Happy World Animal Day

World Animal Day!

Thahanks to Mr Twan Janssen who reminded us of World Animal Day by updating his facebook coverphoto. Janssen used an ‘oldie but goodie’; a still from the Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #8 Movie. The dog with the partyhat is his dog, her name is Lou. Congratulations to Lou and all the animals in the world!
Party Hats On!

Party Hats On!

(image: Still from Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #8. mimiberlinfashionfest.com)

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest: The Party Celebration 2017

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest: The Party Celebration 2017

We, at Mimi Berlin visit parties all the time. This time we wanted to give back, so we threw a party for yous all! Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest: The Party Celebration at Sexyland in Amsterdam. Celebrating the 5 year anniversary of Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest: an ongoing project for which we create self-group portraits a couple of times per year. We had Music, we had Drinks, Snacks, Sauerkraüt, also we had; Partyhats, Goodie Bags, Photographers ànd we planned 2 Group-Photo moments: before and after the party. We, at Mimi Berlin, had SO much fun! Thanks to all our friends and family, DJ Frankie D and everyone at Sexyland We Love You!

Exhibition

For the occasion we premiered 2 life-size prints: Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #7; Bed Peace Choose Life (@Tetterode, January 2017) and Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #6; Dutch Cheerleading Squad (Cheering for Ourselves, November 2016). We also showed the ‘behind-the-scenes’ images which we made all these years at our MB Fashion-Fest days and had never shown before en plein public.

Of course we took party-snaps at our own party: ‘Cause we know you like that! ‘This is How We Do It’

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #7

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #7

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #7; Bed Peace Choose Life @ Tetterode, January 2017.
Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #7; Bed Peace Choose Life @ Tetterode.
From left to right: Mimi Berlin and Friends wishing you Love, Peace and Happiness. VUFU&FE (von uns für uns & für euch.) Paraphrasing Eric Koch’s picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-In for Peace  (Hair Peace Bed Peace) at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. March 25, 1969. The portrayed are all creative minds from The Netherlands. In daily life they try to make the world a prettier place by creating arts, drama, fashion, and by just being kind in general.

A big huge thanks to you all for your generousity, creativity, kindness, knowledge and time! Rex Dieter, Wilhelmina Bulhof, Petra Kamphuis, Carmen Freudenthal, Machteld Schouten, Peter Pieksma, JW Kaldenbach, Marten Tak, Twan Janssen, Wendelien Daan, Amber Jansen, Pamela Spruyt, Mark van Vorstenbos, Ingrid Blankendaal, Jozef van der Heijden.

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #7; Bed Peace Choose Life, was made on January 8, 2017 it’s a self-portrait/photo-montage made by Mimi Berlin©2017

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Holthaus Generations

Holthaus Generations

holthaus_generationsPortrait of Joey Holthaus by Mimi Berlin, 2015. (Paraphrasing ‘Brides’ 1968 by Dutch photographer Paul Huf & Dutch couturier Dick Holthaus) Joey Holthaus is wearing a vintage Dick Holthaus dress in 100% wool.

During the concept phase of  Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4, we came up with many, many ideas. Our initinal concept was to paraphrase the “Brides” image dressed in Dick Holthaus couture and photographed by Paul Huf in 1968.  Somehow this idea got lost during the making of Fashion-Fest #4 in the studio, our group-portait turned out to be different. The portrait of Joey Holthaus above turned out to be like the original concept, it’s a wonderful by-product of Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #4: two flies in one hit, as they say in Dutch.

(Dick Holthaus dress from the 1960s is available from kabinet-vintage)

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #2 in Istanbul

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #2 in Istanbul

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #2 can be seen at Salon/Dantel at the Adahan Istanbul Hotel in Turkey during Istanbul Design Biennial 2014. Salon/Dantel is a parallel event program and is a travelling, custom-made exhibition based on the concept of SALON/KANT, held in the summer of 2013 in Amsterdam. This exhibition will run till December 14th, 2014. (photocredits: JW Kaldenbach)

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Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #3

Mimi Berlins Fashion-Fest 3
Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #3 (Professoren in Schwarz/Teachers in Black), March 2014. From left to right: Mimi Berlin and Friends of Mimi Berlin. All the portrayed work in the creative fields of design, art, photography and dance. They are Dutch and are also teachers, or have been teaching. Mimi Berlins Fashion-Fest #3 is a photo montage made by Mimi Berlin©2014.

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