I think I’m lacking the certain extra whimsicality that causes some girls to devote their lives to Alice in Wonderland. I like Alice, a lot, but I am no Alice fiend. But since she is on the tip of everyone’s tongues this week I thought I’d pay a little homage to the heroine of the moment. I haven’t seen the new movie and I have to admit, I don’t have plans to see it. The publicity stills have sort of turned me off of it for awhile. “My” Alice is the 1972 musical version Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a VHS which my mom would relentlessly rent from the public library. Small selection, I guess. Even if you were hooked on the Disney version, Burton’s latest adaptation or just read the book like a smart girl, the heart of Alice stays the same. So pick your own fantasy, Alice is yours for the imagining.
1930s copy of Alice in Wonderland $12.50, john derian “Ace of Spades” tray $110, tiffany&co key charm $300, bow headband $50, one lump or two lamp $198, bow gloves $50, vintage 1950s dress $320, john derian coasters $25/each, antique cobalt bottle $5, judith leiber crystal clutch $3995.
Out of everything I’ve found in the hours (and hours and hours and hours) I’ve spent looking for things for this series, this Alice wallpaper takes the cake. Printed from the 1930s artwork of CFA Voysey, it smacks of awesomeness all around. Which is why I, a non-alice freak, am itching to plaster it everywhere. Walls, ceilings, my first born child. (evidence of my love- the all important twitter background.) So let’s talk Alice… Love or loathe? -amy m.
*stay tuned for a d*s video interview with david berman of trustworth soon!