…BECAUSE I AM!!! Yes, I am yelling this from the mountaintops: I cannot wait to shed my drab winter wardrobe and move on to Spring/Summer 2012 collections. Finally, my fashion obsession is perfectly appropriate for a blog post at #DeepSN. This season the runways were flooded (ha!) with ocean-themed prints and marine-inspired design:

Coral Reef Dress, Mary Katrantzou S/S 2012 ready-to-wear

Coral Reef print, Mary Katrantzou S/S 2012 ready-to-wear

Mermaid Dress, Versace S/S 2012


Fire coral skirt, Holly Fulton S/S 2012

Molluscan glory, Versace S/S 2012

I NEED this dress - Stella McCartney S/S 2012

Iridescent simplicity, Giorgio Armani S/S 2012

The Bible (a.k.a. Vogue) has all the news:

  • Sarah Burton at McQueen raised the humble barnacle into a mesmerising jacquard-weave peplum suit and seed-pearled face lace.
  • Take a dip with spring/summer 2012’s most covetable accessories – Givenchy’s shark tooth pendants, Chanel’s conch-shell clutches and Versace’s mermaid adorned totes.
  • Karl Lagerfeld plunged headfirst into the watery depths for Chanel’s spring/summer 2012 show, with a catwalk covered in giant coral and crustaceans, while Florence Welch sang from inside a white shell.
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I am a computational biologist at the University of California, Riverside. My research uses DNA sequencing and genomics to study microbial eukaryotes (yeah, nematodes!) in marine ecosystems, with an emphasis on evolution and biodiversity in the deep-sea. I can neither confirm nor deny that I like Unix more than I like going to sea.


  1. No fun filter: I couldn’t tell if the conch shells were real or not – but if they are, that’s bad. :(

  2. The way that first dress “poofs” out at the bottom, I would have made the top half black, the bottom half blue, added purple tentacles and called it the Man o’War. Obviously, I am by no means a fashionista. ;)

  3. As for the queen conch, I still get my yearly craving for conch fritters. MBA’s sustainable seafood guide tells me I need to switch to abalone, but I have yet to try that one.

    1. Abalone tastes pretty similar to conch, in my opinion. Give farmed abalone a try!

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