Wednesday, 14 August 2013

A Perfect Picnic Dress / Dolphin Talk

This dress has the cutest scalloped design on the front of it, don't you think? I thought that it was definitely the right dress to take on a "picnic" (I didn't go on an actual picnic because I'm doing 20 hours a week in the lab right now and have no time for such luxuries :( but it was a picnic-themed shoot nonetheless). I am planning on turning this picnic basket into a handbag at some point! I think I'll attach a pretty strap so that I can wear it as a shoulder bag.

bag/basket - Thrifted
cardigan - Thrifted
hat - c/o Wholesale
shoes - Yeswalker

I learnt the coolest things about dolphins today. Not only are dolphins self-aware (this was worked out by doing a psychological test called the "mark test", where researchers put a dolphin in front of a mirror, then put a mark on its back. If the animal tries to see the mark that the researchers have put on it, it must realise that it can see itself in the mirror and is, therefore, self-aware. Great apes and young children also pass this test, but animals like dogs and cats do not.)
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But it also turns out that dolphins have different, individual names for each other, and can remember the names of their friends for up to 20 years! Their names are "signature whistles", which the dolphins give themselves at the age of 4 months to a year, and remain their name for the rest of their lives. They use it to identify themselves to other dolphins, and use the whistle-names of other dolphins to call them.

This is further proof that dolphins use language, and also great proof of their intelligence! I can't wait until we figure out a way to converse with dolphins. Read the article here.







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26 comments:

  1. Really like the dress, and how you paired the bright red with it.

    I've always been fond of dolphins, but haven't heard about the names before. Awesome tidbit, thanks!

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  2. Such a cute dress - love the picnic themed shoot!

    Dolphins are my absolute favourite animals! I know they can converse with each other, but the name thing I've never heard of before! Just proves how smart they are (:

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

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  3. Ahh you are so cute! I hope the lab isn't driving you too crazy just yet!

    Nora

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  4. I recently heard about the dolphin names! It's so cool! I didn't know they were self-aware though. That's awesome. Animal facts!

    Anyway, I love outfits that combine blue and red. It's just such a pretty combination. This outfit is adorable! Your red shoes and pretty dress look perfect together.

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  5. that is one pretty dress! I love the pretty pastel blue color mix with vibrant red :)
    oh I can not wait to converse with dolphin as well!

    <3
    <3
    http://escapesweetest.blogspot.com

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  6. Aw Annika you look so pretty in these photos :) I love your outfit.

    Sweet Monday

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  7. Super cute picnic look, reminds me a bit of little red riding hood. Lovely hat and picnic basket :). Also that's so interesting that dolphins have names for each other.

    tulip-agate.blogspot.com

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  8. You look so pretty!

    Becky
    xx

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  9. you have an adorable dress! <3
    and dolphins are so coool and smart!!

    toinfinitynbeyond13.blogspot.hk

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  10. Aw, I really want a dress from Bonne Chance! I also friggin love your flats, they're perfect. Dolphins are so smart! It's kinda scary!

    Rachel

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  11. I love Bonne Chance Collections! They are the sweetest people and have the cutest dresses ever. I just wish they carried more in my size! You look absolutely dreamy. I love this dress with the red cardigan, and you look perfectly ready for a picnic. Those facts about dolphins are amazing!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  12. Lovely dress! There's been talks of developing an animal communication Internet- specifically using whistles with dolphins. Very exciting stuff! (Although they'll probably declare war after learning of SeaWorld and Taiji).

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  13. One of my favorite outfits from you <333. It definitely is my style!

    It amazes me how dolphins are so intelligent. I didn't know that about them! o_o.

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  14. So pretty. The dress is just gorgeous and I love the little basket, so sweet <3

    http://www.stephaniedreams.com/2013/08/printed-princess.html

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  15. You look so beautiful! Keep up the inspiring work! ^___^

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  16. I love your outfit, that dress is so cute! (:

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  17. You look so lovely!
    Love your blog!!! :)
    ***

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  18. Beautiful! I love the red with the pastel. Plus you have the cutest wigs! <3 <3 <3

    Kathy
    www.mypeachdays.com

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  19. woah, that's crazy awesome about the dolphins and that's a super cute outfit as usual

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  20. your dress is to die for! i also love how you have a wooden, woven basket- so unique!

    Sarah xo
    http://absolutelysarahx.blogspot.com/

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  21. Okay you are way too perfect. Everything about this look is incredible, and I'm especially lusting after your mini picnic basket!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  22. The dress is sooo dreamy! I love your outfit!
    Also the thing about dolphins is so cool, they're really interesting animals overall!

    http://www.frozen-mammoth.blogspot.com

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  23. Cute dress! The scallop design is perfect. That fact about the dolphins is super cool,I love your mix of fashion and science :)

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  24. That sweater is just so adorable and the perfect pair with that dress! And i love this post about dolphins! They are probably my favorite animals - they are just so interesting!

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

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