My Alice in Wonderland

The power of fashion is to embody several things in one instant.

Hello to all.

To start this week I invite you to discover my reinterpretation of a book from our childhood, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll.

I realize that this is my first 100% NSQOL look in 2017 on my blog.

For this outfit it’s my sister, Fayçalath  (Which I mentioned here Pictures by Nafissath Abdoulaye), who is honored.

She embodies and interprets my vision of Alice in Wonderland.

Sometimes in life one must be carried away by the atmosphere of the moment and the state of mind in which one is.

When we embrace this approach to life things naturally take place and the desire to express this feeling takes hold of us. In any case it’s like that at home.

This outfit is the result of this kind of moment and the expression of that desire.

My sister arrived at a time when I was asking myself a whole bunch of questions about the direction (s) I had to take to have the kind of life that would satisfy me.

That day I wanted to photograph this melancholic and introspective state even if for some people a state of mind isn’t something materializable. For me it’s a possible thing that as a visual artist I can make tangible.

Photography may be therapeutic in scope.

Picture by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Fayçalath
Picture by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Fayçalath

It allows me to write the unconscious of which I am not always aware and which suddenly appears to me through the captured subject which becomes a white canvas, the place of expression of a feeling on which I do not arrive not always to ask clear words. Short!

It was agreed that Fayçalath would come to « lend » his body to me (just as Jordane does) so that I can photograph it to show my new creations that you will see veryyyy soon.

So she came to help me in spite of my moroseness.

We shot the outfits planned for this session and when we finished we realized this last series totally unexpected but strangely conducive to my mood and the atmosphere that there was in my living room that day because my sister was not crazy energy either.

There was a greyish atmosphere with a peculiar light and looking at my living room in a quasi-religious silence Fay and I wanted to take ownership of this skirt which refers us to the lightness of childhood, the urgency to reinvent a fashion Life and a world that goes with, to yield to a healthy madness, to push the limits of fashion, to dare, to live according to our own rules and it is something that is often difficult to authorize themselves.

Picture by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Fayçalath
Picture by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Fayçalath

So starting from this Crinoline (purchased from Ikea rayon child) we built two very simple looks that perfectly transcribe our state of being at this moment T.

Place therefore the looks that I find modern with a hint of avant-gardism, even stylistic futurism and especially filled with poetry.

For the first outfit Fay just wears a neoprene white top that I sewed and that suits her perfectly by having a somewhat loose effect on her. What emerges from the general look is something rather artistic in addition to the decor that resonates with the outfit.

Design & stylism by N’sqol ; Clothing worn by the model Fayçalath

For the 2nd version, the Crinoline is associated with a top in wax that I sewed by inspiring me of the middle age shirt that I modernized.

Pictures by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Fayçalath
Pictures by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Fayçalath

I like that there is always an ethnic detail in my creations in addition to the wearing of the hat that exceptionally there isn’t but it’s only part handed.

So I wanted to bring to the 2nd look the fact that I’m the final product of two cultures.

Pictures by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Fayçalath
Pictures by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Fayçalath

The idea being to tell each other an imaginary world with its own rules and to free oneself from a classic vestimentary thus of social constraints.

The clothing then becomes a place of expression and liberation in which one allows oneself to express a form of theatricality if one feels the need for it. She turns into Alice who falls into a world where she is perhaps what she wants without worrying about the established order.

I wanted from this series of photos that a young woman emerges that explores the world with delicacy at the simple glow of a lamp that allows her to see only the essential, what really matters, what is important.

Design & stylism by N’sqol ; Clothing worn by the model Fayçalath

I loved to build this look with my sister and the title appeared to me obvious when she took the lantern and she moved slowly as if she were looking for something.

I then remembered Alice in Wonderland which was an important work in my life and made me understand that everything was possible.

Design & stylism by N’sqol ; Clothing worn by the model Fayçalath

I loved this book which for me should be studied in philo.

So here is my first look 2017 embodied by my Alice in Wonderland. I hope you liked it.

Pictures by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Fayçalath
Pictures by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Fayçalath

Good week to all and welcome to new readers and new readers.

I remake you all the same that Jordane is not the creator and that on my blog you can clearly go who I am by clicking here.

Take care and see you soon.

Je vous embrasse, Nafissath.

 

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Design & stylism by N’sqol

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