14 Mar 2013

Wonder girl

I'm feeling more and more like true Wonder Girl lately!
(Wonder as in Wonderland if you might have wondered)
A few days ago I went to an Oxfam bookshop and came across a cute, old and little Alice in Wonderland book. It didn't mention a date of publication, but on one of the first pages was 26-12-'21 written in pencil, so it's probably an edition from before (terminus ante quem) 1921! The book got a nice place on my bookshelf next to my other treasures, Jane Austen and Jules Verne.
And a couple days earlier I've got the DVD of Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland as another birthday present, awesome!

The phrase "Off with his head!" always reminds me of Ruby, who couldn't stop shouting it around when the movie just released. Oh and just one little thing, Ruby isn't my sister, she's my best friend! :)
My favourite part of the story, painting the roses red.
'In this style 10/6' - hat
hat necklace Disney Couture, rabbit ring H&M, heart studs SIX

I love that Alice hasn't got her typical (Disney) blue-dress-with-white-apron-outfit yet. That image will be stuck in our heads for ever I guess, but it wasn't what Lewis Caroll made up.
Did you know by the way, that the Disney movie of Alice in Wonderland (1951) is actually a compilation of Lewis Caroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the looking glass, and what Alice found there'? I didn't until yesterday!


  1. Ik vind alice in wonderland ook zo leuk!
    Mooie foto's.

  2. What a treasure! I love everything about Alice in Wonderland. I hadn't remembered the original illustrations and has an image of Alice in a very short blue chiffon dress with frilly petticoats (something I'd long to try on myself). It must be wonderful-re-reading the original with "Through the looking Glass". I often refer to "follow the white rabbit", "down the rabbit hole" and "see how deep the rabbit hole goes" - probably resulting from watching "The Matrix", "What the Bleep, Down the Rabbit Hole" and, of course, the Disney movie "Alice in Wonderland" - but I also have recollections of my mother reading the book to me as a child half a century ago. The Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat.

    I love bunny rabbits. That H&M bunny rabbit ring is adorable.


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