ttF Fashion Staples Series Diary: Alice in FIDM
Tonight, I attended the opening night gala of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Costume Exhibition at FIDM. To celebrate the release of the film on Blu-ray and DVD, Disney put together a display of Colleen Atwood’s glorious costumes, Alice-inspired clothing and jewelry, as well as couture created by FIDM grads.
It was the perfect occasion to finally wear the dress I bought last summer after seeing preview pics of the Tim Burton flick. I wasn’t comfortable with cleavage for the event, so I turned it into a yoke style by removing the straps and layering my lace top underneath. Funky plastic peep-toes brought the outfit into Wonderland.
The event was adorable, from the thematic topiary bushes to the finger sandwiches and Mad Hatter ice tea served in tea cups. The highlight, obviously, was the fashion show hosted by Project Runway alumn Nick Verreos. If you follow me on Twitter, you would have seen the student creations inspired by characters including the Tweedle twins, the Cheshire cat and the Red Queen.
After the show, I went inside with Jen and my friend Mark from WWD to get a sneak peek at the exhibition. If you’re in Los Angeles, you can check it out from May 27-September 30. They’re also having cute events over the summer, including a tea party and a costume contest. Maybe I’ll tie a ribbon in my hair and return in my baby blue ensemble.
D&G Dolce & Gabbana bustier dress, Nanette Lepore top, Melissa Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Lady Dragon Ball sandals, Gucci bag, lia sophia bracelet
Fashion Staples Used: Lace Top
ttF Fashion Staples Series Diary: A Touch of Alice
I got a little sick last night and still am not feeling 100% so comfort was key today. Stretchy cigarette pants are a chic alternative to sweats and a flowing top is ideal for hiding bloat (too many glasses of champagne combined with boatloads of cheese will do that to you).
Since Tim Burton’s movie is out in theaters today, I decided to add some color with my leather Alice in Wonderland charm bracelet.
And the Prada shoes? Okay, so they’re not exactly the comfiest but a hot pair of heels always makes me feel better.
Forever 21 top and pants, Prada ombre pumps, Prada sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff wallet, CC Skye buckle bangle, Kidada Jones for Disney Couture wrap bracelet (other cartoon versions here)
Fashion Staples Used: Black Cigarette Pants
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Avril Lavigne doesn’t only sing Alice in Wonderland‘s title single, “Alice,” she also designed clothing inspired by the movie. When Tim Burton’s highly anticipated flick premieres March 5, so does Avril’s Abbey Dawn limited edition junior’s rock ‘n’ roll with a whimsical twist collection online and at Kohl’s stores nationwide.
In the meantime, check out other designers who have been influenced by the Disney flick. My faves are Sue Wong’s magical dresses and Tom Binns’ edgy jewelry. Everything is making me want to throw an Alice in Wonderland party for my birthday in a couple of weeks. I don’t have the time or funds but I’d love to turn my apartment into a scene from Avril’s music video.
It has been seven months since Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland promos inspired me to buy a baby blue D&G dress—and stare at myself in the looking glass. And I still have yet to wear it.
Now, the movie is already premiering. Yesterday, the cast braved the London rain to walk the red carpet for the world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square. I was hoping Helena Bonham Carter would wear the silver lattice gown with red hem from Georges Chakras’ runway. But instead the Red Queen went with white. Always quirky that one.
While I prefer Anne Hathaway in more feminine gowns the Vivienne Westwood Couture and Cadadei platforms fit right in with her good on the outside dark on the inside White Queen character.
Mia Wasikowa‘s nude Valentino Couture with sweet floral lace overlay was very Alice appropriate and the only look I could see myself wearing when I’m not just at home with my looking glass. Sue Wong designed a more cocktail version in her Alice in Wonderland-themed dress collection. OPI, Swarovski and good ‘ole Urban Outfitters also created items inspired by the Disney movie that you can easily incorporate into your everyday wardrobe.