got from A to B. So it’s started there that with not only one but two Star Wars themed tee, it can seem that I’m quite big fan of the Star Wars universe. But actually I couldn’t call myself a big fan. I mean I like the movies and I appreciate the whole creativity and talent what’s behind it but I’m definitely not the first in the line. However, it’s true that I like a good sci-fi and well, can I say now that all Disney (like) tale? Because Star Wars is a tale with the classical elements and – lets face it – a not too complicated story line. But it doesn’t really matter because whenever I want to watch it I want to be amazed, I want to have fun.
I was growing up during the Disney Renaissance and I still remember what a big deal was The Little Mermaid. Not just around me but for me. It didn’t matter that the VHS tape -what I played over and over (and over) again – was in a pretty bad shape, for example I didn’t know what was happening in the first few minutes, and it was a real surprise that Ariel had flaming red hair.
I didn’t mind at all – moreover, I was shocked when I saw the renewed version and I wanted the ‘bad’ quality back which somehow gave something extra to the mystic world of the sea. The whole movie was amazing and since then I couldn’t stop drawing Ariel. All the time. I was drawing so much that eventually I reached the level of a proper Ariel. Actually it’s still in my hand so I could do it even if I got waken up in the middle of the night. It’s quite the trick, isn’t it?
As I was growing bigger my point of view got wider too. I like every kind of mythology and as I said above I love good sci-fis. And crimes. And physiological thrillers. And the Tim Burton’s kind of weird stories too. Yep, it’s a bit strange mix, but at least it’s true.
So when I stumble upon a tee like I wore here or what I’m wearing in this post, it’s a no brainier. However, wearing characters on my tees stops here as I don’t think I would ever rock a Little Mermaid or Aladdin tee. Haha… No, not even Mickey/Minnie Mouse (I’ve just never got the hype).
So maybe there’s something more or different in the Star Wars movies? Something that could trigger what other (animated) tales can not? Hmm… I’ve never given a thought. But probably the difference is the audience who the movies were meant for. While Ariel and the Lion King are for children, Star Wars is rather for adults with a child’s soul. And well, I’m not a child anymore.
So Star Wars tee it is. But as I’m not a normal adult (with a child’s soul) but a big fashion and style devotee, I like to dress these tees a bit up, making them more ‘trendy’ and even more me. So a pair of vintage jeans, backless loafers and my mini tote came out to play and add a bit more flare to this look. And I have to say both the fashion devotee and the child in me love how this outfit turned out, do you?
T-shirt and backless loafers – TopShop, jeans – vintage Levi’s, mini tote – Zara