Happy World Animal Day

World Animal Day!

Thahanks to Mr Twan Janssen who reminded us of World Animal Day by updating his facebook coverphoto. Janssen used an ‘oldie but goodie’; a still from the Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #8 Movie. The dog with the partyhat is his dog, her name is Lou. Congratulations to Lou and all the animals in the world!
Party Hats On!

Party Hats On!

(image: Still from Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #8. mimiberlinfashionfest.com)

Puck en Hans Made in Holland The Movie

Puck en Hans

Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to the premiere of the Dutch fashion documentary ‘Puck en Hans – Made in Holland’ at the Stadsschouwburg Utrecht during the Dutch Film Festival of 2019. The film is about fashion-duo Puck Kroon and Hans Kemmink and it is directed by Peter Wingender.

Dutch fashion-icons

Wingender followed these Dutch fashion-icons for a year during the preparatons of their retrospective exhibition in the Amsterdam Museum in 2017. The couple started their first boutique in 1969 and the film takes us from that year all the way through to the 1990s. Alongside lovely archive material and interviews with, next to Puck en Hans, Viktor and Rolf and Frans Ankoné (to name a few) we get to know about some important Dutch fashion-history, in a fun and realistic way.

From the 3rd of October the documentary can be seen in a theatre near you. Don’t worry; the film is subtitled in English. In the fall of 2019 the documentary will be on TV in ‘Close Up’ by co-producers AVROTROS.

See More Party Snaps by Mimi Berlin Blogger Team. We know you want to!

Satan and Woman Pulp Fiction Book Covers

Pulp Fiction

Have a look at these classic book covers of Pulp Fiction from yesteryear. Satan is a woman and Satan was a lesbian. These pockets are highly collectable and worth lot’s of dollars!

“She carried hell in her heart”

“Brewer, Gil. SATAN IS A WOMAN. New York: Fawcett Publications, Inc., [1951]. Small octavo, cover art by Barye Phillips, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Gold Medal #169. Paperback original. The author’s second published novel; the second novel he wrote, the first to be purchased by Fawcett, but published by them after they published 13 FRENCH STREET, also released in 1951. A hard-boiled mystery novel. Touch of edge rubbing, a light stress crease to front cover, a near fine copy. (#128082).” (image via/buy lwcurrey.com) Satan was a Lesbian, 1951 (image via/buy amazon.com)

Thanks a bunch Rex Dieter!!!

Niet Pissen Geen Fietsen Good Monday

Good Monday

Good Monday! Here’s an image of our first encounter with some freehand grafitti in the morning. Niet Pissen Geen Fietsen means Don’t Piss No Bycicles in Dutch. This is written on a marble slab at the entrance of a Metro station in Amsterdam. We think it’s kinda funny and a good piece of artwork as well.

Niet Pissen Geen Fietsen Good Monday

This text is probably written by the (angry) shopowner 3 seconds away from this grafitti-spot. As you can maybe see on the image; the place is a misbuilt. A dark corner of the street with no purpose whatsoever but to piss and stall your bike. We don’t understand how these kinds of places still exsist in the city of Amsterdam, they need to be torn-down or at least be lit. Fun Fact is that the metro stations in Amsterdam all got revamped earlier this year. The stainless steel stair-railings are replaced with ones in hard wood, for example. That’s a useless decision, for sure if you still have to pass these nasty dark corners around metro stations.

Theresa Roemer’s Weird YouTube Channel (of the Week)

Theresa Roemer

Who is Theresa Roemer? She is a rich woman ” I just came back from the Cayman Islands”, from Texas in the USA. She has a YouTube channel for which she follows all the Youtuber rules neatly.

YouTube Intro

All her uploads have one template. First you get a little intro in which she always addresses us viewers as “Hey Peeps”. Next you see her pre-filmed intro; she promisses us Luxury, Lifestyle, and an other thing which we, at Mimi Berlin, can’t remember.

Usual Topics

Her movies are about her life, for example like the video above; Beauty taken too far? or we get an in-house tour (glam-room and closet). And she also just comes up with things to do, such as shopping at… “You guys, I’ve never been to the one dollar store”.

Collaborations and Subscribing

The third thing Theresa Roemer films (actually not herself, but her younger friend, who follows her around) are collaborations with other, equally famous Youtubers. At the end of each movie she always urges us to subsribe and so on, like any youtubers would, so no surprises there either.

Long Story Short

The video’s on Roemer”s channel are about nothing (special). Theresa Roemer doesn’t show her ‘real’ self and being a ‘youtuber’ obviously isn’t really her passion. It is something that she does, like many others who aren’t the earliest of adaptors. Whilst watching her plugging several products and buying lot’s of random stuff, the Fake-ness becomes more Fascinating to us. Without any judgement we ask ourselves: is this what our (pop)culture came to be? Or is it the fact that the lack of creativity is so out in the open; 3 times a week for about 4 years already?!
Well, the questions that pop up in our minds while watching this channel are the reason why we made this is the Weird YouTube Channel of the week. Maybe you have some answers for us? You are more than welcome to start a conversation! xoxo Mimi

Hard Plastic Renwal Dolls

Renwal Dolls

Renwal dolls, they look so creepy, don’t they? But at the same time they are SO pretty as well! The photography, by ForgetMeNotVintage; the shop on etsy which sells these vintage dolls, is truly outstanding. The pink doll is neatly placed on a chair, and we can see that she sits in a wallpapered room, the yellow child is also portrayed in a masterly way. We, at Mimi Berlin, don’t want the dolls, we want these photo’s! #auchhaben

Early plastics

Dolls from Renwal toys. above, in pink is the mother, the sister is yellow. Below, in white, are the Renwal Veterinarian Doctor and Nurse Doll, they all belong in a dollhouse and are really small in size. The figures are produced by the American Renwal company from 1945 untill the late 1950s. (Click HERE for an extra read on older and early plastics dollhouses)

(images via https://www.worthpoint.com / ForgetMeNotVintageTN)

Read more about plastic dolls from yesteryear here, on this blog.