The only thing that can make a flawless photo shoot even better is to supply tips on ‘how to recreate the look’ – Cosmopolitan did just that.

In the July 2013 issue, model Emily Senko, photographed by Yu Tsai, portrays the edgy mermaid that’s sporting some relatively unusual beachy looks – but we love them. The dip-dyed hair, electric blue eyeliner, endless earrings, and fishtail are all great ways to create the perfect beach look we all long to be able to pull off. Emily Senko, a Chicago local, signed with Ford Models in 2008 at the age of 23 (props to you, girlfriend! – most models sign much younger). Since then, she’s walked for Chanel, Alexander Wang, Louis Vuitton, Diane von Furstenberg, and more.

Take a look at some of these stunning photographs – be sure to check out the tips on how to recreate the look!





All photos via, buy Yu Tsai for Cosmopolitan

(h/t: fashioneditorials)