Sunday, June 19, 2011

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2011

Oh joy! It is the best day of the year. The Mermaid Parade at Coney Island. I woke up yesterday to perfect weather, my outfit was prepared, I could hardly wait to make the 45 minute commute from the apartment to the Festivities.

Friday I went and got a new camera. I am going back in time. I'm tired of taking digital pics only to have them just sit on this computer. So I'm going old school with a 1960s remake of the Diana 110mm Camera. But alas I will have to post those pics later as I will need to get them developed!

Notice the pretty white color. I figured that it would go with everything. A girl does have to match after all!

I just love this guy. I see him at a lot of events we go to. He looks a bit rough but I sat with him one night out at Coney on the Board Walk and he was very sweet. I felt special that he found me interesting enough to take MY photo.

What is Coney without a clown? And what a clown he was!

The thing I love about Coney is that there are old people, young people, gay, straight, Black, White, Latino, strange, normal...
And they are there to have fun and they are all getting along.


Young at heart


Normal (debatable)

Even puppies took time to enjoy the day.

I also found Captain Jack Sparrow. He looks a bit different in person however!

Whoa attach of the giant bird!

Such a pretty blue Mermaid.

This guy just flew in from Egypt.

I'd like to hear some of his stories!

This is Jamie from the Freak Bar. He is the first person I ever met out at Coney when we first moved up here.

A happy little jelly fish?

Hubba Hubba!

Peek-a-boo, I see you!

Having fun.

This man's strength was incredible!

Fashion note:

Crown- hand made by yours truly
Baby arm necklace- hand made by Louise Black (she was on Project Runway tv show)Louise Black
Bustier- By Dark Pony Designs Dark Pony

Hope you enjoyed my little tour of the Mermaid Parade! Till next time.


  1. Looks like so much fun! And you are gorgeous as always, my dear!

  2. Hi!
    I thought you looked so fabulous I just shared your post on my facebook...