May 19th, 2011
On a recent hunt for vintage treasure we spotted this lovely silver shoe with rope lacing and felt drawn to it.
When we looked closer – we realised why……
Inscribed on the front was ‘ From Fred , To Alice’.
Its the fairytale perfect find!
We found ourselves conjuring up stories of where it was from, who Fred and Alice might have been, and the story behind this lovely little shoe.
Such a little trinket, so full of character – and perfectly at home in ‘What Alice found’.
May 15th, 2011
We’d like to welcome the newest local artist Neil Robert Leonard brought to What Alice Found by South West Artwork.
Neil designs high quality framed typographic posters and prints with striking and well know quotations in a range of great colours and sizes. Even better - he also offers unique personalised commissions for very reasonable prices!
Pop by the boutique to view his work in person, or to find out more about getting a customised print with your favourite lyrics, quote or wording of your choice.
We’re thinking an Alice in Wonderland quotation might just be on the cards….
May 13th, 2011
The manager at What Alice Found, Nicki, had her first foray into speed dating in Bournemouth last night.
The big question was …what should she wear?
With a shop full of vintage fabulousness (yes, its a word) it should be simple to put together an outfit to impress any man right?
So, with the aid of Emily Fisher of Fishee designs and some slightly bemused customers we set about styling her up….
Look number one
I’ve got love for you, if you were born in the eighties, the eighties.
Glam. Prom. Side ponytail. Yes.
Look number two
Not sure if you get arrested going to a public event in nightwear…
Look number three
All eyes on me in the centre of the ring just like a circus (a’la Britney.)
Does a whip send the wrong message?
(In the end she went for vintage silk shirt, jeans, heels and a messy bun.)
May 10th, 2011
One of the things we love about vintage clothing are the quirky small details that you discover on a garment from one of its many past lives.
Be it a button…. a hem…. a lace collar…..
……an eccentric fabric or just beautiful beading.
May 6th, 2011
This is a sneak peek at all the latest, sweetest, neatest eccentric vintage items we have in the boutique this week. The Cherry Closet sources unique one off items for the home, wardrobe, jewellery box and gift ideas.
“The world thinks eccentricity in great things is genius, but in small things, only crazy.”
[Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton]
May 5th, 2011
We’d like to introduce you to our newest collaborator at What Alice Found!
Emily Fisher runs Fishee Designs Photo Booth Ltd a unique Mobile Photography service with a difference. It is Vintage, Stylish, Timeless, Fun, Shabby Chic, Interactive and Fashionable.
The booth is a themed studio set where you can have some real creative fun with the photo shoot. Try vintage clothes and jewellery on and use the various antique props available to create a fun relaxed atmosphere allowing for some great photos.
Pop in to chat with us and make a booking, or visit her website to find out more.
Photoshoots at the shop!
Our late night shopping starts tonight, we will be open on Thursdays until 8pm for browsing and the chance to have an in-house photo shoot with Emily in the magical backdrop of What Alice Found!
You can try on some of the clothes and accessories, get photographed by yourself, or with friends, family, pets and lovers! For just £25 a session you will get five professional photos edited and delivered to you within 2 weeks.
Fishee Designs also produces hand-made iPhone covers, bespoke cushions (using your own vintage photos too if you like!) and gorgeous lingerie or shoe bags to keep your items safe when travelling.
All her items are made from up-cycled vintage materials, meaning no two items are the same.
May 3rd, 2011
“Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting!”
~ The White Rabbit, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Here at the boutique we are extending our opening hours on a Thursday until 8pm for a trial period to give our customers a chance to shop in a relaxed atmosphere after work, or if they just fancy a browse.
From vintage clocks to clothes, and contemporary art to customary cushions, we hope you will find something down the rabbit hole!