Monday, 27 January 2014

Mermaids & Paper Boats

Dress is c/o Sarsparilly | cherries c/o Sarsparilly | shoes are from Yeswalker | bolero is thrifted | necklace is super old | petticoat is from Ebay

What was meant to be a quick trip to the lake between rainstorms escalated into an entire themed photoshoot, with me jumping into freezing lake water. I'm going to pretend that I jumped into the water because I really just got into the whole "theme" of boats and mermaids (because of the insanely cute print on this dress), but it's actually because I had to rescue the paper boat, which I very wisely only made one of, then promptly dropped upside-down into the water as soon as we began taking photos. Still, I actually really love how the photos of me in the water turned out - so good on you, clumsiness!

A little bit about this dress - about a week ago I was contacted by the owner of Sarsparilly, Maria, who is just beginning to sell her own handmade designs! She gave me a few to choose from, but there was absolutely no way that I could go past the mermaid print on this dress, and the super-full skirt. Her other designs include a toffee-apple 50s dress and a gorgeous blue gingham dress! At the moment, you can buy the first of Maria's new handmade designs as well as some other gorgeous brands, including Bernie Dexter, from her facebook page photo albums, however the brand new website is going to be up-and-running within the next few days so I suggest you like the page and keep an eye out for it, especially if you love 50s and 60s-inspired dresses [Update: Sarsparilly's new online store is now open]! Also, I'm also going to be hosting a little (actually, a somewhat huge) giveaway to coincide with the opening of Sarsparilly.com in the next few days - make sure that you don't miss out on it ;)

So I apologise if you've been a reader of this blog for a long time and have already seen this post - but I felt like it was a very appropriate time to bring it up again! Now, this is not exactly scientific per se, as mermaids (I am told) don't really exist. However, speculative biology is always fun! This page here features several awesome images that speculate about what the anatomy of a mermaid would look like. The picture below shows the (imaginary) skeletal anatomy of a mermaid:
Also, did you know that in 2012 the US government had to make an official statement saying that "Mermaid's do not exist" following a mermaid mockumentary on Animal Planet?
Way to be a killjoy, guys...

I hope that you all had a beautiful weekend, rain or shine!







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25 comments:

  1. Oh my, what a lovely dress! I love the print and the fullness of the skirt. I like the mood of this shoot. <3

    Kathy
    www.mypeachdays.com

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  2. the skeleton is quite creepy and fascinating at the same time : O
    also, i love your pretty little red shoes and the clock [i have the same, tee hee~]

    come and visit me sometime - www.pigeongray.blogspot.com

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  3. :333 You're too adorable! These photos are so cute.

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  4. That dress print is amazing! *-*.

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  5. Oh my, you look adorable on that dress, Annika! love everything <3

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  6. Have I really been a follower for so long ;)? Love the photos and still love the mermaids!

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  7. !!! this dress is so perfect. this whole outfit is, really. great photos too!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  8. Woah I've seen this mockumentary, it was so scary! However I don't understand why the government had to make an official statement because in the video you could see that it's not real.

    As for the outfit: I LOVE the dress! It's supercute! <3

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  9. that is sooo cool!! love the dress :)

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  10. OMG . That dress is to die for! It looks perfectly on you! =)

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  11. This is gorgeous! How do you always look so lovely? The mermaid facts are great!

    Becky
    xx

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  12. The print on your dress is GORGEOUS and how special that its handmade! These pictures are just the cutest!
    xo Hannah

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  13. That's such a beautiful print, and you've really done it justice with the lovely photoshoot!

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  14. What a cute dress! Amazing print. Great photos too - looks like a fun photo shoot!

    -Rebecca
    mn2nz.wordpress.com

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  15. Love the dress, the seaside backdrop, the lipstick. Great photos!

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  16. Oh my, that dress!!
    Despite what the US government claims, I continue to strongly believe in mermaids and always will. :]
    ♡ Dulce

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  17. Awesome outfit and super cool pics

    http://heyhadrien.blogspot.com/2014/01/saturday-night.html

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  18. these are such beautiful pictures, Annika, most likely one of my favourites posts of all time here on the blog! well done, fantastic work! :) that dress is gorgeous, I love the pretty print!
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    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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  19. Lovely dress and thank you for this giveaway! ♥

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  20. Thank you for this giveaway and lovely dress. It looks AMAZING on you! ♥

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