I was determined to keep with the rabbits in literature theme this week, but it’s taken me a bit to create a look that combines the March Hare’s orange-red jacket with a bright blue bow tie without looking lurid. No easy feat but I think we got there.
The image I worked with for inspiration was an illustration by John Tenniel, who illustrated the first edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as well as the second book, Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.
image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:March-hare.jpg
Creating the March Hare from Alice in Wonderland look
Let’s start with the March Hare’s jacket. Choosing a linene jacket with a soft drape in a colour more pinky keeps it feminine, but still looks like his signature jacket. As cute as his blue bow tie is, I decided to transfer the colour to another accessory. I started with a blue scarf but it fought too much with the jacket colour wise. But low and behold, I came across a Disney Couture Alice in Wonderland bracelet in a similar shade of blue. Main problem solved. Gives the look a splash of blue without overdoing it. The ballet shoes are close in colour to the jacket to bring the colour through, but different enough. The brown pants and slouch purse tones down the bright coloured look. And since the March Hare appears in the tea party seen in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we finished up with a ornate teapot necklace.
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