Happy New Year from the Merlesque mermaids! Wow, 2013 was a whirlwind year for us, and 2014 is shaping up to be just as amazing. Mermaid Lorelei is on a plane to Australia as we speak (although she had to book an extra seat to accommodate her tail... apparently airlines can't provide an on-flight water tank!) and will be reporting back to us on her mermaiding adventures.
A quick look back over 2013 illustrates just how exciting it has been for us: we launched our website back at the end of February, and since our launch as the UK's only triad of professional performing mermaids, we've been featured on the Daily Mail Online, The Mirror and the Daily Star websites, been interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and Talk Radio Europe, and appeared in the UK's Take A Break magazine and The Cambridge Student newspaper, as well as several online blogs, including Trawlergirl, Sparkles and Crumbs and Cynthia Mermaid.
On top of all that, we've had lots of wonderful gigs, had a whale of a time at underwater photoshoots featuring our mermaids in their natural habitat (check out our gallery for more pictures, or our Youtube channel for beautiful underwater film) and now we've also launched Made By Mermaids UK, a website where you can buy art and jewellery hand-crafted by our mermaids. Check out the beautiful Art Nouveau-style custom mermaid portrait opposite, which was painted by Mermaid Melusine herself as a commission piece.
Thank you so much to everyone who's contributed to making 2013 such a magical year for Merlesque - a special shout-out to our incredible photographers, who have been so tiresome in their pursuit of the perfect mermaid photos; our very patient streamies who have done everything from carrying heavy bags to carrying out last-minute costume fixes in near-total darkness; and of course all of our wonderful customers and fans, without whom none of this would be possible.
We can't wait to see what 2014 has in store - may it bring you plenty of bubbles and magic!
Sea you soon,
The Merlesque Mermaids x