Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Oh, Alice

Have you ever been inspired by something of another genre? For instance when reading a book, watching a movie, or listening to a song you just get this massive flow of ideas? every single time? I've always loved the book 'Alice in Wonderland'. The movie is great too, but the book is incredible. Everytime i read it i get ideas for art and fashion. I've gotten to the point where I have to keep a sketchbook next to me while reading. And i am crazy about the silly poetry within the story.

The Lobster
Lewis Carroll

'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
'You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair.'
As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.

When the sands are all dry, he is gay as a lark,
And will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark,
But, when the tide rises and sharks are around,
His voice has a timid and tremulous sound.

I think everybody should read this book atleast ONCE. Alice and wonderland theme has had it's own impact on fashion. Childlike dresses and lolita-esque get-ups are seen in street fashion as well as in haute couture. And take a look at this editorial from December 2003, Vogue:

curiouser and curiouser!
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