Jun 4, 2014

Amulette II

In part two of my project with Cartier (see part one here), I've illustrated the dream world of the Amulette, specifically my dream world. When I sat down to think about what this world of unlocked wishes looked like, I couldn't really come up with anything tangible. After all, that's part of the magic of such a dream world.

But my thoughts always returned to Paris. As cliché as it may sound, the idea of Paris at dusk and night time always resonated with as concrete of a dream world as I could conjure up. There is something about the beautiful courtyard entry doors that seems to hide a secret world of which we passersby can only imagine. Perhaps it is what is unseen that I find so alluring. On this past trip to Paris, I paid a bit more attention to light and shadow than I had on previous trips. I still hoped to portray a sense of mystery in this set of photos, and leave you to imagine the rest.

"What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden. My words echo
Thus, in your mind."
-T.S. Eliot


  1. Ughghhhhhh too beautiful Alice!!!

  2. So stunning Alice. You always blow me away.

    Carin x

  3. i love the way you write, and these pictures! <3


  4. Totally magical, Alice. And you look stunning as always. :)

  5. I said it before and I'll say it again. This is the most awesome blog campaign for Cartier amongst all other bloggers :D


  6. Gorgeous, sophisticated, refined. Beautiful work, Alice. The camera loves you.

  7. Amazing! These are all beautiful, but my favorite has to be that clock. Where in Paris did you find it!?


  8. Wow! Amulette looks absolutely stunning. Dream world was captured in those gorgeous photos perfectly. I particularly like the picture of Paris' La Tour Eiffel. And don't even get me started on that necklace. This post is just amazing! Love it!

    Lindsey Catarino

  9. Incredibly impressed. You never cease to amaze. <3

  10. Alice, I'll be honest with you. I love the way you combine that Didot or Bodoni typeface with your photos, it reminds me of all those Harper's Bazaar/Vogue vintage magazines. Genius!!

  11. What a magnificent place. Thanks for this wonderful post :)

  12. What a magnificent post! I love the way you tied the amulette and the surroundings together with circular objects.

  13. We are always inspired by your pictures...

    Mike & Gabi

  14. Love all your beautiful compositions. They are truly wonderful! Would love to know where the hourglass was from, thanks !