Joël Hubaut with hotdogs up his nose. Hubaut is a French artist. We, at Mimi Berlin, are interested in his work. But today we don’t have the stamina to look it up on the interweb. However, we can share his portrait, and we do hope that your day is a nice day! xoxo Mimi
Obviously this post is a reminder, a note to self.
The Impatient Feet belong to Mimi Berlin and are made by Mimi Berlin. We have 3 gif’s two with sneakers, or trainers if you will, and one with boots. Of course the footwear is fashionable, we wear, Nike, Alexander McQueen and, most recently boots from APC.
Mimi Berlin’s logo has itchy feet as well, they are illustrated by Mathilde Admiral
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!
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!
Camp is the the theme for this year’s Met Gala, the fundraising fest for the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) in New York City, held yesterday May 6th. As we all know the Met Gala is one of the most important red-carpet events of the year. It’s also the place were celebs take fashion the most serious, because the party is hosted by Anna Wintour. This evening is also the opening night for the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition: “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (opens on May 9, 2019 but more on that later on this blog) What is Camp?
“Camp is an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value.”
More is More
Above a quote from Wikipedia, we, at Mimi Berlin, like to make it easy on ourselves, but we will give an example which we came up with. Joan Collins, she is the embodiment of Camp. For those who don’t know her; she is an actress born in 1933(!), who became the Queen of Camp playing Alexis Carringon in the 80s soap-opera Dynasty.
We picked our favorite outfits or most suitably camp from eonline.com. They are (Getty) images (for the Met Museum/Vogue)
Joan Collins’ outfit is also the best example of (Old-School) Camp. Wearing an age-apropriate glittery Tiara ànd a big ruffled romantic (wedding) dress with feathers is camp. What sets Ms Collins apart, is her awareness of the fact that she’s perceived as camp and she’s having fun with it on a high level. We are not sure if Nickie Minaj knows that she’s (New-School) camp, but that actually really doesn’t matter, she probably does and she is. That makes her one of the best-dressed women of this gala, according to us at Mimi Berlin. Donatella Versace is old enough to know that she doesn’t need to dress far away from her own taste. She added ‘Divine‘ to her outfit, a witty hommage to the late and famous Drag Queen we suppose. Naomi and Lizzo look very comfortable in their outfits, which are very lovely detailed and Campy indeed.
Model Doutzen Kroes, actresses Elizabeth Debicki and Hailee Steinfeld were glad that bows and ruffles are all the rage right now. Their outfits are very fashionable and come with the “camp-part” for free, but they don’t look really at ease, don’t you think? But these dresses look very pretty on them! Well, they are beautiful dresses and women!
The major part of the celebs on the pink carpet were far too dressed up. We aren’t going to upload images ’cause they aren’t favorites of us. Look them up online if you haven’t seen them yet. We guess RuPaul just needs to be noticed, so he put on a clowns suit. Kendall Jenner dressed as a showgirl, which is more drag and not camp at all, in our opinion. We like the fact that Gwen Stefani is channeling Liberace, but she too looked far to “dressed up”. We didn’t get the campiness of Cardi B’s outfit at all, can somebody please explain? Well our list goes on, but we won’t bother you with that.
Below a two and a half our video by Now This News on YouTube, it’s a live stream of the Met Gala 2019 Red Carpet Arrivals. We haven’t seen it yet, but maybe you have the stamina to watch it?!
During Milan Design Week 2019 in April we, at Mimi Berlin, favoured some designs. One of them is the ‘Blow Me Up’ lamp signed by Ingo Maurer, but designed by him, Theo Möller, and Maurer’s team. As the name suggests this is an inflatable lamp, in the shape of a tube and made of plastic. One part is transparent the other part comes in a couple of metallic bright colors. What we like about the design is it’s simplicity and also that you can use tie-grips to hang it up, it isn’t the perfect lamp at all! It retails for about €270,- though.
M’ Afrique Detached
‘Blow Me Up’ was on show at the Moroso showroom in Via Pontaccio 10. The design isn’t new, it’s from 2017, but because of the fact that Moroso and Ingo Maurer are partners that didn’t matter we guess. Moroso’s ‘M’ Afrique Detached‘ installation is dedicated to this new partnership, ànd to the 10th anniversary of the M’ Afrique outdoor collection produced by Moroso furniture. Part of the designs in the M’afrique collection are made by crafstmen from Africa. The Shadowy Chair by Tord Boontje, for example, is made with a weaving technique used for fishing nets.
“The inflatable tube Blow Me Up by Theo Möller, Ingo Maurer & Team was first presented at Euroluce 2017. It is flexible to use: You can lean it against a wall, fasten it to the ceiling or wall with small hooks and nylon cords. It comes wrapped up in a box and is pumped up by the user. The LED-strip illuminates the reflecting side of the tube, thus dispersing indirect light into the room. Since summer 2018 on, Blow Me Up will be available in two sizes, 120 and 180 cm with the option to choose in between four colours.” (read more ingo-maurer.com)