Monday, 26 April 2010

Candy Colours

Pink Pumps Lacoste, Ice Gem Ring Miss Selfridges, Yellow SundressTopshop, Purple Shorts Dorothy Perkins, Cupcake Charm Juicy Couture, Pink Bra Jack Wills, Mint Jamie Jeans Topshop, Cake Earrings Miss Selfridges, Green Nail Varnish Superdrug, Ice Cream Brooch Tatty Devine, Bow Vest Miss Selfridges.

So we've all been a bit busy recently and suddenly the sun is upon us and we are now faced with the crazy idea of actually stepping out of our dark winter wardrobes into something more lively! Soft candy colours is a great way to introduce Spring into your old Winter wardrobe and wake it up! So put on your pastel shades and lets go get ice cream!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

We all secretly want to be a Topshop Girl!

Yes to the denim waistcoats, shorts and skirts, lace layers, cropped tops and jackets, paisley prints. No to the body hugging maxi dresses, strange graphic leggings and socks with sandals (didn't our Grandad's teach us socks with sandals are not a good look?!)
and a defiant thumbs up to metallic gold nail varnish!
Bring on Summer!

Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English)

Well last week I finally went to see Alice in Wonderland directed by a certain Mr Tim Burton.

After visiting the shop/exhibition of Alice at Selfridges and hearing a lot of news about this film I just had to go and see it. Here's a few photographs from Selfridges shop windows! I loved the whole mix and match of items including two of the outfits from the actual film. You have to love Selfridges marketing skills, I can afford £40 on an Alice in wonderland T-shit...can't I?

So on to the actual film.
Well apart from Alice not sure whether she was the right Alice and Johnny Depp (the Mad Hatter) not sure if he was Irish,Scottish or American. I don't now if this was intentional but we shall pretend not to notice.
The film was ok...I felt it was a bit rushed and when I look back to it I remember a blur of colours so not the most rememorable story but watchable.
Anyway I was hardly watching the film as I was drooling over the constant change of costume. Colleen Atwood has really pulled out all the stops in creating different outfits for each character and a continual change of clothing for Alice. One thing that the Disney Animated 1951 failed to notice was that if Alice shrank then surely her clothes would become too big for her? This film has really played on the idea of scale with a memorable scene where the Queen of Hearts meets the large Alice who is hiding behind a bush. '....Clothe this enormous girl!'
I would wait till this film is out on DVD which apparently will be very soon by Tim Burton's requests to see it.