Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest nr. 8

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest nr. 8

Watch Mimi’s latest self-group portrait: Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest number 8. Made by us during the Party Celebration at Sexyland in Amsterdam This time we made a movie: The Party-Celebration: A party hosted by Mimi Berlin, celebrating (almost) 5 years of Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest (self-group portraits by, for and with Mimi Berlin). We had Music, we had Drinks, Snacks, Sauerkraüt, Partyhats, Photographers; we had 2 Group-Photo moments and we had FUN  at Sexyland

self-group portrait

A short clip by and for Mimi Berlin’s Friends and Families, a self-group portrait: posing on the couch. The portrayed are all creative minds from The Netherlands. In daily life they try to make the world a prettier place by creating and sharing (mostly behind the scenes) in the fields of art, music, design, theater, illustration, photography, jewellry, perfume and food, and by just having fun in general. (read more mimiberlinfashionfest.com)
Mimi Berlin's Fashion-Fest nr. 8
Moviestill taken from Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #8: The Party-Celebration.

Thanks You Wendelien Daan!

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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Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #6

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #6: Dutch Cheerleading Squad: Cheering for Ourselves, November 2016.mimi berlin fashion fest 6 Braggin’ and boastin’ has never been so much fun! VUFU&FE (von uns für uns & für euch.)
In this self-portrait we are having fun cheering for each other: this group of friends and colleagues are all creative minds from The Netherlands. In daily life these people are trying to make the world a prettier place; by creating visual delicacies. The portrayed are working, behind the scenes, in fashion (illustration), dance and art (direction). They really like to dress up and they have a fascination with cheerleaders in general. Continue reading

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #5

Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #5;
Season’s Greetings, December 2015

mimi_berlins_fashionfest_5Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #5; Season’s Greetings, December 2015. Happy & warm thoughts VUFU&FE (von uns für uns & für euch.) from the Mimi Berlin Family. We’d like to wish you a peaceful christmas-time and, above all, a happy & healthy 2016!

From left to right: The Mimi Berlin family in December 2015. Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest #5; Season’s Greetings is a self-portrait/photo-montage made by Mimi Berlin©2015

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Happy Season’s Greetings from the J. Huijbrechtse family, the Kaldenbach family, the Jansen family, the Daan family, the Rottink family, the Kamphuis family, the Stuiver family, the Wiegerinck family, the Van Rossum family, the Eikelenboom family, the Thijssen family, the Schouten family and the Maat family (A big huge thanks to you all for your generousity, creativity, kindness and time. Decorations by atelier25.org)

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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

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