Hello! Did you know we have a YouTube channel? Well, we do: MimiMovies. Don’t be afraid to subscribe, we won’t bombard you with tons of movies. We only make video’s once in a while, and mostly they are very short. The next bunch will probaly be filmed at Milan Designweek this April. We cover topics such as fashion, art, interior and fashion design on an international level.
Next to video’s made at all kinds of events like shows, fairs, exhibitions and what have you not, we also shoot our own material. For instance the Mimi Cheerleaders series or an occasional interview. Well enough talk, please have a look and see if MimiMovies is of any interest to you!
We all heard the news by now that Interview Magazine won’t be published anymore, it’s deceased of bankruptcy. We think it’s horrible for the employees. But for us, at Mimi Berlin that isn’t really sad news. Why not? you ask of us, well maybe some explanaton is in order here.
All you ever wanted to know about Interview Magazine
The first issue of the glamorous newspaper was published in late 1969. Yes, let that sink in for a moment; it was in the previous century! The magazine was started by Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and John Wilcock (also one of the five co-founders of the New York Village Voice newspaper.) Interview was a so-called underground platform. The magazine was very populair in the 1970’s and was read by the in-crowd of the entire globe. The iconic covers, made by Richard Bernstein (1939-2002) from 1972 to 1989, date from that period.
Yes! Jean Paul Goude made another ad mini-movie for Chanel! After juggling with a perfume bottle of Chance, in 2011, the models now, in 2015, take up bowling, with many bottles of Chance, fun! Our all-time favorite Jean Paul Goude/Chanel collaboration is the one with Vanessa Paradis whistling and spilling Coco perfume, made in 1991. Oh and also the ad for Chanel Egoiste, made in 1990. (see those? click read more) Continue reading →
This month’s must-see is more of a MUST NOT MISS. The Dries van Noten exhibit in Paris.
Dries van Noten is the kind of man that makes you want to spend everything you’ve got on anything that wears his label. Van Noten is the one and only for many fashion insiders. And now, as must see of the month, you can get up and close with his designs in the recently opened exhibition: Dries van Noten Inspirations. It’s Van Noten’s men’s and women’s collections combined with important pieces from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs textile collection. A true inspiring event that should be seen by anyone with a love for refined beauty. Like me.
When you go wear something from Dries. Wear everything you’ve got from Dries when you go!
Lili St. Cyr was born Willis Marie Van Schaack in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 3, 1918. Her maternal half-sister, Rosemary Minsky (née Van Schaack; born 1924), was also a burlesque stripteaser; The sisters were raised by their grandparents, the Klarquists. From the 1940s and most of the 1950s, St. Cyr was one of the most recognized acts in striptease. Although more obscure toward the end of her life, her name popped-up regularly in 1950s tabloids: stories of her many husbands, brawls over her, and her attempted suicides. St. Cyr was married six times. Her best-known husbands were the motorcycle speedway rider Cordy Milne, musical-comedy actor and former ballet dancer Paul Valentine, restaurateur Armando Orsini, and actor Ted Jordan (knowledge from wikipedia)
The Mike Wallace interview with Lili St. Cyr: “The leading stripteaser in America”. October 5, 1957. Note from Mimi Berlin: The Mike Wallace interview is sponsored by Phillip Morris cigarettes. In those days that didn’t have to be a secret; Au contraire; both Mike and Ms St Cyr are smoking constantly during this interview. Mike Wallace also tells us how smooth these cigarettes taste