Here’s another Frozen-centric entry in my ongoing Disney Girl Challenge, this time Queen Elsa’s summertime duds from the short film Frozen Fever. I think Elsa and her sister, Anna, have THE dopest wardrobes out of any of the Disney lasses, with Elsa’s summer dress, a turquoise-to-neon-green ombre-shaded gown dusted with shimmering pink flowers, being my absolute favourite.
Frozen Fever, which you can find on the newly-released Short Films Collection, along with 11 other classic Disney shorts, follows a summer flu-ridden Elsa as she plans her sister’s birthday party. Unbeknownst to her, every time she sneezes, she creates a tiny little anthropomorphic snowball (actually, many, many, MANY tiny little snowballs) that get up to all sorts of shenanigans and threaten the queen’s best laid party plans. It’s super cute, and the reason my thumbnail Elsa here is sporting flushed cheeks. Feel better soon, Ice Queen.
Is it my imagination, or is Frozen mania finally beginning to loose its icy grip? Parents and Frozen fans, please correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems as though some semblance of sanity is beginning to reassert itself regarding this cute, but so insanely hyped, movie. To make the wretchedest of horrible puns, it would appear as if audiences are at last thawing on the animated, feature length music video for the mega smash hit Let It Go. 😉 I’m not saying it’s time to boot Frozen out into the cold, but the crazy could stand to be dialed down a notch. Or 20.
So before Frozen well and truly jumps the Greenland Shark (the closest thing to an Arctic shark – that’s right, friends, occasionally you will actually learn something along with your daily dose of nail art) I thought I’d share this collage of manicures inspired by some of Anna and Elsa’s more memorable dresses, outfits perfect for nearly any social occasion, from being sworn in as sovereign to tromping through the icy Scandinavian tundra with a talking snowman. As you do.
The ice blue gown Elsa whammo kablammos herself into in the second act of Frozen when she decides to LET IT GOOOOO gets all the love when it comes to her wardrobe, but I actually prefer the teal and magenta and black velvet dress she wears on her “corneration” day, as her sister would say, as Queen Elsa of Arendelle. You really can’t beat a glittery, snowflake-embroidered gown in the maximum impact department, although a dramatic, high-necked velvet dress (with cape!) certainly runs a close second. Elizabeth Taylor would certainly agree. And Eva Green, too, I think – if ever there were a woman who could carry off a cape, right?
Day 10’s theme in the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge is the ever-popular gradient. I had a bit of a tough time thinking of something related to both Disney and gradients until I remembered that I’d yet to tackle Elsa’s teal-coloured coronation dress, which ends in a lovely embroidered gradient fishtail. And so I did, ticking off yet another lady in my ongoing Disney Girl Challenge while tackling a mani I’ve been meaning to do for some time. Disney-centric progress!
I’m actually partial to the black and teal and magenta outfit Elsa wears before she bolts from Arendelle, but I respect her need to let it go (LET IT GOOOOOO!) and change into something a little less restrictive and high-necked.
This is the first manicure I’ve done inspired by Frozen, though surely not the last (between the two of them, Elsa and Anna have one MAJOR wardrobe.) I’m particularly proud of the tone-on-tone striping tape work I did on my index and ring fingers that I think looks like the glittery rectangular sequins on Elsa’s ethereal ice blue dress. And snowflakes, because, you know, everything’s Frozen (no, really, that movie has taken on a life of its own; these days, everything truly IS Frozen.)