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Princess Leia on the cover of Drum Magazine… No, wait… That’s Minnie

I like Minnie Dlamini, and spending some time with her at the You Magazine Awards, she is a cool girl. (Plus she loves Spice Girls)… But it seems like Geri, Mel B, Mel C, Emma and Victoria aren’t her only inspiration. Looks like she is a fan of the sci fi hit, Star WarsWell at least the Drum Magazine stylist is...

I did some research on this hairstyle, made famous by Princess Leia (and now re invented by our very own Minnie) and this is what Wikipedia said…lol…

The “Cinnamon Bun Hairstyle”

Leia’s well-known hairdo in A New Hope has been affectionately dubbed the “doughnut hairstyle”, or “cinnamon buns”, by many science fiction fans.Carrie Fisher, in an appearance on the UK TV show Bring Back Star Wars, said she hated her character’s hairstyle; she felt it made her face look rounder, and it took two hours every day to style.Miss Piggy of Jim Henson’s Muppet Babies copied the hairdo with doughnuts in a Star Wars-centric episode of the series. Also, in one scene from Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs, Princess Vespa also appears to have the hairstyle, but reveals that she is actually wearing a large pair of headphones. In the parody film Thumb Wars, the role of Leia was filled by a character named Princess Bunhead, who, as the name implies, had two cinnamon rolls for hair.

The hairdo has also been compared to the Iberian sculpture Lady of Elche.

Young marriageable Hopi Indian women wear a very elaborate “Squash Blossom” hairdo that superficially resembles Princess Leia’s.” George Lucas, however, has denied a connection, saying: “In the 1977 film, I was working very hard to create something different that wasn’t fashion, so I went with a kind of South western Pancho Villa woman revolutionary look, which is what that is. The buns are basically from turn-of-the-century Mexico.”



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