Purple Wall Disney Bound
Updated: Jan 5
Walt Disney World parks have become the ultimate destination for finding the most instagraamble walls and locations. One of Disney's most famous walls and my personal favorite wall, is the purple wall. About a year ago, the wall got a tiny "upgrade." They added some decor so people can take even better pictures. I wanted to create a special outfit to go see the new wall, hence the creation of this new outfit.
The Unedited Cut:
Something that I have noticed since I started researching fashion patterns and trends, has been that styling the same color throughout a person can be extremely hard if not done right. This can mess up the entire purpose of it. I knew from the beginning that doing the purple wall would have to be very subtle touches yet still matching with the wall.
I chose to do a light purple dress from Juicy Couture. The reason for this is actually very deep to my heart. Like the wall, Juicy Couture was my absolute favorite brand while growing up. As a kid I felt as though the brand matched directly with my personality while creating trendy, comfortable, and stylish clothing for me.
The dress was the perfect color but also the perfect cut. I wanted to leave as much skin as possible exposed to create a contrast between the wall colors and myself. This made the picture seem balanced and stopped the color purple from being so distracting.
The Mickey Ears are always a tremendous part of helping the outfit come together. I did not want to have ears the same color but rather have them slightly darker and that way both the wall colors are able to pop with the ears. I chose to pair it with a scrunchie that is a similar color to my skin so it does not distract from my outfit and the contrast.
I always like to play around with my poses but for this case, I wanted something a bit more serious. I wanted to almost create a chameleon affect. For this reason I chose to keep the ones closer to me with my hands down. The one that is farther away, it is better to point everything back to the Mickey ears to help create a pose back to the focus.
This shoot is inspired by my favorite wall at Walt Disney World, so naturally, the setting had to be at the wall itself. There are two sides to the wall. The new interactive side and the simple purple. I personally am a bigger fan of the simple purple rather than the interactive side. I focused for that reason on the purple wall since I found that the white and pattern of the new wall was rather to distracting.
For this particular shoot, I found that I did not need so much editing on these pictures. We took the pictures early in the morning before the sun came out to avoid any shadows coming out on the picture and focus on the actual colors of the wall. For the editing I simply added a little bit more of vibrance and color to make the elements pop out, but this was part of the small section of shoots that did not requiere much editing.
Collaboration and Media:
This project was made possible in collaboration with Jorge Martinez who was the photographer for this shoot. The media is found on @madeinwdw on Instagram, where the base for my Disney and lifestyle blog can be found. It is also found on reginadaniella.com which is home to my website that has direct access to all of the projects and collaborations that I am currently working on!