Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An Adventure Day Cuteness Outfit


just bought a lovely soy latte at a place i adore, look mom no hands:))) i love sitting here reading/ working. today is all press appointments to view spring 15 collections. my first is finished, bpcm wonders. found a few cute things! I am lucky since all my appointments are based in east london so i can just walk from place to place.

sad news, the wonderfully talented and charismatic designer oscar de la renta has passed away. the last of that special generation it feels like:( a whole era is gone.

" the only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die. you have to appreciate every single day that you're alive. life is a little bit like a garden -- you have to find time to plant the weeds for beautiful flowers to grow."

- the beauty of mr. oscar de la renta

vintage prairie dress
grandma's gold heart
office envy ballerinas

a rose:)
 this image is part of my a midsummer night's dream:) it's from last year.

alice solantania saga

Monday, October 20, 2014

Diary 258: An Inspiring Beautiful Start of Fall 2014 In London


livet är guds kärleksgåva till dig

sometimes on sunday's i visit the swedish church and usually pick up their magazine (which i might contribute to in the future actually), i always love the words of our head priest, michael persson. i found this snap from one of those ones to keep as an inspiration.

found this while cleaning my phone:)

 it's been a week of cleaning (everything), press appointments, a visit to a fabric fair and a lovely press breakfast at the fashion & textile museum. fall is really here, a warm one to be london:) of course there has been cute pubs & cafe's along the way. explore perfection.

images top to bottom:

 1 flowers from a wonderful wonderful cafe opposite the fashion & textile museum on bermondsey street (can't remember the name). 2&3 the fabric/ textile fair which was held in one marylebone (a stunning building that is). lace by colin-desreumaux & pastel beauties by henry bertrand. 4 my desk at the moment:) 5 this patisserie, maison bertaux is a love of mine. the almond croissant is dangerously addictive. 6 on my way somewhere i captured this. st. martin in the fields, trafalgar square. 7 this was captured on such an early morning this past week. it's dulwich park. 8 where i live:) vines in the fall. 9 this cat:))) i have like ten more photos of this one!! from yesterday. 10 on saturday when on my way to franklins, i devoured this cake as created by a lovely girl whom works under the name jessie makes:) home baked local perfection. 11 at franklins an hour later:) sofis mode! guilty pleasure as given to me by my step father. 12 on one of the press days i was given as a gift this cute heart bracelet, sophie by sophie, a swedish fine jewellery designer. 13 my little sunday outfit, all top shop & vintage.

see yea tomorrow.
much love
alice solantania saga

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 dress.....to 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)