And she’s better than ever for Christmas this year, the Hess truck Minnie Mouse is here!
That was a great remix to one of my favorite holiday commercials that may or may not be stuck in your head for weeks now. I apologize. Just kidding, I don’t. Why should I apologize for a brilliant connection I just forged between Minnie Mouse, Christmas, Barney’s, The Hess truck, and Fall shoes? Allow me to reintroduce myself, my name is HOV explain.
Breaking news in the fashion industry: Barney’s teams up with Disney for their holiday campaign, which will be called “Electric Holiday.” For the campaign, they take some of our favorite Disney characters, including Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Daisy Duck, stretch them out so that they are runway model height and size and dress them in the likes of Lanvin, Balmain and Dolce & Gabbana.
So. Are we freaked? Or are our interests piqued? (Love that I just rhymed, it’s sublime.)
I’ve been getting mixed reviews…some say “Why take our favorite childhood characters, emaciate them, feed them growth hormones and dress them in designer clothes, that’s just creepy.”
Others (like me) say: “Maybe. But how rad is it to see Minnie Mouse be set free of her signature red and white polka dots (which happen to be very Yayoi Kusama X Louis Vuitton) and given the opportunity to express her ruffly self by wearing LANVIN?! Rad I tell ya. And Goofy happens to look like a baller in Balmain.”
Here’s the part where I blow your mind. Still keeping with the Minnie theme, I own this pair of navy suede Claudia Ciuti pumps for a few years now. I don’t remember where I bought them, but I do remember how I felt (and still feel) about them. I always called them my Minnie Mouse shoes. They give me this vintage feeling like I belong in the thirties, every time I wear them.
Meet my Minnie Mouse shoes. Aren’t they just DARLING?!
I’ve been wearing them for years now but this season I am finally accompanied by some MAYJ designers that got on the Minnie Mouse shoe craze, which is uber exciting. Lanvin (Alber is completely vibing Minnie Mouse from the shoes to the Barney’s campaign), Hermes, Gianvito Rossi (my personal faves of the bunch) and Christian Louboutin are all on board. (Cue Mary Murphy’s hot tamale train whistle for all you So You Think You Can Dance fans.)
Top left, bottom right: Lanvin. Top right, bottom left: Gianvito Rossi.
*Fun Fact: Gianvito Rossi is Sergio Rossi’s son. Boom.
Hermes Fall 12 collection rocked out in Minnie mouse shoes.
Christian Louboutin. He even went for the Minnie colors.
And now for the grand finale….
Can we discuss the immense influence Minnie has had on iconic fashion? Lady Gaga’s signature bow, Michael Jackson’s white glove, Yayoi Kusama’s red and white polka dots…All I’m saying is that it may be more than a coincidence.