Disney Style Around the World: Hong Kong Disneyland

Welcome Back Arielle with her fantastic continuing series!

Our latest style series takes us back to Asia, where we’ll check out some of the most incredible looks from visitors at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Hong Kong Disneyland opened in 2005, so it’s still one of the newbies when it comes to the Disney parks, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less magical, and Disney fans from around the globe flock to Hong Kong to check out the park’s dazzling nighttime shows (including a must-see walk-through Halloween attraction!) and unique rides like the Iron Man Experience and the Toy Soldier Parachute Drop.

And that’s all well and good, but we’re really interested in one thing: fashion. Dressing up for a day at Disney is one of the reasons we love the parks so much, and Hong Kong visitors from near and far definitely don’t disappoint when it comes to their park day looks.

Park guests young and old go all out when it comes to their park style, and we love it. Check out some of the most stylish and cute looks coming from Hong Kong Disneyland, and take inspiration from our Disney-loving friends on the other side of the globe.

 

Total cuteness up, up, and away

Up 🎈

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The cutest little Mickey Mouse we’ve ever seen

 

One dapper dude

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Where can we get that hat though?!

My lady… =============== #lady #hongkong #disneyland #hongkongdisneyland #latepost #photography #photoscape

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Aurora’s got nothin’ on him

I dont think Ill ever run out of Disney pictures haha #hkdisneyland #hkd #disneylandhongkong

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Three cute mice!

Welcome to the world of magic ☺️🤗

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Jessie’s girls (and guy!)

 

She’ll soon have a stylish baby brother in tow!

 

The couple that slays together, stays together

Thank You Disneyland Hong Kong #disneyland #seeyousoon

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Who’s cuter than baby Spidey?

Call me Rafa ☺

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When your ice cream matches your dress…

Minnie ice cream😋😋#minnie #icecream #disneyland #disneylandhongkong

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Stylish at Small World

Bring me back to the happiest place on earth!! 🏰🎠👑 #simplyshowHK #simplyshowtheworld

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With so many unique and adorable looks, all we want to do is head to Hong Kong and see them all for ourselves! Grab those passports!

Club Mickey Mouse Kicks It Old School & Inspirational

To quickly get the recap out of the way: I love Club Mickey Mouse arguably too much, their music is all I’ve listened to for weeks now, and they recently released two new songs!

“Generation M” is a 90s style R&B bop that I’ve been jamming to hard since it’s release. Regan gets her time to shine with a killer rap, then Brianna comes out and slays like chorus with some smooth riffs. The video, weirdly, doesn’t cover the entire song and I’m not entirely sure why, but it’s fun none the less. Those yellow overalls are my new aesthetic.

“Be Ok” was released this past Thursday to celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month. It’s a fun and inspirational pop tune about being there for each other when someone’s down. Ky gets his turn to solo (and does a great job!), along with Leanne, Regan, and Brianna. Check out the infectiously bubbly beach music video below.

I’ve seen mixed things across their social media, but this might be the final week of Club Mickey Mouse and I’m actually devastated. I hope this turns into something more, like a weekly variety show like the other incarnations. (Looking at you, Disney Channel) Here’s hoping, as these past 5 weeks have been great. Keep on Mousin’!

Club Mickey Mouse at Disney World: Marshal Freaks

As we know, I love Club Mickey Mouse. Like, to an obsessive degree. Seeing this crop of mouseketeers on Instagram and Facebook everyday has brought me so much joy. It brightens my day and makes me want to roll around in a mountain of plush Mickeys. I love it so much!

The music has been on repeat on my phone and in my head, I am adamantly trying to copy the mouseketeers aesthetics, and I’m trying to pitch Oh My Disney through social media to let me interview/meet/party with them. (Side Note: It hasn’t worked yet)

So, to my surprise, I ended up having a Disney day planned for the Magic Kingdom the same day the Mouseketeers would be at the parks. This past Saturday, September 30th, I made my way to the parks with one goal in mind: To see the Mouseketeers.

Now, I had seen on Instagram the night before that they’d be the Grand Marshals for the parade, but I wanted to see them just roaming around the park. I had Boomerangs planned if I had the opportunity to ask for a picture. I was NOT playing around.

I eventually saw that the Mouseketeers were at different parks and I was all kinds of bummed. I wanted to do the Mickey Mouse Club March choreo with them! I decided to suck it up and get a prime spot for the parade.

They came down the parade route in the Grand Marshal car as the Mickey Mouse Club March blasted down Main Street and I was STOKED. The pink banner leading the way (above) is something I’d gladly hang on my wall. Y’all don’t even know. I was singing and jamming and my friend was over it almost immediately. BUT IT’S SO GOOD!

As the Mouseketeers went by, they pointed and shouted at me as I was jamming. I was the only one along my area of the parade route showing ANY emotion, so they seemed to appreciate that. I was THRILLED to be their biggest stan.

So, I had an Instagram Story detailing the day’s events and my various freakouts over seeing them, but I went and accidentally deleted it and I am devastated. It went from an all-time high to an all-time low mighty quickly.

Overall, I freaked and loved seeing the Mouseketeers live, I cannot wait to see more music from them, and Oh My Disney, in the words of Meredith Grey…

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Club Mickey Mouse is Made for You & Me!

There’s been a large break between posts lately and I a very sorry for that. School and work have gotten in the way (Public Speaking will be the death of me), so I haven’t been able to keep updating the site at the pace I’d like to be.

However, during these long breaks I have become totally obsessed with Club Mickey Mouse. Like, really obsessed.

If you aren’t aware, the Mickey Mouse Club brand has returned this year with a social-media-only series entitled Club Mickey Mouse. Instead of a televised 30-minute program with skits and music performances, we just get one music video a week. The production quality is fantastic, so I’m totally fine with it.

While we wait for the release of the song and video, we are treated to a large social media presence, with consistent Instagram Stories and posts on their Instagram and Facebook pages. The whole “season” is lasting 7 weeks and is sponsored by HP, but it doesn’t feel totally forced.

We’ve been treated to 3 music videos thus far. “The Mickey Mouse Club March” was the first, ’cause obvi, and it really took the song and turned it into its own thing. It has a modern feel (with the pastel colors used in the video and the emphasis on dance), while the song itself was rearranged into a late 90s R&B sound that I really dig. The rap at the beginning was a fun touch and the riffs from Mouseketeer Brianna Mazzola are something you would find on TLC’s CrazySexyCool. SO SMOOTH. This has been on repeat for 2 weeks now. It’s so fun.

The second video was the original “Something to Fight For,” an original written and choreographed by the Mouseketeers (which is a reoccurring theme, that the actual teens are doing the choreography, all of it being fantastic). It had an inspirational message with a moody EDM tone that took me a few listens to really get into, as it was not expected, but I’m digging it.

This week, we were treated to a cover of Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”. I hate Jackson 5. Everyone has a song they can’t stand, and for me, it’s anything the group has released. However, what the Club did to the track by making it a duet with some R&B and modern pop flair has made it an instant hit. Sean and Brianna do a fantastic job with the vocals and the video is super fun.

Apparently they are heading to the Disney World this week (Hey Oh My Disney, you need someone to interview them? ‘Cause I am here. I AM AVAILABLE!), so I’m excited to see their upcoming videos from that.

Also, their wardrobe across the board is goals. I’m loving the personal styles they all have and I want all their clothes.

Overall, if you’re not following this modern and fantastic reboot of the pop culture institution…get into it! I need a 2nd season, so I’m going to fully blame you if they don’t return next year, mkay?

 

Parlor of Pretties is Pretty in Pink

Aracely is the owner and operator of the etsy shop Parlor of Pretties and if you aren’t instantly obsessed, you must not like joy. Or happiness. Or pink.

She is best known for her Sparkle Ears and her PoP Patch Caps. While many people design and sell ear headbands and hats, you’ll immediately know a design from the Parlor when you see one. They have their own unique flair that pulls from jewel tones, patches, and lots and lots of pink.

Aracely began the shop after getting so many compliments on the ears she rocked throughout Disneyland. With the amount of times she told people that she made her own ears, she decided that she could start making them for everyone.

Her design process is a never stopping train of creativity. She finds inspiration everywhere, then goes all over LA to find the perfect supplies and decorations to add to her artistic creations. She pulls from ideas and trends, but she likes her ears and designs to be trendsetting themselves.

She’s really excited when her favorite Disney style girls interact with her shop on Instagram, but she just loves to ability to make something that people love.

She has some ideas on how to expand the shop further down the line, going with items that aren’t just headbands, but for right now, she’s content. Aracely will keep on making them as long as people still want them, as she enjoys making them during her “me” time when her family is fast asleep. She hopes the brand becomes known for the “prettiest products” and dreams of one day owning a small storefront.

Now, the two questions I ask every shop-owner:

1. What are your go-to items you have to wear at the parks?

A: Minnie Ears, of course! I really can’t go without them, I feel naked, my outfit just doesn’t feel complete. That and a cute backpack.

2. If you had comps and a time machine, what you experience in Disney history?

A: I’ve been dying to get into Club 33! I guess if everything were comped I’d choose to dine there. That and also get a VIP tour of the park and get to see and walk through Walt Disney’s apartment above the firehouse on Main Street.

If a time machine could take me back I’d love to visit Disneyland in the late 1950’s because I just love how everyone would get all dapper to visit the park!

Be sure to check out Aracely and her Parlor of Pretties over on Etsy and follow her on Instagram @parlorofpretties!

(P.S. Aracely, put me down for a Marie headband! This piece of #Aristotrash NEEDS IT!)

Jambo Joe Brings Simplicity to Disney Fashion

Joey, or Jambo Joe on the sosh meeds, thought about taking his love for pop culture and graphic design and creating his own store for people who “get it.” While hesitant about putting himself out there, especially since he was never that person before, he opened up his store and the rest is small-shop history.

When I came across his page during an Instagram follow-hole, I instantly fell in love with the simplicity of the designs he released. This was no accident, as he said he loves minimalistic design and hopes to add it to his own designs as much as possible. His motto for the shop is “less is more,” as the designs create subtle odes to popular Disney films. They are nerdy enough for hardcore Disney fans to understand, while subtle enough to be worn on an everyday basis.

Of course, he loves whenever someone posts a pic of them opening their shipments and rocking their Jambo Joe merch across Instagram (and in person), but he’s looking to expand on what he already releases, like adding more pins and creating more products that represents Jambo Joe as a company.

Now, the two questions I ask every shop owners:

1. What are you go-to items you have to wear on a trip to the parks?

J: Whenever I’m in the parks I always have to wear my Birkenstocks and a Herschel backpack. My Birks are the perfect park shoe because the provide the breathability of flip-flops while also being supportive and comfortable enough for long days spent walking around the parks. I also can never seem to get by with using my clothing pockets to hold everything that I need to survive a day at the parks. Luckily, my Herschel can fit water bottles, umbrellas, snacks, and portable charger, pins to trade, and so much more, all while being super stylish!

2. If you had comps and a time machine, what you experience in Disney history? (This question is an ode to the dearly departed PattyAndEmily.com)

J: If I had the power, I’d go back to the day that the Boardwalk – my favorite resort and DVC home – first opened. I’d love to be able to spend a solid two weeks in the best of the best rooms and just enjoy the sense of comfort and joy that I can only get when I’m there.

Be sure to visit Joey’s shop at shop.jambojoe.com and follow him over on Instagram at @jambojoe and @shopjambojoe.