We have to be honest, the historically accurate styling is one of the most strong points of the AMC tv series Mad Men. Janie Bryant is responsible for the costume designs. Sometimes we come across pictures that show were Ms Bryant got the mustard, like the one below of Arlene Dahl.
Arlene Dahl, actress and former MGM contract star, 1950’s (via stirredstraightup) Mad Men: Joan (courtesy AMCtv (via gq)
We understand that when Mimi Berlin is your given birth name you want to name your company likewise. BUT do not browse our concept and just take whatever you fancy.
Consistently putting a –dash– in the name doesn’t make the difference.
Choose your own visual language, get your own personal story and concept. We really don’t want or need an identity mix-up, we are Mimi Berlin and we are very different from what mimiDASHberlin has to offer.
We are NOT amused by mimiDASHberlin. Actually that is an understatement, we feel violated. This copycat has been taken the short road, she has been looking at our concept far too close for comfort. (see proof of that fact below on the screenshots we took) Get your hands of our intellectual property mimDASHberlin!
You may think that we are overreacting. Well, we are not. It really took us a long time and lots of energy to create Mimi Berlin. Yes, Mimi Berlin is a creation, it’s a concept designed by creative minds. That is what we do, we make our living by designing concepts, amongst other services. So what, feeling violated is still a bit strong, you say to us. Our answer is: On top of Mimi Berllin being our livelihood, it’s concept is very personal, it is who we are. Maybe we’d feel less violated if we created a concept for somebody else, if a company like mimiDASHberlin had hired us, but they didn’t, and we don’t think so.
this is NOT our illustration found on Facebook: mimiDASHberlin is a bridal gown designer, so wots with this B&W illustration? We aren’t flattered, you can hire us to make illustrations for you.>>> #Copycat. screenshot 2013-07-26
fashion_illustrations: self portraits of Mimi Berlin by Mathilde Admiral
Facebook: THIS is NOT Mimi Berlin….it’s mimiDASHberlin. We don’t want/need an identity mix-up. At least remove the B&W sketch #copyycat. screenshot 2013-07-29
Facebook: #copycat mimiDASHberlin: Your designs do not match your B&W illustrations, which we find far to similar to ours (dating from 2009). screenshot 2013-07-26
Facebook: #copycat mimiDASHberlin: Mimi’s? Are you more persons wearing pastel coloured gowns? Stop copying our ideas, they are part of a concept, You can hire us to get your own identity. screenshot 2013-07-29
Mimi Berlin Fashion Fest #1 from left to right Mimi Berlin, january 2013
Google search: mimiDASHberlin, what’s this, a contest? screenshot 2013-07-30
mimiDASHberlin.com: create your own stories. Make up you own words, don’t drag “love”, “secret” and “vintage” in by it’s hair. screenshot 2013-07-26
mimiDASHberlin.com: NO we don’t ask ourselves who took the pictures on your site, you are not an creative enigmaor isn’t your name Tosca Peric And, let’s be honest, mimiDASHberlin did not just happen. You really took great care and time to check us out. Write your own story!!. > #copycat; detail screenshot 2013-07-29
mimiDASHberlin.com; Honey, when you graduated our site was already launched for more than a year. screenshot 2013-07-26
If you agree with us that copying intellectual property is a shame and should be stopped please LIKE on FACEBOOK.Aug 5 2013: You can’t anymore>we were blocked for publishing this post, and we understand but we were angry.
If you have (had) the same problem please share with us, maybe we can learn how to fight this kind of theft.
Thank you, xoxo Mimi