What if Disney characters strutted around in designer footwear? Two feature animation artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios have done all of the meticulously drawn hard work for us, visualizing the princess' (totally imaginary) high-end shoe predilections.
By day, Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay and Normand Lemay work at Disney; by night, they whip up illustrations on their own time under the moniker Griz and Norm. The real-life couple shares their colorful, playful illustrations on Instagram, and many sketches are inspired by classic films and characters with a twist.
The series was inspired by Sastrawinata-Lemay's own daydreaming about the intersection of Disney princesses and designer footwear. "I’m a shoe collector and I’ve always loved great shoe design," Sastrawinata-Lemay (a.k.a. Griz) told Refinery29. She's familiarized herself with the signatures of her favorite footwear brands, and, “based on the princess’ personality, I imagined what shoe designer they would shop at the most,” Sastrawinata-Lemay explains. She kicked off the project with Elsa from Frozen.