‘It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’
Today marks the first character post of not only the first series on The Whimsical Wildling, but the first of my fashion fables idea. Seen as though this series is of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and each character portrayed through my eyes, it only seemed to make sense that I share Alice with you first. Although, it would also make perfect sense under this topic to be nonsensical and not do Alice. However, we’re not really in Wonderland, now are we?
Alice is of course the most well known character in the story and much easier to understand amongst the Wonderland Creatures. Alice finds herself in a strange world ruled by imagination and fantasy. Its clear between the pages of the story, she feels comfortable with her identity and has a great sense of curiosity. Something, which, I myself can relate to. Alice believes that the world is orderly and stable, and she has an insatiable curiosity about her surroundings. Wonderland challenges and frustrates her perceptions of the world. This in itself is what I love about the story. I think it’s important to constantly ask questions.
As I mentioned in the introduction, this series is about my own interpretation of each of the Wonderland Characters and how I’d imagine them to be if they were placed inside the ‘modern fashion world’. I’d imagine Alice to play a character that literally exudes curiosity and holds both a mature and childlike personality. She’d be the one in the workplace who would simply antagonize everyone else, although this is carried out with genuine curiousness and not done so purposely to upset anyone.
Unlike the other characters, I chose to go more traditional with Alice. The collar and sleeves create a more preppy, Victorian feel which portrays her upper class background. Most of us probably associate Alice with a blue and white dress courtesy of the 1950’s Disney Movie. Therefore, I felt this was the perfect dress. Ballet flats of some sort would have been more appropriate, however, I wanted to add a little bit of myself into the look and chose to wear my favourite pair of black, lace up, wedge, boots.
Hair & Makeup
I decided to wait until I got my hair chopped off and fringe put in to do this particular shoot. There was something about this hairstyle that seemed quite Alice and a little more plane over my previous hairstyle. I pulled back my top section of hair and clipped this with a bow to reflect the 50’s Disney version. I also added in my favourite bow jewellery to complete the look. The makeup was rather simple. I focused more on the blush to create a youthful look. I applied a peach and brown shade to the lids and ran a beautiful blue eye shadow under the eyes. This creates a more up-to-date look.
I really wanted to shoot in the woods for Alice. Much like how Alice feels when she enters Wonderland, I wanted this to reflect in the photo shoot. Curious and a little confused, I wanted Alice to look lost and out of place. The look and location creating a contrast that is both familiar and somehow not at all.
Lace Up Black Wedge Boots
Velvet hair bow clip
See the rest of the Wonderland Series Here