Alice in Wonderland by Annie Leibovitz


I just adore these depictions of Alice in Wonderland shot by Annie Leibovitz for December 2003 Vogue. They are my favorite of any AiW creation although there have been many other great interpretations and some I’m sure I’ve yet to see. If anyone has any tips on other great Alice in Wonderland art, lemme know 🙂

When I was a little girl, I watched Alice in Wonderland {you know, the movie where Sammy Davis Jr. plays the caterpillar, 1985} and was really scared by it but at the same time mystified and intrigued by it. It wasn’t just one thing in particular that freaked me {although The Looking Glass and Alice going through it was a big one} it was the way the movie as a whole made me feel. Though I was frightened, I could not stop watching it. {and I watched it on more than one occasion}

It really wasn’t until I watched it again when I was older that I noticed the drug & sexual innuendoes {and the mystified feeling it brought back to my senses & body}. I then understood why I had such mixed emotions while watching it as a young girl. It’s quite possible {although I don’t quite remember} that I identified with the little blonde. And thinking about it now, I’m guessing the Disney Version I watched {100 times} had some hefty sexual undertones as well.

…and speaking of Alice in Wonderland movies, Mr. Tim Burton is said to be releasing his version {possibly even yummier than the AL photos} in 2010. I wonder who Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter will be playing? And who will be Alice? Ooh, I can’t wait!

side note: I don’t think I ever read the original “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll. Maybe I should now. * I’ve added the two DVD’s above and LC’s {hahah not The Hills starlet} Alice’s Adventures to my Amazon recommendations in my left side bar. check em out!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • CoutureCarrie

    August 13, 2008 |

    Oh I remember this spread and I LOVE it! Epsecially the blue dress photo!
    Thanks for posting these . . . Think I’ll have a tea party right now 🙂



    August 13, 2008 |

    You SO need to read the original. The compete works has riddles, poems and notes by Carol. It’s one of my MOST treasured books! I’m *SOOOOO* excited for the movie!!!

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere

    August 13, 2008 |

    i don’t think i ever read the book either, but i sure did love the movie! i remember this spread from a while ago and it’s still just as amazing! xxx

  • hautepocket

    August 13, 2008 |

    Maegan, no offense, but who CARES what character Johnny Depp will be playing?! IT’S JOHNNY DEEP, and he’s a GOD. Ok, sorry for freaking out. He’s just so dreeeeeeamy. 🙂

  • Meagan

    August 13, 2008 |

    I agree with Rachel — you HAVE TO read the book!

    Also, I love your blog for a few reasons:
    1. you are fierce
    2. it is pretty to look at
    3. we have NEARLY the same name [extra ‘a’ represent]
    4. you’re a lovely writer

    I am adding you to my BlogRoll, hope you don’t mind!!

  • Maegan

    August 13, 2008 |

    omg. I’m so flattered! Thank you, Meagan! our names are soooo similar 😉

    I’m totally gonna buy the Lewis Carroll book now …and actually, I’m really excited to read it!

    …and JOHNY DEPP is so dreamy. I think he was my absolute first crush.

  • please sir

    August 14, 2008 |

    Wow – these are so dreamy – LOVE it! Thanks for your lovely comment about my work – I really appreciate it!

  • WendyB

    August 16, 2008 |

    I was always pleasantly creeped out by the Lewis Carroll book.

  • Jessica

    August 18, 2008 |

    i remember it too, it was fabulous !

  • Rebecca D

    January 13, 2010 |

    Grace Coddington is the stylist for this shoot. She is a vogue stylist who’s shoots are just amazing to look at. December 2009’s vogue had a spread of Hansel and Gretal (also a childhood story) very cool.

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