Frozen Elixer Sensuelle

Elixer Sensuelle

We, at Mimi Berlin, put a bottle of Elixer Sensuelle No 5 by Chanel in the freezer the other day. Why? You ask of us. Well, why not! Without kidding, we made these images as a sketch for a beauty editorial. The idea hasn’t been used, we went another route, but it can be in the future for sure because we still like the image a lot.

(image credits Mimi Berlin Amsterdam)

Abdominoplasty by Steinbusch x Foot Care by Penn

Beauty and fashion

At the 2019 Fashion Show of ArtEZ Arnhem, during the presentation of Birgit Steinbusch‘ collection ‘Abdominoplasty’, we really had to think of one of our all-time favorite images by Irving Penn; could not get it out of our mind. Penn’s photo ‘foot care’ was made in 1990 for Vogue Magazine.

Left: One outfit from the fashion collection ‘Abdominoplasty’ by Birgit Steinbusch (photo by Team Peter Stigter at Musis Arnhem, 2019). Right: ‘Foot Care’ by Irving Penn (New York, 1990 Silver dye bleach print © Condé Nast)

Mimi Berlin Bragging

Okay, we reminded ourselves once again that what we vizualie in our minds, always works in real life as well! Just that, that’s it for today. xoxo Mimi Berlin

Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose or sagging tissues after pregnancy or major weight loss.

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Mirror Mirror Magazine #8 The Launch

Mirror Mirror Magazine

Mirror Mirror Magazine is the newest, bi-annual, beauty magazine on the Dutch market. The glossy is founded by Georgette Koning, who also is the editor-in-chief and creative-director. Issue number 8 was launched the other day at the New Werktheater in Amsterdam, the headquarters of ‘…,staat’, the ad-company responsible for the design and art-direction of this issue of Mirror Mirror.

#8 Spring 2019

We, at Mimi Berlin, went to the launch because we were invited ànd are always very gespannt to flip through the pages of this lovely mag, it’s one of our favorite actually. The newest issue is filled with tons of editorials and interesting reads. Interviews with, for example, Violet Chacki, the famous dragqueen and Val Garland, global director of L’Oréal and with Sandra Govers, a make-up artist who is a collector of fake eyelashes ànd a read about beauty-product design. Stuff you won’t find in your average beauty magazine, we feel like. We will spare you mentioning all the editorials because that’s a long list as well. Just go and see for yourself is our suggestion.

The Spring 2019 issue has 4 different covers to choose from. Cover 3, photographed by Philippe Vogelenzang was revealed by Juno Dijkshoorn, the make-up artist for this photo.

Georgette Koning

In the 1980s Ms Koning (graduated as fashion-designer) designed bags, she had her own label called ‘Pearls for Swans’. She also designed for large(r) companies, such as for example; Thierry Mugler. Konings made a careerswitch in 1995 and started writing for several newspapers, such as the Dutch Qualitätszeitung NRC Handelsblad, and magazines such as Avantgarde and Vogue Italia. She has her own on-line magazine as well it’s named Independent Fashion Daily, which is written in Dutch only, unfortunately.

Mirror Mirror is available at bookstores and at of course at Athenaeum in Amsterdam where the magazine will have a feature shopwindow in April 2019.

Perfume Stories for Harper’s Bazaar Objet D’Amour

Perfume

Since the January issue of Harper’s Bazaar NL will be in stores today, we can publish the perfume series we made for the December 2018 issue. Here it is!

Objet D’amour

Let us proudly present: Objet D’amour. The images above are ‘Style’ pages from Harper’s Bazaar NL, that’s the Dutch edition of the glossy. There are 7 visual perfume stories in total, all starring high-end perfumes. Both Penhaligon’s and Imaginary Authors are brands that are new to us, the fun and quirky packaging was a joy to work with, they suit our style. Styling and photography by Mimi Berlin, text by Maroesja de Ruyter, beauty editor of Bazaar NL.

Click here to see more work by Mimi Berlin for Harper’s Bazaar NL

Harper’s Bazaar NL Dec 2018

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

 

Pentagram Designs for Dr.Jart+ skincare

Pentagram Designs for Dr.Jart+ skincare

Stunning containers for Dr.Jart+, the global skincare brand that fuses science and art from South Korea. Product design by creative agency Pentagram in collaboration with product designer Piotr Woronkowicz.

(imagecredits: Pentagram)

Now that’s a product line I’d be willing to showcase in my bathroom! What do you think? You Like?

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