Meet Brittany, Our Mersur Muse of the Month (April 2018)

#MersurMuse of the Month, April

Mersur Muse: Brittany Carel 

Instagram: @brittanycarel

Tagline: "You only live once so take a chance"

 Brittany in Mersur's relaxed chic Kiki kaftan in white lurex stripe cotton. 

Brittany in Mersur's relaxed chic Kiki kaftan in white lurex stripe cotton. 

1. Bikini or One Piece? One piece

2. Mini or Maxi? Maxi

3. Beach or Poolside? Beach

4. Snail Mail or Text Message? Text message

5. Sunrise or Sunset? Sunset

6. What do you love to do for fun? Working out, ether kickboxing or Pilates depending on the day or spending the day at the beach with some good music, company and of course snacks.

7. I’ll bet you love to travel. What destinations are lighting up your vision board this year? I would love to travel to Europe! 

8. What is your favorite beach destination? That’s a hard one, Dania beach would have to be my favorite. I grew up going there and it’s so low key. Pure bliss. 

 Let's have a kiki............

Let's have a kiki............

9. If you could take a course in something (without having to be good at it) what would you like to learn? How to speak another language. Most likely Spanish 

10. What do you want to be said about you at your 75th birthday party?  Brittany took chances while she was young, she chased her dreams. She chose happiness over money/material things. That she treated people with kindness and always tried to make someone smile. 

11. Do you believe in mermaids? Only at Disney......

12. What's your favorite guilty or not so guilty pleasure? 

               Guilty pleasures: Anything covered in dark chocolate or ice cream. I have a big night time sweet tooth.

              Not so guilty: I’m a huge cat lady and not ashamed of it. 

13. What's a must have in your carry-on bag? Favorite pair of sunglasses. 

14. If you received a gift from a secret admirer, what would you love to receive? Tickets to a concert.

15. What do you love about wearing your new mersur? It’s so perfect to wear all day. Every piece can be easily dressed up or down for any occasion.

 From our 2018 e-commerce shoot. This is the Lulu in Mariposa Magic. 

From our 2018 e-commerce shoot. This is the Lulu in Mariposa Magic. 

Brittany is not only our muse of the month but she is our 2018 model for our new collection. We so enjoyed working with Brittany at our Miami photo shoot. Brittany is no novice to mersur. She also walked the runway in our Nikki Beach, What Women Want Fashion Show in January 2017. We chose Brittany because she represents a strong, body positive woman. We loved that she kick boxes, plays volley ball and  has a strong athletic body and stands tall at 5'7. Thank you Brittany for allowing us to get to know you as our April Mersur Muse of the Month. 

Meet Nate and Our All New MerSir Muse of the Month (March 2018)

Confetti drop.....Drum Roll... Let's put your hands together..............................for our March Mersur Muse of the Month. Let's welcome Nate to the style spotlight and our all new Mersur Muse of the Month format. That's why we've had a little break from profiles for the past few months as we were deep in our mersur design labs creating an all new series of questions (just in case you were missing them)......so let's welcome in the first day of spring 2018 and our MerSir (Male Mersur Muse) Muse of the Month...........Nate, a fun friend we met in Miami at endless summer camp.  

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Name: Nate 

Instagram: @nateinmiami

Tagline: We don't give a f$&#!!!!

1. Budgy Smugglers or Boardies? Budgy Smugglers

2. Long shorts or short shorts? Short Shorts!

3. Beach or Poolside? Beach!

4. Snail Mail or Text Message? Both!

5. Sunrise or Sunset? Sunrise!

6. What do you love to do for fun? I love anything that lets me be silly. Day to day life can be so serious most of the time. I jump at any chance I get to just embrace the absurd. Despite most people still not getting it, self-parody and satire is one of my specialties! I love being outside. The beach. The mountains. Laying in the sand or hiking up a trail. I like a good debate, and I've been known to quietly stir things up a bit from time to time! Most of all, I enjoy the company of others who aren't afraid to just be themselves, embrace their inner silliness and don't really care what anyone else thinks!

7. I’ll bet you love to travel. What destinations are lighting up your vision board this year? I was all over the place in 2017: Caracas, moving to Miami, New York a few times, my hometown in Pennsylvania, New Orleans, LA, Italy and even rural, northern Idaho! This year, I'm actually looking forward to being still. I spend hours staring at a map, thinking about where I'd like to go, but I can't think of anything better at the moment than just biking over to Miami Beach for the day. I do miss the mountains, and would like to get one good hiking trip scheduled sometime this year. And I have a wedding coming up in Chicago to attend. I've started thinking about Tel Aviv or maybe Japan or Iceland. But no where when it is cold! It's actually the first time in a LONG while that I don't have a big trip planned, and I'm actually OK with that!

8. What is your favorite beach destination? Los Roques, Venezuela (although I sadly I can't recommend that anyone visit the country at the moment because of the crisis going on there. Such a shame!)

9. If you could take a course in something (without having to be good at it) what would you like to learn? Hip-Hop dancing

10. What do you want to be said about you at your 75th birthday party? You're one crazy mofo! You never let anyone hurt you too much, but when they did, you took it with class. You never hold a grudge, for too long that is. You give with an open hand, never asking or wanting anything back in return. You're never afraid to do what's right or say what needs to be said. You spend more time laughing than stressing. You hate the rules, but you respect them, well most of them, when it's for the greater good. Your're quiet sometimes, but always thoughtfully so, and you've never hid who you truly are. You're kind and fair, even if that means sometimes taking way to much crap from people. You never give up on anyone you care about. You're a loyal friend. You're a trend setter, and always slightly ahead of what's next. You've got your finger on the zeitgeist! You're a good listener, and an even better story teller! And above all, you're fun and carefree! And great news, this pill we're presenting you is brand new. Not only will it restore your body to your former 35-year-old self, but it also means we'll all be back here in another 75 years for your 105th!

11. Do you believe in Mermaids or Mermen? Look here to find out.

12. What's your favorite guilty or not so guilty pleasure? Turkey pepperoni.

13. What's a must have in your carry-on bag? Sun block!

14. If you received a gift from a secret admirer, what would you love to receive? a Cartier love bracelet... (Basic, I know!). But I'd settle for a sweet love letter, hand written on cute paper!

15. What do you love about wearing your new Mersur? I love color. And I love light, breezy fabrics. Whether around my neck or wrapped around my waist (or playing dress-up), my Mersur scarfs always brighten my day!

 

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Thanks Nate for allowing us to peek into your life. We'd love to join you on a trip to Japan. Looking forward to receiving the invite for your 75th birthday bash at the Fountaine Bleu! Thank you for loving what we make.

Love Notes - Rouge Soleil - Volume 21

Go where it's warm. Move towards people, places and feelings that promote warmth in your soul. Go to the sunny side of the street. Move your body so it feels warm. Dance. Breath. Light your soul on fire.  Wrap yourself in clothes that feel good. Make today count. 

 The "Love Note Scarf in Rouge Soleil" and the "Lulu Tunic in Mariposa Magic" on Sarzy, our Chief Mersur Muse. 

The "Love Note Scarf in Rouge Soleil" and the "Lulu Tunic in Mariposa Magic" on Sarzy, our Chief Mersur Muse. 

Love Notes - Peaches and Dream - Volume 20

Gorgeous Goddesses of the Seven Seas................how are you talking to yourself? Notice what you say to you. Are you practicing positive self talk? Before you go to bed....look in the mirror and give yourself one compliment. When you wake up...... say one more nice thing to you. It's never to late to have the perfect relationship with yourself. Start now....as in right now. Post a selfie..............and caption it with a beautiful love note to you. Join me in the movement....#mersurmovement

 

 Sarzy, the Chief Mersur Muse wearing the Love Note Scarf in Peaches and Dream and the Kiki in Sand Tropez Stripe both from  Mersur . 

Sarzy, the Chief Mersur Muse wearing the Love Note Scarf in Peaches and Dream and the Kiki in Sand Tropez Stripe both from Mersur

Love Notes - Dusky Rose -Volume 19

"Love is in the air everywhere I look around......

Love is in the air every sight and every sound. 

And I Don't know if I'm being foolish.

Don't know if I'm being wise.

But it's something that I must believe in

And it's there when I look in your eyes.

Love is in the air, in the whisper of the tree.

Love is in the air in the thunder of the sea.............................................." 

Picasso said,   "Good artists copy; great artists steal." Today's love notes are attributed to the lyrics of  Aussie disco-pop star. John Paul Young. He wrote "Love is in the Air" in 1977 just a few years after I was born. I love playing this song every morning and dance it out to get my day going right. It's my personal love note in action. I love how the song builds and the energy is really explosive. Today can we find a little love for ourselves....just in the air. Can we allow ourselves to feel it. The subtle feeling of love in the air...everywhere we look around? 

 Sarzy in the "Lurex Stripe Kiki" with the "Dusty Rose Love Note Scarf". 

Sarzy in the "Lurex Stripe Kiki" with the "Dusty Rose Love Note Scarf". 

Love Notes - Light Blue - Volume 18

Loves Notes are back.....we missed you and we missed cheering you on! Thank you for the oppourtunity to shower you with love, praise and admiration for the work you do. For showing up everyday even when the fear feels so engulfing you simply can't go on. But you can. Remember sexy sirens of the seven seas....we always have a choice. Even if you don't like any choice you have made in the past, you can always make new choice starting right now! 

So for #MersurMonday a.k.a.  our version of #MondayMotivation we give you are new love notes scarf. Yes a reminder to always be kind to ourselves first. When you put on your clothes, your jewels, your shoes or any article of clothing make it a practice in mindfulness. Each thing you place on your body is a token, a reminder to love ourselves. To love what we put on our body. Make it easier with our Love Note scarf. Available now through Direct Message ONLY. If you would like this scarf pictured below, please send a message to us (mermaid@mersur.com) and we will send you an invoice through SquareUp. The price is $139 and the shipping is $5. We have 2 of these in light blue. 1 in red. 2 in peach. 2 in pink. 

P.S. I accidentally  deleted my blog today and was about to quit.......but I found the courage to go on.....to call tech support and find a solution...and I did! So we are back in business. 

This is the Love Note Scarf from Mersur / Light Blue/ 100% cotton / Made in France for Mersur By Malfroy. Thanks to Nate for being the best MerSir a girl could ask for and to our photographer Terry for the epic shot. This is on Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida and shot on Feb. 4th, 2018.