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Peanut Bracelet

The Peanut Bracelet NEW from Mimi Berlin Bijoux

Never out of Stock Never out of style Mimi Berlin Bijoux presents: The Peanut Bracelet

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Peanut/Erdnuss/Pinda Bracelet

This bracelet is handmade in Amsterdam by Mimi Berlin Bijoux in a limited edition of 8 pieces. Ingredients are; vintage, dead-stock, leather straps and a 14K gold plated charm.

Price Order Shipping

This bracelet can be yours for only €72,50
Delivery is FREE of charge within The Netrherlands.
You will receive your order in beautifull gift wrapping.

Just leave a reply below and we’ll get back to you
xoxo Mimi

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Mimi Berlin’s Friendly CEO Of The Month Badge Hello/Bonjour/Hola

MimiMerchandise

NEW Mimi Merchandise

Hello/Bonjour/Hola! the CEO Of The Month Badge is the newest addition to the MimiMerchandise Hall of Fame.
Have a nice day!! The CEO of the Month is very friendly!

Hello! CEO of the Month badge. NEW in Store!!!

Get Yours NOW

The ‘CEO Of The Month Badge’ is Super Large and colorful! ø 10cm with old-school metal back!!!

At the moment you can only order your MimiMalist Hello Badge in bulk

Please contact us via mail to order, for more information.
xoxo Mimi Berlin

See our Friendly MimiMalist Conference Badge HERE. It’s Super Large and beige!

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Friendly MimiMalist Hello Hoodie

Mimi Berlin's Hello Hoodie

Friendly Hello Hoodie

Hello! My name is……..Meeting and greeting has never been this easy and stylish before! This SuperExtraLarge Hoodie, from the Mimimalist series, has a small Hello Print which can be customized by Mimi Berlin on request. She’ll personalize the Friendly Hello Hoodie by adding your name by hand. How much FUN is that?!

ORDER YOURS NOW

The Friendly Hello Hoodie comes in white and is printed in black.
The hoodie is huge: XXXXXL, so one size fits all easily!
This sweatshirt is made in a cotton mix (50% co/pl) and is machine washable

The Friendly Hello Hoodie can be yours for only €65,- (ex shipping)

Please contact us via mail to order, for more information or for discount bulk-orders.
xoxo Mimi Berlin

We’ll be posting some style-possibilities later on for your convenience.

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Headless Girls

History of Circus Legends: Silk Scarves

Circus Legends: Headless Girls

Mimi Berlin’s Circus legends came to life! Meet them in the photoseries by Wendelien Daan and Mimi Berlin.

Dutch Photographer Wendelien Daan and Mimi Berlin collaborated on the photo series ‘Headless Girls’. They imagined two women who used to work being a circus act in the 20th century. These “Headless Girls” meet again, after decades, at a park.

(Photocredits: Mimi Berlin/Wendelien Daan)

The images above are available in an edition of 5, pigment print, 30×45. Headless Girl 2 (signed ed 1/5) is donated by Mimi Berlin to the YIPArt photo auction 2019

Scarves

Silk scarf Stallion and silk scarf Mirror Designed by Mimi Berlin, inspired by The History of Circus Legends series of statuettes.

The scarves are made in a limited edition of 50 pieces; 90 x 90 cm digitally printed on 100% silk twill with a hand rolled seam. They are sold out

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Close-Up Necklaces

Mimi Merchandise @mimimall.amsterdam
Mimi Berlin Bijoux. Close-Up necklace set.

Close-Up Necklaces, designed by Mimi Berlin Bijoux, are handmade in onyx, sweet water pearls, coral and a yellow vintage glass bead, finished with a 14kt golden locket.

Close-Up-Eyes (ø 50 cm) €350,- / Close-Up-Smile (ø 60 cm) €350,- / Close-Up-Face (set of eyes and smile) €625,-

Please send us an email to order or for more information

Tip from Mimi Berlin:
Maybe you’d like to combine these necklaces with a silk scarf?

Close-Up-Portraits

close up portraits

Close-Up-Portraits is a series of 4 portraits, which can be used as a necklace, a toy, a tesbih or as an artpiece on your wall.

The Close-Up-Portrait series are one-of-a-kind pieces, made with beads in onyx, coral and pearls (salt, sweet and cultivé). The smiles aren’t perfectly white; these yellow smiles are made with vintagedeluxe glass beads. All the faces have 14kt golden locks on the top in the middle.

Close-Up-Portrait 1, 2015. Handmade in The Netherlands with onyx, red coral, sweetwater pearls, antique glass. (ø 51/40 cm)
peppergiphy
Hi, I’m Pepper. I am the son of Virgil and Tilly. I am the owner of the Powder Box Girls.

Close-Up-Portrait 2, 2015.Handmade in The Netherlands with jade, onyx, red coral, sweetwater pearls, antique glass. (ø 62/44 cm)
tillygiphy
Hi, I am Tilly. I am a nail artist. The longer the better is my motto.

Close-Up-Portrait 3, 2015. Handmade in The Netherlands with onyx, red coral, sweetwater pearls, saltwater cultivé pearls, (ø 60/44 cm)
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Hi, I am Virgil. I am a friendly Harem Keeper. I own several Harems.

Close-Up-Portrait 4, 2015. Handmade in The Netherlands with onyx, white coral, saltwater cultivé pearls, jade. (ø 60 cm.)
doreengiphy
Hi, I am Doreen.


As said earlier
: Close-Up-Portraits are unique pieces. To reach a broader audience Mimi Berlin Bijoux created two simplified (not so very simple of course) designs which have been taken into production. Two Close-Up necklaces have been developed: Eyes and Smile. Yes, you’ve guessed right: together they form a face. (View and/or Buy Here)

Double Portraits

Photography: JW Kaldenbach

No Harm Harem

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No Harm Harem; Veiled Animals, 2015, mixed media lace/crochet, ceramic/porcelain. various sizes.

The Story:
All female animals, with veiled faces, too many of them; looking quite similar. They all have the same story to tell as well. They are always hidden in the Harem, which is situated in a cellar, because they are so pretty and valuable. They just exist to not be broken and for being adorable. The white veils protect the females even more from harm, or so they are made to believe.

The foot of Darlene has been placed between them by Denzel the haremkeeper; to set an example for runaways.

Some of the animal-ettes have been let out of the basement though; to pose for a beauty editorial in Harper’s Bazaar, yes; they are fashionable as well.

Titty Trapeze: The Story.

Titty Trapeze by Mimi Berlin

Titty Trapeze: The Story.

Titty Trapeze, Nude Trapeze Artist; (née Mary Wilson, 1905 Chesterton, UK-1982, Las Vegas, USA)

Titty Trapeze, the act, was actually the work of two people: Mary and Bob Wilson. This couple designed the act Titty Trapeze to cater their own fetishes, taking it to the extreme in public. Mary was born in an astronomical family(1) she inherited the love for being a star high up in the sky. Mr Wilson had very dominant tendencies(2), which were also rooted in his youth. Needless to say; this circus act was actually rated triple X, but only if you paid attention to the details.

Titty Trapeze was a semi-nude trapeze act, for which Bob Wilson designed two special nipple piercings (they were the size of bracelets) for his wife Mary. Dangling from these hoops was a metal chain, which was draped to Mrs Wilson’s backside to mimic a swing. A sack was placed over her head, so she appeared to be headless. (but was in fact anonymous) Furthermore; her arms were blackened by make-up, emphasizing the ‘free floating effect’. Mrs Wilson swung just above the heads of the (standing) audience so they could almost touch her toes.

Needless to say Mary’s Mama’s dropped to her knees at the early age of 25. But by this time the couple had already turned their backs to the Circus and took on performing a less physically demanding act: Salomé. The dance performance Salomé was already a very popular act in the 1910s.(3) The Wilson’s modernized it a bit: Mary danced, fully clothed, with Bob’s head in her hands. (it was his turn to wear a black sack as costume; it was pulled over his body leaving only his head visible to the audience) The Salomé routine was a succes, revived by the Wilson’s and re-gaining it’s popularity at many Vaudeville and Strip shows(4). Performing this act well into the 1970s; they lived happily ever after and died on the same day in the middle of the Nevada desert, during a storm.

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Titty Trapeze is part of the History of Circus Legends a series of unique figurines handmade by Mimi Berlin.
Mimi Berlin, 2013. Titty Trapeze, (1970s ceramics, 1920s mother of pearl, resin & metal, beads in sweet water pearl and copper) 14,5 x 8 cm.

Titty Trapeze: The Story is written by Mimi Berlin. Loosely based on the life of Bob and Ethel Granger and other unbelievable historical accurate events and people.

(Image: Titty Trapeze in Action. Titty Trapeze at work; watch her move high above the ground…..gif by Appdikted.)

Notes:
(1)The Grangers of Peterborough – an astronomical family Authors: Atwell, R. Journal: Journal of the British Astronomical Association, vol.100, no.5, p.214-217 Bibliographic Code: 1990 JBAA..100..214A (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1990JBAA..100..214A)
(2)http://www.ethelgranger.com|
(3)Blue Vaudeville: Sex, Morals and the Mass Marketing of Amusement, 1895–1915 By Andrew L. Erdman (published by McFarland). Page 108 (https://books.google.nl/books?id=b_VTCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA108&lpg=PA108&dq=salome+strip+act&source=bl&ots=zYnNVcTiQm&sig=1o_XlcZ920e-v_fKXQdIbciy-A0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjN2P_XzdfVAhWLKFAKHS0oBFEQ6AEITDAG#v=onepage&q=salome%20strip%20act&f=false)|
(4)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lili_St._Cyr

 

 

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The story of the Mounted Lady Trumpeteer

Mounted Lady Trumpeteer (neé Darlene D’amour, 1918, Nice- 1938.)

The taxidermy of Darlene D’amour was found in a tiny museum, or cabinet of wonders if you will. She was placed in a vitrine including, amongst other oddities, a model steam boat in Amsterdam(1). After years of researching her story came to life.

Darlene D’amour was a member of the European musical act Bubblé Jeunesse D’oree (bubbles golden youth), managed by O.Bartik(2) This was really an astonishing act: Three women playing the trumpet under water wearing mini dresses. They were set in a huge aquarium filled with brass flowers and golden glitter. This act was an expensive one, and thus didn’t become as populair as it should have been.

At some point Darlene, allegedly, unfortunately cut her ankle at one of the brass leaves and lost her foot(3) and she bled to death in the water tank.
The underwater act was obviously cursed and the aquarium was too large for 2 people; the act vanished. (yes, it literally bled to death, duh.)

Mister Bartik did continue showing the taxidermy of Darlene D’amour’s body and named her the
‘Mounted Lady Trumpeteer’. Believe it or not but he sold her foot, including golden shoe to a ‘harem keeper’. The foot of Darlene Love ended up in a whorehouse named ‘The Harem’, where it was placed in the middle of the main room to set an example for women who were thinking of escaping.(4)
The horror of it all!

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Mimi Berlin, 2013. History of Circus Legends. Lady Trompeteer. ( 1920s ceramic, plastic, copper, glass, cello-tape, rubber, water) ø7.5/4.5 x 27 cm,

Mounted Lady Trumpeteer: The Story is written by Mimi Berlin. Very loosely based on an advertisement in Billboard magazine 1906, on musician Darlene Wright, and on the private collection of Freundin T.

Notes:
(1) This statuette is part of the private collection of Freundin T. since 2013.
(2) The Billboard, 22 September,1906. http://www.circushistory.org/Pdf/Billboard22Sep1906.pdf
(3) The Foot of Darlene Love, History of circus Legends by Mimi Berlin, 2013.
(4) The No Harm Harem, a series of statuettes by Mimi Berlin.

Mimi Berlin, 2013. Mounted Lady Trumpeteer, Mixed Media ( 1920s ceramic, plastic, copper, glass, cello-tape, rubber, water) ø7.5/4.5 x 27 cm.
The Mounted Lady Trumpeteer is part of the History of Circus Legends, a series of unique figurines handmade by Mimi Berlin.