Monday, 29 April 2013

Red Head, Daisy Dress / Alien Life in the Solar System (part 4)

So, I'm pretty excited guys. Why? Because I have a housemate who can take photos! And, even better, he is someone that I don't even have to bribe or coerce into taking blog photos for me! (I'm sure any other bloggers reading this will be very familiar with that kind of frustration, if you aren't already lucky enough to know heaps of professional photographers.) So thank you Josh for taking these lovely photos for me.

This dress is a hand-me-down from my mum, who rocked it in the early 1990s. The simple shift shape is perfect for a lazy warm afternoon, and it doesn't really need any dressing-up either because of it's cute little daisies appliqués on the bodice. Just add a cute animal bag and you're good to go! I see simple shift dresses like this in thrift stores all the time, and it would be pretty easy, if you were so inclined, to add a couple of daisy appliqués to said dresses ;) 

dress - Hand-me-down from my mum
bag - Ebay
socks - Cotton On
hat - Japan (not sure where)
shoes - Chicory

The last (maybe) alien world I'll be talking about in this little life-in-the-solar-system series is Io! I mentioned Io back in my post about Europa.

Io has some unique characteristics for a moon. The closest moon to Jupiter, Io has at least 400 active volcanoes on its surface, which makes it the most geologically active object in the entire solar system. It's got lava running all over the surface. It's not at all icy, either, being mostly made up of silicate rock coated with sulfur dioxide frost. Like Europa, it also keeps warm via "tidal-heating", caused by Jupiter's gravitational pull (which is also responsible for the crazy amount of volcanoes).

So I guess right now you are probably thinking that Io doesn't sound very friendly to life. But just because conditions on Io are so extreme, it doesn't mean that life couldn't exist - it would just be very different to the kind we are used to. It's been suggested that organic molecules could exist underground, inside lava tubes, which could both provide insulation and trap moisture and nutrients. Microbes could be able to "breathe" sulfur the way that we breathe oxygen. The Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE) that is going to do fly-bys of many Jovian moons won't be exploring Io, but it has been stressed by some astrobiologists that Io shouldn't be overlooked as a potential place for life - because, if life were found on Io, then it would make the possibilities of life existing on other moons and planets in the the galaxy far more likely.
Not the prettiest moon ever... Image credit







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22 comments:

  1. What an amazing mom you must have (: That dress is lovely!

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  2. Nothing goes with morning coffee like aliens (possible aliens) :)
    Love your outfit, and that purse is just so cute, I wanna make something including fox for me right now.
    Love the hair color, looks just like mine now :D

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  3. Such a cute dress, and shoes and been looking at this bag for ages, I guess I'll get it, it surely looks cute though probably it can't handle anything much. x

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  4. i'm in love with your dress! you're so lucky to have a photographer-housemate. hehe :")

    xoxo,
    Rae
    http://raellarina.blogspot.com/

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  5. I'm addicted to your outfits and this exobiology series :)

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  6. Oh Annika, you look so wonderful! This dress is amazing and everything match to each other so good! AW, you have great style :) It's possibly my favourite look of you :)

    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  7. You are such a cutie! You are so lucky to have a great photographer on hand!

    Becky
    xx

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  8. That hand-me-down dress is amazing, and that shade of red is STUNNING on you. The curls are perfect, too. :) So lovely!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  9. That dress is flipping gorgeous

    http://beautyandlefreak.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. The dress looks lovely on you! <3 Plus the bag is so cute! How could anyone say no to that :( Hahaha

    http://forest-doll.blogspot.com

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  11. That is so awesome t hat you have someone close who can take good photos. They really are lovely! The hand-me-down from your mother is gorgeous, and I love your little socks!

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  12. Hooray for a 90s-tastic dress! Before I even read your commentary I was like, hooray 90s! This dress looks so cute on you! The floppy hat is so perfect with it. I'm really loving your adorable fox bag too.

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  13. love you wig and it suts you so well :)
    the daisy dress is so adorable!

    toinfinitynbeyond13.blogspot.hk

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  14. This is such a cute outfit and that bag is adorable! I love those shoes :)
    xo

    myfriendirma

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  15. Such a cute outfit! This wig is one of my favourite! :)

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  16. What a super cute outfit and loving your hair! So lovely! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

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  17. I always love your posts on space stuff, but this series on alien life has been absolutely fascinating! xx

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  18. The red wig and hat combo is too cute! And congrats on getting a housemate to take your photos!!! When asking people to take pics of me, you'd think I was asking for a kidney;)Hugs!
    ~Margaret
    www.nakednhungry.com

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  19. That dress is so adorable! I love stealing hand-me-downs from my mom too - they are just so fun to rock! Also, I'm loving your hat as well, adorable!

    How awesome that you have a photographer roommate; I'm lucky enough to have one too!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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