Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ondine: Free People Edition

The gamine sea nymph dons nets and tattered fabrics that glisten with sand. She emerges from the waves, her damp body iridescent with drops of sea water and clumps of seaweed lit by the moon. Her dress is the color of sea foam. Like the surface of the sea in sunlight, the sequins and stones sewn into her clothes reflect the light on land. She layers crochet and netting to allow glimpses of her pearly body beneath. 

water scene from the film "Romeo + Juliet" (1996)
I came across a few pieces by the brand Free People that truly capture the magical aura of the sea nymph. Think gauzy and sheer, knotted and crocheted. Visit their online store to purchase the items below: http://www.freepeople.com/

Audrey Hepburn as Ondine in the American premiere of Giraudoux's play by the same name on Broadway (1954)

new romantics distant shores sleeveless tunic $98 $49.95: Free People

crochet bikini bottom $64: Free People

mermaid maxi $108: Free People

new romantics crochet variety dress $268: Free People

castaway sandal $118: Free People

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