Sunday, January 11, 2009

"Which road do I take?" she asked

"Where do you want to go?" was his response.

"I don't know," Alice answered.

"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

Alice in Wonderland is one of the moat imaginative stories I've ever read. Not to mention that the original work is much darker than the popular Disney version we've come to love. I happen to enjoy both of the versions equally as they hold the same queer characters and sticky situations. Say what you will about the authors supposedly dropping acid before getting to work, it was a masterpiece. Even if it was a skewed tale symbolizing the British Parliament.

Although, my views of Alice in Wonderland were temporarily ruined this summer. I portrayed the Cheshire Cat (which in this particular play had two heads), and tried the best I could to not bitch everyday about how different the play was. Sure, we had the Girls of the Golden Afternoon, the frantic White Rabbit, and the finicky Queen of Hearts. But the overall storyline was inane and just incorrect.

But my love has been renewed!

I've been wondering what an unfortunately curious girl would wear on a regular day. Y'know, when she's not chasing rabbits or arguing with snippy doorknobs. So here I have composed my idea of Alice's (or any other precocious girl) outfit. Hold the petticoats and pinafores.

polka dot blouse

flouncy skirtsweater cape

black stockings

vintage saddle shoesfloppy hat

The full skirt offers opportunity for exploration and the comfy saddle shoes ensure she won't hurt her busy feet. The sweater and hat for elegance, of course. An outfit that I, myself, would wear any day. It's too whimsical not to love.


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