Mimi Berlin SenioR’s 1960s Marriage Pictures

Marriage

Mimi Berlin SenioR dug up this old marriage photo album, and believe it or not; yes, these are wedding pictures, honestly! The story goes as follows. Mimi Berlin SenioR was all dressed up, almost ready to pick up his bride (also Mimi Berlin SenioR) from her parental home for the ‘ceremony’. But first he had to poke up the fire to add some warmth to the small attic (multitasking here: smoking ànd poking) they would call their Home. Nice detail are the very new shiny pots and pans on the shelf in the kitchen area in the background, must have been THE wedding gift.

(photocredits: Henk v/d Vet)

PS for all you youngsters who don’t know what the f*** they’re looking at:

This is Minimal Living Galore in The Netherlands of yesteryear! The heater runs on coal, which you had to set on fire with matches (and probably a newspaper or something like that). The coal had to be stored in-house. Mind you; Mimi Berlin SenioR lived in a small attic so that must have been quite the ordeal. Un imaginable these days, ain’t it!

American Marching Bands and Dancer Teams

Marching Bands

Mimi’s obsession this moment are Marching Bands and the Dancer Teams. In Europe marching bands are a thing of the past, at least in our environment. If you are born in the United States these bands must be ordinairy (we aren’t quite sure, please comment if this is the case or not), but for a European person who’s not into sports at all (like us: except for icedancing ofcourse) it’s a fascinating and visual delight!

American Marching Bands and Dancer Teams

Diagrammed example of marching band uniforms of the ‘Big Ten’ conference in the United States.

Dancers/Flag girls

“People come to games to see the dancers. They perform in the stands with the band; they dance and do stand routines; and they’re featured during the field show.”

These bands and girl dancers are SO in sync with each other; the music and timing is SO spot on. Besides wearing the same outfit they even sometimes have the same hairdo! Furthermore the performances of the, very lean, girls are sexy ànd tongue in cheek!

Fanfare

If you only have the time or concentration span to watch one video it should be the one above: The band is playing ‘Backstabbers’: the song sung by the O’Jays!

Charming

The fun part is that the performance itself is executed in a very proffesional way; but there is also an amateur vibe to the whole thing as well: for example, girls look around and touch their hair when they aren’t dancing. More of that vibe can be seen in the video’s below it’s super charming. Can’t get enough of it!


Southern University VS Jackson State Human Jukebox Marching Band and Dancing Dolls


Alabama State Stingettes, with the same hairdo, prancing around (or whatever it is they do) for half an hour.

(videocredits: click video’s to go to YouTube channels)

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Kittens for Likes in Fashion

Kittens

Kittens are the best clickbait these days, everybody knows that, everybody likes those little fur balls of joy. The fashion-peoples got to that conclusion as well. For the Fall/Wintrseason of 2018 we’ve seen cats in a printed ad by Givenchy, Vetements uses the little cats  and puppy’s on instagram. #instacats, yes it’s that simple!

(images via @vetements_official / givenchy.com / vogue.co.uk

We are sure there are many more examples, if you have one please don’t be shy and share them! xoxo Mimi

See more about the fashion for F/W 18 on this blog

Chicago Clubkids are Fashion Icons und Pop Stars

Chicago Clubkids are Fashion Icons und Pop Stars

The clubkids who roam the clubs of Chicago nowadays are a special bunch, Imp Queen and WannaBonbon are 2 examples. Two creative persons who express themselves mainly with their own face and body, fabric and paint. They are fashion icons, pop stars, amazing make-up artists and all-round performers.

LGBT+ Community

These ‘Drag Queen’s’du jour, do not only expose themselves in a surreal and graphic way. No. Real Life, out of drag, is shared as well: @ImpKid shows a shooting-hormones-session live on Insta! As you all know; we, at Mimi Berlin, are old, and thus we have “something to say about that”! We aren’t are prudent bunch, we’ve only encountered someone shooting hormones en plein publique once: in a bar. But that was not filmed for an 10K audience! That’s the reason we have to mention this live feed. Guess we just have to get used to the modern way of sharing everything……What do you think?

See the distorted drag of @Isshehungry here on Mimi Berin’s Blog

 

Must-See God’s Plan new video by Drake

Must-See God’s Plan new music video by Drake

This! No words. ‘Anything you want in this store is free’. Drake made a lot of people beyond happy, including us at Mimi Berlin. Hope you get something out of it as well.
Peace xoxo Mimi

Drake

In this video performing artist Drake is giving away about 1 million dollars to people and charities in Miami: do make sure you watch it till the end! God’s Plan is part of ‘Scary Hours’ Drake’s newest EP whith 2 songs only: ‘God’s Plan’ and ‘Diplomatic Immunity’ (The EP was Released in the weekend of the government shutdown in the USA. January 20, 2018) Continue reading