Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fabulously Festive and Fashionable

...Wishing everyone a frightfully festive and fashionable Halloween!!

....It's a work day for me today!!...but I am celebrating in style, never-the-less
...and rocking black 'n orange!! 
...The inspiration for my look??! A gorgeous monarch large I almost took it for a bird...that fluttered by my head this morning!!

...and that was last weekend's wicked witch look;)...
complete with dry ice!! 

Time to stir the roasting pumpkin seeds!!...

Happy, Happy Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hauntingly Beautiful

Presenting Mademoiselle Mermaid's top 5 hauntingly beautiful ladies...
in honor of the most spooktacular day of the year!!

Here they are...counter clockwise...
(...because it's Halloween;)!!

1.) The eternally intriguing, Miss Havisham from Great Expectations.
2.) Evanna Lynch, of Harry Potter Luna Lovegood.
3.) Madame X, with her lavender white skin and amazing velvet dress.
4.) Megan Follows as Anne Shirley as the Lily Maid..."She really looks dead."
...John William Waterhouse's The Lady of Shallot, also makes the list.
 5.) Florence Welch, with her otherworldly voice and style, just dazzles me.

I hope you enjoyed my picks!!...Who would make your list?!?

...and a big Happy Halloween to everyone!!...
...whoever you may be today;)!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mademoiselle, Voulez Vous Crochet?

...if you answered oui to that question, then you may be happy to hear
that Mademoiselle Mermaid's second crochet pattern
has just landed in shoppe!!

 ...The cozy weather may be enticing you to get started on some holiday yarn crafting...or maybe you'd love to stitch-up something festive
to rock at a Holiday party!! 
Fabulously fashion forward leg warmers come highly recommended 
from this mermaid;)

Colorful and clear step-by-step directions make it super easy (even for novice crocheters) to follow along and end up with an accessory that's sure to elicit lots of compliments and admiration from passersby!! 

Find the instantly downloadable pattern right here to get started!!

...Mademoiselle Mermaid's classic fingerless gloves 
and a ruffle neck warmer are up next!!
...Look for those two fantastic patterns
for some fun crocheting with a French twist,
...coming soon!!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Top 5 Grown Up Trick or Treats

Make the most of the Halloween season 
by filling your bag of tricks with some festive, grown up treats!!

....Here are Mademoiselle Mermaid's top 5 picks to help you celebrate the month of October with some panache:

1.) Enjoy a mug of Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte from Traders Joe''s an absolutely delicious way to unwind and warm up!!

2.) Refresh and tone your face with a natural Black Mud Mask...Featuring nothing but pure mud from the Dead Sea...found at Vitacost. It's especially lovely if you've just spent some time in heavy makeup!!

3.) And if reading the ingredients in most makeup is enough to make you scream with terror, don't forget to check out the handmade Halloween makeup on Etsy...I love this creamy black/blue lipstick!!

4.) Festive holiday socks look great on display, or tuck them away in boots for your own little Halloween secret!!

5.) Try blending an orange, mango, strawberry, and spinach smoothie....It's just the thing for a candy hangover!!

...Little stolen moments can really make the season magic!!
...So enjoy them!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Halloween Favorites

Halloween preparations are in full-swing at Mademoiselle Mermaid!!
...The witch hat and veil have been summoned from their storage place,
black 'n orange lights are ready to adorn the window,
Halloween cards are in the post,
...and pumpkin carving festivities have been arranged!! keeping with the mood...
here are few favorite handmade lovelies with a Halloween twist;)...


Monday, October 14, 2013

Victorian Lace Collars in new Bewitching Hues

....Presenting Mademoiselle Mermaid's Victorian lace collars... in 7 bewitching hues!!

This lovely, fanciful piece can be worn 5 different ways!! 
                                   •Wear it long and loose.
                                   •Tie the two ends together to create an infinity scarf.
                                   •Tie it around the back for a ruffly shrug or capelet.
                                   •Cinch the drawstring tight for a cowl neck warmer.
                                   •Wear it like a vest!  

Colors include: 
...A handful of these are ready to ship, and it's not too late to complete your Halloween ensemble with some fairy-tale panache!!...

Finding Inspiration in Unlikely Places

One of the things I love about Halloween (and this time of year in general), is that it encourages me to re-examine my definition of beauty
...Butterflies, flowers, tropical colors, and ocean scenes are no-brainers for me 
when it comes to drawing inspiration...
But I find myself equally captivated by a mysterious 19th century graveyard
 atop a hill in Cruz Bay...

...What does that mean for Mademoiselle Mermaid?...
...You'll find some new Victorian-themed pieces, with a bewitching edge, 
landing en shoppe this week!!
...More details coming soon...


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Channel Your Inner Alice in Wonderland

Channel your inner Alice in Wonderland...
with something lovely and lacy from MademoiselleMermaid!!
Play the winning hand in a Victorian-inspired cowl...
...featuring oodles of lacy ruffles and satin ties galore!!
It's an enchanting piece, fit for modern day fashionistas and
Wonderland travelers alike!!

This lacy cowl can be worn multiple ways 
and is gorgeous and glam in it's own right!!

...or pair it with black and white stripes...
for an extra dose of whimsy=)...

Feeling like the Queen of Hearts is more your cup of tea?!?
...Here's a lovely piece to suit the mood...

...and for even more whimsy...
check out the entire Alice in Wonderland Fashion collection...

Enjoy your stay in Wonderland!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Manhattan Beach Mermaid

It was a gloriously warm and sunny day yesterday in SoCal...
...perfect for an epic bike ride down the coast from 
Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach...
....with stops at Burton Chase Park and the Fisherman's Village 
along the way!! 

I snapped this pic off the Manhattan Beach Pier
...looks a lot like the aftermath of a mermaid sighting to me;)...