Happy Birtday to You Dear Dearest

Dear Dearest

Happy Birtday to You: here’s a cake for you!

‘Happy Birtday to You Dear Dearest’ is a statuette by Mimi Berlin from the ‘Bagatelle‘ series. The ‘Cake Bagatelle’ is an everlasting cake with one, fake, candle,  It’s pink and made from hard-plastic. (ø 7,5 x 17 cm, Vintagedeluxe Tupperware/led-light). Want to see more statuettes by Mimi Berlin? Click Here.

See more Happy Birthday wishes here on this blog.

Loudspeaker by HAY for Sonos

Loudspeaker

Yes, a Loudspeaker, not Loudspeakers, plural, as we used too name these things (if we wanted to listen to music in ‘stereo’. But that’s a different and historical story). Back to the topic of this post. The ‘One Smart Speaker’ is designed by the Danish HAY company for Sonos, in a limited edition in cute colors. We’ll categorize this product as Friendly Design. Same as everything else we’ve seen at HAY during the Milan Designweek 2018.

(images via hay.dk)
Sonos are supposed to produce good loudspeakers so we, at Mimi Berlin, say: Auch Haben!

HAY and Sonos

“HAY and Sonos explore the role of colors, sound and design with the new HAY Sonos One Loudspeaker. Continue reading

Dutch Fashion Design Prizes 2018

Dutch Fashion Design Prizes 2018

It’s that season of the year again! It’s raining (fashion) design prizes in The Netherlands! There are many winners, so we will only mention the fashion designers (just because we can). Bas Kosters was awarded with the annual ‘Fashion Stipend’ by the Prins (Prince) Bernhard Cultuurfonds (Culturefund). Johannes Offerhaus, Maison the Faux, Scheuller de Waal and Lisa Konno were the fashion designers amongst the 24 winners of the ‘Dutch Design Awards 2018’

Congratulations to you all!

(images by Mimi Berlin and via baskosters.com / www.dutchdesignawards.nl)

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Thanks to a gift from an anonymous patron, the ‘Cultuurfonds Mode Stipendium
of €50,000 is awarded annually. Continue reading

The Launch 2018 Graduation Show Breda

Graduation in Breda

The AKV St Joost is an art academy in Breda The Netherlands, best known for its Film and Photography department. AKV St Joost Breda is, by the way, situated in a lovely former convent, surrounded by grass and trees.You can visit this University to see all the work made by the students for their graduation projects: “The launch 2018” is open until The 4th of July 2018.

The Launch 2018

Graduation Show AKV|St.Joost Breda: Fine arts, Photography/Film, Graphic/3d design, Illustration/Animation. The exhibition is open until July, 4, 2018 11.00-18.00  July, 3 open untill: 21.00. Continue reading

La Citation du Jour one: Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Let’s quote Andy Warhol today. Just because we can.

La Citation du Jour

“It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger.” –Andy Warhol

Did you guess right? We bet you did!
xoxo Mimi

Click here for more about Elizabeth Taylor and some of her jewelry 

Dolce and Dior Summer 2019 Menswear

Dolce and Dior

First, and as always: Italians do it Better!

Summer 2019 Dior and Dolce Menswear(via/see more images here: standard.co.uk)

Hunk models showing (mini) trunks and other accesories, including their bodies at Dolce and Gabanna‘s the Naked Show in Milan. You can read about that show by clicking the link to the standard.co.uk above.

Lace for Men/Hot T-shirts made in Dior-logo-lace

At the Dior show, the history of the French fashion House was dug up from the archives: the monogrammed lace or sheer mesh design,  populair in the 1980s and originally used for women’s ‘intimates’ (underwear) was re-used for t-shirts.

(imagecredits: dior.com / dior official insta/ 1stdibs.com/ 1stdibs.com)

1980s

In the 1980s the Dior monogrammed sheer mesh was considered a bit tacky. Next to stockings and perfume it was the cheapest Dior-item available. It still is tacky now, maybe even more so because we think it’s executed in flock-printed mesh; but in a good way! In our opinion these t-shirts look só hot on men! #thatshot #auchhaben

Christian Dior Monogram Sheer Mesh

The images of the vintage Christian Dior Monogram Sheer Mesh undergraments are available from 1dbts at ridiculous prices, but if you really need to have one click the links above and buy one.

Mimi Berlin’s Runway Report Summer 2019

What we noticed at the Menswear Fashion Shows in Milan, Paris and everywhere else on the interweb.