Monday, 15 July 2013

Velvet Feet & Supercooling

Aren't these shoes (sent to me by Sammydress) the best things you've ever seen!? I really wanted to wear them with a blue coat that I was going to turn into a cape - like the red one in these photos - but I ran out of time to do most of the sewing projects I had planned before my overseas trip! But I kind of like the clashing colours here anyway - I like it when there is something just slightly odd about an outfit. (Oh! And if you have a keen eye, you might have noticed that these photos were taken back when I was in Sydney).

top - Cotton On
skirt - c/o Sheinside (similar)
cape - DIY
necklace - c/o Les Folles Marquises
shoes - c/o Sammydress (sold out, but similar here, here, here and here)

Firstly I should apologise to the (apparently) many arachnophobics who read my blog! I am also someone who is extremely uncomfortable around spiders (which is great for living in Australia when a giant one jumps out at you basically every day) but because the picture of the underwater diving bell spider I used in my last post didn't make me feel ill, I thought that (me being the most arachnophobic person I know), it would be okay for most people! 

Anyway, I promise that there will be no more pictures of spiders on this blog without due warning.

To make up for it, I will leave you with this video of supercooled water. Supercooled water is water which has been cooled below its freezing point (0°C), but remains in its liquid form (yup, what you learnt in school that water always freezes at 0°C (or 32°F) isn't always true!)

To turn into a solid, liquid water needs "crystalisation" to occur, for more ice crystals to effectively "grow" on. However this process, called "nucleation", might not happen if there aren't any impurities in the water for the ice crystals to "grow" on. In fact, you can get down to temperatures of -41°C before the water freezes - if it is really pure. (Read more here).

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  1. Those shoes are perfect! i love how they are a tad 90's ballet esque!
    x Eloise - Jazzlipsandtulips

  2. This outfit is sooo perfect! I totally love it!

    x Angela /

  3. You look like an awesome storybook character :D
    Loving it! x

  4. oh them shoes!! Velvety yummy blue shoes.. I totally agree with you when it comes to clashing colors in an outfit. I myself have had a fair share of clashes and loved it. The cape is just sureal! hugss! Aiko

  5. The blue shoes against you're red outfit looks striking. Clashing colours are the way to go!

  6. Hey,
    great pics and a sweet outfit! :)

  7. Love your outfit! The pieces are so simple that it can be easily re-created!
    I really do like your shoes (:

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

  8. Super adorable as always and fun article! Annika if you like that then you might like supersaturated solutions, I've been wanting to sneak this one into a science demo for kids, but it just hasn't happened yet. I think if I ever get a science blog moving, this will be in it somewhere! Loads of youtube videos about sodium acetate,

  9. Annika, you are darling, my darling.

    Love, Amy

  10. Those shoes are FABULOUS!! And you are simply adorable in your little red cape x3

  11. the shoes here and so so so perfect! i am obsessed! i want to find them in a flat form somewhere! i love the little cape you are wearing here as well.

    lindsey louise

  12. Annika, you look so so cuteee, I can hardly stand it! I love that little red skirt, and those shoes are awesome! Bahah I'll be glad of advance spider warnings in the future :) hehe

    xox Sammi

  13. I do not like the shoes, they are vulgar.

  14. I love how you take pieces I would usually be intimidated by - like these shoes - and send them right to the stop of my wishlist! Your styling really is top notch, lady x

  15. those velvet shoes are great! i've always wanted a pair of velvet docs but i don't think i could look after them properly haha. anyway, lovely outfit!


  16. Your velvet platforms are absolutely amazing! Waaaaaant!

    Xo, Hannah

  17. Love the video of supercooled water!


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