Mersur Muse 20 Q's - Issue 13, Introducing Stephanie Johansen

We loved every moment we got to spend with Steffi this past season in Miami. We met her at the Mersur fashion show Nikki Beach and she has been a triple #mersurmuse ever since. She can't get enough of the brands signature prints. We love how much Stephanie inspires us to love our body. Read the full interview below and enjoy every curve. 

#MersurMuse 20 Questions

Name: Stephanie Johansen

Instagram: @steffigj

Tagline: Be who you wanna be, not who everyone else wants you to be #loveyourself

Steffi in the Lana in Protea Sunrise in South Beach, Miami

Steffi in the Lana in Protea Sunrise in South Beach, Miami

1. Describe your first encounter with Mersur?

My first encounter with Mersur was when I met Sarah Shirley, at my language school. She was my teacher  and one day she asked if I was up for helping her with her fashion show  and working backstage, which I was happy to do.

2. What are three words that comes to mind to describe the brand?

goddess, summer,  unique. 

3. We say at Mersur breathing is the best high. What give you the best high and how do you get your personal high?

What gives me the best high is to travel and experience new things. I get high from trying new things I have never done before.

4. What makes you feel like a goddess?

I feel like a goddess when I feel comfortable in what I'm wearing.

5. Describe your dream destination right now?

My dream destination now would be Singapore or the Philippines, that's were I want to go next.

6.Describe your fave vacation holiday spot and what do you like about it?

New York during Christmas. With all the lights and the snow it is just so beautiful! 

7. What song are you singing in the shower, playing on repeat or belting out loud to in the car?

The song I have in repeat now is: I'm the one - Dj Khalid ft. Justin Bieber

8. Hot or iced?

Hot

9. Fill in the blank. Fried ____________.

Chicken

10. What is your favorite scent?

My favorite scent is  the smell of roses

11. How do you own your own style?

By putting my outfits together the way I see fit. Usually not afraid of wearing anything, but I like a mix between casual chic, classy and relaxing looks. 

12. Sunrise or sunset?

Sunset

13. How do you want to feel in your clothes? How does wearing your mersur make you feel. Where was your favorite place to wear your mersur?

I want to feel confident in my clothing. Wearing my Mersur makes me feel great about myself. I feel classy and chic  wearing my Mersur. I love wearing Mersur all over Miami. It's the perfect wardrobe for the beach.

Stephanie in the LULU in the DecoDrive 

Stephanie in the LULU in the DecoDrive 

14. Tell us about the work you do and why is it important to woman?

I want to be a role model for women with curvy bodies. For a long time I didn't feel good about myself and the way I look, but I have finally started to embrace my curves, my freckles and everything else that makes me who I am today. And today now I love the way I look.

15. Do you believe in mermaids?

Not really, but I have a small hope that it is real. 

16. How do you turn an everyday workday into an adventure?

By trying to stay positive, looking for new challenges to do and make everyday a little bit better for someone else. 

17. What is your favorite way to have fun?

With friends and trying new things.

18. Fave drink?

Beer...It's pretty simple so a beer makes me feel really happy.

19. Fave colour you think should be a neutral?

Red

20. What makes you a #mersurmuse?

The fact that I am a body activist and show women how to be strong and independent regardless of what you go through or what have happened to you in the past. I lead by example by showing women that life can still be good in spite of everything that happens to you. I am example of woman who prevails.

Steffi in the Stella in Citron Magic.    Thank you Stepanie for reppin' the August Muse of the Month! We adore you and keep being the most amazing role model!    

Steffi in the Stella in Citron Magic. 

Thank you Stepanie for reppin' the August Muse of the Month! We adore you and keep being the most amazing role model!  

Thank you Stepanie for reppin' the August Muse of the Month! We adore you and keep being the most amazing role model! 

Loves Notes - Acceptance - Volume 6

Today, I accept myself just as I am. Today, I will start where I am, use what I have and do what I can.

From this moment on, accept yourself right as you are. Talk to yourself as if you were a rare and beautiful flower. You are a rare and beautiful flower. Change the conversation from negative to positive. Notice the results when you reshape the way you talk to yourself.  Join me in this moment. Join me in this movement #mersurmovement 

You were born to be stand out. Be rare and exotic. Be bold. Be daring. Demand adventure in your life.  

You were born to be stand out. Be rare and exotic. Be bold. Be daring. Demand adventure in your life.  

Source: www.mersur.com

Mersur Muse 20Q's - Issue 11, Introducing Catrin Kjellström

Meet our #mersurmuse for the month of June, the cool and carefree Catrin, from Stockholm, Sweden. I met her while she was on sabbatical in Miami for a #mersurmoment. Of course we met at the beach and talked all things Sweden, never ending summers, relationships, palm trees and Mersur..........dive in below to get to know this extraordinary creature. Be prepared to feel inspired. Catrin is deeply transformational. We were able to capture this images below as Catrin interacted with this gorgeous palm tree! 

#MersurMuse 20 Questions

Name: Catrin Kjellström

Instagram: @catrinkjellstrm

Tagline: I'm a tree hugger. I love all types of trees.

Catrin in the Ella in Deep Blue Ocean from Mersur at the Como in Miami Beach

Catrin in the Ella in Deep Blue Ocean from Mersur at the Como in Miami Beach

 

1. Describe your first encounter with Mersur?

I was at language school and my classmate, Matilda, entered the room looking like a mix between a goddess and a rockstar. She was wearing the 'Lana', from Mersur in Protea Sunrise and I just had to have it. (BTW this is the best type of #mersurmuse!!!)

2. What are three words that comes to mind to describe the brand?

Effortless, Eccentric, Timeless

3. We say at Mersur breathing is the best high. What give you the best high?

The Miami sky.

How do you get your personal high?

Just being in Miami, eyes on the sky. Very simple, and free!

4. What makes you feel like a goddess?

Hands down, my 'Lana' dress. (Again the best type of #mersurmuse)

5. Describe your dream destination right now?

Going snorkeling around Palawan, Philippines. 

6.Describe your fave vacation holiday spot? What do you like about it?

There are so many good places, but the places are rarely anything without good company. A place I always go back to is my home town, Norrköping in Sweden. There I have my bestest friends and all we do is to play boardgames, cook amazing food and listen to good music. That is truly my favorite destination and it charges my batteries to the fullest. 

7. What song are you singing in the shower, playing on repeat or belting out loud to in the car?

Different songs actually. The acoustics of the shower is suitable for Beyonce's 'Halo'. A song that's on repeat for the moment is Drake's 'Passionfruit' or 'Get It Together' with the same artist. 

8. Hot or iced?

Both, depending on the weather. 

9. Fill in the blank.

Fried 'rice'

10. What is your favorite scent?

Different options for different occasions but a perfume I've had for 8 years and always go back to is Lanvin's 'Eclat D'Arpege', which basically means Arpeggio, or a chord broken into a sequence of notes.

11. How do you own your own style?

I just put on whatever I think is pretty, but it has to be comfortable. The inspiration is everywhere. 

12. Sunrise or sunset?

Do I have to choose? All I can say is that Miami has the best of both.

13. How do you want to feel in your clothes? How does wearing your mersur make you feel.

Com-for-table and divine! Almost like not wearing clothes at all!

Where is your favorite place to wear your mersur?

Everywhere! But be prepared to draw attention to yourself. I once went biking through Miami Beach in a Mersur dress, with the dress flowing as a trail in the wind. People stopped me several times!

14. Tell us about the work you do and why is it important to woman?

15. Do you believe in mermaids?

There's no proof of them not existing, right?!

16. How do you turn an everyday workday into an adventure?

I have a vivid imagination. I consider myself to be a psychonaut and with that trait everything can be an adventure. 

17. What is your favorite way to have fun?

Living! and to do all the stuff I want to do without letting fear holding me back!

18. Fave drink?

Pimm's Cup

19. Fave colour you think should be a neutral?

I love all colours and would not like to exclude any of them. More colour to the people!

20. What makes you a #mersurmuse?

Hanging out with Sarah (Shirley) really makes me feel like a #mersermuse with her inspiring words and her hard inspirational work. Basically being around empowering women!

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@catrinkjellstrom going with the flow.....dancing with the breeze in the Lana from @mersur in Protea Ocean at the Vagabond Hotel, Miami, Florida.  

 

Thank you Catrin for sharing the #mersurmovement and allowing us to get to know you more. Can't wait to visit you in Sweden and enjoy Fika with you!  

What would you like to ask Catrin? We want to know.

Ask a question in the comments below. 

Mersur Muse 20 Q's - Issue 10, Introducing Nikki Dickson

We caught up with this sultry summer babe and asked Nikki what her favorite fried food was. Her response...fried nothing. Wow this muse has self control. We chose Nikki to be our Muse of the Month of May because she is a ton of fun, loves to ride around in her convertible, obsessed with shopping and an avid yogini.....the perfect #mersurmuse.....read her entire interview below.

#MersurMuse 20 Questions

Name:  Nicole Dickson but everyone calls me Nikki

Tagline:  Just breathe….........

Nikki glamoursly wearing the Vivi in Fuschia Sunset Ombre Silk while cruising the Caribbean.

Nikki glamoursly wearing the Vivi in Fuschia Sunset Ombre Silk while cruising the Caribbean.

1. Describe your first encounter with Mersur?

My first encounter with Mersur was when I first heard about Sarah’s brand and decided to look it up and see what she was selling.  Then I purchased two Mersurs.

2. What are three words that comes to mind to describe the Mersur lifestyle?

Fresh, fun and free

3. We say at Mersur breathing is the best high. What give you the best high? How do you get your personal high? 

My best high is beach breathing.  Taking in the fresh air and letting it all go!

4. What is your goddess routine? 

I go to the gym every morning (or almost) bright and early – 5:15 am and do yoga 3 times a week at least.  Sticking with my schedule keeps me in routine, knowing that I own that and control that makes me empowered.

How do you remind yourself that you are a goddess everyday? 

Being my best “self” every day is what makes me feel like a goddess everyday.  Knowing that I have done all that I can to be my best! 

What makes you feel like a goddess? 

I try to find the goodness and positives in all things.  My husband makes me feel like a goddess in so many ways!  Treating myself makes me feel this way.  Knowing that I have been through some of the things I have and that I didn’t let it ruin me makes me feel this way.  Knowing that I can breathe in the fresh air and have all the blessings that I do makes me feel like a goddess. 

 

5. Describe your dream destination right now? 

Tahiti for sure

6.Describe your fave vacation holiday spot?    

Any place that has a warm ocean breeze and beautiful blue water.                                    

What do you like about it? 

I am definitely a water person and love the beach.  I also have many beautiful memories with my mother at the beach and feel her presence when I am there.  When I am “home” I enjoy Keuka Lake and find the same comfort there.

7. What song are you singing in the shower, playing on repeat or belting out loud to in the car? 

There are so many…anything up beat and groovin’!  I love many different genres and it depends on my mood for the day as to what keeps me moving.  Joe Crocker … You Can Leave Your Hat On!  I relax and listen to yoga music when I just want to unwind and when doing meditation.  Elvis was my Dad’s favorite and I love listening to him!  However…Mustang Sally is my all time FAVE!

8. Hot or iced?

Iced

9. Fill in the blank. Fried ___________? 

Fried nothing.....

10. What is your favorite scent? 

Vanilla cake baking

11. How do you own your own style?

I wear what I feel comfortable in but it has to be easy, clean lines and feel good.

12. Sunrise or sunset?  

Sunset

13.. How do you want to feel in your clothes? How does wearing your mersur make you feel? 

I want to feel like I shine where ever I go.  I don’t want to “stand out” and look strange…just want to shine.

Where was your favorite place to wear your mersur… 

I like to wear it on our boat at the lake and enjoyed wearing it at the beach on vacation.

14. Tell us about the work you do and why is it important to woman? 

My husband and I own two businesses and I am the office manager and do the bookeeping for those.  It is important for me to work with him and to be a partner in our life.  We work together and are a team.  I also take care of the carpooling and tend to a lot of the needs of the children but we balance things and I am also able to do what I need to for myself so things work out well.  I am able to be ME and that makes me a better Mom and Wife.  I know I am needed at the office and at home and things don’t work anywhere if I am not making it all click.  (That is a good feeling.)

15. Do you believe in mermaids? 

Of course!  I believe in all things magical.  You must in this world. 

16. How do you turn an everyday workday into an adventure? 

Every day is a balancing act between kids’ schedules, sporting events, work and the time I need for the gym or appointments, myself and of course there is time for US.  So, it is always an adventure. 

17. What is your favorite way to have fun? 

We enjoy spending time as a family on the lake boating and Bryan and I enjoy going for drives in the convertible.  And I LOVE shopping!

Feeling positive and wearing a smile is having fun for me.  Sharing good vibes and positivity and making others feel good about themselves is fun.  I try to live in the minute and find fun and good things everywhere I can.  Life is just too short.

18. Fave drink? 

Mostly water but if I am out it is Moscato or Crown Royal

19. Fave colour you think should be a neutral?  

Fuschia

20. What makes you a #mersurmuse?  

I do my best to live life to the fullest, share the love and just BE! 

Thanks Nikki for being an embodiment of the #mersurmovement. Please come back and shop with us anytime......we love that you stated that as one of your favorite things to do! 

Mersur Muse 20 Q's - Issue 1, Introducing Tory Marsh

We skyped with Tory Marsh just off her holiday in Majorca, Spain about being a Mersur Muse, if she believes in mermaids and a bit about how she can jet set all over the world, in Mersur of course. Tory is wearing the Ella in deep blue ocean, crepe de chine silk. Read the full interview below.

#MersurMuse 20 Questions

Here is an amazing interview with the one and only Tory Marsh: Internet entreprenuer, modern artist, coach and gorgeous goddess.

Website: torymarsh.com

Tagline: "Life is more fun with more fun in it."

1. How did you hear about Mersur?

My lovely, soul sister, Sarah Shirley.

2. What was your first impression of the brand?

Fun, flirty, chic, instant vacation.

3. What is the best way to keep your energy levels up?

Fruit salad, sunshine, fresh air, dance party

4. What is your goddess routine?

I don’t know if it’s my “goddess routine” but my daily routine grounds me with myself and that’s when I feel in my ‘goddess power’... I meditate upon waking up, it’s the first thing I do. Then, I set my intention for the day before my feet even hit the floor. I spend the first morning hours connecting to my creativity which can also include a long walk or some time in nature.

How do you remind yourself that you are a goddess everyday?

By doing the work in the world that I’m here to do, living in my passions, connecting with like minded women, creating with intention, trusting in higher powers and feeling my place in the cosmos

What makes you feel like a goddess?

I’m a Libra so I love beauty, elegance, art, things that stimulate my senses… so for me, it’s a gorgeous meal, or a stunning gown, or riding a horse through the wild jungle where I feel fully engaged and free

5. What is your dream destination right now?

Right now I’m dreaming of Greece, I’ve been interested in the history and culture as long as I can remember. But, the Northern Lights and Harbor Island (pink sand beaches!!) are close on the list.

6. What was your fave vacation holiday spot and what did you like about it? 

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua I loved the raw beauty, the warm people, the jungles and beaches, the monkeys, the surf, the nighttime nature sounds, the fresh food, the lemongrass tea, the sunsets over the sea.

7. What song are you singing in the shower, playing on repeat or belting out loud to in the car?

It’s a bit sentimental, but this song that my husband made a remix for: Billie Ray Martin and Hard Ton - “Fantasy Girl / Snuff Crew Remix” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o61jGy_wl7M

On one of our first dates my husband took me to a club in Berlin to go dancing, and the DJ recognized him (which was super cool if you’re trying to impress your date, btw) and played this track :) He sang it to me while we danced and fell in love… it was truly one of those really special moments.

8. Hot or iced?

Hot

9. What is your favorite scent?

Christmas

10. How do you own your own style?

I’ve always been really inspired by clothes, but my style right now has really changed since moving from NYC to Berlin where there’s a really different vibe fashion wise. One that I’m really enjoying, it’s super laid back and makes sense to have a kind of uniform… like a simple kit of parts, rather than a giant wardrobe of gems. Which is great since I moved here with just a suitcase, it’s helping me to keep things more minimal than I’ve been in the past… it’s pretty free-ing, so when I add something new it’s truly only because I love it.

11. Do you prefer sunrise or sunset?

Depends on what coast I’m on… I love sun on water (rising or setting)

12. How do you want to feel in your clothes?

Gorgeous, comfortable, easy, timeless

13. Tell us about the work you do and why is it important to woman?

I am a coach and mentor for women leaders, and I do this because we are living in a time where women’s leadership is changing. We are ready for new role models, we are looking for more spiritual connection, personal satisfaction, to be of service to our selves and our communities, to have the relationships, career, money, integrity, and freedom we desire. To know that it’s okay and even helpful to believe in a bit of magic, to be intelligent, to have grand ambitions, and to take care of ourselves so that we may move through life with grace and ease. It’s time for women to get back to themselves, their thriving, and their innate wisdom and power in a modern way that allows them to step forward as the role model they are looking for.

14. Do you believe in mermaids?

I believe in everything.

15. How do you turn an everyday workday into an adventure?

I add some fun to it. It could be through playing with a fun outfit for my afternoon of Skype calls, or taking my laptop to an ice cream shop to make my admin work more fun, or even breaking up the day with a photoshoot or walking adventure to get inspiration and fresh perspective. It could even be trying out a new recipe I’ve found for lunch or dinner.

16. What gives you the best high?

Seeing the success of my clients, sharing their major breakthroughs and being with them as the impossible becomes their new normal. It’s amazing.

17. What is your favorite way to have fun?

I’d have to say a sort of tie between going on a spontaneous adventure, or curling up under the covers with a delicious book… total juicy supernatural fiction (I love to read books with vampires, etc. as they expand my imagination in the everyday world)

18. Fave drink?

Sparkling wine

19. Fave colour you think should be a neutral?

Leopard

20. What makes you a #mersurmuse?

Haha, great question!! I think it’s that I’m so committed to living my freedom.

Thank you Tory for your time and major inspiration......we can't wait to curl up under the covers too as we are sitting in here in massive  blasting AC. Brrrrrrr.