Due to powerful tides, this teeming reef has become a series of shallow tide pools. An Epaulette shark is caught on the reef in the deadly Australian sun. Not to fear, this little shark has evolved ways to survive out of water. By shutting down its organs one by one, it can cope without oxygen sixty times longer than a human. And, if necessary, it can switch to survival tactic number two; it can use its fins as a pair of rudimentary legs to make its way back to the nearest tide pool, and the cool ocean water. This is the only shark that can walk its way out of trouble.
The epaulette shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) is a small species of longtailed carpet shark found in shallow, tropical waters (typically coral reefs or in tidal pools). The common name of this shark comes from the very large, white-margined black spot behind each pectoral fin, which are reminiscent of military epaulettes. Something unique (and adorable!) about these sharks is that rather than swimming, sometimes they “walk” by wriggling their bodies and pushing with their paired fins.
A tutorial on how to make The Shoulder Pad Things, aka Epaulets!
This is how I made them when I made my first sweet, sweet white Oscar uniform over a year ago. If you feel the need to run around the house pretendind to be a prince often, I reccommend trying these out.
Today I get the chance to review what was undoubtedly one of my favourite pieces shown during last Pitti: MAN 1924’s interpretation of the Safari Jacket. Originally the go-to choice of British Military stationed in Africa, the Safari Jacket or Sahariana served the purposed of functionality, with added mobility and comfort meeting the perfect fabric weight to withstand lower temperatures during the evening.
Its distinctive features are reminiscent of the military universe: four or more expandable flap pockets, belted waist and epaulettes. The popularity of the Safari Jacket followed the post-war period, when army surplus was easily found and its unique aesthetic and relaxed nature quickly became a favourite within menswear enthusiasts, namely workwear aficionados. However, in recent years, several brands and designers have re-discovered the underlying beauty of the garment, incorporating a variety of updated versions suitable for more casual or polished attires.
This version from MAN 1924 is the perfect example. Featuring a beautiful army green herringbone cotton/linen fabric, the perfect looser fit makes it a layering essential both for summer days or the upcoming transitional season. Generous pockets allow to carry all everyday essentials, the adjustable waist belt provides a flattering silhouette even when worn unbuttoned and the small details such as horn buttons and epaulettes just add that extra bit of flare. Here I went for a more casual approach, layering it over a houndstooth vest, spread collar shirt and paisley scarf, along with white denim and loafers. Although this look might translate the core essence of the jacket, I cant wait to pair it with more formal attires.
Details: Sahariana by MAN 1924, houndstooth vest by Purificacion Garcia, MTM spread collar shirt, white denim and paisley scarf by Massimo Dutti, grained leather penny loafers by Bexley, aviators by Ray-Ban, vintage bracelets.
Realise your inner evil queen with this stunning feathered harness!
Bralette style elastic harness made to your bust measurements with adjustable back, front shoulder, and back shoulder straps. The shoulders have 3 layers of cockerel feathers - the bottom two are subtle dark purple and black with a green shine, and the top layer are shorter black feathers.
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