Thursday, October 23, 2014

Charming Bow Turbans : My L.A. Winter Hat


I'm completely charmed by these bow turbans!!...
...That's why this afternoon, I am busily stitching them up in all 24 delightful hues of my drapey and dreamy rayon jersey knit fabric!!






Along with a velvet caftan and a flannel hat in red/black buffalo plaid, it's something I'm making to add to my own wardrobe this Fall!!

I love a lightweight, comfy, and irresistibly chic turban as an alternative to a hat 
...for a not-so-chilly L.A. winter.
...and I'm having a delightfully difficult time choosing a color!!

Find your perfect one HERE.



Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Words of Wisdom From Wonderland

The Mad Hatter: "Have I gone mad?"  
Alice: "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll  
tell you a secret. All the best people are.” 

--Lewis Carroll  (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland) 




Mad as a hatter ruffle collar in decadent lace and tulle:
New from Mademoiselle Mermaid...
...and perfect for your own adventures in Wonderland!!


Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Let Them Eat Cake Apron

Look good enough to eat in today's 


featured item, inspired by the queen of pastries: Marie Antoinette!!

...It's my Let Them Eat Cake Apron is perfectly sweet cotton candy pink!!



Find it HERE on Etsy, in a few gorgeous color combinations!!
...Custom color requests are welcome too=)
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

The RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns : Los Angeles


Pumpkins and gardens, and lights, oh my!!

Welcome to a little stroll through some of my favorite moments at the 
RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns event in Los Angeles!!









No one does Halloween lights quite like The RISE!!
HappyHalloween!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Flower Pick : Bird of Paradise Plant


After the delicate and beautiful summer roses have faded...
... and the sensational purple and gold flowers of the jacaranda and medallion trees have fluttered to the ground...
There is one vibrant and hardy looking plant still going strong and adorning L.A.'s autumn sidewalks!!

...It's today's Friday Flower Pick : The Bird of Paradise Plant...



...and I'm really enjoying how their juicy orange color is a perfect match for my October full of all-things-Halloween!!

HappyFriday!!

Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday Things I Love : All Things Halloween


I started celebrating Halloween at the tail end of
September this year and have been partaking in little Holiday festivities all month long!!

There was the RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns exhibit at Descanso Gardens...
...I got caught up on my witchy correspondence (aka Halloween cards)...
...outfitted my living room window with glowing orange lights...
...and checked out the movie Dracula Untold (not to be missed, in my opinion!!)





So, what's next on my all-things-Halloween agenda?
...Well, I've been eying some glittery spider web fabric that would make a great Halloween apron!!
...Perfect for my inner domestic witch!!

Hope you're enjoying a bewitching October too...
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

"Would you look at this night that we've been given;
It's the little things that make life worth living."

-Kenny Chesney
Beer Can Chicken






 These days, you are just as likely to find me heading out on a two hour bike ride down the coast in the middle of the night as you are to finding me pedaling on a sunny afternoon!!
Maybe it's the hot weather we've had the last couple months that gave me the first push to try out nighttime riding...
...or maybe it's just that I really enjoy how my rainbow wheel lights look on the boardwalk after sunset!!...

But from orange sunsets, to purple and pink afterglows, to spectacular full moon rises...
...I am definitely hooked!!

Love,
MademoiselleMermaid