American Marching Bands and Dancer Teams

Marching Bands

Mimi’s obsession this moment are Marching Bands and the Dancer Teams. In Europe marching bands are a thing of the past, at least in our environment. If you are born in the United States these bands must be ordinairy (we aren’t quite sure, please comment if this is the case or not), but for a European person who’s not into sports at all (like us: except for icedancing ofcourse) it’s a fascinating and visual delight!

American Marching Bands and Dancer Teams

Diagrammed example of marching band uniforms of the ‘Big Ten’ conference in the United States.

Dancers/Flag girls

“People come to games to see the dancers. They perform in the stands with the band; they dance and do stand routines; and they’re featured during the field show.”

These bands and girl dancers are SO in sync with each other; the music and timing is SO spot on. Besides wearing the same outfit they even sometimes have the same hairdo! Furthermore the performances of the, very lean, girls are sexy ànd tongue in cheek!

Fanfare

If you only have the time or concentration span to watch one video it should be the one above: The band is playing ‘Backstabbers’: the song sung by the O’Jays!

Charming

The fun part is that the performance itself is executed in a very proffesional way; but there is also an amateur vibe to the whole thing as well: for example, girls look around and touch their hair when they aren’t dancing. More of that vibe can be seen in the video’s below it’s super charming. Can’t get enough of it!


Southern University VS Jackson State Human Jukebox Marching Band and Dancing Dolls


Alabama State Stingettes, with the same hairdo, prancing around (or whatever it is they do) for half an hour.

(videocredits: click video’s to go to YouTube channels)

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Dinnerplates by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant

Dinnerplates by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant

Look at these wonderful dinnerplates! They were handmade by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, members of the English Bloomsbury Group. In 1932 they created “The Famous Women Dinner Service”,  a series of fifty dinnerplates, painted with portraits of famous an fabulous women: 12 dancers and actresses, 12 writers, 12 beauties, and 12 queens. Below the image of the late Greta Garbo.

Art historian and director of the National Gallery Kenneth Clark and his wife Jane commisioned this applied art project. The fifty fabulous plates are on show at the Piano Nobile gallery in London through 28 April, 2018. Continue reading

‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ exhibition by Tim Walker

‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ exhibition by Tim Walker

Mimi Blogger Team went to the opening of the exhibition ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ by photographer Tim Walker and setdresser Shona Heath, who also designed the exhibition, at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch. This was at the beginning of November. Due to busy work days we weren’t able to post earlier on this must-see expo. We think Mimi Berlin’s Blog is not your only way of getting to know what’s going on, so you probably know all about this show: we won’t elaborate more on how wonderful we thought it was.

The exhibition will run through 25 Feb 2018 at het Noord Brabants museum in Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
Click HERE for your Partysnaps Fix made by Mimi Berlin Blogger Team at this opening
Thahanks to
SchoondenBoer


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OMG 4 |four| Kardashian Women are P

OMG 4 |four| Kardashian Women are P

PREGNANT, HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN?! Amazing! That’s the best cliffhanger for a tv (reality) series we have EVER seen! Now we certainly have to wait for season 3000 of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ and watch them all become grandmothers!

(images are screenshots made on oct/12/17 of top stories search results for kardashians pregnant)

We think it’s still all rumours but; who cares?! Continue reading

Jackie Kennedy by Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol

Jackie Kennedy by Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol

Brainbreaker of the week: Which portrait of Jackie Kennedy was made by Rockwell and which one by Warhol? Please submit your answer in the reply space below. Have a Nice Day!

Both portaits can be seen at The Norman Rockwell Museum! A museum, we, at Mimi Berlin would like to visit very much!

“Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol is the first exhibition linking Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol, two iconic visual communicators who embraced populism, shaped national identity, and opened new ways of seeing in twentieth century America.” (read more nrm.org

The Courtaulds at Eltham Palace

The Courtaulds at Eltham Palace

Textiles heir Stephen Courtauld and his wife Virginia bought Eltham palace, in the south east of London, as their main residence in 1936. The Courtaulds lived there from 1936 until 1944. Before the couple moved into the palace it was transformed (and revamped) into a 1930s design dream in combination with the remains of a royal, medieval palace. The Courtalds hired the architects Seely and Paget for this job. We guess you have to see it in real life to appreciate this palace….Anyways it’s decadence galore!

(See and read more / via english-heritage.org.uk/ bbc.com  / dailymail.com)

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