The Kailey Doll

Friday, October 11, 2019

Presenting... The Kailey Doll! Only $34.99 😂 Halloween season is HERE and I was finally able to fulfill my dream of becoming an IRL doll! I followed my friend Aww Sam's Roller Disco Barbie tutorial for sizing the cardboard and wrapped pink paper around the cardboard.

Hot glue wasn’t keeping the box together, so I had to go in with not-as-cute packing tape haha! Finally, I cut out and painted a bunch of cute motifs of things I love/have featured in my work and glued it on :) What other Halloween looks should I try?

Makeup Look: Starry Eyed

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

When it comes to makeup, I must confess I usually stick with very "wearable", soft looks because I'm always secretly afraid the artsy, "out there" looks won't flatter me. But I've been so inspired by Euphoria's runway ready makeup looks (along with everybody else!), I decided to try out an intense smokey eyeshadow look with a side of Swarovski crystals!

The Mermaidens Portrait Challenge

Thursday, September 12, 2019

One of my very favorite things about Mermaidens has been my journey with self portraiture. Over the years, learning how to take self portraits has become a playground for me to experiment with different emotions, makeup looks, and characters. One of my goals has always been to help make photography more accessible and share what I've learned whenever possible! So when Mermaidens reader Anna Mccabe suggested we start a portrait challenge, I thought it would be so much fun and a great way to engage with your work!

The challenge? Take a series of self portraits inspired by whatever you want! Whether it be an emotion, a character, or simply the most accurate portrayal of yourself. I would so love to see it using the hashtag #MermaidensPortraitChallenge!

Song to the Siren

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

DRESS: Valfre * PURSE: Valfre * BARRETTE: Pastel Renaissance *
How can it be that summer is already winding down? I don't think the novelty of basking in a sun drenched living room, with my cat strategically laying in a sun spot, will ever get old. I wore this outfit to a BBQ and I feel like these photos, captured at golden hour, perfectly encapsulate the beautiful summer sunsets I love so much! I''m wearing a dreamy little dress from one of my favorite brands, Valfre.

Fashion in Film: 5 Favorite Period Pieces

Monday, August 26, 2019

Some of the most memorable scenes in film feature breath-taking clothing that speak to different time periods, class system, life experiences, and more. As well as introducing me to worlds outside of my limited scope, movies also taught me about fashion - how to identify fabrics, sewing techniques - not to mention reading a character based on their wardrobe. Things like scuff marks, specific kinds of fabric, color stories, and garment structure all give us clues to the characters on screen.

I started a Twitter thread on some of my favorite films based on their costume design, but wanted to explore the topic without a word count, and I felt like a series here on Mermaidens would be the perfect way to explore costume design in film! I would love to hear your favorites as well, so please leave them in the comments!
Let's discuss one of my very favorite genres of film: The Period Piece.

Beauty Look: Strawberry Puffs

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hello! I cut my hair - I just needed something different and new! I might go even shorter - but I think it looks really cute for now :') What do you think? Please let me know if there are any hair looks you'd like me to try out! Meanwhile, I am absolutely obsessed with this eyeshadow palette - the pinky shades are a dream come true for me, and they all blended like a dream. I also love these hair clips that have been everywhere lately ♡
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