Costober 2020 Day 13: Moana

Today I bring you another indigenous princess, Moana, from the Disney film of the same name.

About the Look

Moana takes place in Polynesia of the past and the voice cast are Hawaiian, Samoan, and Māori. Like many Disney Princess stories, its heroine is a plucky teen who follows her heart to adventure. She also has a lot in common with Luke Skywalker. A young dreamer with a hidden past leaves home to help a magic user. When she confronts the villain, malformed by a volcano, she sees the good within and saves them both.

Moana is a beautiful film, full of color and intricate animation. And Moana is a delightful heroine. She objects to the ‘princess’ title but as Maui tells her “if you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” Whatever you call her, she’s a leader, and she’s a good one.

About My Look

Moana has a strong connection to the ocean so I thought this “raised by the waves” t-shirt by Aloha Modern was perfect. It is designed and made in Hawaii by House of Mana Up. Thus it had to travel halfway across the world in the middle of a pandemic and while the president was raging war on the post office (please support USPS and vote them out!). My package got lost twice, so I got to interact with their customer service. They were chill, kind, and helpful, and my package got to me without too much drama (but seriously, please vote).

The skirt is by Banana Republic, a company with a problematic name, but was bought secondhand. I’m barefoot and wearing eyeliner and mascara, lip balm (Burt’s Bees), and my pink sunscreen. To go out, I added a long sleeved white undershirt and, of course, a face mask.

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