Sunday, 28 February 2010

JEWELLERY - Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jewellery

I was a very lucky girl to be invited to watch the new Alice in Wonderland film at the Soho Hotel last week. Obviously it was to celebrate the release of the film, but almost as importantly, Disney have collaborated with Tom Binns on a special limited edition collection of jewellery inspired by the film.

Everyone seemed to have worn something a bit 'Wonderland' themed. For me it was my clock necklace picked up in a sale some time ago. Funnily enough though, it matches, almost perfectly, a pair of earrings from the Disney Couture collection... it was meant to be!

Clock necklace

The jewellery was great and not to cutesy at all. It felt quite grown up, just like Tim Burton's version of the film I suppose. My favourite from the Tom Binns jewellery range is probably the Mad Hatter Teacup Necklace - I want it. The collection has lots of quirky details that are associated with the Alice in Wonderland story, there are keys, keyholes, teacups, hearts, hats and crowns and a whole host of other fabulous details too. Accessories online has a big selection of the range available to buy online. Check out my pictures to get a feel for the styles...

Alice in Wonderland jewellery by Disney Couture
Alice in Wonderland jewellery by Disney Couture
Alice in Wonderland jewellery by Disney Couture
Alice in Wonderland jewellery by Disney Couture
Alice in Wonderland jewellery by Disney Couture

Another bonus of going was that I got to meet Gemma of Retro Chick at last and have a gossip with Reena of Fashion Daydreams and Fiona of Save our Shoes too.

And back to the film, I urge you all to go and see it. It's actually the first film I've seen in 3D since it became popular again and it was great. Also the private cinema at the Soho Hotel is fabulous so if you ever get a chance to go make a dash for it. We were handed popcorn, posh bottles of water and got to take our wine in with us. It's those little luxuries that are sure to raise a smile.

Johnny Depp was great as usual playing the Mad Hatter, but it was Helena Bonham Carter who gave the most memorable performance in my opinion. She played the Queen of Hearts in such a dark but comic way, and her over-sized head provides endless amusement. Look out for the costumes too, as Alice gets deeper in to Wonderland there is a striking dress that has a McQueen vibe. The costume designer is the Oscar-winning Colleen Atwood who has an amazing CV having worked on NINE, Edward Scissorhands, Chicago, Sleepy Hollow and Memoirs of a Geisha to name but a few.

You can tell that The White Queen character is based on Nigella Lawson, I was thinking that while I was watching. There are plenty of other famous faces/voices that you'll recognise too, it's positively a star-fest and even though it's not exactly the original storyline, the whole film makes sense and makes for gripping viewing.

Here I am along with Gemma, modelling the rather stylish 3D glasses. I don't think I've ever looked scarier...

Alice in Wonderland jewellery by Disney Couture
Alice in Wonderland jewellery by Disney Couture

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