The Merlesque Mermaids report:
Happy New Year from the Merlesque Mermaids! Wow - what a year 2014 has been for us. We can but hope that 2015 proves to be just as exciting.
The year got off to a good start for Mermaid Lily La Mer in January, when she flew off halfway around the world on a mermaiding tour of Australia and South East Asia - check out the beautiful Miss La Mer on a surfboard, opposite!
At the same time, back in the UK, Mermaids Ondine and Melusine were developing the Merlesque cabaret act, which has been a great hit this year - we've performed everywhere from Madam Jojos to The Scala, and from private parties to the Empire Casino, Leicester Square.
In August, we ran the first ever Merlesque Photoshoot. Photographers interested in experiencing underwater photography (without getting their feet wet!) came along to photograph the mermaids in a film-quality water tank. We were delighted to see all the wonderful pictures that they were able to take of our stunning sirens, and there was so much positive feedback that we're planning to run another shoot again soon - if you're a photographer who would be interested in taking part, you can contact us to be added to our mailing list.
There have also been plenty of magical children's parties to keep our real mermaids occupied, plus a whole range of exciting events too numerous to mention; some of our personal highlights have been the Folkestone Mermaid Festival and the Summer House Weekend. Plus our mermaids have been featured regularly in the press, including Mermaid Lily La Mer who appeared in the Daily Mail, and Mermaid Ondine who made the front page of the Cambridge News.
Phew! There's so much more we could say after an incredibly busy year for our mermaids - but we appreciate you might be feeling a little the worse for wear after last night's celebrations... So we'll just give a huge mermaidenly THANK YOU! to everyone who has helped to make 2014 such an amazing year for Merlesque - shout out to the incredible photographers who have worked with us, the amazing streamies who have given up their time to help us out, and of course all of our wonderful customers, fans, and collaborators, without whom none of this would be possible. May 2015 bring you all plenty of bubbles and magic!
Love and best fishes,
The Merlesque Mermaids x