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 🙂 !
Alice in Wonderland has got to be one of the most copied and imitated inspirations since it came out. It deserves its place as a classic
I definitely agree with You Selina! Thank you for commenting 🙂 !
Meni se uvijek sviđala Alice, a studiranje engleskog mi je bila savršena izlika da knjigu pročitam nekoliko puta. Stvarno zanimljiv roman, na puno razina….ta neka gotovo divlja maštovitost i orginalnost nije mogla proći nezamjećeno, pa ni je čudo da je toliko utjecalo na modernu kulturu—film, modu, vizualne umjetnosti – čak i druga književna djela. U drugom djelu Kronika iz Ambera ima cijeli dio u kojem se lik (inače čarobnjak) nađe u tom svijetu čudesa.
Kombinacija i fotografije su oboje savršeni, divan post!
Hvala ti Ivana na divnom komentaru! Obožavam Alice – stvarno je posebna – psihodelična, zanimljiva i inspirativna, jedva sam dočekala da napravim post na tu temu! Poljupci iz Splita 🙂 !
This is amazing! Love the Alice in Wonderland theme. One of my favorite movies growing up and still amazes me with fascinating renditions over the years 🙂 – Lena
Thank you Lena! Alice is one of my favorite book characters, I enjoyed doing this little tribute to her! Kisses!
Fantastic Post! A round of applauses
Thank you so much darling! Kisses!
What a great post! I love this 😀
Thank you darling! Love your blog, I’m a bit of nail polish fanatic so I will be definitely checking out your new posts!
wow..this story used to both intrigue me and scare me a little, as it was so unpredictable.. when I was a kid!
In my other life as a teacher I found it was such an inspiration …
getting the children to write the Mad Hatter’s book of alternative manners for instance..ha ha!
So would have loved these colourful shots.
Maman from mimiandmaman here, Miss Dee
Thank you so much for this wonderful comment, it really means so much to me! Book was a bit confusing when I was a child 🙂 , but as I grew older I learned to love it and appreciate it 🙂 ! We are really happy here in Croatia, the weather is perfect and people are still walking around in short sleeves and sandals 🙂 !
p.s. may have been somewhere near your fabulous part of the world/coast … fisrt time cruisin’ of late. Fabulous!
And daugter No 1 …soul artist Taylor Jackson was out there gigging at a festival some while ago!
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