guest post: Mermaid Look

Today’s guest post comes from the wonderful Peter Minkoff. Peter is a beauty and fashion editor for Your Style Forecast as well as a freelance menswear fashion stylist and he’s from Brisbane, Australia.

When he pitched this article to me, I begged him to write it as I love the whole look and all the pretty colours!



By Peter Minkoff

Mermaid look is everything right now! Unless you’ve been living under a rock you sure have noticed all the rainbow colored hairdos (eyebrows and beards, too!), outfits and shoes strolling happily down the streets of your city. In fact, wherever we look, whether it’s real life or a TV/net commercial, we sure are seeing rainbow colors and falling in love with them over and over again.

It’s not really clear when and where everything started but the first time we actually noticed it we were reluctant to accept it – after all, it was weird, it was too colorful for anything business-like, it was simply too unusual. However, just as it happens with all cool fashion trends, this one caught up really soon, especially because it was accepted by little Kylie Jenner. It also didn’t hurt it that it came about sometime during spring/summer so the colors forced by the, what will later become “mermaid look”, were perfectly suitable for the hot summer days, beach parties and all those leisure vibes.

So, what exactly is this mermaid trend?


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Coloring your hair unexpected shades of grey, red, pink, blue, hot pink, yellow, turquoise, deep blue and green is a pretty easy way to sum this trend up.

The “granny style” that came before the “mermaid” trend sported grey locks that looked amazing on almost anyone who tried it! Sure, it was advised for younger people to try it out as their skins were still smooth and young-looking so there was no fear of someone actually looking aged due to their new ‘do. It wasn’t long before the “mermaid” trend came about and everyone wanted to replace the grey with some hot color.

Girls, boys – you name it – everyone became obsessed with going colorful on their hair and, apparently, making a statement with it. Like all unusual trends this one too became a synonym for hipster fashion but we didn’t mind. Blue eyed girls with their blue hairs and a huge smile were definitely worth all the head-turning during summer! And the boys, mh! Resembling mythical creatures from the deep, with their fashionable green ‘dos and long pink beards… yum! If only Ariel had known there would ever be a trend like this, she’d definitely think twice before choosing Prince Eric over a hot, turquoise-haired merman.

Is the mermaid trend limited to hair only?


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Absolutely not! Many a cosmetic labels launched nail designs, eye shadows, mascaras and lipsticks in mermaid shades (some labels are calling them ‘macaroon colors’) and as it seems, the trend isn’t likely to go away. More and more girls are hopping on the train to mermaid-town and it’s looking fabulous! It may be unusual and it may take some time to get used to, but some shades are simply to die for.


How did the fashion world react to the mermaid look?


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Let’s just say it has definitely paid tribute to it! From pastels dominating virtually every designer’s collection to gauzy gowns and sequins, the iconic look of the mermaid became the it factor to dress by.

“Sheer and sexy queen-of-the-sea gowns dominated at Atelier Versace’s Fall Couture 2015 show, while Givenchy showed a flared sequined skirt straight out of Ariel’s dreams for its Resort 2016 collection”.

The last info we have is that the summer of 2016 is going to be mermaid-huge! So, make sure you get your trendy one piece swimsuit on a latest swimwear sale before they are all sold out!

Who should go by mermaid look?


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Well, we’d love to say anyone but we can’t… unless you are working and living in a super easy-going environment, that is. Anyone who is in a “strict” line of business such as government, medicine, economy, education, marketing or anything that has to do with serious matters isn’t really the good candidate for the look. However, it’s a perfect fit for all the free, restless souls out there, artists, stage performers and all others who simply don’t care!


Thanks again to Peter for a great post.


Do you consider yourself part of the “mermaid look” club?
Would you want to try the look but can’t at the moment?

Let me know and leave me links in the comments below.




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birthday wishlists: clothing

So it’s just over a week until my birthday (27th September) and although I’ve already given these ideas to my friends and family, I wanted to post a few of my wishlists to share with you guys. First up and most importantly, clothing!

birthday wishlists: clothing


I’ve asked for quite a few tops this year because most of mine either don’t fit or won’t be warm enough as the cold weather sets in. You’ll notice I’ve chosen some functional, comfy loose bits, a couple of cute pop culture tees and some jumpers for layering up. 

 Neuron Vest Dress – £12.95

Silver Fine Knit Metallic  – £14.99

Black Lace-Up Sides Sweater – £14.99

Black Drop Hem 3/4 Sleeve – £1o.99

Purple Crochet Lace Vest  – £12.99


You will never catch me in trousers or jeans and I’m rarely brave enough to bare my legs which is why I live in leggings! I always have plenty of plain black cheap ones from Select or Primark in my drawer but each season, I love getting a few pairs with a cool print or some nice detail. Some of these look really warm too!


Cupcake Cult Star Print – £12.99

Banned Hearts and Swallows Print  – £20.24

Urban Classics Dark Grey Acid Wash -£14.99


As much as I love my leggings, I can’t wear them without something to cover my bum. Whilst some of my tops might be long enough, it’s also nice to have some statement skirts/shorts to accompany the more plain pairs or perhaps with some tights.

I’ve chosen quite a lot of acid wash and tie-dye bits in this list because I love how I can incorporate some colour into my look with these prints, whilst still keeping an alternative edge on things.


Denim Acid Wash Shorts – £19.99

Monochrome Tartan Miniskirt – £8.99


I have no idea if I will be lucky enough to get any of these items but I’m sure I’ll do a lookbook post with anything that I do! Keep your eyes peeled for my next birthday wishlist coming up in a few days…

Do you like or own any of these fashion items?
What did you get/do for your birthday?

Let me know and leave me links in the comments below!


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Vintage shirt
£20 –

Chicnova Fashion crop tank
£4.36 –

Chloé short shorts – (I WISH!)

Women pants

Sexy mini skirt
£14 –

Happy Socks mid calf socks
£8.46 –

Boohoo womens trousers
£6.50 –

Christian Louboutin black flat shoes
£840 – – (I WISH!)

Cat backpack
£18 –


Do you have or want any of these cute picks?

Let me know in the comments below!



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Lace shirt

Black skirt
£15 –

Leg Avenue tight
£8.91 –

T.U.K. black ankle boots
£73 –

Opal ring
£1,080 – – (I WISH!)

Choker necklace
£6.36 –

Wet Seal black headband
£4.39 –

Manic Panic lipstick
£11 –

Nail polish
£3.18 –

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