A Collection of Dramatic Proportions: Max Mara Pre-Fall 2013

When I was a little girl, I was positively obsessed with the Disney film adaption of Lewis Carol’s Alice and Wonderland. So much so in fact, that I was convinced that I was named for the lead character in the film (Alicia is a French derivative of the name “Alice”) and disappointed when I learned that that wasn’t the case. My favorite part of the film and book has always been when Alice first falls down the rabbit hole, drinks the magic potion and shrinks to get through the tiny little door. There was always something exciting and freeing about the notion of being able to change the shape and abilities of one’s body at a whim; perhaps that was an early sign of my love for fashion coming into play. Unlike Alice, if I want to grow a bit taller I throw on a pair of heels.