Let’s take a more contemporary approach to this. Of course, we’re referring to a new mermaid crown fad. Chelsea Shiels, a 27-year-old Melbourne florist, began making traditional floral headdresses, but she quickly decided to add a personal touch to her work. That’s when she came up with these gorgeous mermaid crowns fashioned out of actual seashells.
“Under the water, I’ve always longed to be Ariel.” I’m a complete beach bum. Shiels told Cosmopolitan, “That’s where my passion with the sea and shells stemmed from.” What began as a personal interest has blossomed into a full-fledged enterprise. Her work may be seen at festivals, themed events, and photoshoots worldwide, spreading the Hawaiian fairy tale spirit.