Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mad about Wonderland

 Alice: Have I gone mad?

The Hatter: I'm afraid so, you're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

The other night I finally watched Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and once again I'm obsessed with what is in my opinion one of the best stories ever written. The Disney cartoon Alice in Wonderland is probably one of the first movies I can remember watching as a child and it has always been a favourite. It most probably sparked my love of pretty dressy, top hats, pocket watches, headbands and bows in hair, my fascination with the game of croquet and roses as my flower of choice. I'm clearly not the only person mad about Wonderland, as over the years the film has been recreated several times over including most recently by Tim Burton, Gwen Stefani used it  as the theme behind her videoclip for her single "What you waiting for?" and the theme has appeared  in both US Vogue and Harper's Bazaar fashion shoots, just to name a few. It's fabulous that this tale written by Lewis Carrol  in 1885 has stood the test of time and is still enjoyed by both adults and children. I've always wanted to have dress-up Mad Hatters Tea party complete with cocktails served in teapots and scrumptious cupcakes, followed by a crazy game of Croquette for a birthday, but perhaps to celebrate an Unbirthday would be more appropriate!

Disney's 1957 Alice in Wonderland:

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland:

Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US December 2003 shot by Annie Leibovitz:

Chloë Sevigny in Harper’s Bazaar Russia April 2010 shot by Pavel Havlicek:

What You Waiting For? by Gwen Stefani

1 comment:

  1. LOVE that quote! So true hahah

    andddd pocket-watches <3

    Thank-you Gwen Stefani for bringing it back :)


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