Since its Friday, jeans would be appropriate for a normal day at the office. But for an interview? Even a pretend one? Just couldn't do it. Trouser jeans in a dark wash would be ok, but I don't own a pair that fit. It really doesn't matter though...since this interview only exists in the land of make-believe. Or does it?
So instead, I don a dark denim pencil skirt. Casual, yet professional. A modest, oxford shirt in a conservative print, tucked in...because this is the staple of corporate-casual attire, right? Right. But the whole thing is just such a bore that I am utterly dissatisfied until I can find something visually appealing to add to the outfit. Enter the lime green scarf I purchased in the San Juan airport last week. In some instances, I almost love this shade of green more than yellow. Say what!? I feel like I just betrayed yellow, my current, favorite color-love.
I had forgotten that Anne Hathaway played the part of the White Queen, so when she first appeared in the movie I thought, "Yeh, I love Anne." Only I didn't really end up loving her as the White Queen. I get what she was trying to do/be, but it just came across awkward...like she was trying. Oh well, can't win every performance, I suppose.
Unlike the White Queen, I felt Alice was well-cast. I had never seen Mia Wasikowska in anything before and was a little taken aback in the first scene when I thought she looked sort of sickly. She has the most lovely, pale skin that made the grayness around her eyes seem odd. Though as the movie progressed, I thought her more and more beautiful. And by the time she encountered the Jabberwocky, I was a fan.
I had high hopes for the movie, being such a fan of the latest Willy Wonka. Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend seeing it for the cost of a full-price theater ticket. And I definitely wouldn't recommend it for kids under age 8.
Did you see Alice in Wonderland? What did YOU think?