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Alice im Wedina

Time to be

Hotel Wedina was the perfect place for our fotoshooting. The hotel’s five colorful buildings reflect the enthusiasm for colors, literature, architecture and art in a special way: the Red House with a library, the Blue House with author’s rooms, the Green House with its avantgarde architecture, the Yellow House with literature from Hamburg and the Pink House with a permanent exhibition ‘Ink wash art’.

The colors of the houses, the great passion Wedina has for Literature, the winding corridors and many other things were an inspiration to name our editorial "Alice im Wedina", based in Alice in Wonderland. To see all the pictures of the shooting, take a look at Parati's World - Alice im Wedina or at IRK.Magazine - OUT NOW!

Growing up

"The most obvious theme that can be found in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the theme of growing up. Lewis Carroll adored the unprejudiced and innocent way young children approach the world. With Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, he wanted to describe how a child sees our adult world, including all of the (in the eyes of a child silly and arbitrary) rules and social etiquette we created for ourselves, as well as the ego’s and bad habits we have developed during our lives. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland represents the child’s struggle to survive in the confusing world of adults. To understand our adult world, Alice has to overcome the open-mindedness that is characteristic for children. Apparently, adults need rules to live by. But most people adhere to those rules blindly now, without asking themselves ‘why’. This leads to the incomprehensible, and sometimes arbitrary behavior that Alice experiences in Wonderland. When entering Wonderland, Alice encounters a way of living and reasoning that is quite different from her own. A Duchess who is determined to find a moral in everything. Trials that seem to be very unjust. But during the journey through Wonderland, Alice learns to understand the adult world somewhat more. In fact, she is growing up. This is also represented by her physical changes during the story, the growing and shrinking. More and more she starts to understand the creatures that live in Wonderland. From the Cheshire Cat she learns that ‘everyone is mad here’. She learns to cope with the crazy Wonderland rules, and during the story she gets better in managing the situation. She tells the Queen of Hearts that her order is ‘nonsense’ and prevents her own beheading. In the end Alice has adapted and lost most of her vivid imagination that comes with childhood. She realizes what the creatures in Wonderland really are ‘nothing but a pack of cards’. At this point, she has matured too much to stay in Wonderland, the world of the children, and wakes up into the ‘real’ world, the world of adults." -

"For what is worth... it's never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you're not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Published: irk magazine

Photo: Asja Caspari

Styling: Tini Rathe

Hair&Make-up: Eva Hennings

Model: Melike Koenig - mdmanagement

Photo Assistance: Marie Hoelscher

Location: Hotel Wedina in Hamburg

Organization: Andrea Spengler-Müller

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