Thursday, 4 July 2013

Rabbits in High Heels / Blood Vessels

These photos are super summery, but they were actually taken just a couple of days before I left for Italy, on a strangely warm winters day in Sydney. I am so in love with this shirt that was sent to me by Sheinside - it's the perfect amount of bizarre, as I've come to expect from the clothing at Sheinside (you can't see it in these photos, but these rabbits are also wearing giant red high-heels. Of course).

blouse - c/o Sheinside
skirt - Paper Hearts
shoes - Yeswalker
socks - Cotton On Body
belt - Thrifted
hat - c/o Wholesale

Today I will leave you with this awesome image of the blood vessels in the human body, via the Bodies Revealed exhibition. The model is made by the process of "polymer preservation", which involves using liquid silicone rubber to preserve real tissue from human beings. This preservation process can take up to a year to complete.
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Because your lungs is where the transfer of oxygen into the blood stream, and carbon dioxide out of the blood stream occurs, there are a lot of tiny blood vessels (called capillaries) hanging around there, as you can see! There is also a lot around your digestive system in the stomach area, to pick up all those nutrients that you consume, and of course, in your brain, to feed all the billions of neurons (and glia) that help you do your thinking!

While showing my boyfriend Luci this blog post, he said: "How do people not just burst all over the floor?? How is there room for anything else!?" It's amazing to think that on top of the blood vessels, there is room for all your cells, proteins and enzymes as well. Look at the head - there is room amongst all those blood vessels for billions of neurons and glial cells (which make up the brain) as well, not to mention that every cell in your body contains about 2 meters of DNA.
The body is really good at compacting things, that's for sure - so don't worry about bursting all over the floor.

I hope that you're all having a beautiful day so far.







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34 comments:

  1. these are such a pretty set of pics :)
    and that blood vessel model is quite mind-blowing!

    have fun in Italy and I hope to see your vacation photos soon!

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape 

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  2. You look amazing. Really. This outfit is one of my fave! And I just love how you're so passionate about science.. unlike me ahahhaha

    Nora
    NoraFinds

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  3. Love the outfit, you look really amazing!

    x Angela / www.bouncingbrunette.wordpress.com

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  4. LOVE this outfit!! It's perfection! I need a pair of those shoes!!
    Cx
    http://mixedmediumstheatre.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. this outfit is so so pretty!! :-)

    Francesca xo
    www.yummylikecake.com

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  6. Hello Annika,

    I'm taking the freedom of leaving you a comment because I'm currently working on a fashion-related dissertation for my MSc. I'm doing a survey about the perception of young women towards today's fashion luxury brands, and if you, or any of your lovely reader, could take 5 mins and complete it, it would be of much much help :)
    Here the link of my survey: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/s/2SJRFPJ
    Thank you very much!

    Lou ♥

    Ps:That is such a cute outfit! specially love the hat

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  7. that blood vessels image is totally mind blowing. i'm pretty sure i come here often due to the quirky stuff you post. i so love you!!

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  8. Lovely skirt - so vintage!
    Love your daily bit of information at the end of each post! (:

    The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

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  9. Hey,
    Great pictures and a sweet outfit! :)
    Love
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  10. lovely, lovely outfit! i love your socks & shoes combo and that shirt is so pretty! and that blood vessel diagram is insane!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  11. Love your skirt and shoes! Crazy diagram!!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  12. love everything about this post, seriously <3

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  13. you look SUPER darling! lovely photos, and that top is too great.

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  14. Kara (kiwimanatee)5 July 2013 at 02:42

    I don't usually comment on your posts (even though they're all lovely) but WOW this shoot sticks out as absolutely gorgeous. c: Especially that first picture, it looks like it should be in a fashion magazine or something. :p

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    1. Awww :) Thank you Kara! My housemate took the photos so he gets all the credit for their amazingness ;)

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  15. Love that blouse! The skirt's awesome too. :)

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  16. Huh I loved the blouse and the skirt so much!

    nasty-lady.blogspot.com

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  17. This outfit + location is too dreamy! x

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  18. lovely pics!
    xoxo

    alice c'n'r
    http://cutenroll.blogspot.it/

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  19. Your photos are killing me lately, they're all so beautiful! I like that model of the body's blood vessels. Makes us look like some work of art, or like a tree or something!

    Rachel

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  20. You always look amazing, but I think this is my absolute favorite ensemble of yours! Especially that top... Swoon.

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  21. I'm so so jealous that you went to Italy, that place is my spiritual home! Hope you had a good time. You look fantastic as always, ta for the summer inspiration!
    Betti xx

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  22. Any idea on how to fad bright red hair with our hair dye?

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  23. I love this, Annika! You look amazing as always!

    Love, Amy

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  24. This outfit is just... so amazing I love it! I'm not a huge fan of the color red but wow it looks amazing on you!

    Gen | raspberry-notes.blogspot.com

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  25. That skirt is just a dream on you! Looks like these pictures were taken on such a gorgeous day!

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

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  26. Picture perfect! Love love love this!

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  27. You look gooooorgeous, and I love this outfit! I've been eyeing those same shoes from yeswalker, and I'm so glad to see them on you! Maybe it'll justify my wanting to buy them... :)

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  28. You look gorgeous Annika! I really love your whimsical rabbit blouse with the pops of red, its like a modern day fairy tail! I also LOVED seeing your snaps of the town you are in in Italy and cannot wait to see more! Enjoy your trip!
    xo Hannah

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  29. This is the cutest outfit ever!! Why don't I have a red flippy skirt like this? I want to wear something like this right now. It's perfect.

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