What Would They Buy Now: Princess Jasmine

What Would They Buy Now: Princess Jasmine

IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF "WHAT WOULD THEY BUY NOW?" V PREDICTS WHAT DISNEY'S ARABIAN PRINCESS JASMINE WOULD SPLURGE ON TODAY

IN THIS WEEK'S EDITION OF "WHAT WOULD THEY BUY NOW?" V PREDICTS WHAT DISNEY'S ARABIAN PRINCESS JASMINE WOULD SPLURGE ON TODAY

Text: Tania Farouki

One of Disney's most notorious princesses, Jasmine of Agrabah is part of a slew of rebellious animated female characters who had minds of their own (Ariel, Belle or Mulan, anyone?). While defying conventions is evidently in her blood, Jasmine's stern beliefs and principles make her not only a true inspiration when it comes to making solely personal decisions, but also an incredibly relevant character in modern times.

Her portrayal in the 1992 feature directed by Ron Clements and John Musker was loosely based on one of the many tales of One Thousand And One Nights, and made her a favorite amongst little girls and adults alike thanks to her almond-shaped dark brown eyes, shiny ebony hair, that infamous turquoise uniform and a personality to match.

Without having to go into swirling politics and touching the mind-boggling subject of equal pay between sexes (we still have a long way to go), Princess Jasmine would without a doubt have gone at lengths to promote women's rights all over the world. Of course, she couldn't forego her extravagant tastes when it comes to sartorial choices (a rebel perhaps, but still proud of her royal roots): a woman on the go, she would opt for decadent jumpsuits for practical reasons signé Isabel Marant and Lanvin but always with heels (Charlotte Olympia and Aquazzura would be her guilty pleasures)--make no mistake: she would also defy the usual suit ensemble channelled by her contemporaries and encourage more daring outfits.

Other opulent choices would be sports cars as the classic means of transportation (she's had to upgrade from the magic carpet after all), architectural jewelry courtesy of Repossi and Lynn Ban and growing her art collection by supporting Middle Eastern female artists.

As a charitable and environmentally-conscious Princess, she would devote most of her free time to her favorite cause "Save Tigers Now," a foundation determined to double the population of the fierce feline by 2022 (the next year of the tiger). Underneath all that glitter and those ornaments, there would remain a free spirit determined to give the world a piece of her mind and convince it to see it her way. A rebel with a cause, indeed.

The Jacket: Acne Studios "Deana" embellished wool blazer

The Album: "Art Angels" by Grimes (2015, 4AD)

The Jumpsuit: Isabel Marant "Nubia" silk-blend lam jumpsuit

The Beauty Item: Le Labo "Oud 27" perfume oil

THE ARTWORK: "Untitled" by Shirin Neshat (1996), RC print and ink (photo taken by Larry Barns)

The Pants: Stella McCartney "Julia" high rise trousers

The Cause: Save Tigers Now 

The Bag: Tomasini Paris black suede bucket bag

The Book: "The Yacoubian Building" by Alaa Al Aswany (2006, Harper Perennial)  

The Magazine: V60 featuring Cameron Diaz photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

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