Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Little Mermaid

Anna Sui top. Shoshanna heart string bikini. Vintage straw hat. Chanel star earrings. Vintage costume gold necklace. ‘Love’ & seashell bracelets (souvenirs from my trip to St. Thomas).
"We have lingered in the chambers of the sea / By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red & brown / Till human voices wake us, & we drown" - T.S. Elliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Another beach, another (blue heart) bikini & a linen/lace top. Shoshanna Gruss designs girlish swimwear in whimsical prints; we shared a similar upbringing on NYC's Upper East Side & now her bathing suits/dresses clothe tropical travelers worldwide. There's something primeval about standing where the ocean licks land: it's a reminder of why the original civilizations were established near water (unlike today's communities that are convenient to transportation or adjacent to the right schools). Although there's cellular service along the shore, no one talks into their mobiles - it's as if we're all spellbound by the sea.


  1. What a pretty cover up your top makes, and such a fabulous hat too.
    I wish I was somewhere warm right now!

    Florrie x


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