Mr Pearl Designer and Wearer of Corsets

Mr Pearl Designer and Wearer of Corsets

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.

Mr Pearl began wearing corsets after seeing an image of the artist Fakir Musafar (Roland Loomis) with a tightly corseted waist.  Continue reading

Romuald Hazoumé Petrol-Heads: Noix de Coco

Romuald Hazoumé Petrol-Heads: Noix de Coco

Romuald Hazoumé creates wonderful faces made with garbage such as plastic petrol bottles. The one below is our favorite!
Romuald Hazoumé Petrol-Heads: Noix de Coco
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

Victorine Müller Performance Artist

Victorine Müller Performance Artist

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…..

Stepping inside a pvc sculpture…

We are not sure if we will ever see one of Victorine M¨¨llers performances, we could’t find much new information on her on the interweb…… (images via beautifuldecay.comdesignboom.com)

Dramatic Waist Hip Ratio Kim K in Dior Bikini

Dramatic Waist Hip Ratio Kim K in Dior Bikini

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)

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

Click below for more interesting E-News on the Kardashians wearing small bikini’s
http://www.eonline.com/news/845608/kim-kardashian-and-kourtney-kardashian-hop-in-bikinis-during-mexican-getawayAnnnndddd here it is; of coure it’s a vintage Dior swimsuit!

PS
Do you think there will be a run on Monogrammed Dior bikini’s after these images were published?

 

Olive Oatman and Other Women with Chin Tattoos

Olive Oatman and Other Women with Chin Tattoos

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.

Read the interesting story about Olive Oatman here at https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ffagr

(images via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_Oatman / http://flashbak.com/44-captivating-native-maori-portraits-fom-19th-century-new-zealand-32789/ https://civilwartalk.com/threads/not-civil-war-the-girl-with-the-tattooed-face.110104/)

Thahanks at Pierre Lernoud (Bertyl) for sharing the image of Ms Oatman on FB.

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Mimi’s Thoughts on Fashion, January 2017: Faces

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Report January 2017: Faces

To cover the face. In layers of colorful (silk) scarves.

From left to right: Walter van Beirendonck Fall/Winter 2017. Editorial; Bliss Mummification on the rise, styling by Indiana Roma Voss. Hassan Kurbanbaev, Autoportraits Series. Please click links if you are interested in more of these works. (img via blog.indie-mag.com / coeval-magazine.cominstagram.com/ronaldstoops)

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.

More Fashion Thoughts by Mimi Berlin Fashion during Fashion Week January/February 2017 Continue reading