Stuffed Animal Backpacks and Cubic Zirconia Crowns in The Princess Diaries (2001)
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Now introducing…Crown Princess Amelia Mignonette Thermopolis Renaldi! On today’s episode, we are dissecting Gary Jones’s fantastic costume design in The Princess Diaries, which stars Anne Hathaway in her breakthrough role as an awkward Bay Area teenager who learns she’s a prin-cess! And we have Abi Balingit, author of the Filipino dessert cookbook, Mayumu, and fellow Bay Area teen to join us! Topics include the various classic fashion designers and real-life royal inspirations for the gowns, the collective crush we all had on Robert Schwartzman, Pretty Woman Easter egg references, hiding "accoutrements" in stuffed animal bags, and, of course, Mia's makeover moment with Paolo. Order a pizza with M&Ms on it and tune in now on Apple Podcasts! 

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