Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meet Violette - The French Maiden



such a saturday. french maidens & art fairs = amazing combo;)


woke up early early and had my beautiful morning walk in the woods. food store & some make up later i was ready to travel to sloane square in order to reach chelsea's old town hall where the parallax art fair was to (is) hold place. came across some cuteness talent while devouring sauvignon blanc. will create a diary post soon so you'll see some of the artists work then. 

sloane square and saturdays:) perfection market full of wonderfully created cakes & foods, there is too champagne if one is up for it:) walked to victoria station and my train was happily waiting for me so am already now back home in dulwich! in my fave cafe the french house.

time for photocraft 

how's your saturday? seen any beauty? or maybe you created it instead:)?

" i promise
if you keep
for everything
in this world

you will
become it."

- tyler kent white

search for beauty & that is what you will become
Vintage victorian dress as worn by Alice Solantania Saga
a victorian french maiden outfit

vintage victorian dress
wolford stockings
gabor shoes

alice solantania saga

Friday, February 27, 2015

A Location Scouting Inspirational Friday

happy friday

today i knew was to be a sunshine day, so it had to be a location scouting day. i had chosen richmond and to follow the thames path west, to try find my last place for part 10 of my princesse tuvstarr tale. i know now that this will not be it. next try will be petts woods! i love richmond though. such a wonderful place. i started out at whole foods to find a snack then i passed by ham house (which i am to go back to for exploring beautiful art and a magic garden), only to find myself on a never ending walk along the thames river....i was to find a bridge to take me over to the other side and it was like it did not want to be found. 


then i became the strawberry girl
roses, the thames, strawberry house & st. mary's university
clockwise from top left:

1 roses from the square in richmond. 2 the thames right down from the water alley in richmond. 3 the strawberry house which happened to be closed, opens for spring this very sunday. 4 st. mary's university! don't ask. i got lost inside this house thinking it was the strawberry house and i guess everybody just thought i was a student haha. such A school though! i mean...devour that room! chandeliers...amazing mirror...the art!!!! YES to that!

the first comment i got having arrived in richmond for my location scouting day was if i was out sleep walking hahaha. yes i am wearing my in-house pyjamas. i NEED to feel comfy at the moment. maybe especially since it is ice cold and i need to feel warm and like the world is my house, see?
Alice Solantania Saga

here's another raw image from my corpse bride shoots! at the moment i am editing out my best photos   from this series.

she's so happy & excited today since she was blessed by being brought back to life to our planet earth. on top of it all she's getting married:))) hallelujah. can life get any better???
The Corpse Bride
 partner's in crime, yes that we are

anther thing that has happened these past few days

i am finding inspiration in fashion photography again:))) this makes me so happy since i have been bored to be honest for quite a long time and that has made me not buying any magazines. i am someone who has devoured such things since i was a child. thank goodness inspiration is back. 

paper = love  
Pop magazine, Love magazine & W magazine
the spring 15 issues of love, pop & w!

the next magazine i am to buy is garage which has an amazing editorial (created by someone who's name i can not for my life remember, but she's a fine art photographer) in it. will show you when i have it.

r.m drake...can't get enough of you

"then, she began to breathe,
and live, and every moment
took her to a place where
goodbyes were had to come 
by. she was in love, but not 
in love with someone or 
something, she was in love
with her life. and for the first time, in a long time,
everything was inpiring."

- r.m drake

tomorrow i am to visit an art fair. this specific one i met 2 adorable people last time:) a maria and a paolo whom i now know and love.

see you tomorrow. 
i wish you sweet dreams:)
alice solantania saga

(the strawberry girl you might wonder? first of all, she is part of a painting at the wallace collection which i am madly in love with, today i walked upon strawberry hill & decided that one of my characters of my it's just a fairy tale is to be the strawberry child. understand now?:))) much love!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

An Alice Solantania Saga Explorer Tuesday:)

happy tuesday beautiful creatures

i had a couple of appointments in central london today & decided that afterwards i was to have an adventure/ explorer day. i just started wandering around, exploring streets i had not been on before & entered churches and whatever buildings i came across or simply put just devoured it all from the outside. in the end i came to st. james park which is not new to me but every single time i am in awe of the birds in this wonderful place:)))
Whole Foods, St.Paul's Church, Black Swan in St.James Park & Alice Solantania Saga's home
clockwise from top left:

 the pastries at whole foods:)). st. paul's church (the actor's church as it's called) in covent garden. at home now. the girls are extremely tired at the moment:) my office of course!. the beautiful swans of st. james park.

The performance of a cat
this cat belongs to the church of st. paul's in covent garden. 

Rose print by Alice Solantania Saga
about to draw some nail polish upon my rose print!!! 
exploring various mediums. just having fun. like doodling! this is at my new fave place in dulwich, the french house.

how's tuesday treating you? what are you up to? 

a quote:

dream with the dreamers and invent
things you never knew you had in you.
think with the thinkers and discover
ideas that mold who you are. smile at
strangers and make friends that last
a life time. laugh with friends and
let those memories burn through your
heart. travel with travelers and
explore a life beyond your imagination.
love only one, and grow old with your
best friend. let these things bring
fire to your soul. so when you look
back at your life, you'll have no
regrets. and you can leave this place,
better then when you found it.

- the beauty of r.m drake

smile at strangers and make friends that lasts a life time

i am leaving you with this, i found it from an old post of mine
the wonders of sarah moon

"I change the angle, I feel emptiness, she tries & suggests to do what I want, do nothing I say, she waits, she stares, she sees my panic, I feel like I am letting her down and I press the button one time, 36 times....and tells her she's great. I do not want to be a photographer anymore"


much love
alice solantanias aga

Sunday, February 22, 2015

An Sunday Outfit For London's Fashion Week


we are having an ice cold sunday here in london!!! now though = safely having tea at the very warm & cosy french house at home in east dulwich. just came back from somerset house where i viewed some designer collections for fall 2015 & watched the show of ziao li which was a wonderful show full of cute messages on the clothing. will show some picks tomorrow or tuesday. 

time for play!!!

an outfit for a day of fashion

vintage dress
antique cross necklace
wolford violette stockings
burberry flowery printed shoes

we are magic.
we are moments.
we are dreams and
we are memories.
we are everything.
and in the depths
we swim deeper to 
discover that we
are not born whole
so we cannot be
broken. we are born
searching, searching
for the other piece,
that other person
to guide us home.

alice solantania saga