Friday, November 20, 2009

Alice in Wonderland, a 1903 silent film

I love "Alice in Wonderland." I love silent films. Therefore, I adore this movie! I swear, I might have had a dream like this once.

Ron and I are having a banquet in celebration of our wedding for our Taiwan relatives and friends on Saturday, so I'm skipping my Legumes of the Week this week. My parents flew in yesterday and brought my wedding qipao (the traditional Chinese dress with the high-necked collar that everyone wishes made them look like Maggie Cheung in "In the Mood for Love") over. I'm wearing that first, and then changing into a 1950s navy blue silk satin dress for the rest of the banquet. It's gorgeous, and I can't wait to show it off -- as long as the photos turn out well! As "Episode Ugly Brown Fabric" on season 5 of Project Runway showed, satin doesn't always photograph well, no matter what the dress looks like. Keep your fingers crossed for me (and my photo album)!


  1. I've got my fingers crossed, but I'm sure you'll look stunning!

  2. Whoa!!! I didn't know there was an Alice in Wonderland SILENT FILM. VERY cool :). And yay for wedding celebrations!! Please take pics! I want to see!! :D

    Thank you for the birthday wishes!

  3. I love your blog! I love dresses too, and recently discovered I sometimes look like I came out from an old movie! Vintage inspired looks are so pretty and unique. And I can totally relate to learning Chinese and people assuming you speak it fluently because, well, you look Chinese. I've lived in Hong Kong and China right before college and now I'm in the US.

  4. Thank you for posting this video! It scares me in a good way. I hope hope hope we'll be able to see some photos of your dress. I bet it's just gorgeous.

  5. What amazing fabulousness is that?! Are you excited about the Tim Burton version? I am for sure, love Wonderland books and themes!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  6. Marie-I totally am! I can't wait to see what he does with Wonderland.

  7. thanks so much for sharing this alice in wonderland clip -- it's exquisite. i adore alice and the entire tale -- enjoyed watching this thoroughly.

    congratulations on your anniversary. i am excited to see plenty of pics!