Imagining wonderland

Imagination is a fast disappearing commodity. If you can get to adulthood and still have one fifth of the imagination you had as a child, then you have something worth more than gold, something that can still bring you happiness and entertainment even when all the cats on the internet have gone away.

As well as being literary classics, C.S Lewis’ Alice adventures are a beacon of a lost time when imagination existed in both adults and children. Without youtube and portable gaming devices to keep children from the clutches of boredom, the entrance to Wonderland could only be found through the rabbit hole of one’s own mind. Lewis’ immortalisation of the wonders of the imagination is what ensures that his writing continues to inspire and delight today.

alice inspired shoot

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Lyndl in Aliceland by Rosie Joyce
Lyndl in Aliceland by Rosie Joyce
Lyndl in Aliceland by Rosie Joyce
Lyndl in Aliceland by Rosie Joyce
Lyndl in Aliceland by Rosie Joyce
Lyndl in Aliceland by Rosie Joyce
Lyndl in Aliceland by Rosie Joyce
Lyndl in Aliceland by Rosie Joyce
Lyndl in Aliceland by Rosie Joyce

Rosie Joyce’s shoot Lyndl in Aliceland is one of those things inspired by Alice’s adventures. So iconic is Lewis’ imagery that the title need not be known to guess it: Lyndl’s blue and white full-skirted dress, the playing cards, ‘Drink Me’ scrawled on a label, all pay tribute to Lewis’ much-loved classic.

Visit Rosie Joyce’s (rosiejoycephotography.com) makeshift wonderland – with set design by Sarah Norbury and hair & makeup by Pernilla Ackerfors – by clicking on the gallery.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.