Deep-Sea News, Now More Fashionable Than Ever

Let’s face it Deep-Sea News is a triple threat of colours, couture and coiffure.  Finally, the fashion world is catching on.

Of all the planets in our solar system, ours alone is covered in a life-giving, liquid blanket of blue. It is out of these depths that Abyss, Proctor & Gamble’s biggest fashion trend predicted for 2009/10 emerges.  Abyss is an immersive experience that celebrates water as the new gold, and a sense of preciousness that is heightened by scarcity. It is mysterious, enigmatic and attractive. Abyss invites exploration and rewards it with rare treasures from the deep. You’ll recognise it in wet textures and finishes, in sensual undulations that soothe the eye and phosphorescent glints that catch it.

That’s right the fashion rage is called Abyss and it has already hit the runway. Calvin Klein released the Urban Mermaid collection this spring.  No I didn’t make this up.  So how can you make sure you doing it right?

  • With your makeup, “Don’t be afraid of colour”
  • “Keep blues translucent and focus on one element,” remember “The key to applying the intense colours of Abyss without looking garish is to go for translucency.”
  • Minimal black that is blended and refined
  • Let the shine sell the make-up
  • For hair, “looser, more casual looks with a light touch” and try a look such as “Fresh Hair, Deep Texture and Tumbling Cascades.”

Of course all of this is old news for us here, we been doing this for years.  DSN fashionable before it was fashionable.

Dr. M (1730 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

4 comments on “Deep-Sea News, Now More Fashionable Than Ever
  1. Well, Kevin has “tumbling cascades” of hair – on his face. You and Peter will just have to work on keeping your blues translucent.

  2. Great fashion coverage, but you skipped the really important part…how does it relate to SHOES? ;)

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