In Which She Wore Florid Frills on Saturday

The sun was out on Saturday which prompted me to dig out my floral rara and lacey bloomers which I thought would be the perfect costume for my day. This outing was to include a hunt for some handmade leather shoes for Hiro and a trip to the IMAX for the screening of Alice in Wonderland.

My floral rara was bought in Oasis about 2 years ago, shoes from Office, bloomers were purchased in Tokyo, tights from Tabio, cream cardi from Benetton and dress coat from Mini Market.

Me and my fluffy hair.

I couldn’t resist the urge to mess around with this up turned bollard.

That’s me adoring the shiny antique fings in the window.

Burlington Arcade, London. A good place to find leather goods of fine quality.

They also have a little Laduree. It’s a golden grotto with treats in every nook and cranny.

That’s my little sister. She looked adorable! Her hair was done up all pretty and she wore NARS Angelika blush.

Alice in Wonderland with some lovely treats and a Gin & Tonic.

I love that you can take a proper drink into the IMAX.

Notes on the Film

Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton. I enjoyed in immensley. I have to say though, had his usual compendium of stars not been in it I would not have known that this was a Tim Burton offering at all. It was so bright and saccharine (perhaps that was just my macarons?) and without a hint of hovering gloom. I must remember it is a Disney film after all. An added bonus was the 3d factor, it was truly special, a visual treat that I would happily repeat. The spin on the well known tale was interesting but it left the script a tiny bit patchy in some parts. Nevertheless it is hardly anything to complain about for it would not be possible to pick up the tale from Lewis Carroll seamlessly. All my nit picking aside, I think it was wonderful.

I am unashamedly childish in many ways. This is most evident in my sense of wonderment. I love that feeling of WOOOOOOOOW that I felt when I “discovered” something new to me when I was a tiddler. I am ever seeking out experiences that sparks that gush of awe within me. I firmly believe that one should never ever loose one’s sense of wonderment. For a life without it would be quite dreary indeed.