Alice in Wonderland is coming to the small screen! The CW just announced that its doing a modern take on Lewis Carroll’s classic with a new series called Wunderland, a drama featuring Alice as a Los Angeles-based detective, THR reports. And with Gossip Girl producer McG on board, we’re thinking there will be some super-stylish moments in store for those who tune in for the reinterpreted fairy tale. Click through the gallery for the 5 things we’re most hoping to see in this Alice adaptation—from casting predictions to over-the-top (shoppable!) fashion.
Who knew being evil could look so good? This August, Disney will release a four-piece cosmetic line featuring hues inspired by the evil villains you love to hate. Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Snow White’s Evil Queen are among the evildoers on each of the products, which include a lip gloss set, six libertine nail polishes, a bold eye shadow palette, and an enchanting mirror (of course!). And this isn’t the first foray these nefarious characters have taken into beauty—in 2010, Disney collaborated with MAC to release a limited-edition, very successful Venomous Villains line. Get a sneak peek at the new Disney products in the gallery.
Kristin Davis knows who to thank for her great wardrobe on the big screen—her costume designer. Davis was among many who honored the profession last night at the 13th Annual Costume Designer Awards in Beverly Hills. “I love costume designers—I’ve had more in-depth conversations with my costume designer about my character than I have with my director,” Davis (in Oscar de la Renta) told the crowd, which also included Demi Moore, Halle Berry and Claire Danes, as well as costume designers Lou Eyrich (Glee), Janie Bryant (Mad Men), Amy Westcott (Black Swan), Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland) and Julie Weiss (Secretariat). “Costumes truly make it possible for us to feel like a character. As soon as we put on the clothes, we know that we’ve done our job.” See more celebrities at the Costume Designer Awards the gallery.
— Sharon Clott, with reporting by Lindzi Scharf
We dished with Alice in Wonderland’s costume designer, Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, just in time for the film’s June 1st DVD release! Atwood, whose previous works include Nine, Chicago and Sweeney Todd (to name a few), was honored this week by the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a one-of-a kind exhibition devoted to Alice in Wonderland’s costumes. The exhibit features an array of the movie’s looks, including Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter costume and the Red Queen’s show-stopping gown (left), worn on the big screen by Helena Bonham Carter. “I’m surprised and honored that people are inspired by my costumes,” Atwood told us. “When you create these characters and then you see them interpreted by other people, it’s a remarkable feeling.” Click for more of Atwood’s original Alice in Wonderland sketches and to find out the inspiration behind each piece!
Mia Wasikowska may be a newcomer, but she certainly dressed the part of leading lady at the world premiere of Alice in Wonderland in London. The actress, who plays the titular role in the Tim Burton flick, walked the red carpet in a stunning couture gown by Valentino and changed into an edgy metallic jumper from RM by Roland Mouret (left) for the after-party at the Sanderson Hotel. Wasikowska also debuted a new cropped ‘do explaining simply, “I cut it off for a Gus Van Sant film I finished shooting a couple of months ago.” According to one of her Alice co-stars, we’re going to be seeing a lot more of her. “She’s a sweet, wonderful girl,” Anne Hathaway told reporters when asked about Wasikowska’s star quality. “I think her life is about to change dramatically!”
1. Jay-Z takes credit for inventing Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” dance. [Popeater.com]
2. Tom Binns rolls out his 40-piece Alice in Wonderland-inspired jewelry collection. [CocoPerez.com]
3. Lady Gaga wore custom Prada on the U.K. leg of her tour. [NYmag.com]
4. Fergie rocks a spiked look by The Blonds on stage. [JustJared.com]
5. Discover your inner stylist using pieces by Alice + Olivia and Charlotte Ronson. [Couturious.com]
6. Tory Burch was named Mother of the Year by the American Cancer Society. [StyleList.com]
We haven’t stopped thinking about Anne Hathaway‘s role in Alice in Wonderland (out March 5th) since pictures surfaced this summer, but just today the star revealed what it was like playing the illustrious White Queen. “I kept saying to myself, ‘She is a punk-rock, vegan pacifist.’ So I listened to a lot of Blondie and I watched a lot of Greta Garbo,” she told JustJared.com. As for the dress she wore, well, it’s fair to say Hathaway was smitten: “I’m wearing a dress designed by Colleen Atwood. It’s grand and the most fragile dress I’ve ever worn in my life. I love it so much,” she said. More