Friday, 22 April 2011


From Ariel to Ann Blyth I have always been fascinated with mermaids, when I was eight I used to try and swim with my feet together, you know so I could move elegantly like a mermaid. However, in all honesty I am a pretty terrible swimmer, so I would probably not make a great mermaid, but I do splash a lot so you know, I am half way there. On several occasions I have been known to have giggling fits whilst in water and I seem to sink when this happens. Anyway I digress here are my current mermaid inspirations.

The one who started it for me

Peter Pan's Mermaids Knew How to Accessorise

Mr Peabody and the Mermaid Poster

Miranda 1948 with Glynis Johns

Ann Blyth in Mr Pea Body and the Mermaid 1948

Coca Roca in Vogue

Gemma Ward as a mermaid in Pirates of the Caribbean 4

Rotting like a wreck on the ocean floor,

Sinking like a siren that can't swim no more
Your songs remind me of swimming,
But I can't swim any more- Florence & The Machine

Asos dress that I could wear in the bath

White Glittered Knobby Starfish
Fantastic hat, 'Neptunes Daughter' by Kelly Marie!

Even though I am still eight at heart, I am slightly more sophisticated with my inspirations, where as I used to wrap bubble wrap around my legs (they look like scales obviously) I now look to wearable fashion to quench my desire to be a mermaid. 


  1. if mermaids were good swimmers they wouldn't laze around on rocks, splashing (!) and flirting with sailors. what i'm trying to say is that with your splashing and giggling-sinking skills you've all that you need for a proper mermaid. (well exept for the fishtail but fashion will delivery you an non- smelly equivalent.)

  2. Awww thank you so much for including my hat in this amazing post! I am a fellow mermaid fanatic ( we have so much in common its crazy). You have choosen the best for your inspiration, I am growing my hair long so it can be just like Ann Blyths in that film. :) Have a lovely bank holiday Hannah xxx

  3. Milingmai: that is so sweet of you to say, what I lack for in skill I make up for in sheer determination hah. Many times whilst on holidays I have lazed on a rock pretending I am a mermaid, with long flowing hair and fish for friends. Think I need to wear a sequin skirt to get the fish tail look. x

    Kelly-marie: It's my pleasure I can't wait to see more of your creations. Ann's hair in that film is beautiful you are going to look positively magical! I know we do as soon as I saw a picture of you I was like that's my kinda gal! Hope you are enjoying the glorious weather x

  4. Fashion Forestry: Thanks glad you love mermaids too, I have been a lurker on your blog for some time love your creations ans style x