Taking leave from the sea

It’s no wonder the mermaid as fashion inspiration is such a popular theme for fashion editorials. It’s an opportune excuse to make excursions to seaside locations, to bask in the sun, and to mix fashion with a little (or even a lot) of fantasy. Patrick Demarchelier brings the latest example for Vogue Japan. Saskia De Brauw is on a “mermaid’s holiday”, trading her tail for high heels and her fins for feathers. Lori Goldstein’s styling avoids the more obvious sequin choices and instead introduces bold accessories that mimic coral reefs, paired with evening-ready dresses in spring colours: inspiration for modern mermaid dressing indeed.

saskia de brauw mermaid

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12
Saskia De Brauw: Vogue Japan, May '12

For the full shoot of a blonde-bobbed Saskia de Brauw in Vogue Japan’s May 2012 issue, click on the gallery above.

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