Wednesday, March 04, 2015

MAY YOU SHINE

hey beautiful creatures:)

happy wednesday to you!!! 

a now is at myla & davis:) the lovely corinne is to create this wonderful creation. that girl (meaning me) is to be the strawberry girl or the child bride in a couple of weeks. i have yet to make up my mind. 

afterwards i am to have a glass of wine at the french house and devour myself into all my ideas for the faerie tales of violette:)) lunch is to be a sandwich of chocolate & peanut butter hahaha. my fave fave fave preferably with eggs to it. we are all originals are we not?

how's your week coming about:)?

the below quote is by kris carr, an amazing woman whose journey you should google up. there is a short film that was on oprah's show back in 2013 that you can watch too. whoever she tells me to follow, i follow. wherever she is on the net, i go. she is a huge inspiration of mine both as a business woman and (even more so) as a survivor of the highest order.

may you believe in yourself. 
may you play big.
may you refuse to let anyone define you.
may you see the need for you.
may you rise to the challenge.
and then rise again.
may you be courageous.
may you let go of any negativity, or criticism
that  comes your way.
may you stop comparing
yourself to others and start celebrating
the you right here, right now.
may you praise yourself and may you be humble.
may you risk.
may you explore.
may you leap even if there isn't a net.
may you shine.

- the amazingly inspirational kris carr

may you shine
 this outfit is my ana├»s nin one:)

vintage 30's tea dress with crochet collar
antique cross necklace (gift from my mom one christmas)
prada belt
gabor ballerinas

always remember this dear darlings
:

you have the potential
to make beautiful things
YES
YOU!!!

love 
alice solantania saga

(Images that are not by me in my collage 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!)

by the way this is the creation:

strawberry girl or child bride
that would be the question:))

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Diary 265: That Life Exists & That You Are Here

hey!

happy tuesday to you all! how was your weekend? what did you do?

here's some happenings from mine:)

on my way to the art fair i visited saturday, i stumbled upon this flowery photo shoot! the shop is called wild at heart and it is an amazing place. the girl with that dress:))) = perfection.
A flower photo shoot in London
after the above beauty, sloane square's saturday food market happened. this company makes doughnuts that makes you fall in love, cake hole london wonders.
jam doughnuts

finally came to parallax art fair. wine in hand i devoured:

recycling dreams
Recycling Dreams at Parallax Art Fair

&

artist at work
Sarah Carter Art at Parallax Art Fair
these 2 artists were my faves at this art fair. last time these artists were my faves!!!

after an afternoon of art i went back to sloane square's food market:) such a delight for the eyes this place is on saturday's. people eating, stocking up on home made delicious cakes, candy & foods!!!

turkish delight cuteness
Turkish Delight

in love with the art of 
Daim Fudge

Fudge

Fudge

Chocolate Vegan Cake

Cake by The Creole Vegan Bakery

beetroot & spinach pie:)
Beetroot & Spinach Pie

see my house???????? i would call it MINE!
Violet and pink houses

morning to you too:) 
on my way for a morning walk friday 6.30am!
Cat

richmond by the thames
The Thames River

the beauty of st mary's university
St. Mary's University

Strawberry Hill House

spent lots of time here at the french house in dulwich
the cakes...!!!
Cake

played with this image
A polaroid of roses

roses from one of richmond's squares
Violet Roses

inspirations of mine right now
Gemma Ward
moi wearing a victorian dress. playing with apps on my iphone. such fun!
braids and victorian
a weekend

friday i decided to location scout for the last part of my princesse tuvstarr tale. the place needs to be perfect & i need to be in peace (not to mention completely alone). richmond is the place i chose to check out first, but as i've said earlier it is not to happen here. the day was wonderful however because i entered upon so many other beauties like the strawberry hill house & gardens plus a stunning university called st. mary's.  saturday was sloane square and parallax art fair with wine:))) plus passed by the violette house that one day will be mine. adore! sunday was hanging in dulwich. just organising with deleting files on my (already) full computer!! took a long long morning walk too with the games of thrones and such matters. 

played with photoshop! i look like a dancing ghost in this image. 
the princesse tuvstarr ballet.
Self-portrait by Alice Solantania Saga

too played with an image from my candy cake witch tale.
"the offering"
Fine Art photography by Alice Solantania Saga

this is one of my fave collages. maybe because i love this quote so much:)!?
iPad collage by Alice Solantania Saga

that you are here -
that life exists and identity.
that the powerful play goes on,
and you may contribute a verse.

- walt whitman, leaves of grass

love
alice solantania saga

(Images that are not by me in my collage 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!)


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Meet Violette - The French Maiden

;0)!!!

allelujah


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

kidding!

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
searching
for everything
beautiful
in this world

you will
eventually
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

xxx
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:)
xxx
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!)