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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Beauty In Wonderland (In Milan)

Before I begin Paris Fashion Week, I wanted to show you an exhibit I came across while watching Milan Fashion Week called "Beauty In Wonderland". The sponsors for this exhibit were P&G and Vogue. It was initially a party and then a public exhibit.

This exhibit had an Alice In Wonderland & tea party feel to it. The paper dresses, floral headpieces and paper butterflies were most exquisite. I love paper art. I loved the inside of the exhibit, but ummm, doesn't the outside look a little movie insane asylum or mental institution? HaHaHaHa

Cate Blanchett and Blake Lively were some of the attendees. Cate wore Prabal Gurung and Blake wore Gucci right off the runway. However, the bottom didn't seem to fit her properly. At least to my eyes.

Below are some instagram pics of the event (there wasn't much coverage except on vogue.com). I also found a video which shows you details of everything. I thought it was really pretty, except for the outside. HaHaHa Just look at the lounge chairs and how the male mannequins are dressed outside. They could've done better than that! Enjoy & Have A Magical Wednesday! Working on Paris now :)

 Photo Credits:
Top Picture: Instagram: alesuper78 // Top Picture: vogue.com
Instagram (1st row L-R): fashionetfood and  federicochi // Instagram (2nd row L-R): vogueitalia and uraniagazelli
Instagram (3th row L-R):  finzia and annayzhang // Instagram (4th row L-R): martinelli72 and abiemme
Instagram (5th row L-R): finzia and allure_magazine // Instagram (6th row L-R): mr vitt and vogueitalia
Instagram (7th row L-R): danielarmarin and vogue.com // Instagram (8th row L-R): vogueitalia and fericochi
Instagram (9th row L-R): vogueitalia and martinelli72 // Instagram (10th row L-R): vogueitalia and marcomorandotti
Instagram (11th row): stefaniporcuphoto

photocredit: Red Carpet Fashion Awards



The Dragonfruit said...

Definitely digging the Alice in Wonderland feel to it. Also, Blake certainly rocks a one piece!

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Flora Fascinata said...

I will never get tired of the Alice theme! I love it. That paper couture is amazing, too. Blake's trousers are unflattering. Imagine what those Gucci numbers would do to the rest of us 'mere mortals'. Xxx
Appreciate you chronicling Paris FW!

Fragile Bird said...

Oh I just love it, everything about this theme and the way it's presented is utterly beautiful

Please come check out my latest post if you have time :)

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Unknown said...

WOW I love it - and I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing the gorgeous Cate too :-) Happy wednesday lovely Kim,

The Dainty Dolls House said...

This looks amazing Kim!! I'd definitely want to go to this party :)) I love all the decorations, they did a fabulous job!! I rather go to this than the show just about, haha ;)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

P.S. Have a gorgeous day doll, I hope it's a positive & happy one ;)

Carole Poirot said...

Wow, this looks amazing. Cate Blanchet always looks gorgeous without having to resort to being overly 'bling' or 'loud'. Very classy. Have a lovely day xo

Mica said...

Wow what a fantastic venue for a party! This is stunning Kim, so many different and beautiful details.

I wish I got invited to parties like that, hahaha! :) I'd settle for a look at the exhibition! :)

Thank you for sharing with us :)

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Anonymous said...

very beautiful

Tina Bradley said...

I wanna to go to a tea party--that one! Those "wonderland" pics are SO enchanting--made my morning, Kim! Super big hugs your way! xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Blond Duck said...

That is so cool!!!!

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! Lol, you are right, the outside is pretty frightening! I didnt know about this exhibit, I always enjoy the theme of Alice in Wonderland, though sometimes could appears insane. Btw, the work is amazing and Cate Blanchett is awesome! Kisses dear! xo

Style Journey said...

When I saw that photo on IG this morning I thought those were real models, ha ha! What a beautiful and haunting picture.

Unknown said...

This is all amazing and I am so loving the Prabal Gurung dress!

TheTinyHeart said...

I loved that they picked the Alice in Wonderland theme for it, so fun! Blake is killin it in that Gucci jumpsuit!

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Diva Desle said...

Wow!!! So amazing and beautiful exhibition. I just love the Alice in wonderland theme. Really amazing. Xx

Coco said...

Omg Kim,if I knew I would have done everything in my power to sneak into this whimsical party. Plus as you know Cate Blanchett is one of my favourite style icons!
I hope you are well :-) big hugs dear
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Emmylou said...

Gosh! I've never heard of this. I agree with the comment above. I would've loved to sneak into this party, as someone who's obsessed with the Tim Burton version of the Alice movie.
I'm not usually a big fan of Blake, but I think she rocked that outfit.

LoveT. said...

Love the red and white Skirt <3
Amazing Post ,so much Inspirations and so Clourful :)

kisses :*

Vett Vandiver said...

oh Kim, what a beautiful and happy set up - so magical!!

Vett Vandiver said...

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Sara said...

Well thanks for instagram! lol! What beautiful shots! You are right about Blake's outfit, it looks like it does not sit on her hips right, maybe a little long on her?

Cee said...

The outside of this exhibit really does look strange! But the inside is beautiful, very Alice in Wonderland-esque, so I guess that makes up for it :) And I did love Cate Blanchett's look, feathers are not easy to pull off but on her they totally work.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Alice in Wonderland will just be one of those things that people will never get enough of. I see it represented in just about everything these days, and with good reason.


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mispapelicos said...

Wonderful dear Kim, what a dream post, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
I am off to check it all again,and again.
Thank you for posting magic, dear friend.

two birds said...

that alice theme is so wonderful...did you see they are making an alice spin-off from once upon a time?

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miss b said...

It does look rather magical and I love the purple glow in the first photo. I understand what you mean about those black pants too. The paper dresses are fabulous. They remind me of the ones we saw last year at a vintage show where college students had made amazing dresses out of wallpaper - you may remember the post. Hope your week is going well Kim.

Lorena said...

I love the outdoor pictures -
the sofas in the middle of the yard have a strange appeal.

Lorena said...

I love the outdoor pictures -
the sofas in the middle of the yard have a strange appeal.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Oh my word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to go!!!!!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This exhibit looks absolutely enchanting though I'd agree with you that they could've spared a little more effort on the outside. Cate Blanchett looked divine in that Prabal Gurung dress!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Sam said...

Wow, this display is utterly magical, I can't believe how much detail has gone into it. Loved Cate's feathered dress, stunning!

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Imogen said...

Love the Alice in Wonderland feel, this is so pretty. I also adore the use of colour...and well everything really!

Unknown said...

Wow, this looks like such an amazing thing to witness. I love all the details!

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Valerie said...

Great post.

Valerie Angel

Nails My Dreams said...

Oh my! Those dresses are made of paper? Way too cool! I really like those butterfly ones. And Cate's skirt looks fun! Hehe. I can't wait for your Paris posts.

Unknown said...

What a fantastic event, the scenary is fantastic and the pictures too!


What a smashing post with such fantastic images Kim! I do love Alice in Wonderland themed fashion, art, and other related things. Cate Blanchett looks stunning in her outfit! Although, I'd completely wear that jumpsuit as well! xx/Madison

Chic Delights said...

So enchanting Kim! I would love to see this exhibit. The clothes look so fabulous.

LyddieGal said...

I love the intricate designs, must have been amazing to see in person!
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Thrifted Shift said...

I literally gasped in wonder at looking at these! So lovely! Thanks for sharing!

little luxury list said...

Wow, I love the theme of these pictures! Everything is so whimsical though you're right, the entrance is a little too much!
I usually love Blake, but were her pants one size too big?

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Gorgeous decoration, I like Gucci look!


oomph. said...

wow, the attention to detail is amazeballs! this is one exhibit you would definitely need to see in person.

Diva In Me said...

I do think the set-up for the Garden Party is pretty.
For the outfits, I like the Prabal Gurung's design on Cate but not the Gucci outfit on Blake.

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