Following up my last post about fashion writing and Cinderella, I found this article in my Yahoo news. (I get pop culture news headlines in one email account and serious news in the other. Most of the time anything really important comes up on both. This time, instead of news about the shootings in Virginia, there was this.) I found the mixture of consumerism (both in terms of weddings and Disney), assumptions about brides, and product branding fairly disturbing.
Notably creepy quotes:
"Women often start their gown shopping with the idea that they want to be different from everyone else, but they change their tune once they start trying on dresses. "Looking like Cinderella is probably something they never considered before they got engaged, but then the traditional side almost always comes out. It's hard to resist romance and sparkle," Kelly said."
"But Disney's Mooney points out that a woman's first impression of love often comes from an animated character and it's hard to completely erase that from her mind. "If you think about who the first person who teaches you about love, romance and Prince Charming is, it probably happened between the ages of 2-5 and included Disney.""