I have long loved Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. My bookshelf holds a few copies, including the the Annotated Alice by Martin Gardner (one of my favourite mathematicians & logicians) - a fascinating read, just for the annotations themselves. I've also been enjoying The Annotated Pride and Prejudice (not by Gardner, rather David Shapard). There is something quite delightful about annotated volumes. Like having the Coles notes built right in. Though I do take issue with some of Shapard's interpretations of the language in Austen.
But I digress ...
I am very keen on the upcoming release of Tim Burton's film Alice in Wonderland - it should be a far cry from the Disney version I grew up with. One thing, for certain, the animated version didn't have Swarovski creating a very fancy jewelry collection to celebrate its launch.
In celebration of the highly anticipated Walt Disney Pictures film Alice In Wonderland, Disney and Swarovski, the world’s largest producer of cut crystal, are launching an all new collection of jewellery which captures the spirit of each character in this whimsical Tim Burton film. The line features vintage and gothic details inspired by the outlandish personalities found down the rabbit hole, each demonstrating the attention to detail that Swarovski is famous for.
You can see the look book for the whole collection. But here are closeups of two of my favs.
The first is the signature piece in the collection - the “Sparrow” pendant, inspired by the pendant worn by “Alice”, (Mia Wasikowska), in the film. The pendant features a fine chain with round, rose-gold-plated links and a magnificent Smoked Topaz cut crystal with the silhouette of a small swallow at its centre.
The second is the piece that plays tribute to the “White Rabbit” (voice of Alan Rickman), a character who is always running late, is depicted in the collection through a playful rabbit’s head, a trumpet and a white epoxy pocket watch, all three of which feature crystal pavé.
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The collection should be available in March 2010 in Swarovski boutiques nationwide.
Note the First - I'm not usually a fashion or accessories blogger, but I really adore this jewelry. That Sparrow necklace is definitely going on my birthday wishlist.
Note the Second - the above links to Amazon.ca are affiliate links.
Note the Third - I totally took a screen shot of the "Look Inside This Book" functionality on Amazon for the Annotated Alice pic. But I feel like this is fair use :)