One of my all time favorite books is “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. I got my first copy of this book for my 10th birthday – to this day is one of my favorite birthday presents 🙂 !
“Alice in Wonderland’ is full of quirky characters, each one adding a bit of humor and dimension to the story. When Alice falls down the rabbit hole she enters in magical world of Wonderland where she encounters various talking animals, including Cheshire Cat, Caterpillar, White Rabbit, and one very unusual Queen.The first character she meets is The White Rabbit – he reappears throughout the book and acts as Alice’s guide, which is amusing because he doesn’t seem to know even what time it is 🙂 !
The book is very complex and has a lot of symbolism conveyed through the characters and setting. Lewis Carroll intricately weaves a story using these characters to teach a lesson to children about growing up in an entertaining way. Each character teaches Alice something about life and growing up in a dangerous world.
“Alice in Wonderland” was a huge inspiration in music, movie and fashion industry and also became a source of inspiration to this little post – hope you’ll like it 🙂 !
I was looking through a rabbit hole…
…and fell into a magical world of Wonderland – while wearing my “Koke” tunic dress!
I’m greeted by a wicked smile of Cheshire Cat..
…but we quickly became friends!
I met one very psychodelic Caterpillar 🙂 …
…and then I finally find the White Rabbit who matched the color of his coat with my H&M blue stockings…
…just in time to join him…
..and his friend Mad Hatter in a rather interesting tea party 🙂
I searched this magical twisted world…
…without meeting that over-the-top Queen of Hearts !
With all my Earthly possessions kept in my own handmade “Alice in Wonderland” bag 🙂
“Alice in Wonderland” as a fashion inspiration:
Photoshoot by Annie Liebovitz for Vogue, December 2003 edition. In role of Alice is supermodel Natalia Vodianova.
Natalia in Yves Saint Laurent Gauche silk-satin dress and designer Tom Ford as the White Rabbit
Atelier Versace layered silk-tulle and chiffon-organza dress lined in lace. Donatella Versace and Rupert Everett as the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle.
Balenciaga crystal pleated chiffon dress and grey ankle boots. Brand’s designer Nicolas Ghesquiere as the black kitty.
Chanel Haute Couture embroidered satin jacket with draped satin skirt and cream leather boot pants. Karl Lagerfeld as Pepper, of Pig and Pepper
Christian Lacroix Haute Couture dress with painted and sculpted mint dickey over lace top and frilled lame skirt. Designers Stephen Jones and Christian Lacroix as the Mad Hatter and the March Hare.
Dior Haute Couture hand-painted dress. Designer John Galliano as the Queen of Hearts and his partner Alexis Roche as his king.
Gaultier Paris silk-jersey draped dress and designer Jean Paul Gaultier as the Cheshire Cat.
Helmut Lang organza minidress and his portrait on the back wall.
Marc Jacobs ruffled chiffon minidress – and Marc Jacobs as caterpillar.
Gwen Stefani in her 2009. Alice inspired video for the song “What You Waiting For?”
L: Alice inspired heels by Christian Louboutin; R: handpainted Alice sneakers found on Etsy
Alice inspired clothing found on Etsy and Ebay
Beautiful jewelry straight from Wonderland
Cakes, wedding table decorations, even nails – you name it, Alice inspired it !
Thank you Miss Stela for the wonderful pictures, I couldn’t do it without you 🙂 !