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Alternative Limbs

In Design, Fashion, Surreal on June 3, 2013 at 7:38 am

Kiera wearing floral leg

The Alternative Limb Project offers a personal and friendly bespoke service, which provides unique prosthetics  to blend in with the body or stand out as a unique piece of art, reflecting the wearer’s imagination, personality and interests.  It’s interesting how something that is looked at as a disability aid has been reinvented to something representing ‘Superhuman’ status. Really innovative and smart piece of work- bodes well for the future of prosthetics.

Floral leg

Viktoria Modesta photographed by and copyright of Jon Enoch

Crystalized Leg

close up of Ryan Seary's leg, photographed by Omkaar Kotedia

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Best Tailor in the Sea

In Art, Design, Fashion, Surreal on June 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Now this is what I call craftsmanship. On the first look, I assumed that the mermaid tail was photoshopped into the photograph. I mean, what isn’t nowadays? You would think that, yes that’s the most effective way to go about it. The Mertailor thinks otherwise.

Eric Ducharme, the original Mertailor (he probably has a team to help him with the workload now) decided to make the tails himself. These are mermaid tails, handmade from quality Latex, Spandex and Silicone materials and are available to buy from the Mertailor’s online shop: So impressive are these tails, that they have been requested countless times to make these specially for movie productions and sets. These tails are also available to rent should you wish to transform yourself into a fantastical underwater creature. They come in beautiful colours and sizes (including kid-sized versions), along with various mermaid accessories like shell bra-tops.

I think what fascinates me besides the astounding detail in the workmanship, is how this rather niche product has become a huge business. Who would have thought there would be a market for mermaid tails?

They have even branched out into making their first MerQueen special- the first ever Drag Queen mermaid calendar!

I have complete admiration for the craft and the talent that goes into making these tails. They are absolutely beautiful. If we don’t solve this looming global-warming situation and the world sinks, I hope at least we would evolve to have tails as pretty as these ones.

Here’s some more pictures that I found on the net for you to gawk over:

The Mertailor himself!

I saw that dress in a dream

In Art, Fashion, Surreal on February 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

What appears to be Dali’s latest piece of work is actually a new campaign for Diane von Furstenberg’s lastest ad campaign for Spring/Summer 2012.

Diane von Furstenberg goes way back with Dali in the 70s when they used to party together. It is clear to see that her love for Surrealism has definitely seeped into her work, creating this stunning poster. The oval where the model’s face should be is actually a mirror which is reflecting the californian sky, lending a very surrealistic element to the ad campaign.