Violet Chachki on the Runway at Moschino F/W 2018

Violet Chachki on the Runway at Moschino F/W 2018

Violet Chachki, the winner of season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, closed the Moschino show on the runway in Milan the other day. Remember; it’s the menswear shows for fall/winter 2018 we’re watching. Ms Chachki wore a black tuxedo, with a ‘twist’. Jeremy Scott,  designer for Moschino, named this garment the “tandem tux” because the tail was fixed to yet another model wearing the same jacket. Our best guess is that it was a female model: Violet looked rather manly. Don’t get us wrong here: we think she is always adorable!

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Mr Pearl Designer and Wearer of Corsets

Mr Pearl Designer and Wearer of Corsets

Mr Pearl has constructed corsets for Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Antonio Berardi and Christian Lacroix. And today still for Burlesque entertainer Dita von Teese, for example. His work was on show at the V&A in London at the Undressed exhibition Mr P. is a ‘Corsetier’ also known for having an18-inch corseted waist, wearing his corset 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except when bathing. (we are not sure if he still does that nowadays) We think it’s safe to say he has a fetish. He isn’t the only man alive with this ‘historical related body modification’ obsession; for which you need actual training. The young Drag Queen Violet Chachki comes to mind, Chachki can create an extremely teensy tiny waist as well.

Mr Pearl began wearing corsets after seeing an image of the artist Fakir Musafar (Roland Loomis) with a tightly corseted waist.  Continue reading

RuPaul’s Drag Race The Pit Stop

RuPaul’s Drag Race The Pit Stop

Confession time; We, at Mimi Berlin, binge watched the season 9 ‘Pit Stop’ with Raja the other day. Why? Because RuPaul said we could! Since we haven’t seen a single episode yet (partly true that) it’s also a nice way to get in the know on Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race as well. The season “Grand Finale” will be held on June 23 (note to self). For yous who never heard of this award-winning-reality-series we suggest you go see the wikipedia page to get acquainted, or just start watching it from season 1 on….

Reviewing episode 9 in lilac heels. Continue reading