On day two (1/15/2016) of MercedezBenzFashionWeekAmsterdam Mimi Berlin Blogger Team went to see the presentation of the newest collection by, the talented young designer, Jef Montes named “Resolver”. Montes’ work, a dress from his previous collection “Velero”, can be seen allover Amsterdam Fashion Week, it features the MBFWA posters, banners etc. (see the making of this image here on this blog)
Venus Flower Baskets, or Euplectella Aspergillum, like other Hexactenellida in the Phylum Porifera are mainly deep ocean sponges. In traditional Asian cultures, this particular sponge (in a dead, dry state) was given as a wedding gift because the sponge symbiotically houses two small shrimp, a male and a female, who live out their lives inside the sponge. They breed, and when their offspring are tiny, the offspring escape to find a Venus Flower Basket of their own. The shrimp inside of the basket clean it, and in return, the basket provides food for the shrimp by trapping it in its fiberglass-like strands, and then releasing it into the body of the sponge for the shrimp. It is also speculated that the bioluminescent light of bacteria harnessed by the sponge may attract other small organisms which the shrimp eat. They were also extremely popular in Victorian England, and one could easily fetch five guineas, equivalent to over £500 today.
National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Beijing or National Grand Theater of China. (国家大剧院) A.k.a. as The Giant Egg (巨蛋) We, at Mimi Berlin like to call the experience watching this building at night: Close encounters of the third kind. We haven’t seen the building by daylight, it must be pretty as well, but at night the theater mirrors itself in the surrounding lake and is lit by 3 different colors. The pictures we’ve taken haven’t been touched by Photoshop, honestly! The kaleidoscopic effect is the real deal!
The NCPA is an opera house in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. It is designed by French architect Paul Andreu in 2001. The Centre, an ellipsoid dome of titanium and glass surrounded by an artificial lake, seats 5,452 people in three halls and is almost 12,000 m² in size. Believe us, that’s huge!
Wet T-shirts, they have a history to tell! Mimi Berlin Blogger team dove into that sexy subject…. They became very popular in the 1970s and even kind of mainstream in 1977 when Jaqueline Bisset wore a white t-shirt while scuba diving in the Movie The Deep. Wet- Shirts Contests, they even have a Wikipedia page, originated in the 1940s, thanks to La Tomatina festival in Spain. Filmmaker Dick Barrymore claims in his memoir Breaking Even to have held the first wet T-shirt contest at Sun Valley, Idaho’s Boiler Room Bar in January 1971, as part of a promotion for K2 skis. We all know what a wet t-shirt contest looks like nowadays (if they still exist)…. end of story.
The second promotional Wet T-Shirt contest for K2 skis on March 10, 1971 at Aspen, Colorado’s The Red Onion restaurant and bar. Photo: Pat Bauman Archives (via k2skis)
Advertisement for the JTB, Photo by Doyle Dane, 1972 (via nolimitsphone)
Sheer Enjoyment! Advertisement for Manikin Cigars from the mid seventies (via louxosenjoyables)