Sunday, July 17, 2016

NC Mermaid School

A recent article at Pursuitist invites us to send our little ones to mermaid school in North Carolina. Note that you don't have to be a 'little one' to enjoy the fun.

"The new Mermaid School experience is offered through an exclusive partnership and on-property pop-up from recreation leader, Kitty Hawk Kites."

The article by McLean Robbins includes a number of great photos. There is a lot of splashing going on in North Carolina these days.

Perth Mermaids

What started out as a mermaid photo shoot ended up turning Amelia and Jessica into professional mermaids.

"They got so much attention that they started doing it on the reg, and years later, hundreds of people turn up to watch them perform at beaches around Australia."

The full story by Lisa Bowman can be found over at Metro UK. Learn more about the Perth Mermaids at their web site.

Mermaid Fashion

I recently came across two articles in which fashion has been influenced by mermaids. The first is a swimwear line dedicated to mermaids. Nicole Briese of Brit+Co has the story.

"There’s something utterly enchanting about these mythical and lovely mermaids that makes us all want to be one..."

For our second article of mermaid fashion, Fashion Week columnist May Chan recently featured a story on mermaid inspired nail art. Perfect for summer visits to the beach, or just about anywhere.

"From iridescent scales to Disney princess homages, no one is immune to these sparkling aquatic colors."

Best wishes and starfishes,
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Allure of the Mermaid

Columnist Lyz Lenz and her young daughter both love mermaids. In an article found at Jezebel, Ms. Lenz explores the Eternal Allure of the Mermaid. The discussion quickly turns to a history of mermaids.

"The history of mermaids begins with the ancient Syrians, who worshiped the goddess Atergatis. The goddess of fertility, she was often depicted with a fish body, although the mythologies surrounding her describe her as anthropomorphic."

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The reader comments also contain a reference to the 1994 film, The Secret of Roan Inish. Worth checking out I would say, as it is also mentioned in the following article.

Vermont Mermaid School

Summer is here, and mermaid schools are back in the news. In this first of two related articles, writer Sarah Tuff Dunn shares her first experiences as a mermaid.

Ms. Dunn found her inner mermaid at The Selkie Mermaid School in Vermont, the first such school in New England.

"I was so enchanted by the fluidity and the fun that I found myself floating, sidestroking and undulating from one end of the pool to the other. I flashed through colorful hoops and floated on my back, feeling more and more at peace with the singular sensation of a fused fin."

For the full story, swim on over to Ms. Dunn's article at Seven Days Vermont.

France's Mermaid Schools

Mermaid schools are making their way around the globe. Julia Sardella, a French synchronized swimmer, has opened a school in France.

"Ms. Sardella said that about 500 people took her introductory courses at a hotel in Marseille, with some returning for more advanced instruction."

Read more in this article by Alissa J. Rubin at The New York Times.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mermaid Fitness

A recent article at Pure Wow Wellness is ready to answer your basic questions on mermaid fitness classes.

"There’s a new workout trend that will help you get a super-toned mermaid bod without having to live under the sea for the next 20 years."

Mermaid fitness classes aren't available everywhere, but that will probably change in the not too distant future.

Magical Tights

Most of us merfolk do have to leave the oceans and streams occasionally. When this happens, it can be fun to give subtle hints as to your secret merfolk identity. Ellen Scott at Metro UK has just the thing.

"Tinkercast has made some snazzy tights that let you be more mermaid-y and still maintain your human legs."

Several styles and colors are available. A link to Tinkercast of Germany can be found in the article.

The Lure

Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczynska brought her feature film, The Lure, to the US in January. The Lure is a horror film... with mermaids, a musical drama, set in Poland.

"This feature film, her first, premiered in the World Dramatic Competition at Sundance in January, winning rave reviews and the Special Jury Award for Unique Vision and Design, while her other projects have netted awards at Polish film festivals."

For the full story, head on over to this article by Libby Coleman at Ozy.

Artist Steph Lew

Artist Steph Lew has been very busy. She has been creating unique mermaid personas of Disney characters as well as Princess Leia, Marilyn Monroe, and many others.

"Basically, she is crazy talented, and one quick look at her Instagram account totally solidifies this!"

Several of Ms. Lew's creations can be seen in this article by Crystal Ro at Hello Giggles. Which is your favorite?

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-Mermaid Cynthia
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