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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: All I Need to Know I Learned from Princesses, By Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo Princess Mia on the importance of princesses-past, present and pretend I. Perfect Princesses: A selection of perfect princess role models, according to Dowager Princess Clarisse Renaldo From Chinese Empress Wu Zetian to Britain's `Queen Mum,' Grandmère admires princesses who have shown grace under pressure II. Style Princesses: Hair and make-up guru Paolo and fashionisto Sebastiano discuss principessas whose royal wardrobes have profoundly impacted the world. Also: a special guest appearance by Cousin Hank Thermopolis From Marie Antoinette's rosy cheeks to Princess Jasmine's halter- top, royal style relies on more than just a crown. Paolo and Sebastiano explain how III. Mrs. Princess: Tina Hakim Baba names princesses who only became princesses because they were lucky enough to marry a prince From Princess Diana to Mia's own Grandmère, Tina examines the phenomenon of commoners who scored royal titles. And princes. IV. Power Princesses: Renowned social activist Lilly Moscovitz on princesses who wielded mighty scepters From Cleopatra and her fatal asp to Elizabeth the Virgin Queen, these royals refused to merely sit pretty on their thrones V. Action Princesses: Royal Consort Michael Moscovitz reflects upon his ideal princess.and surprisingly, it is not Princess Leia Michael tells all (or at least his thoughts on heroines in tiaras, that is) VI. Politically Correct Princesses: Princess Mia sheds light on the valuable lessons contained in popular fairy tales From Princess Mononoke to Snow White, every princess carries a message, be it about environmentalism or not eating an apple offered by a stranger, no matter how juicy it looks VII. Wanna-Be Princesses: Princess Mia decrees just who is, and who is not, a real princess In regards to the likes of Barbie, Smurfette, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Princess Mia draws a line in the sand VIII. Should-Be-Princesses: Princess Mia lists those who are not princesses but ought to be Princess Mia takes a stand on behalf of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gwen Stefani, and others Conclusion: Getting in touch with your inner princess Princess Mia ties it all together
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Princesses Fiction, Self-actualization (Psychology) Fiction, Diaries Fiction