It’s been a while since my last post- but I’m back to review one of my absolute fave new backpacks from Isabelle Batz that’s shaped like a fin!
At first glance, the material is shimmery, deep and metallic, to mimic the look and feel of scales under water. But when you graze over the top of the fabric, the sequins flip to reveal a different shade – color changing goodness! I’ve seen this before on viral videos with mermaid pillowcases, but never on a bag, so naturally, I was instantly hooked (no pun intended here).
The shades reflect the depths of the ocean’s many layers, starting with the shallow turquoise sinking into a deep sapphire blue and eventually fading into black.
The bag itself is pretty spacious as well, there is an inside pocket to fit your guarded treasures like lipgloss, your iPhone or wallet.
This accessory is super lightweight even when it fills up to the top, the strings keep it balanced and fully supported. The inside and backing look and feel like neoprene, a design touch to keep it water resistant.
For all you merbbz seeking the perfect new accessory to transform your festival or beach styling this bag will be your new bff. You can shop it here, from NYC designer Isabelle Batz.
Happy Starfish Saturday Merbaes! I know it’s been a while.
I have been actively planning my trip to Miami on Monday, and by actively planning, I mean buying ridiculously cute accessories and clothes that would be perfect to shoot and strut in while there, soaking up the sun! (Us Canadian mermaids don’t get much of that).
Margarita Mermaid has been on my mind for quite some time now, plus she’s been all over my Instagram feed for the past few months (Thanks for the reminder, Instagram :p) . This designer creates adult mermaid attire that will make your inner child squee of happiness.
My only frustration with purchasing was that anytime a style i’d want would get restocked or released on the website, my size would be gone in a matter of minutes (figures!).
Luckily, I was able to snatch a mix and match pair of high waisted mermaid bottoms and a seashell inspired bikini. Of course, they are both blue/teal, my signature colours!
I can’t wait to share the photos of me wearing it on the beach! But for the time being, check out her amazing newest collection “Castaway Siren”
When I came across Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto’s delicately detailed necklaces, I thought I was peering into another world. One filled with whimsy, lightness and magic.
At first glimpse, you would think these pieces are made from environmental treasures that were found in nature. Familiar forms of sea urchins, shells and flourishing anemones instantly came to my mind.
After all, they look so organic and ever- so fragile, like majestic organisms plucked from right under the sea.
Kusumoto is inspired by anything that may stimulate, inthrall and delight the senses, when creating her designs.
She does this by heating translucent fabric, then molding and shaping it into perfect, synthetic magical eye-gasms.
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The level of sophistication is near perfection, fit for a mermaid queen to wear and style.
If you had one of Mariko’s pieces, where would you wear it out first?
This sunday is quite the exciting day indeed. The popular mermaid school from Montreal Aquasirene is now opening it’s new location in Toronto on Queen St!
As an employee for their new division, I thought I would share the news since it’s a unique event and opportunity to not only get in shape by swimming in a monofin, but also fulfilling your dreams of becoming a mermaid for a day (maybe longer if you take a tail home :P)
We all know how expensive silicone, latex, even fabric tails can cost online, so it’s a great place to start and get used to the idea of swimming in a tail before you make the commitment of going custom.
Personally, as someone that’s swam in both fabric tails and silicone, I can tell you that you want..nay, NEED to start off with a lighter material in the beginning, especially if you are not a trained swimmer. Silicone in itself is extremely heavy, and then you have the additional weight of the monofin. At least with the fabric tails the weight is only felt around and on the feet.
Here’s some more super adorable photos of merbaes at the Montreal academy:
So if you’re in Toronto make sure you check out the new mermaid school at the Jimmie Simpson Pool 😉 XOX