Mr Pearl has constructed corsets for Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Antonio Berardi and Christian Lacroix. And today still for Burlesque entertainer Dita von Teese, for example. His work was on show at the V&A in London at the Undressed exhibition Mr P. is a ‘Corsetier’ also known for having an18-inch corseted waist, wearing his corset 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except when bathing. (we are not sure if he still does that nowadays) We think it’s safe to say he has a fetish. He isn’t the only man alive with this ‘historical related body modification’ obsession; for which you need actual training. The young Drag Queen Violet Chachki comes to mind, Chachki can create an extremely teensy tiny waist as well.
Romuald Hazoumé creates wonderful faces made with garbage such as plastic petrol bottles. The one below is our favorite!
Noix de Coco by Romuald Hazoumé – Pigozzi Collection 2013 – Contemporary African Art CollectionRomuald Hazoumé’s work can be seen at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris at the Art/Afrique exhibition which runs through September 4, 2017 http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en/expositions/art_afrique_le_nouvel_atelier.html Continue reading →
Frau Müller, from Switzerland, performs in her own sculptures which are made of transparent PVC. Below you can see Victorine sitting in an elephant and standing in a foot with ankle. We, at Mimi Berlin, have never see her perform but these images are breathtajking…..
Mrs Kardashian-West is breaking the internet once again with her body. To be precise with an unretouched picture of her very large booty wrapped in tiny Dior swimwear. The world of celeb addicts (yours truly included) is fascinated by the size of her humongous, almost bare, behind. While examining her butt (and the astonishing hip – waist ratio) we also wondered if this is a vintage Dior bikini she’s wearing….. You must know that the designer at the house of Dior is sending a completely different type of woman/body-image into the world nowadays.(see images below)
kim kardashian in Dior in Spring 2017 (image via eonline.com)
via dior.com Autumn 2017 collection
Dior also broke the internet with these ‘we should all be feminists’ slogan t-shirts last year at the fashion week. (they will be for sale soon at a Dior shop near you). We would like to see Kim mixing vintage Dior with Dior’s new slogan tee; ideally a wet one! xoxo Mimi Berlin
Olive Oatman lived in the USA from 1838-1903, she had a tattoo on her chin which was probably one of the Yavapai tribe. (read the full story below). The interesting part, according to us at Mimi Berlin, is the fact that Olive is dressed in full Victorian attire, just like the Maori women are.
Olive Oatman, tintype, 1857
Olive Oatman 1838–1903, by Benjamin F. Powelson (1823–1885), Albumen silver print, c. 1863, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Olive Oatman, carte de visite, circa 1863Carte de Visite of Olive Oatman 1838–1903, by Benjamin F. Powelson (1823–1885)
Woman from the Yavapai Tribe
Carte de visite portrait of Beti Karaitiana, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier.
Portrait of Susan Jury (Te Aitu-o-te-rangi Wikitoria Jury, also known as Sue Materoa Jury), 1876-1880
Carte de visite portrait of a Maori woman from Hawkes Bay, taken, probably in the 1870s, by Samuel Carnell of Napier.
Mimi’s thoughts on fashion during Men’s fashionweek F/W 2017: It’s Fashion Week all around the world. we decided upon just sharing our fashionable thoughts with you; instead of our usual Fashion/Runway/Trend reports.