Hahaha just kidding.
One of my besties, the lovely Miss Sasha, has a company called Sherbet Birdie. Sherbet Birdie is Australia's leading vintage pin-up photography studio, and her photographs are incredible. Check out her Facebook page (or her website) for a closer look at what she does. But here is one she took of me:
I don't want to ruin the magic, but I wasn't sitting on this carousel horse...
Anyway, Miss Sasha has a Mermaid themed shoot day coming up in a couple of weeks and its a fabulous opportunity to shoot with Miss Sasha with all the bells and whistles of her normal shoots, but for a reduced price. And as an extra added bonus, the photos will be published in the US magazine Drive-In, which is also an incredible opportunity.
So yes, that ALSO means that my creation will be published in Drive-In magazine. Oh! My! God!!!
Anyway, Miss Sasha gave me a wonderful starting point for this Mermaid tail:
How divine is this. I mean honestly!!!
I'm not sure where it came from, but its a Leg Avenue skirt that I'd say was initially part of a mermaid costume that you could wear to a fancy dress party. The skirt is made from a cheap nasty satin (that I'd only use as a lining fabric) and is COVERED with coin sequins in graduating sizes from 1cm across to 1inch across. And while the sequins have given me headaches, I am very thankful for them - imagine having to sew these all on from scratch!?!
So the plan is to lengthen this skirt by about a foot, have it open at the back with ties so it will suit a number of sizes, and add a tail to the bottom.
Sounds easy right!
.... I can't hear anyone agreeing with me....
Wish me luck!