Alice-Inspired Outfit

Olivia Emily wears Monki turle neck top, Asos A-line babydoll dress, Rogue And Wolf jewellery, Unif Dedi boots and Killstar Jane jacket

What I’m Wearing

Headband – Asos scarf or similar here
Matte Black ‘Eclipse’ Necklace – The Rogue + The Wolf
Aviator style ‘Jane’ Jacket* – Killstar
Monki Turtleneck Shimmer Top – Asos
A-line Babydoll Dress – Asos (similar)
Knee High Socks – Asos
Dedi Boots – UNIF (Similar)

Inspired by Alice

Recently I came across my copy of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – it’s a dog-earred copy, with the spine broken in several places, and wobbly pages from spills here and there… all the hallmarks of a well-loved childhood book. It’s the kind of book that I find myself returning to again and again and finding something new each time, be it an observation, quote, or style inspiration.

Subtle little Alice inspirations made their way into this outfit. I layered an A-line dress over a top for a pinafore-esque effect, and added an ‘Alice band’ (a British word for headband which dates back to the times of Carroll’s novels – sweet right?)

You’ve probably noticed that while drawing inspiration I kept within my usual colour palette (i.e. very little colour), shying away from the blue of Disney’s Alice, or pastel yellow of the early coloured illustrations. I know, I’m predictable, a lack of colour is my comfort blanket! I hope the connection is still visible though.

Do you find yourself drawing style inspiration from books? If so, which has been the most influential?

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Take care, and have a great week 🙂 Love!xxx

Olivia Emily wears Monki turle neck top, Asos A-line babydoll dress, Rogue And Wolf jewellery, Unif Dedi boots and Killstar Jane jacket Olivia Emily wears Monki turle neck top, Asos A-line babydoll dress, Rogue And Wolf jewellery, and Unif Dedi boots Olivia Emily wears Monki turle neck top, Asos A-line babydoll dress, Rogue And Wolf jewellery, and Unif Dedi boots Olivia Emily wears Monki turle neck top, Asos A-line babydoll dress, Rogue And Wolf jewellery, and Unif Dedi boots Olivia Emily wears Monki turle neck top, Asos A-line babydoll dress, Rogue And Wolf jewellery, and Unif Dedi boots Olivia Emily wears Monki turle neck top, Asos A-line babydoll dress, Rogue And Wolf jewellery, and Unif Dedi boots

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10 Comments

  1. 8th May 2016 / 5:27 pm

    I do see the inspiration a bit! I don’t recall using books I’ve read as a style inspiration but now I want to! I usually use the books I read as inspirations in my artwork. Hope you have a good week as well.:) x candace

    P.s.: I never read the book before but I downloaded it recently on ebook and I’m going to read it. I wish I had a hard copy but this will have to do. Hope I enjoy it!

    • Olivia Emily
      8th May 2016 / 7:14 pm

      Awh, thank you so much Candace! I hope you love the book too <3 xx

  2. 9th May 2016 / 2:15 pm

    ‘A lack of colour is my comfort blanket’… I’m gonna steal that one 😉 The Alice Look is definitely your look!

  3. 23rd May 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I love Alice in wonderland so filled with adventures! Cute take on it even if your still all in black
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

  4. Keane
    30th July 2016 / 5:42 am

    I like you always layered knee high socks with tights, is it for warmth or overall look?

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