THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS FEAT. VINTAGE FINDS
I've always been an Alice in Wonderland fan — but it wasn't until Tim Burton's portrayal that made me feel supremely connected to the characters in a way I'd never had before. Something that I think Burton captured best in his version was the overarching ominousness and looming sense of uncertainty hovering over the world of Wonderland — as well as his impeccable taste of parallelism. Burton gave 'through the looking glass,' a meaning far beyond a mere mirrored image. These are the notions I wanted to capture in this November look — and I think it worked out pretty nicely (if I do say so myself — if I do say so myself, lol, as Beyoncé + JayZ would say).
I was immediately drawn to this skirt when I first laid my eyes on it — at a thrift shop, that is! I don't know much about where this piece came from — the tag inside says English Rose, (which I can't seem to find much about online) but I picked it up at my local second-hand store and it looked as good as new. I paired it with a simple black off the shoulder top, and added one of my favorite winter jackets (can't believe it's already that time of year) from Topshop. To add some Wonderland-sparkle I finished off the look with the River Statement Necklace by Slate that I got in my latest Rocksbox [use my code alannamartinexoxo for $10 off your first box;)]. I also added a dark pinky-red lip and velveteen boots to match.
And now, a parallelism quote from the OG bard (bc why not)....
"For anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time his form and pressure."
Cheers, xx - A. Martine