Like many artists, I am always inspired by Alice in Wonderland. There is just something so magical and escapist about the world and characters that Lewis Carroll imagined. Down The Rabbit Hole is the third piece in my mini collection with an Alice in Wonderland theme to it.
This was one of those pieces where it was meant to be. I had everything needed to bring this creation to life on hand and it just flowed together easily and brought me so much joy in the making of it. It is elegant, romantic and transports you to another world and time when you see it, and especially when you put it on! This piece would also make a unique and one of a kind addition to a steampunk wardrobe!
(Model : Paulina Hanzel)
This jacket was created from a thrift store find – a designer label jacket! This jacket is very well made with lightly quilted lining, finished and trimmed seams, back sash detailing and impeccable tailoring and workmanship. The muted blue and wine and taupe striping of the jacket’s fabric lends itself very well to a dapper and masculine inspired colour palette for the White Rabbit. I was reminded of a jacket or waistcoat that the white rabbit might wear.
A whimsical and unexpected image of a white rabbit and pocket watches has been appliqued to the back of the jacket. The image has been framed with wine ribbon and further embellished with Swarovski crystal accented white lace motifs. The back of the jacket had a sash or belt when purchased and I have added a rhinestone buckle to the sash to create a bow detailing. and add further glamour to this design.
Additional white lace motifs have been added to the front lapel/collar of the jacket, which have also been accented with Swarovski crystals. A flower created from the fabric of the jacket has been removed from the front closure area and placed on the lapel with the lace. The flower’s center has been embellished with a sterling silver, garnet and freshwater pearl medallion to add further cohesion to the colour palette of this design. A silver toned “watch chain” has been secured under one of the front pocket flaps and to the snap of the jacket to remind one of the pocket watch the white rabbit always has in hand.
This jacket has a large single snap front closure. The snap is fabric covered. All front pockets of the jacket are purely decorative and not functional.
This jacket is a size 8/10 but, please note, has a fitted silhouette.