Two of the world's most famous Disney characters, Mickey and Minnie, celebrated their 80th anniversary this past week, with the news of that event in the states for some reason remaining under the radar. What with the presidential election and our economic crisis screaming at us 24/7, it may have gotten lost but I think celebrating their birthday would have been most welcome on some of these darker days. Oddly enough, during Fashion week in Paris last month, designers showing their latest spring/summer lines took time out to create one-of-a-kind outfits in honor of the lovely Miss Minnie that were auctioned off at Christie's in Paris with proceeds going to Maison de Solenn, an organization helping young adults suffering from bulimia, anorexia, depression and other disorders. Kind of odd that it was such a big deal in France and not in the states. Hmm.
My favorite by far. She and I have exactly the same 'goofy' legs.
Photo credit: Jacques Brinon