Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Save The Mermaids: A Debut in Couture from Papusza

I recently created a small collection of mermaid couture, which I hope and plan to build upon in the future. I have always felt connected to mermaids, from the time I was a small child, splashing in the icy ocean waves of the Pacific Northwest's rugged beaches. I still feel the same freedom and kinship when I swim in the ocean as I grown woman. It is a part of me I know will never disappear. I need to know that the ocean exists in order to function as a balanced human being.

Below see a debut, told through handmade clothing, beautiful treasures of accessories and exquisitely composed images. In this magical land the sirens are muses, with locks of hair so intricately placed and countenances so perfectly painted that you would think their beauty had been licked on by the sea.


Photographer: Regina Marie
Clothing Designer: Papusza Couture
Accessories Designer: Mad Elegance
MUA: Becky Brazier
Hairstylist: Celia Racicot
Models: Sarah Rose Butler and Audra Horridge

If you are interested in purchasing any of the clothing from this shoot some items are currently for sale in my etsy.

"A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls." -Coco Chanel

"But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more." -Hans Christian Anderson

"I am a siren, a mermaid; I know that I am beautiful while basking on the ocean's waves and I know that I can eat flesh and bones at the bottom of the sea." -C. Joybell C.

"I must be a mermaid... I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living." -Anais Nin