Thursday, October 08, 2015

"Liberty In Fashion" At The Fashion & Textile Museum Opens Tomorrow

i was invited to preview the wonderful exhibition
at the 
this past monday.

i fell in love

it's a story of the legendary shop liberty. a store found by arthur lasenby liberty 140 years ago. arthur's ambition was to create new fashion rather than follow the existing styles. the development of liberty "art colours" and the production of its own fabrics in great britian ensured that his vision would become reality. 

such an entrepreneur 

 if you are in london anytime from tomorrow to february 28th 2016, go devour:))) 

such inspirations! such millions to learn from a visionary.

here are some amazing inspirations i captured (with not the best functioning iphone) at this beautifully curated exhibition.  for my own use/ inspiration for later use in regards to various projects i am working on. 

my fave spot was at the top floor. i met with the wonderfully talented sarah campbell whom has created this space called "the art of pattern" which features the work she did together with her sister susan collier ( 1937-2011) during the years 1961-77 for liberty in london prints.

Liberty London

Liberty London

Liberty London

Liberty London

Sarah Campbell

Sarah Campbell

Sarah Campbell Susan Collier


Floral Pattern Fabric Swatches Liberty London
Floral Pattern Fabric Swatches Liberty London

liberty in fashion

sketches, smock dresses together with 30's beauties, 60's and all else under the sun.
yes that is how this exhibition 
fashion sketches for liberty london

Liberty London

love adore love adore
Liberty's London Spring 1937

Smock Dress

Smock Dress Craft Detail

the craft!
Children's Smock Vintage Liberty Dresses

Thirties Liberty Dresses

do i see marc jacobs ca 2005 here?

would i devour this in my closet?
the answer would be 
A Liberty London Sixties Dress

liberty in fashion

highly recommended this exhibiton dear lovely alice wonderland readers. i too hope you get to meet the lovely mademoiselle sarah campbell if you visit.

thanks josie at felicities for inviting me to this beautifully created exhibition.

alice solantania saga

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Grattis På Födelsedagen Min Älskade Mamma

jag hoppas du har haft/ har en underbar dag:)))

today is my beloved mom's birthday
this is 1 year ago in my house:)))))))))

see how happy and beautiful my mom is/was?

this collage is actually from the year  before (2013) that i emailed her.

last year my mom and my aunt came to visit me, mainly to celebrate my mother's birthday. this is me having organized a birthday breakfast. the first one i have ever created. i remember i was so happy. also, because i had a special gift for my mom. see the pink butterfly thingy:)? we devoured champagne, candy and some other delicious cheeses and fruits.

i gave her my first ever printed out self-portrait. it's from the first series i created, the cherry blossom girl and this is one of my fave's from that series. she loved it:) it's now up on her wall in the house of hers. it's among some other beautiful paintings.
alice saga

we went to the saatchi gallery
mother & aunt:)

at patridges in sloane square
me and mom
it was such a day. 

i have thought about my mom a lot recently. i know you all know that i have not felt that well for quite some time and as i mentioned in a former recent blogpost i mention that i have never really been that well, or as i said felt safe to open up to anyone in my family. and how i have struggled since i was 12 years old.

i need to make one thing clear!

my mother has always done the best she could. she has always loved me beyond. and there is No One else in our world I Love more than her. she knows this! when you are brought up with a single mother, at least during your formative years special bonds happens. 

missing mother. my biggest fear.
joyce carol oates perfection

we all have our struggles. sometimes they just happen to get quite serious because of environments in childhood and then together with circumstances & how one has in an early stages "learned" how to deal. if that how to deal is destructive there will be a time when things falls apart. and perhaps majorly so.

this is some images from my childhood. 
yes the child here in all images = me:)

me, my beautiful mom 
the man who has been the only true one
my dear dear dear grandfather
the one whom taught me how to cycle, ski & drive a car

so millions more than that
loving me no matter what
you know
loving for just me existing

me and my cool mom
with another love
my god father, jan-ake:)) 
it's his birthday tmrw actually!!!
grattis i forvag:)
my dear aunt captured this moment
we were about to go to my first trip
this trip...!!! of course i have seen our images from this trip and remember all stories my mom, aunt and godfather has told me. the only thing i myself Really Do remember though is my mom "dying" (she fainted because of too much sun and too little water), that. was. and is still. my biggest fear. how i was attached to her. for hours and probably days. after that really scary situation.

granddad:)))) uncle perfection

happy birthday mom
she's saluting you
puss o kram
lindha sagum
alice solanatania saga

Monday, October 05, 2015

A Monday Outfit To Devour A Preview Of Liberty In Fashion At The Fashion & Textile Museum


i have just previewed the new exhibition "liberty in fashion"  at the fashion & textile museum here in london. fell in love! a post to happen in a day or 2. opens on friday the 9th! wanted to dress up cutely for the event so tried a tiny bit extra. now i am staying here on bermondsey street to take a look at the white cube gallery and later to have a glass of wine in one of these cute bars along this street. this area is sort of artsy while at the same time being businessy:) like that!

what are you up to lovely wonderland readers?

happy monday:)!

a monday outfit

top shop candy striped sweater and satin skirt with lace
valentino satin blouse with lace
antique cross necklace
office ballerinas
primark blue hoodie


Saturday, October 03, 2015

A Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe For 1 Person

my friday's now are amazing. my art class with a joanna. my ballerina class with a leslie. coming home to create a brunch/ lunch thingy is adventure to me:))) it's all creation/ creating and expressing. to be. to breath. to speak. to devour. to devour these people. to devour food. to have fun. maybe creating a life worth living. one day at a time. dreaming. dreaming of what is to come. while devoruing each moment. gratefullness. to be able to feel. 
created this vegan gluten-free banana bread the other day
Vegan Gluten-Free

Banana Bread

Banana Bread Gluten Free

Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread
Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread

banana bread
really loved it with mature cheddar cheese and almond milk:)

a tiny recipe 
glutenfree vegan
banana cake
one person

1 ripe banana
(this one was found i LOVE help yourself)
a chia/ flax seed "egg"
(one spoon flaxseed, a tea spoon of chia's with double amount of water to sit for about 10 minutes)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 packets of stevia
1-2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 dl almond milk (i used unsweeteend)
a handful of almonds to mix to crunchy flour
1dl glutenfree mix of flour (any kind you wish, i used oat flour)
1 dl rolled oats

heated my oven to 180 degrees. mashed my ripe (frozen put in the microwave) banana and added the soaked chia/flax "egg", coconut oil, vanilla, stevia, baking powder and cinnamon. mixed this. added almond milk and mixed. then added my almond "crunchy flour", glutenfree whatever flour plus my oats. mix mix mix.

it should look like the top image:)

then put in the oven for about  45 minutes. check that it is ready with a fork. it should be a tiny gooey when coming up. not too dry. and definately Not wet. if still too wet. let sit for another 5-10 minutes.

let cool for about 1 hour or so before slicing. 

i added cheese to mine. it was delish. you do what you want. maybe some magic peanutbutter instead? or both? or add eggs:)?

alice violette solantania saga


life is'nt
about finding yourself
life is about
creating yourself