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Annette was the first person to make and wear a mermaid tail :) too often her accomplishments are confused with Ester Williams who PORTRAYED Kellerman in the film “Million Dollar Mermaid”. Annette is my hero. We have similar health issues, and overcame similar things. She was also around doing her thing, 100 YEARS AGO. proving that “mermaiding” has been around for 100 years! She’s wicked.
“Color metaphors: Mina represents life, growing things. She wears mostly blues and greens, with a vine motif. Just as lucy usually wears pink, red, and orange, to represent her flirtatious nature.”
Notably, there are two exceptions: Lucy’s green snake dress; and Mina’s red gown, a symbol of her growing passion for the ‘Prince’.
Polish designer Gosia Baczynska's Spring/Summer 2014 “I Feel Love” collection was inspired by the disco era. Gosia, who treats the material like a canvas of a painting, used different hand techniques to create these awe inspiring and amazing garments.
Retro elements were complimented perfectly with innovative ones. Peep the show after the jump: