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April 4, 2012

Julie Andrews, Target and Disney Host National Princess Week @Disneyliving

First annual event celebrated at Target stores nationwide April 22-28

Beloved Academy Award®-winning actress, singer and bestselling children's book author Julie Andrews, in collaboration with Target and The Walt Disney Company, introduce the first annual National Princess Week. During this enchanting week-long event, taking place April 22-28, children across the country are invited to celebrate the sparkle and wonder of every princess - real, aspiring or imagined.


SRP: $29.99
Retailers: Target
Available: April 15, 2012

"Throughout my career as an actress and author, I've encouraged children to use their imaginations and dream big," said Julie Andrews. "Joining Disney and Target to create National Princess Week is an extension of my work - a moment in time for children to celebrate their individuality and let their inner sparkle shine."
Throughout National Princess Week, Target will showcase a variety of products designed to engage every princess, including:
  • 10th Anniversary release of a very special two-movie collection featuring two modern-day fairy tales, "The Princess Diaries" and "The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" – starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, and available for the first time ever on Blu-ray™.
  • Target guests will also find Julie Andrews' "The Very Fairy Princess: Here Comes the Flower Girl!" co-authored with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. It is the latest publication in their critically-acclaimed No. 1 New York Times best-selling "The Very Fairy Princess" children's franchise. The book follows a little girl, Geraldine, through her adventures readying for her aunt's wedding and the magic that happens when she helps others.
  • Fans of Disney's beloved princess characters will find an array of themed merchandise at Target stores and Items include Blu-rays, books, toys, bedroom d├ęcor, games and more, inspired by Disney's classic animated films including "Beauty and The Beast," "The Princess and The Frog," and "Tangled,"starting at just $5. Guests can view the full selection of products by visiting
"Disney and Julie Andrews have inspired the imaginations of generations of children and families," said Casey Carl, Target's senior vice president. "We're excited to bring that magic to Target guests everywhere and offer them an opportunity to create a princess experience through rereleased Blu-rays, books, toys and other merchandise."

New Retro Disneyland-Inspired Doone and Bourke Handbags hit The Vault

Hi guys!  Just a quick post to share some exciting news I just received from the Disney Parks Blog. A fabulous new retro Disneyland-inspired Dooney and Bourke series will be hitting Disneyland's "Vault 28" on May 12.  The series will feature several collections, printed with fun and whimsical designs, the first release being the Retro collection which features nostalgic images of Disneyland attractions and icons.

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The Disneyland line will be available in several of the more popular "Dooney" silhouettes as well as a new iPad case (which REALLY excites me).  Prices will range from $78-$268.

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If you happen to stop by The Vault on the release day, Dooney and Bourke creative designer, Ian Ray will be in-store between 2 and 5 pm for photos and signings.

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As a huge fan of the Disney-themed Dooney and Bourke handbags, I must say that I will being doing my very best to snag one of these babies before they're sold out!