My dear friend Gwenda-lin G. is not only a brilliant philosophy professor, but a master glove-maker with a penchant for lace and a long-standing appreciation for Lewis Carroll. She’s started her own line of lace tea gloves called Hardly Alice–you know, like for tea parties and wearing around town! Gwen wears them to peruse the offerings at New York fashion week, strolling through the gardens in Paris, and, I imagine, for reading Plato and Socrates at her desk with a nice cup of tea. No lace is too fine for the ancient philosophers. That’s for sure. She’s been featured for her Paris street style and at New York fashion week .
Gwen is vegan, her gloves are vegan, and she’s just acquired a variety of vintage lace with which to create some new and dreamy designs. The turn toward vintage lace is partly because of the quality and variety of the lace, and partly because it’s a turn toward more eco-friendly fashion (as the lace is recycled, or ‘upcycled’!) . She’s happy to take custom orders to create those little lace gloves of your wildest tea party-esque dreams. Some of her gloves are frilly and light:
while others have a darker edgier edge:
All are lovely and feminine and exquisite, just like Gwen!