Igor by Tyler the Creator

Tyler the Creator

Tyler Gregory Okonma is known professionally as Tyler the Creator, he is an all-round creative from the United States of America. Tyler is a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, fashion designer and graphic designer.
He is the co-founder of the hip-hop collective Odd Future. Okonma has created all the artwork for the group’s releases and has also designed the group’s clothing and other merchandise. As a solo artist, Tyler released and produced one mixtape and five studio albums. His fifth and newest studio album (2019) is named Igor, it debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. As a fashion designer Tyler Okonma has a clothing company named Golf Wang.

Pink Poster

We are sure that Tyler the Creator has done much more but since this is our first encounter with the artist (bare with us, we are older citizens) we’ll leave it at the list above. The stunning pink poster was the reason we got to know about the artist. Also the fact that we love a blonde bob.

(info found on wikipedia, imagecredits: mimi berlin)

Caketoppers Vintage Bridal

Caketoppers

We, at Mimi Berlin, visited the local thriftstore the other day. On sale was a collection of caketoppers, vintage, bridal caketoppers. Amongst a group of about 10 plastic figurines, there were ugly but also a nice one; just as in real life. The bride by herself, she is our favorite, and probably made in the sixties. She looks like a doll from the Thunderbirds. We also fancy the happy couple, they look very satisfied and happy. The rest of the caketoppers seem rather uninspired.

Photocredits: Mimi Berlin

Chang and Eng Bunker Figurine

Chang and Eng Bunker

This wonderful antique porcelain figurine is probably a souvenir from the mid 1800s. It’s a ‘portrait’ of the famous Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker. The Bunker’s performed throughout the mid 1800’s and had 21 children combined. Change and Eng passed away 1874 at the age of 62.

Chang and Eng Bunker Figurine

Siamese Twins

The original Siamese twins Chang and Eng Bunker (1811–1874), were born in Siam (Thailand). The brothers traveled the world for many years as performers. (or freaks) Chang and Eng were joined at the torso by a band of flesh and they had fused livers.. Due to the brothers’ fame and the rarity of the condition, the term “Siamese twins” is still used as a synonym for conjoined twins.

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Weird YouTube Channel of the Week Bailey Sarian

Weird

The weird Youtube channel of the week is by Ms Bailey Sarian. Why? You ask of us. Well, Bailey is a make-up-artist with a series of video’s named Murdery Mystery & Makeup. Every monday she tells a gruesome, real crime-story while casually doing her make-up.These video’s take about half an hour. She starts out without any make-up on; full force pimples and blemishes showing. At the end of the video, when her crime-story is over she looks like a regular glamour-puss. She’s honest, does great make-up and has many followers, fascinating!

Weird YouTuber of the Week

We, at Mimi Berlin, only could stand watching one video: the one we posted below with a story about Gypsy Rose Blanchard.

Let’s Make Some Conversation

We, at Mimi Berlin, remember from our childhood looking at our mother and chatting with her while she was doing her make-up. Watching Ms Sarian’s video made us think of those moments. Then it came to mind that the Murdery Mystery & Makeup video’s are maybe a lonesome situation, maybe not so much for Bailey, but for the viewers.
What do you think?
And do let us know below if you could watch more than one video!

KingsDay in Amsterdam. Sharing without Caring

The King of the Netherlands (I kid you not) had his birthday yesterday, 27-4-19. The city of Amsterdam always turns into one big fleamarket on Kingsday. Kingsday is always crowded because this is the only day it’s allowed for everybody to sell anything on the streets. We don’t know the origin of this custom, please look that up if you are really interested.

Weather-wise it wasn’t such a good day for shopping and selling outside. Lot’s of wind and rain made sure that the flea-market-fun was cut short. So a lot of people just left their unsold stuff lying in the street, didn’t clean up or anything and went on their way. Most likely to drink more beer because that’s another custom during Kingsday.

You must now that this is all perfectly good stuff that’s left behind. Many clothes, kitchen appliances, lamps, books, jewelry and also lot’s of toys. Vintage records and antique collectables were left in the rain for garbage. The waste-collectors came as early as 7 o’clock PM. Seeing everything just being trown away and not recycled made us sad: it all seems very respectless.

To cheer ourselves up, we managed to save a pair of black pumps, never-worn plastic Primark pumps, which we are never gonna wear, but throwing away new shoes…we just can’t.