Monday, July 25, 2016

Mermaid Monday : Choker Necklaces

90's inspired choker necklaces are my current fashion obsession, especially in lovely black velvet and with a chunky pendant on display!!

I'm loving them now to dress up cropped tops and other casual summer looks, and I'm expecting my infatuation to grow come autumn, when pairing them with lace up boots and anything long sleeved and Victorian themed.


Balck Choker Necklace with Flower Pendant by Mademoiselle Mermaid

 Balck Choker with Flower Pendant by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Mademoiselle Mermaid's latest version features black velvet ribbon, sewn over ruffled floral lace, and topped off with a lovely bow and dramatic flower photo pendant. From tragically romantic roses to candy-colored hydrangeas, there are 20 unique prints to choose from.

Shop the look on Etsy.

Happy MermaidMonday!!
Love,

MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Frangipani

Frangipani - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Frangipani - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Frangipani - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid


For some time now, the frangipani has eluded me...
I'd spot a strikingly beautiful specimen somewhere, but she'd always somehow be just out of my camera's reach. More than once, I'd even found her tropical flowers scattered about a sidewalk...but no frangipani tree in sight.

So imagine my delight upon discovering three frangipani trees in a local park over the weekend, displaying the first promises of the magnificent tropical blooms to come...
...And sure enough, just in time for a Friday Flower Pick amble, the gorgeous frangipani trees bloomed into a dazzling sight of creamy white and buttery yellow flowers, set against a bright blue California sky!!

HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

"Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder."

-Henry David Thoreau




Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mermaid Monday : Hawaiian Stylin'

Hawaiian Hibiscus Print Turban by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Hawaiian Hibiscus Print Turban by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Pink Hibiscus Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Turning a corner to see a burst of 
blooming hot pink and bright orange hibiscus flowers...
...is just one of the many tropical delights of the season, 
indicative of a summer in full swing!!

My latest beach-ready, floral print turban (in classy 'n cool rayon jersey knit), 
captures a bit of the Hawaiian spirit...
...blending it with a touch of joie de vivre
and sprinkling it with a dash of mermaid magic!!

...Summer hair is a wrap!!

Shop the look on Etsy=).

Santa Monica Beach in the July Sunshine - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid

 the Water in Santa Monica Beach - Photo by Mademoiselle Mermaid


Happy MermaidMonday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid


Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Pink Cosmos


Pink Cosmo - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid

Cosmos are one of those old fashioned summer delights-
like hand carved carousels, ice cream parlors,
and picnic baskets lined with gingham...

And just a glimpse of them and their lacy foliage, sprinkled about a jumbled cottage garden,
takes me back to those carefree moments
that summer day dreams are made of!!

On this very modern, yet beautifully warm and sunny day, I had just such a sighting of those old fashioned darlings!!

Dainty and long legged pink cosmos, with their out-of-this-world beauty and charm, proved an irresistible lure for me...
And the dozens of dazzling butterflies that fluttered about the Santa Monica community gardens seeming equally lured=)!!

Pink Cosmo - Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid


HappyFriday!!
Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Peppermint Candy Striped Rose

Peppermint Candy Striped Rose. Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid.

Peppermint Candy Striped Rose Petals. Flower Photography by Mademoiselle Mermaid.

Peppermint Candy Striped Rose...

...What a perfectly fitting and charming name for this beautiful specimen!!

I was delighted to meet her this morning, in her full glory, 
just as the last of the May/June roses were fluttering to the ground!!

Whether in a fresh burst of a bloom, or in a carpet of curling fairy boats, 
her peppermint colors and sweetly perfumed petals are a refreshing breath of summer air!! 

...And what's more?!! I'm suddenly feeling a bit of a Christmas in July mood coming on=)!!


Peppermint Candy Striped Crochet Neck Warmer by Mademoiselle Mermaid.

Flower Photography - In the Garden


HappyFriday!!

Love,
MademoiselleMermaid

Monday, June 13, 2016

Santa Monica Carousel Celebrates 100 Years

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Brass Ring Sundae at Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Santa Monica Carousel

Happy Birthday to the Santa Monica Carousel,
which celebrated 100 years yesterday!!

The celebration included 5 cent rides on the painted ponies under a canopy of twinkling lights, and tours of the historic Carousel Apartments...Wouldn't I have loved to live there!!

And the thing I'm still dreaming about?! 
The limited edition Brass Ring Sundae!!
Hot fudge, caramel sauce, potato chips, and ice cream?! Yes please!!

No trip to the pier would be complete without a spin on the Ferris Wheel too!!
...Love the view from up there :-)

A head full of wonderful Sunday Funday memories makes for a 
lovely Mermaid Monday, indeed!!



Love,
MademoiselleMermaid