MICKEY MOUSE’S 90th BIRTHDAY: WHICH BETTER OCCASION FOR THEMED SHOPPING?

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Mickey Mouse turned 90. I don’t think there’s much to add. Actually, maybe there is: do you know how this lovely little mouse was born? From a failure. This is an inspirational story I feel the need to tell you. It was 1928 and Walt Disney was a young artist in terrible financial difficulties. He had just lost legal rights over his most profitable character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (in retrospect, it wasn’t such a bad thing) and had been abandoned by all of his co-workers. Alone and with no money, suddenly he got the idea for a new character. The inspiration came from a little brown rodent who was running around in his office in Kansas City. This is how the most famous character in history was born: in the (scarcely hygienic) solitude of a garage. But of course, they needed the touch of a woman: as a matter of fact the last magic improvement was due to Walt’s wife. She said: listen my love, why won’t we give a new name to this nice little creature? I don’t think Mortimer would fit him. Shall we call him Mickey Mouse?

The rest is history.

How are you going to celebrate? I chose my favourite way: themed shopping. I started with this wonderful denim jacket by Marc Jacob with an oversize Mickey Mouse on it. But of course, I’m not done…

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