Annie Leibovitz plus Disney is a dream that comes to live once a year when the photography doyen shoots a different celebrity as a Disney Princess for the ongoing Disney Dream Portraits series. Normally we try to quash our jealousy a little by claiming the magic is 90% created on Photoshop, but apparently the combination of Leibovitz, childhood nostalgia and a modern pop culture icon is just as heavenly as it sounds.
This year Jennifer Hudson joined the ranks of Beyoncé, Olivia Wilde and Taylor Swift, being made over as Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. Look at these behind-the-scenes pictures of Hudson swanning around a misty forest in her princess gown, flanked by one of the world’s greatest fashion photographers and her own adorable son David, and momentarily forget Disneyland is mainly just long lines and sticky fingers. Of course, if you really want to recreate the magic at home, you could always just shell out your life savings for one of these.
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this is some kind of spaceship or something.