: Look The Book : Alice In Wonderland
Follow me down the rabbit hole and let’s discover the style of Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll’s enduring and enchanting tale of imagination. Alice’s trippy adventure is not just the stuff of fairy tales and fantasy. It’s a call to be ‘curiouser and curiouser’ when creating your own wardrobe wonderland. In fact, you can even get the matching earrings!
“We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad? “ said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, ”or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Leave Alice’s satin tea dress and ribbons to Gwen Stefani and her Harajuku Girls! Instead, follow the Cheshire Cat’s lead and play with madcap digital prints in glorious technicolour. Look no further than the print maverick herself, Mary Katrantzou, for dizzying prints are a true marriage of fashion and art.
For surreal prints created a little closer to home, run…don’t walk…to Gorman for their incredible new collaboration with artist, Rhys Lee. Or for print-tastic pieces that are cheaper than a round of drinks, check out Sportsgirl’s frocks and this mirror floral print dress.
The Queen turned crimson with fury, and, after glaring at her for a moment like a wild beast, began screaming, “Off with her head! OFF –“
While ol’ Queenie can keep her foul-temper, we’ll happily cop her obsession with hearts. From tees and dresses, to tops and sweats, it’s easy to fall head over heels with heart motifs. If a more nuanced approach is more your go, then these Loveboat flats or sweet brass earrings will be right up your alley!
“Reeling and Writhing,” the Mock Turtle replied. “And then the different branches of Arithmetic, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.”
“I’ve never heard of Uglification,” Alice ventured to say. “What is it?”
Forget Uglification. Let’s hear it for some Beautification! Alice’s little-girl-lost look it’s all about fresh, flawless skin. Apply YSL’s new Le Teint Touche Éclat foundation with either your fingertips or this aptly titled, Perfect Foundation Brush. It makes skin look dewy and luminous and has just the right amount of coverage to blur out blemishes.
All you need now is a hookah-smoking Caterpillar and perpetually late White Rabbit and even you won’t be able to tell who the real Alice is!
Melbourne girl-about-town Clare Hillier blogs at Checks & Spots, an up-to-the-minute lifestyle blog dedicated to fashion, beauty, design and living! Visit Clare’s Checks & Spots Facebook page : Follow Clare on Twitter