Based on the entire theme of Alice in Wonderland – from props, set, pre show characters, right down to the fabric in the garments this was truly a childhood story brought to life! The Cheshire Cat, painted by BodyFX and the Mad Hatter Opened the Annah Stretton show, prancing up and down the run way which was split down the middle by line of vintage tables covered in cupcakes, macaroons, tea sets and flowers. I knew we were in for an exciting show.
Featuring two halves to the show, and man frock coats, and suits, dresses with many petticoats and flounces to the second half predominately spotty. Polka dots on everything, reversed in black and white, huge floral crown hats made by Pheonix Cosmetics really tipped of the whimsical look and fairy tail feel of the whole show..
Nerida Cortese as Alice dancing with the Mad Hatter down the runway mid-show just added the final touch to the amazing production by Jonathan Smith. Perfectly timed and choreographed, Nerida wearing a pretty circle skirt dress by Annah Stretton just made it perfect. Even though it didn’t seem to be the initial plan the runway audience loved being able to swarm the run way and snap both pictures and a cup-cake at the end of the show.