A Real-Life Disney Princess Is Designing Enchanting Chokers

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Being a princess is a full-time job. How else do you explain the fact that Ariel, Belle, and Co. aren't off hustling between combing their hair with dinglehoppers and reading in royal libraries? Real-life Disney Princess Courtney Reed has a full-time gig playing Jasmine in the Broadway adaptation of Aladdin, but she's also got a pretty sweet side hustle. When she's not onstage riding magic carpets and grooming her pet tiger, Reed is designing a line of Disney Princess-inspired chokers.
Reed didn't begin with Disney accessories. Her line, Gagged, started with Broadway-inspired pieces, which took cues from hit shows like Hamilton and Les Misérables. It wasn't until she considered expanding her line that she found some style inspo from Disney.
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"I'm obsessed with princesses," she told PeopleStyle. "I mean, who's not? With the success of the Broadway Collection, we thought, Oh my gosh! What if we did a Princess Collection with our favorite Broadway divas modeling them?’ It has been such a blast."
That's how the Gagged Princess Collection was born. It's got 15 different designs on offer, each one taking aspects from an iconic Disney muse. There's Mermaid, a holographic green choker that's reminiscent of Ariel's tail (pre-"Poor Unfortunate Souls" transformation, of course). Those looking for a summer-ready option can try puka-esque Wayfinder, which pulls from Moana. There's an option for every princess — and some even have matching bracelets.
Believe it or not, Reed makes all of the accessories herself. "I try and make chokers literally any time I have down time," she told PeopleStyle. "I even make them when I have friends over. I made seven [a day] when I first started. I’m much faster now."

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While she's the hands behind the operation, Reed enlisted fellow Broadway princesses to model the chokers. She's the face of Jas, of course, the Jasmine-inspired piece. The Little Mermaid's Sierra Boggess models her respective pieces, too. But since there are so many designs and only a few Disney Princess Broadway shows, Reed got her pals from Hamilton to help out, too. Carleigh Bettiol shows off the Hercules-inspired Muse choker. Lexi Lawson and Ariana DeBose also participated.
You can check out the whole collection on the Gagged website.
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