Sunday, July 04, 2010

What Would Alice Wear?

Here are some of my most recent Etsy purchases... This Alice In Wonderland Oversized Bow by Zara Carpenter, made with some vintage cotton upholstery fabric (as if a naughty Alice had cut out a bow from her mama's fancy living room chairs...) has become my everyday accessory. I adore it so much that I may buy this one too. In fashion-conservative, conformist Paris, people stare at my quirky bow on the street but I don't care.
My bloomers by Under The Root have also become a staple. I love their candy colors and their old-style design. I think Lewis Carroll's Alice would like them too, no?And finally, these exquisite vegan shoes (yes, that does exist!) by The Generation, oriental style Mary-Janes; these flats are super comfortable, and perfect to run after a rabbit who dashes ahead as he mumbles "I'm late, I late..."

17 comments:

Gabbi said...

I love love your buys Mary-Laure! Love'em both so much I can't even pick a fave. I must have the bloomers though... so sexy and yet not. Adorable.

Mary-Laure said...

GABBI - exactly, they're sexy without being lace-fills-and-silk lingerie which I hate. They're fresh, adorable. Kind of naughty but nice. Glad you like them.

Giulia said...

I love the headband (not looked at the other link yet). Very rabbit-like, as well (in good way:)which is appropriate, too.

But that could just be me seeing what I want to see.

Under The Root said...

ohhhhh, smooch and love and bugs..
imagination exists and you are the reason why.

Zara said...

Hello my dear......... gosh you look so lovely in the bow...... and I am so glad you like it :D

I wear my bows all the time and they seem to make people smile which is good as I think people need to smile and laugh more.

The bloomers are to die for.... I love love love them!!!

Take care

Zara x

Mary-Laure said...

UNDER THE ROOT - you're just too adorable. I adore what you make.

ZARA - it's great that you wear your own creations. You're like a walking advertisement!

gracia said...

Love those shoes of yours so very much... they are delightful. So very delightful.

muralimanohar said...

"Fashion-conservative, conformist Paris"...is that the overall feel? Maybe that is why I never really feel the lust that other people seem to have for French fashion. :p

Mary-Laure said...

MURALIMANOHAR - yes, unlike London, Paris is very conservative, very classical (boring) when it comes to fashion. Wear something out of the ordinary and people stare. I never felt the sartorial freedom here that I feel in London. At least that's my take!

muralimanohar said...

Well, glad to here it, lol! I was beginning to feel like I just had sucky taste that couldn't appreciate the true genius that is Paris fashion, lol!

Debra said...

I love them all! But those shoes...are wonderful! I so appreciate that you are comfortable stepping outside of the 'ordinary' box. You have a beautiful, spirited sense of style.
Have I told you how lovely it is to see you here? xox

Laura in Paris said...

I love your story! But like the rabbit .. I'm late, I'm late.

carina said...

Oh, I'm so happy you're back! I have been so worried. Lovely buys.

Carina

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

What fun. I like your bloomers and your carefree spirit.

Mary-Laure said...

DENISE - glad you like the bloomers! They are adorable indeed.

jean-louis said...

OUI, le "noeud papillon" sur la tete,
je dois dire que en tant que 100% francais, je l'apprecie seulement autour du cou, sur une chemise blanche a poignets mousquetaire.
J'imagine les regards dans le metro entre Michel Ange Auteuil et Rue de la Pompe...

Miss Cavendish said...

The bloomers are delightful! They were made for a ballet dancer (like you)!