The Golden Age of Girl Groups

The Golden Age of Girl Groups

The 1960s are the golden age of American girl pop groups. (the ones that sing) They came in three to four girls, wearing similar outfits, and sometimes even similair hairdo’s. The names of these groups started with The. The Marvelletes, The Chiffons, The Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Velvelettes, The Cookies, The Blossoms, The Exiters, The Shangri Las, The Dixie cups, The Sweet Inspirations, The Sensations, The Angels, The Orions, The Carefrees,The Jewels, The Chantels, and much much more (we’ve read that there were about 750 girl groups at one point)


Phil Spector was a big time producer of girl groups (The Ronettes, The Blossoms,The Crystals…) so was Motown (The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Velvettes….) 60% of the top 100 singles released by girl groups during the sixties came from Hitsville, U.S.A., as Motown was called.

Songs were written by professionals (such as Carole King, Nicolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Neil Sedaka) who could custom fit the music and lyrics to the needs of te teenagers. Music was made (written, produced, sold, recorded, auditoned etc etc) in The Brill Building, it was the most prestigious address in New York for the music business

“Every day we squeezed into our respective cubby holes with just enough room for a piano, a bench, and maybe a chair for the lyricist if you were lucky. You’d sit there and write and you could hear someone in the next cubby hole composing a song exactly like yours. The pressure in the Brill Building was really terrific”
-Carole King Quoted in The Sociology of Rock by Simon Frith
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Colorful Bears by Paola Pivi

Colorful Bears by Paola Pivi

These colorful bears, made of feathers, were on show in 2013 at the galerie Perrotin in New York. At first sight they look cute, almost like Pinata’s but when seeing these sculptures up close they gave us a horrible feeling…check it out. See if you feel the same. Paola Pivi site.

Happy colors horrible feeling….

(images via designboom.com)

Greenwich Village in the Early 20th Century

Greenwich Village in the Early 20th Century

Portraits of women in Greenwich Village NY NY.

Photos from the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America (via monovisions.com)

(thahanks FB Friend Ahlheid)

Richard Renaldi Touching Strangers

 Richard Renaldi Touching Strangers

Photographer Richard Renaldi‘s project “Touching Strangers” is one we would we’d like to remember to make our daily life better. The “magic” doesn’t always happen, but when 2 strangers touch and the “magic” does happen it’s wonderful! Have a nice day! xoxo Mimi

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Who wore H&M to the Met Gala?

Who wore H&M to the Met Gala?

(images courtesy of H&M)
Bringing some yes-you-poor-folk-also-could-wear-apropriate-attire-for-a-gala glamour to the Met Gala were m
odel Amber Valletta, singers Jennifer Hudson and Ciara, unknown persons, to us at Mimi Berlin, Hailee Stenfeld, Lucky Blue and Pyper Smith by wearing custom made dresses by the H&M design team. (Sorry, we could’t be bothered to find out who all these celebrities are) Continue reading

Ronettes with Baguettes

Ronettes with Baguettes

Ronettes with Baguettes

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The Ronettes were an American girl group from New York City. Created by Phil Spector. Continue reading