Anne Hathaway as the White Queen
Above is a promotional shot of Anne Hathaway dolled up and preened as the White Queen in Tim Burton's new adaptation of Alice In Wonderland. Burton has been dancing on the edge of fantasy and reality for years bringing us these beautiful, otherworldly creatures. It's his use of colour that I find particularly seductive. In this case the Queen is laced and bound in white with soft, pearly curls; one part Marie Antoinette, one part Jean Harlow, darkened lips suggest a venomous tongue.
A Kiss On The Lips, With All My Heart
Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen of Hearts, naturally.
Above is a an original hand written copy of Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, available to view in The British Library. During the summer I went to have a look at it and loved how neatly embedded the illustrations were and the fine lines of the typography. You can purchase a version in the gift shop, which will probably make a useful film companion, and now I have become acquainted with this version no other will do.
Imagination is the key to escapism.
On the same note, Tom Ford delivers his directorial debut with the film A Single Man. I expect you have heard of it, Colin Firth who appears in the film has Oscar buzz.
His performance has Buzz.
All round creative person and visionary Mr Ford is running an advert for his fashion line in the March edition of British Vogue, and look who it is peeking out from underneath his heavy plastic rims; young actor Nicolas Hoult. Ravishing.
Tom Ford is said to have rearranged the furniture in his parents living room aged three. Take note, a furniture moving toddler could be displaying the first sparks of artistic genius.