Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Flower Pick : Bright Young Things


Ornamental Pear Tree Flowering in Santa Monica, CA - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Ornamental Pear Tree Flowering in Santa Monica, CA - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Ornamental Pear Tree Flowering in Santa Monica, CA - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Ornamental Pear Tree Flowering in Santa Monica, CA - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid


The ornamental pear tree is an ornament to society indeed...
especially in February, when it fills up the clear blue sky with a dazzling display of bright young things!!

Those lovely and delicate petals are as ephemeral as they come...and soon the street will be a remarkable sight as they lazily flutter to the ground.
...It's all part of spring's opening ceremony!!

HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Mermaid Monday : All For Love

Valentine's Day Fashion by Mademoiselle Mermaid

If you're a Queen of Hearts of sorts...and you LVE love, heart motifs, and romantic, lacy, Victorian style accessories...then you've come to the right place!!

...And today is your day!!

So here's a BIG kiss and wish for a very Happy Valentine's Day from Mademoiselle Mermaid!!

May today (and everyday) be filled with all the ones and things you love!!

Red Briar Rose - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Red Briar Rose - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Red Briar Rose - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Flower Pick : Greenery

Greenery Palms in Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Greenery Palms in Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Palms in Palisades Park Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Palms in Palisades Park Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Palms in Palisades Park Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Greenery Fashion Illustration by Mademoiselle Mermaid

By now, I'm sure you've heard that Pantone's Color of the Year #greenery is the new favorite neutral!! 
...Basic tans, grays, and beiges...step aside=)!! Let's do like mother nature does and accent our beautiful brights with something from the verdant side of the spectrum!!

Inspired by that notion, I hit the streets in search of a Friday Flower Pick to suit the spirit. To my surprise and delight, #greenery was everywhere, and looking especially lovely after these rainy days we've had lately!! Most of the roses around town have been pruned, and the springtime flowering trees are only beginning to bud...so I'm eternally grateful to #greenery for filling in the wintertime gap!!

Palms in Palisades Park Santa Monica California - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Yellow Flowering Succulent Plant - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid


HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid


Friday, February 3, 2017

Friday Flower Pick : Golden Daze






Late January is a particularly busy time for a resort wear designer...with so many of my fabulous customers jetting off to fantastic places...and needing that special gauzy something that packs light and looks chic=)!!

...So this siren says, "keep it simple, keep it sweet" for today's Friday Flower Pick!!

And you can't go wrong with an uncomplicated, golden daze of wild flowers throwing a spontaneous soiree along the bike path. 

HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Monday, January 30, 2017

Mermaid Monday : Miles of Coastal Style

Shore at Santa Monica Beach - California Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Shore at Santa Monica Beach - California Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

California Incline in Santa Monica, CA - photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Palisades Park Palm Trees - California Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Palisades Park Palm Trees - California Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Our rainy winter storms of late have given way to the most glorious of blue skies and springlike weather...that it had me playfully asking...January who?! More like Tan-uary, I gleefully thought to myself as I darted here 'n there on my beach cruiser over the weekend!! 
...Breaking only to capture breathtaking palm tree vistas and for photo sessions in the sparkling sand 'n surf of course!! 


Burgundy Jersey Knit Caftan by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Burgundy Jersey Knit Caftan by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Burgundy Jersey Knit Caftan by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Burgundy Jersey Knit Caftan by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Go for nautical miles of coastal style in a jersey knit caftan, handmade-to-order and available in 24 colors. Find it on Etsy!!

California Incline Palm Trees in Santa Monica, CA - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid


Happy MermaidMonday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Flower Pick : Unbirthday Flowers

Yellow Gladiolus in the Rain - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Colorful Flowers in the Rain - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

The rain may be leaving for a while now, so how about one last rainy day, flower picking hurrah?!!

From cheerfully bobbing lemon yellow gladiolus....to coral roses dripping rain drops overhead, here are a few of my favorite flower picks from my adventures this week in a botanical wonderland!!

Speaking of wonderland, today's Friday Flower Pick just so happens to fall on the birthday of Lewis Carroll, and I'm sure I can dig up a delightful quote for the cause=)!!


"There are three hundred and sixty-four days 
when you might get un-birthday presents, 
and only one for birthday presents, you know."

-Lewis Carroll; Through the Looking Glass

...Never was a sentence more splendidly true!!
...I'm ready to see what gifts my unbirthday weekend ahead holds=)!!

Coral Rose in the Rain - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid



HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Monday, January 23, 2017

Mermaid Monday : Let Them Eat Cake Pattern

Let Them Eat Cake Crochet Neck Warmer in Mint by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Let Them Eat Cake Crochet Neck Warmer Pattern in Mint by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Let Them Eat Cake Crochet Neck Warmer Pattern in Mint by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Let Them Eat Cake Crochet Neck Warmer in Mint by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Let Them Eat Cake Crochet Neck Warmer in Mint by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Let Them Eat Cake Crochet Neck Warmer in Mint by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Cold winter nights call for a cute 'n cozy crochet project!!
...And my "Let Them Eat Cake" pattern is minty-fresh out of the oven:-)!!

This deliciously delightful easy/beginner tutorial features a gorgeous neck warmer that's perfectly fit for spring picnics, tea parties, and all kinds of adventures in wonderland!!

Channel your inner Marie Antoinette and stitch one up in a pastel, dessert-inspired color palette. Top the look off with a frosting of floral lace and satin rosette sprinkles for extra whimsy!!

Find the pattern as an instant download, right here on Etsy!!




Happy MermaidMonday!!
Love,
Mademoiselle
Mermaid