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’

Roller Derby for Girls

Roller Derby for Girls

Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track, they have all kinds of matches whilst doing so. Basically one of the teams needs to be the fastest; the players are very rough with each other in order to accomplish a win. Roller skating marathons became populair in the 1930s, just like the dance marathons. Roller Derby is a sport with a high entertaiment value; the same kind the american wrestling matches have.

The black and white image is made at a Roller Derby match in 1948, taken from Time/Life Magazine. (read the article and see more images here at time.com)
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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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ArtEZ Finals 2016 Faces at Dudok

ArtEZ Finals 2016 Faces at Dudok

JW Kaldenbach and Mimi Berlin got commissioned to portray the graduate bachelor students at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts (the art academy situated in Arnhem, The Netherlands) This work will be on show at Dudok in June and July 2016.

Color coded portraits of the ArtEZ BA graduate students. ‘ArtEZ Faces’; 6 digitally printed banners (135 x 175 cm). Photography by JW Kaldenbach, art-direction by Mimi Berlin, assisted by Niko Demoed, printed by Walter Huinink and Anand at ArtEZ Arnhem.

Artez Finals 2014 group portraits by JW Kaldenbach and Mimi Berlin

Ways to Celebrate X-Mas with Family: Sixties Style

Ways to Celebrate X-Mas with Family: Sixties Style

Or; how to embellish the christmas days: clothes, decoration, food, presents and portraits.

-Lyndon B Johnson, 36th President of the USA, with his family in the Yellow Oval Room, Christmas 1968
-1960s ad for (Daisy) Rifles
-Covina, California, 1960.” It is part of the collection “Retro Holiday Slide Show” at the Pyramid Club in the East Village. (©charles_phoenix) -Meal; turkey (1960s)
-1960s advertisement for Weldon look-alike pyjama’s.

(imgs via wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_B / thevillager.com / fusion.net / pzrservices.typepad.com )

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4; us wearing Dick Holthaus, October 2015. With this self-portrait we want to remember Dutch Couturier Dick Holthaus, who sadly passed away this year. The portrayed are wearing VintageDeluxe outfits designed by Dick Holthaus in the 1960s.*

From left to right: Mimi Berlin, family of Mimi Berlin and family of Dick Holthaus. All the portrayed are working the creative fields of fashion. Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #4: us wearing Dick Holthaus, is a photo-montage made by Mimi Berlin©2015

We really would like to thank the following people very much for their generousity, kindness, time and knowledge: JW Kaldenbach, Ferry van der Nat and Ulrike Träge (collectioneurs of (vintage) clothing), The Vintage Snatcher (bijoux), Petra Kamphuis, Milou van Rossum, Gümmischtuck, Joey Holthaus, Baukje Bies, Amber Jansen, Machteld Schouten, Manon Schaap and Wendelien Daan

These outfits (and more iconic pieces of Dutch fashion) can be seen and touched at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam at the “Collected By” part of the exhibition; Temporary Fashion Museum (13/09/2015 – 08/05/2016)

* (minus men’s wear/the far left: 2 piece suit: Hanro for Gerzon/middle top 2 piece suit: ILGWU; International Ladies Garment Worker Union imported from the USA)

…..And more information about this work HERE

View previous Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fests HERE