Look at what arrived from England for my recent birthday. (The headband, silly!) Thinking, thinking, did I order something? In my State of Penury? No & it was not a familiar UK address either. Ta da! It was a Chatham Girl gift from a fellow Alice fancier. I am thrilled by the eccentricity.
Zara Carpenter is the witty woman behind Chatham Girl. I meant to ask if she is the redhead wearing the Alice Bow but she is busy fine-tuning her new autumn line*, so I'll leave that for another time. Zara is definitely one-of-a-kind & I wager a fabulous person with whom to take tea, mad or otherwise. If you fancy something custom-made, contact Zara--she'd be happy to make something special for you.
I so wanted to be photographed wearing this but if I wait to corral a photographer, it could be months. How did that happen?
*Chatham Girl is currently busy working on lots of fanciful treasures for the Autumn/ Winter season. Inspiration comes from artists and writers such as Mark Ryden, Edward Gorey, Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll and Angela Carter to name just a few. (photograph via Chatham Girl, used with permission)