The first series of Mimi Berlin’s VintageDeluxe Fashion Accessories Artworks are ready! In order to keep the past of fashion alive, preserve and comment on it, we decided to take one magazine from our mimimagazines collection apart and turn it into artworks; by combining them with costume jewelry from our collection (which is also vintagedeluxe). The collages, 45 in total, are all made with laminated pages from one magazine; Linea Italia Magazine, augm1980, and carefully selected brooches, fixed together in a storytelling way.
‘Hummingbird’ from Mimi Berlin’s VintageDeluxe Fashion Accessories Artworks #1
‘Silver Face’ from Mimi Berlin’s VintageDeluxe Fashion Accessories Artworks #1
‘Bad’ from Mimi Berlin’s VintageDeluxe Fashion Accessories Artworks #1
The ingredients for these collages are both vintagedeluxe. The brooches are mostly costume jewelry which are fixed onto the laminated fashion magazine pages, they can be taken off if you’d like to wear them or you can hang the artwork on your wall (with or without the jewelry; you can decide that after purchase for yourself!)
They aren’t up for sale ye;t they have to be photographed properly first…..we’ll keep you posted!
Way back in 2010 we, at Mimi Berlin, had a little business selling our collection of Vintage Fashion Magazines from the attic. We also had a copy of a Vogue UK, the September issue of 1967 with Dutch, then, model Willy van Rooy on the cover (500 grams/â‚¬65,–) Somehow we found out that Ms van Rooy didn’t own a copy of this particular issue and so we sended her ours. We did ask if she could make a picture for us, (see that one above) that she did. We also could pick out some of her jewelry, which Willy van Rooy designs herself and sells in her Etsy store.
Now that’s what we call a good, fashionable MimiMagazines swap!
That’s the title of the exhibition at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. Next to all kinds of art, photography, fashion and design made with hair, there is also an editorial wall to be seen: 80% of the used photo’s on this wall came from Mimi Berlin’s collection of Vintage MimiMagazines! Glad we could help out with our donation of collectable i-d, face, interview etc. magazines! Mimi Berlin has got much much more interesting vintage magazines left which we gladly share with you…More MimiMagazines HERE
Above; Niek Pulles (designer of the exhibition together with Harm Rensink) collected Mimi Berlin’s Magazines from the attic. (images from instagram credited)
YES! MimiMagazines found some very old back-issues of I-D Magazine in the attic (a.k.a. The Mimi Berlin Archives) Wow it’s number 10! Maybe we’ll find some more for you to buy ……….PS these issues are in mint condition.