Thursday, February 12, 2015
Alice in Valentinesland
Happy Valentine's Holidaytimes<3 It's not really in my top 5 favorite holidays, but it IS my half birthday,
and who doesn't love the excuse to dress up and get a little extra fancy? I found this dress for cheap in
a thrift store a very long while ago and always meant to fix it up a little to sell it, but it's one of those
things I never got around to before moving. The white skirt is so old it's yellowing and browning around the
edges, and the velvet appliqués are slowly peeling off. It's the type of dress that's perfect for photoshoots
or certain dressup occasions, but I probably wouldn't wear it out on a normal day running errands. The dress
immediately popped into my head as I looked across the room at my parasol though, because the appliqué
shape and hue match the pattern on the rice paper quite well- and an idea was born.
I liked the idea of sort of meshing Alice, the Queen of Hearts, and the animated playing cards from the classic
imagery in Alice in Wonderland. I chose items around my place that were red and white, hearts, patterns, etc.
I like how doll-like and coquettish this dress feels- especially with the velvet accents and worn with black
mary janes. I'm already kicking myself for not thinking to tie a tiny 'eat me' label on my giant Japanese Kit Kat bar.
Happy Valentine's Day! If there's anything this Holiday has taught me, it's GET RID of expectations and TREAT YOSELF.
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 9:24 AM