Continuing the green theme of the last few posts, here is another fairy tale inspired outfit! I bought this 'two piece' at a vintage fair a couple of months ago and it immediately reminded me of sea weed, and in turn, 'The little mermaid.' (The original Hans Christian Anderson version of course! I have to admit I was put off the Disney version after having to endlessly rehearse a song from it for a singing exam.) So where else to take photos but on a beach?
This two part 'dress' was the first item I saw when I walked into an amazing local vintage fair. On the hanger it looked incredibly jewel-like and the texture really stood out. In fact, it almost resembled a pea green yeti on a coat hanger! I promptly tried it on (the zip is a nightmare with all that fringing) and decided it had to be mine. I do spend quite a large proportion of my meagre budget on vintage clothes, but items like this will always have a longevity and stay timeless.
The fact that it is a two piece means it is all the more versatile. The top half looks great with a tied belt, skinny jeans and brogues, and I'm already thinking about the fun experimentations I could have with the long skirt on its own...
For this mermaid ensemble I added some suitably aquatic jewelry. The fish skeleton necklace was found in a charity shop, and the crystal necklace was my great-grandma's.
I suppose I imagined it as an outfit the little mermaid might have created when she found herself on the beach, suddenly a human. Taking seaweed to fashion a long dress, and some... erm.. crystals she had found lying around and a fish skeleton to fashion into accessories fit for mer-royalty.
No shoes here - well, the little mermaid wouldn't have been able to walk in heels, especially on sand!
For these photos my mum and I had to get up at six-thirty to capture the early morning sun and an abandoned beach. (They were taken on holiday.) Mum wielded the camera as dad refused to get up that early on holiday! It was magical though - a stunning day, completely clear and it was already warming up by the time we went back for breakfast.
The location was completely perfect, the real life sea weed complimenting the outfit. I love the dramatic structure of the posts covered in a layer of green, like they have got dressed up too.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my photography - my mum was incredibly flattered!