"Have I gone Mad?"
"I am afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are!"
You guys, it is Mad Hatter day! What? Right, I know...every day is national something or other day, but today...today is MadHatter day. So you all need to grab your best top hat and let all of your silly out! #NationalMadHatterDay
Since it is National Mad Hatter day, I wanted to share with you some photos that I took last summer during my styled Alice in Wonderland shoot. One of my most favorite clients sent me a picture of her daughter dressed as the Queen of Hearts and that is how the idea for this styled photo shoot was born. Her son Will was our Mad Hatter and we have to give total props to his mom for styling him. His wardrobe was totally on point, she even did his make-up and created a unique Mad Hatter look for him.
"I knew who I was this morning, but I have changed a few times since then"
So, why do we celebrate National Mad Hatter Day? First, I guess I should tell you who the Mad Hatter is. The Mad Hatter is a character from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and also the sequel Through the Looking Glass. According to Wikipedia, Carroll never actually uses the term Mad Hatter, how the character is often referred to as, but he does describe him to be "as mad as a hatter."
National Mad Hatter day was first observed by a group of computer technicians in Boulder, Colorado in 1986. They chose to celebrate a day of silliness Mad Hatter style on 10/6 because of the label that is tucked into his hat that reads, "In this style 10/6."
"Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?"
I worked with an amazing designer, Rose Lopez of Design by Occasion, she created the tablescape for our rooftop tea party. She really made my vision of an urban, rooftop, wonderland tea party come to life.
"If you don't care for tea, you could at least make polite conversation!"
Take your cue from the Mad Hatter today! Be silly, have an adventure and break out from your regular every day routine. Tell riddles even if you "haven't the slightest idea" what the answer is, wear a crazy hat, or even play croquet with a flamingo (I would recommend using a plastic one, a real flamingo may not care that it is National Mad Hatter Day). Whatever you do, smile, laugh and enjoy yourself today on this amazing National Mad Hatter Day! If you are feeling especially crazy you can share this blog on your social media and don't forget to use #NationalMadHatterDay and #StaceyLouisePhotography
I will leave you with one last photo and one last Mad Hatter quote...
"There is a place, like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter. Which luckily, I am."
If you are curious what other National Days you can celebrate, you can head over to the National Day Calendar, there are lots of fun and crazy things that you can celebrate each day! You can also take a look at the original blog from visual adaptation and styled Alice in Wonderland here.