Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mermaid Sighting 1430

In 1403 violent storms broke the dykes near Edam, West Friesland in Holland. The low-lying land was flooded and a mermaid floated in through the broken dyke. Some girls from nearby had taken a boat out to milk their cows and saw a mermaid floundering in shallow muddy water. They brought her home and dressed her in women's clothing and fed her. The mermaid hoped to return to the sea but was carefully watched to prevent any escape. Eventually she was taught to weave and spin and show reverence for a Crucifix, but she could never learn to speak. She lived on land for fifteen years and then died. Because she learned to kneel before the Crucifix she was permitted burial in a churchyard.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Spring fashion already?

It's always amused me that the New York Fashion week in September is for the Spring collections. I get that they need time to make the clothes that are ordered but it still seems funny.

At fashion week Marchesa premiered its new underwater fantasy looks. The inspiration for the line came from a painting by Ilya Repin called "Sadko in the Underwater Kingdom."

The line is entirely gowns and evening wear and is full of mermaid shapes and"fish threadwork and oyster silk cording." Feathers were used to give an underwater flowy feel to some dresses and there was tons of scalloped edges and chiffon!

I am completely in love with a few dresses from the line (see below) and sincerely hope that this is the start of a big trend in fashion!

You can see more pictures here

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mermaid Sighting in a Geico commercial

Saw this last night on TBS!

 Personally I find the mermaid more amazing than the savings, although I do have Geico.
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