Happy Monday everybody! The mist here in London has been rolling in, turning this weekend into the perfect creepy Halloween! This time of year, with all the pumpkins, sweets and costumes really make me feel like a like a kid, and soon it will be Christmas…OUUUU the excitement (yes it is almost too much to bear!). So, with that in mind, I thought that it would be the perfect occasion to talk about one of my Alice in Wonderland moments that I had in Avila this summer and one of my favourite original new brands, Alice’s Pig, inspired by vintage style and one of the best Walt Disney films ever, Alice in Wonderland!
Ever since I was a kid I was obsessed with the cartoon – I loved the flamingo croquet, the bread and butter butterflies, the “Eat Me” sweets and of course Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee… Probably living close to the Alice Bar, a pub that is entirely themed, when I was at uni, didn’t help with my obsession, but it’s hard for anyone to shake off the impact of such a fun, brightly coloured film about a white rabbit in a waist coat, a stoned Caterpillar and painted red roses.
When I went to Avila this summer, I had my own Alice moment when I walked through the massive gates of the incredible walled fortifications of the city and there, right in front of us were these huge giant papier mâché figurines, looming above us, twirling around people, tall and bright against the sandstone walls of the castle. I really felt as if I had taken a sip from Alice’s magic shrinking potion, it was such a magical feeling, the whole city was just incredible, with beautiful Cathedrals and lovely old streets, they all dwarfed me. We ate traditional “llemas de Santa Teresa” made with egg yolks and sugar, we had the most incredible food with Gustavo’s and his family in a restaurant opposite the wall and walks around, gazing upwards for hours. It was crazy, but it was normal.
Crazy but Normal, that is what is great about Alice’s Pig‘s vintage style that is so perfect for London life right now. The name of course really drew me to this brand, reminding whoever should choose to venture down the rabbit hole that colliding styles and cultures can produce something interesting and that there can be beauty and surprise in anything; even in a pig. So this summer, right after coming back from the incredible UNESCO world heritage city of Avila, I decided to style one of their original gridded skirt and crop top with an orchid printed scarf and long flowy blouse. Alice’s Pig’s designs are so bright and funky, with stripes, stars, floral patterns and feminine cuts, they are the perfect pieces for a cool street style look or for a more elegant, 60’s retro look.
Have you had any Alice in Wonderland moments recently?
Two piece combination of a pleated maxi skirt and a cute top – GINA’S GRID by ALICE”S PIG
Orchid Print Neck Scarf- SILKANDY
White Chiffon Blouse – Stradivarius
Glasses – Stradivarius