Influenced By: Alice in Wonderland

March 11, 2010

Daily Digest

Influenced By: Alice in Wonderland

Pictured: Mia Wasikowska who plays Alice, Urban Decay Alice Book of Shawdows, Tom Binns for Disney Couture bracelet.

It’s safe to say that with its recent cinema release, Alice in Wonderland fever gripped the country in earnest. Everywhere people have been talking or watching Tim Burton’s new twist on “Alice” for Disney which stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter,  Anne Hathaway as the White Queen, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Alan Rickman as the voice of the Caterpillar.

With Alice in Wonderland also came a flutter of excitement from the fashion world, as there was so much catwalk inspiration in the film.  Take the bow headbands at Luella, the optical prints at Versace and even the pale faces and crimson hair of White Rabbit which resembled Vivienne Westwood’s signature style.

With a film that influences style, came an amazingly quick turnaround from designers and retailers to get Alice paraphernalia on the market. Here’s a rundown of some of my favourites:

Alice by Temperley is a new a new diffusion collection with an affordable price tag which comes from bigger sister Temperley London. The blue and black tiger striped scarf (€58, Harvey Nichols) has taken the celeb world by storm and is this seasons IT scarf already.

Tom Binns, known for mixing obscure elements into his jewellery, fits Alice right into his design theme. His 35 piece AIW collection for Disney Couture is available at House of Fraser, Brown Thomas and ASOS.

Binns was not alone in his thinking, as Stella McCartney and Swarovski followed suit with some Alice inspired bracelets and necklaces – the Swarovski White Rabbit one particularly caught my attention.

Nicolas Mosse pottery designed special heart shaped plates for the occasion while artist Graham Knuttel auctioned off an exclusive Alice in Wonderland inspired painting in aid of The Irish Hospice Foundation.

Urban Decay came up with Alice Book of Shadows makeup while Opi launched nail polish in shades of red, blue and a multi-colored glitter with film appropriate names to them such as Off With Her Red and Mad as a Hatter.

If you don’t fancy any clothes, makeup or pottery, then opt for a food fit for the fashion forward – the luxurious Alice macaroons from Laudree at Brown Thomas are by far the most adorable snack.

Lewis Carroll would be proud that his enchanting Alice in Wonderland fantasy inspired so many fashionistas amongst us.

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