Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Saturday Outfit & Some Inspirations

happy creative saturday beautiful creatures:)

this morning was such a glorious one, and so warm to be october:) i adore saturday's! came home where i prepared tonights dinner and then i cleaned my old computer, ipad & iphone for more space (desperately needed). got dressed candy cute brilliant in order to focus on creation. at the moment i am at my second home, franklins....played with some of my self portraits for a tiny while and then became madly frustrated since i am trying to download blow up (which i have bought fyi), and it just does not work. i am going crazy....!!! anyhow, i have now given up and am about to devour sofis mode which my wonderful step father buys me every week back home in sweden:) guilty pleasure galore is to happen. 

you have the potential to create beautiful things.
yes you.

an outfit to create beautiful things

antique cross necklace
office ballerinas

some fairy inspirations i found while editing/ deleting images on my very packed phone:)

be yourself and you can be anything
alice solantania saga

(Images in my collage that are not by me are taken from my pinterest (re-pinned)& tumblr (re-blogged), please let me know if I have used your image and you want to be credited and I will do asap!)

Friday, October 17, 2014

"Thea Porter: 70's Bohemian Chic" Opening at The Fashion & Textile Museum February 6th 2015

"i spent all my waking hours, and
indeed much of the night (barring
the parties), wrestling with clothes,
dreaming them up in my mind's
eye, struggling to capture the
fleeting image on paper, translating
it into fabric and hanging it on to a 
woman's body so as to make that
body more alluring, more beautiful."

-thea porter

i was invited to a press breakfast at the fashion and textile museum to hear about their upcoming exhibition to open next year! thea porter: 70's bohemian chic. We are finally about to explore the world of thea in its complete! the first one ever created.

the fashion historian laura mclaws helms together with thea's daughter venetia porter and founder of the museum, zandra rhodes held an inspirational presentation of the exhibition which made me wish it would open now so that i did not have to wait until next year.

a little background on thea porter ( quote from the fashion & textile museums press release):

"thea porter (1927-2000) came to optimize bohemian chic in 1970's london, developing a unique aesthetic that drew on an eclectic mix of luxurious fabrics, signature dresses and soho laissez-faire. born in jerusalem, she began working as an interior designer before setting up shop on london's greek street. 

over the course of several years, she established her combination of fashion and interior design, cultivating clients such as pink floyd and the beatles, alongside faye dunaway, elizabeth taylor and barbara streisand - as well as working for royal patrons including princess margaret and the empress of iran, farah diba. porter was promoted in new york by vogue editor in chief diana vreeland and her clothes were sold in giorgio beverly hills, while at the same time she was a frequent visitor to the colony room, london, the drinking club habituated by lucien freud, francis bacon and george melly."

i just had to research a tiny bit and found some wonderful inspiration! a lot actually from the fashion & textile museum's own pinterest

the designer herself outside of her soho shop on greek street 

 in vogue

lauren hutton wearing thea

ok, i wanna be nicole richie in thea porter:)

and then transform into faye dunaway getting married!! that bridal dye for!!!

 later in the day at franlins i devoured everything thea porter! an obsession was to begin. hallelujah!

this exhibion opens february 6th 2015 at the fashion and textile museum which is located on 83 bermondsey street in london. can't wait:)

alice solantania saga
(images not by me are from the fashion & textile museum's pinterest and the one on nicole richie is from style spot)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Ballerina Violette Afternoon Tea Thursday


so i have now planned 3 characters that are to be created within the next 4 weeks, the 3rd i worked on today:) the ballerina named violette! i am starting a ballet class in the next week to get some basics that i might have forgotten ( i danced ballet as a teen). can't wait:) 

the morning started with loads of laughter thanks to the swedish radio and its mix megapol morrongäng göteborg, i adore a certain peter. then some more of the secret history before heading home to dress for afternoon tea, well not really since press appointments was what really happened. then the rest of the afternoon was all about my ballerina.

1 2 3 DRINK

in three words
i can sum up
i've learned
about life:
it goes on.
- robert frost


vintage dress
marc by marc jacobs bow barrette
antique cross necklace
office envy ballerinas:)

alice solantania saga

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Give It A Try, Whispered The Heart!

it's impossible,
said pride.
it's risky,
said experience.
it's pointless,
said reason.
give it a try,
whispered the heart.

give it a try beautiful creatures:)

i got up really early today to create a tiny walk! then off  i was to the fashion & textile museum, i had  been invited to a press breakfast in regards to their next exhibition :) i will write more about this another day. then off i was to a fabric show before heading to varg pr's press day. i feel so inspired! now i am at a cute pub blogging in covent garden.

the colours from this morning walk:) 
 an oatmeal breakfast with banana and tahini:)

an outfit

vintage dress
antique cross necklace
h&m gold belt
top shop yellow cardie, socks with lace & shoes
skull scarf a gift from rod of franklins (someones loss..)
beyond retro dotty cardie

yes i did change shoes and added socks before leaving my house. the first choice was my violette flowery printed burberry flats!!! 

exactly one year ago, this was happening:) at franklins of course!!!

strange magic
more exploring, more daring, more give it a try
-says my heart

with love
alice solantania saga