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Mim-Pi winter 2013 collection

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It’s all about sharing • Masking Tape ideas • 6 new Mim-pi styles


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2013 Let’s have some fun! Trees lose their color while Mimpi girls paint the world bright Mimpi’s winter collection 2013 is all about sharing. Sharing ideas from all over the world. We chose the most beautiful embroideries, ribbons, knits and textiles from all our favorite countries. Girls will love these embellished clothes. Mim- pi

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contributors Gum boots, bare legs in the wind and a jacket with hood. Ultimate ‘free’-feeling, totally my look! Marita Janssen Editor in Chief, The Netherlands www.maritajanssen.nl

I was always outside, gum booted and climbing trees with my brother. My mom made me dresses – that I hardly wore – and dolls were the scariest thing I’d ever seen. Anne Dokter Photographer, The Netherlands www.annedokter.com

I wore my school uniform during the day, but I switched into colorful shorts and dresses in the evening. Color is always a part of my outfit. I still combine practical blue jeans with colorful tops. Joy Fashion design, India

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I am about five years old here, playing on the beach with my brother. I was a true My sister (right) and I always wore tomboy and loving it. clothes that my mom made. The Ingrid Hurkmans Stylist, humming sound of the sewing machine The Netherlands still brings back memories. The photo was www.studiosmile.nl taken at my aunt and uncles wedding. Brenda Bakker Art Director, The Netherlands

This is a photo from one of my birthdays. My mother LOVED to dress me up like a girly-girl, complete with nice dresses and silk ribbons in my hair. Lilly Illustrator, Serbie

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Happy girl and now a happy woman! Eleonora Nieuwenhuizen Owner (CEO) Mimpi www.mim-pi.com

I loved playing dress-up as a kid. I am pretty sure I more often looked like this, than a regular five year old. Renske Werner Text, Vancouver, Canada www.renskewerner.com To this day I only wear V-neck sweaters! Funny how some things always stay the same. Frank Brandwijk Photographer, The Netherlands www.frankbrandwijk.nl


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Design Clothes Joy and Eleonora

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Art director Brenda Bakker

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Photographs Anne Dokter (fashion) Frank Brandwijk (stills)

20 Look-book Swedish Fun

22 Head office Mim-pi

Styling Ingrid Hurkmans (fashion) Danielle Verheul Laura Vijselaar

36 Look-book Fluo Circus

38 Ideas with Masking Tape

Text Renske Werner

50 Look-book Urban Ethnic

Make-up and Hair www.renatebommers.nl

64 Look-book Rock&Roll

Design prints /illustrations Lilly

66 The story of Blythe

Models Bo Brecht Eline Lina Louisa Oma + Livia Pleuntje Roosmarijn Sofia Floor and Zoë

82 Look-book at grandmother’s

82 Two Mim-pi fans

94 Look-book baby style

99 All our Agents

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SWEDISH FUN

Do the things you WANT to do! There are no rules to define your own style. Mix and match patterns, prints and colors. You decide how to wear them. A style without rules. Have fun and invent your own

FLUO CIRCUS

Can’t sit still? Feeling wiggly? Make your own circus! Dance, jump and tumble in elastic wear. Cheerful Fluo colors brighten up a dark Winter day.

URBAN ETHNIC

Every day is dress-up day. Become an Eastern princess, a Russian Matryoshka or an Chinese pop star. Make your statement with the Urban Ethnic style. And for your hair? Braids, barrettes, clips and color!

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Music makes the world go round. Hear it through your headphones, turn up the attitude chewing gum and sing along. Short skirts, baggy pants, cool prints and retro style sports wear. Dance move-proof guaranteed! Rock on!

AT GRANDMOTHERS Dress up in your nicest knitwear and visit grandma. Comb your hair, shine bright. She loves her pretty girl so very much.

BABY LOVE Can’t stop looking at these colors! Babies will love these clothes. Easy to mix & match. Everything fits together. Mimpi loves babies and babies love Mimpi. 6

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French knots have a

distinct rosebud shape. It is unclear where the knot originated, but it became popular in Greece and made its way through other south European countries into the UK and United States. The technique of this type of embroidery is not easy to learn, but becomes easier with practice. French knots are often hand-done needlework, but it can also be done by a machine.

Why? Because this is the perfect dress for a girl Made of luxurious Gingham fabric with blue motif A fun zipper and colorful French knot detail on the chest 95% cotton, 5% Lycra, so super comfortable! No ironing, always fresh and wrinkle -free Stains & dirty spots hardly show up on the patterned fabric Colors that suit every child Versatile waistband: tie it in a big bow, or a small knot to the front or to the side In the sizes 2 to 10 years

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South East Asia to Europe in the 17th century and had a striped pattern. A weavery in Manchester copied a version of the fabric and changed the pattern to check, in a distinctive blue and white color.

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Circus at home On page 28 we play pretend Circus in our Fluo Circus Style with a soft stool and a fabric ball. These home accessories are called ‘Tot Toi’ and ‘Ding Bal’ and are designed by world famous Dutch designer Edward van Vliet. They are available in over a hundred different fabrics, including leather. The stool Toi Toi can be used as a side table, or a seat at the dining table. The Ding Bal is a fun pillow for on the sofa. Custom order via www.designonstock.com

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FROM RUSSIA WITH L VE O

n June 2nd, 2012 a Little Top Model contest was held in Russia. The winner was Sofya Derevnina (8) from Saint Petersburg. Her prize included a Mim-pi photo shoot, so she flew to Amsterdam with her parents and was captured beautifully by our photographer Anne. See here, the result! From Russia with Love.

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Mim-pi’s Eleonora travels to India twice a year to design her collections. She always brings an extra suitcase filled with Barbie dolls to give away to street kids in India. These Barbies are purchased at Thrift stores, given to her by friends, family or their children. Lots of people collect them for her, so Eleonora can find them a new owner. ‘It is a small gesture, but it is important to me. Every child deserves toys’, says Eleonora. If you want to donate a Barbie, send one to:

Mim-pi Head Office, Eeuwigelaan 48, 1861 CN Bergen The Netherlands

For the first time Mim-pi designed five pairs of shoes. Sneakers and boots. Made in Portugal for great quality and perfect fit.


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DUTCH DESIGN, INDIAN NEEDLEWORK Mim-pi’s collections are designed in Holland with tailored and embroidered fabrics, ribbons and decorations made in India. Mim-pi has been with the same Indian factory, operated by a respectable family for ten years. 99% of the tailors are male, the women who work there are specialized in embroideries, beading and sequin techniques.

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osing a child is everybody’s worst nightmare. We encourage you to take part in ‘Wereld Lichtjesdag’ (World Light Day) on December 9th. This is a Dutch initiative where people all over the world light a candle at 19.00 to remember the children who passed away and spend a moment to think about the parents who have lost their children. The initiative www.lostachild.nl is a new organization that was founded by a courageous mom who lost her own daughter. This organization helps families that are going through the wrenching emotions and hardships of losing a child.

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ave you always dreamed of staying in a unique accommodation in the middle of pure, authentic Dutch farmland? Have you ever craved a quiet get-away from the bustling city you live in? Then we recommend this house boat! It accommodates six and is stylishly decorated in Mim-pi style. The boat is located only 25 kilometres from Amsterdam in the middle of beautiful Dutch countryside with a 360 degree view of water and cow fields with those typical Dutch skies on the horizon. www.humpy-dumpy.com

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- Swedish Fun Be fun and adventurous like Pippi Longstocking. Have fun doing chores around the house in your own cheerful way in comfortable girls’ clothes. Add your own taste to your outfit. With this mixed, unique style with lots of color, plaid, hearts and stripes you can only look GREAT!

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Broom Fair Trade brooms for kids made of wood and cocos fiber, hand painted in Sri Lanka www.devegendehollander.nl

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CLEAN HOUSE Storage basket in the shape of a house, making cleaning up more fun!. 33X43X48 cm www.rice.dk

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It has been 10 years since Eleonora started Mim-pi. Time for 10 insights into this all-round woman who throughout her success, never lost sight of what is truly important in life. ELEONORA @EARLYBEGINNINGS ‘When I finished my administrative assistant degree, I decided to travel instead of putting on a business suit in a nine to five job. I craved something exotic and backpacked through Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia for three months. Not the type to lie on a beach, I explored the back roads and markets. I discovered gorgeous jewellery and fashion that did not cost much. I got inspired by the beautiful designs and colours, and my slumbering flair for business kicked into high gear. Back in The Netherlands I unwrapped the 6,000 pairs of earrings that I purchased in Bali. I was as stunned as anyone when I sold the bulk of them for a profit. My travel bug not yet fulfilled, I used the money to travel some more. This is what I call my first “business trip’’. I went for the purpose of getting to know certain fabric outlets and small factories where beautiful embroideries were made. I came back with a lot of contacts and knowledge. From here, things developed really fast. Before I knew it I had three stores, selling women’s fashion. The first time I started thinking about my own kids’ line was when I had my daughter. The bulk of girls’ fashion out there were mini-versions of what adults wear. A shame, because kids already grow up so fast! I want young girls to be able to wear funky, fun and whimsical clothes that they love.’

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ELEONORA @INSPIRATION ‘Inspiration for my collections come from everything and anything; the circus, gypsies, Bambi or retro. When an image or idea sticks with me, I go with it. I flip through magazines, search the web endlessly and collect all kinds of objects that catch my eye. From postcards to ribbons to antique jewellery. I often say ‘the eye needs to travel’ and I mean this in the broadest sense possible. The eye needs to travel to foreign countries, but it also needs to


be able to shift perspective and see the unexpected.’ ELEONORA @WORK ‘The place where I work is a dream! I have a gorgeous studio and I love the vibe. So Mim-pi. I work at an extra-large table that gives me room to spread out mood boards, designs and fabrics. I look out on the woods and sometimes I can even smell the ocean air. My ‘boardroom’ is a little garden tea house where meetings can go long into the evening because there is a cozy fire place to keep the space warm.

ELEONORA @PASSION ‘My mantra is: ‘Smile and the world will smile with you.’ I passionately live by this. I am naturally a happy person and I am a do-er. Some people think that my personality is why I succeed; I am like a Duracell bunny. The mantra also translates in doing the right thing when it comes to outsourcing aspects of creating a collection. No sweat shops and underage workers in my company!’ ELEONORA @DESIGN ‘I am a design junkie! Not in the sense of ‘high design’, but in the sense that it

is important to be original. The same goes for her clothing line. I like to be a little ahead of the trends. That is why I look at Harajuku girls and why some items in my line – Fluo – for example, have an edge. It is important to make statements with clothing. Besides wanting to make girls feel like princesses in their own fairy tale, I also don’t shy away from corky or funky. I mean, every girl – big or small – has days that feel like dress-up days and days that call for comfortable baggy pants and a stretchy T-shirt. It is, however, essential that a girl still looks pretty in those baggy 

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pants. The answer is the Fluo-line: great comfort wear, but fun and feminine.’ ELEONORA @HOME ‘I have two kids, a boy and a girl. Often people ask me if I will ever design a boy’s line. And the answer is “probably not”. I tried it once, but it is not my thing. I learned that boys like ‘plain’ and ‘subtle’ and I seem incapable of that. I like to be loud and fun with lots of frills. A second question that people often ask me is what I would like my kids to be when they grow up. I want them to travel to off-the-beaten-track places, I want them to buy one of those retro Citroën vans and turn it into a food truck. I want them to explore the possibilities that life has to offer and figure out what their talent is. If I learned one thing, it’s that my travels made me into a more open-minded person, but also more humble and less self-centered. I often remind myself: there is a big world out there.’ ELEONORA@ CHARITIES ‘In my industry a lot of shady business goes on behind the scenes. I want no part in that. I want to run a clean business with well-made, honest clothes and I want to be a good employer. Not only to my team here, but also to my workers abroad. This is why I became a member of Made-By, an organisation that ensures good working conditions for workers abroad. I value my employees here as much as I value my em-

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ployees in India. Since I spend so much time in India I feel connected to the people. Years ago I started giving away Barbie dolls to street kids. Now I always travel with an extra suitcase full of Barbie dolls and I find new owners for each Barbie doll in India.’ ELEONORA @TRAVEL ‘I travel for work. To India. Twice a year. I love traveling, for work or for pleasure. We recently moved to a new home that feeds my travel gene. We live in the middle of nature, surrounded by trees, close to the ocean. I don’t have to try hard to imagine that I am in Australia or Canada. My backyard truly feels like a holiday destination.’ ELEONORA @AMBITION ‘I strive to make each collection better than the last. I strive to be original and inventive in each season. I like to become a brand with a credo, with clear principles and values. I also hope to grow bigger. I would like to sell Mim-pi in many more countries in the future.’ ELEONORA @ME ‘It is important to take time out of my busy schedule as a juggling mom, designer and business woman to unwind and connect with who I am. This winter I am doing so by visiting my best friend in Australia. Just me and her, no kids, no husbands, no work. I can’t wait!’ 

Photography www.jeltjefotografie.nl

Eleonora collects pretty objects. She arranges them in such a way that her eye ‘travels’. A little trick to see new perspectives that feed her inspiration.


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- Fluo Circus Give a performance in your most flashy outfit. A bit of glitter, a bit of fluo and stretchy fabrics for extra comfort. Layer dresses and skirts over your leggings. Do things that are exciting and fun. You are a show stopper! Confetti prints and stars everywhere, you shine bright in your own circus.

Twirls Mobile made out of folded paper shapes on a metal hanger called ‘Themis’ by www.artecnicainc.com. Dynamic and captivating.

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COOL CATAPULT Hand made sling shots from wooden forked tree branches painted with neon acrylic paint from California www.hellaslingshots. com


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Stool and ball www.plaisierinterieur.nl

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Mim-pi’s Eleonora is always online, browsing through hip blogs, online magazines and ideas. ‘It is a great way to stay connected with the world and to find things to do with your kids. I love the magazine Moodkids, chockfull with fun and easy activities. We are featuring two pages from their magazine here, showing ideas with Washi, a Japanese masking tape.’ Mim- pi

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- Urban Ethnic Embrace the world and dress up like a Harajuku girl. Embellishments, embroideries and graphic designs go well together. It’s an age-old fashion statement. You will feel rich and princess-like with this mixture of styles. Layer lots! It’s never too much, plus it is nice and warm.

Lantarn Festival Thai silk lantars can be used as lamp shades for in the bedroom. Beautiful silk colours, in three sizes www.lampion senzo.nl

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BEAUTIFUL Part of the proceeds of this kids bracelet with masala beads – made in Nepal by a Japanese designer – go to the organisation Stop Kindermisbruik. For sale at: www.abeautifulstory.nl

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Tokyo, Japan. A bustling city of lights where old clashes with new and where technology is always one step ahead. In the midst of the fast-paced metropolis sits Harajuku, formerly known as a quiet neighbourhood, but turned into a hip hangout after the 1964 Olympics. Harajuku is Tokyo’s answer to the Champs Élysées. It is a fashion mecca for designers and a shopaholic’s dream. Couture houses popped up in recent years, but the area is mostly known for the Harajuku girls flaunting their daring and outrageous fashion styles. When asked why they gather there, most of them will timidly answer: ‘because it’s fun’. But, do not be mistaken, these girls stand on the frontier of fashion and are more serious about the ‘art of playing dress up’ then they let on. In a way, the Harajuku girls can be compared to the hopeful starlets that parade Robertson Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Both want to be seen and are hoping to be discovered by paparazzi. Both have passion for their work and both hope to be recognized for their talents. Harajuku girls are the real deal when it comes to the art of fashion. There is nothing absurd or clown-like about their outfits, for these girls it is about defining the next fashion style. 

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What we like most about the eccentric but fantastic fashion styles showcased in Harajuku is that they evoke a feeling of fairy tales and celebration. The ensembles are often costume-like, based on historical or fictional characters, or they scream ‘birthday party!’ with colourful hair clips and kilos jewellery. Among the fashion styles that have evolved from Harajuku are Punk, Goth and Lolita. Lolita is Victorian-inspired. A typical Lolita-wardrobe consists of a blouse, a bell-shaped skirt and kneehigh socks. She often wears a petticoat, maybe a corset or frilly peek-a-boo undergarments, called bloomers. The classic Lolita looks like she is visiting from the past and a true Lolita even acts like that; proper, timid, with a great sense of etiquette. Where Lolita is one of the more ‘subdued’ styles on the streets of Harajuku, Decora is the loudest. Short for ‘decoration’, Decora is childlike, cute and co-

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lorful with an edgy undertone. Decora is all about over-accessorizing, layering and lots of pink. The overabundance of jewellery is often made of plastic with childish images, such as Hello Kitty! and Pokémon. At first sight this style is cotton-candy-sweet, but those who look closely discover a certain ‘wickedness’ that hides behind the body glitter and pom pom decorated socks. Because the Harajuku girls define mainstream fashion, Mim-Pi likes to look at their styles to see what is en vogue and trend setting in Japan. But there is more. Harajuku girls and MimPi girls have a lot in common: Harajuku girls live in a fantasy world, come from the past or celebrate life with loud colors and bracelets. Similarly, a MimPi girl is the princess in her own fairy tale, has big dreams for the future and wants every day to be a birthday party. Both love to mix and match, both love to accessorize and both are – in their own ways - style definers. 

These books are called Fruits 2001 and Fresh Fruits 2005 with hundreds of pictures selected from inFruits, the Japanese fashion magazine.The books are taken out of print, but you can still buy these collectors items from www.phaidon.com in the online store.

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Stardom Morado – meaning ‘purple’ – designs leather star-shaped key chains in three colors. www.moradobags.com

Swing in your cool girly track suit and strut your style like a pop star. Who knows, maybe you will be the next Lana del Rey. With all the eyecatching details on your outfit, you can walk straight on stage. Transform yourself with big hair and false eye lashes. Star prints are a must, it’s called a pop STAR after all.

MUSIC Hand crocheted ‘guitar music box’ of 26 cm long that plays Brahm’s Lullaby. Designed by world famous www.anneclairepetit.nl. mim-47 (dress) mim-23 (stockings) mim-24 (boot) mim-84 (sneaker)

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Sometimes she draw new designs times she shows

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browsing for new ideas and mood boards. Sometimes she inspires us to give her a new makeshift hair piece or cute belt. She is always with us and has been from the beginning. Blythe-inspired prints show up in our 2013 winter collection and we are sure she will inspire us again in 2014! Obviously, we love Blythe! She is versatile, gorgeous and cute. The dolls’s best feature is her eyes that change color and direction by the pull of a string on the back of her head. It gives her a different expression in an instant. We are also big fans of her anime-look and her pouty lips. Blythe has amazing (vintage) fashion sense and her look has been sought after by large companies. She once starred in a Sony commercial and she served as a muse for the late Alexander McQueen when he designed a collection for Target. 

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Marni / Sonia Rykiel

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Issey Miyake

Blythe is a doll that was first manufactured in 1972 by Hasbro. She was supposed to successfully compete with Mattel’s Barbie. Unfortunately she miserably failed. A year later she was taken out of production. Most girls found the Blythe doll, with her large eyes and tiny body, scary. Features that the makers of the doll thought of as ‘cute’, were instead perceived ‘creepy’. Thirty years after her demise, Blythe became the muse of New York-based visual artist Gina Garlan. As a doll collector she was in awe of her unique, corky, but edgy look. She felt deeply connected with the doll, partly because she resembled her own looks with wide set, large eyes. Gina started using Blythe as a model to practice photography and found in her a versatile model that allowed her to be creative with outfits and backgrounds. Planning to publish her photographs in a book, Gina searched for an agent. She found a great match in Junko Wong, who also loved Blythe at first sight. Together they relaunched Blythe in Japan, where it was a huge hit instantly. Blythe is also for sale in the United States, but it is easier to purchase a Blythe doll online. Now, when a new Blythe doll is hitting the shelves, she is sold out instantly. Blythe-fans are found in artists, fashionistas and doll collectors. So maybe the original Blythe was simply marketed to the wrong demographic. In any case, Blythe is back and en vogue! And this is good news for us at Mim-Pi, as we will be selling Blythe via our webstore! 

Dominique Carbasson

Valentino / Versace

DOLL CLOTHES After reading this Blythe story, you may be interested in purchasing a Blythe doll for yourself. To dress her up, you can go to Chantal’s site, who, like many, fell in love with the doll once too. Buy, don’t browse, as her dresses are often sold out in the blink of an eye. www.plonsjeroze.nl Mim- pi

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- at grandma’s Knitted cardigans and skirts, plaid dresses. My grandma loves it when I am dressed like a little lady and I love it too! For her, I am trying extra hard to create beautiful outfits. Grandma is also very hip. My granny and me; we love fashion!

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Beautiful set of rings with a heart named Feel Connected. You can order them in different sizes so that you and your BFF can show off your friendship. www.twinklebird. etsy.com

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I LOVE to dance in my Mimpi clothes, they are so comfortable. Even when I am not at ballet I still look like a ballerina, because of my outfits. The most fun is when

a skirt twirls really wide when I spin I am around really fast. When

not dancing, I like to sing, or draw and do crafts. I often draw ballerinas, because I think they are pretty. I can’t wait

for April, when me and my friends from dance class will perform on

a real stage. On the picture I am wearing my favorite Mim-pi outfit. I picked it out myself in the store. The girl on the blue shirt is so pretty and I love the butterflies. I have lots of butterflies in my room. On my beautiful favorite duvet cover for example. I also

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- Baby Love Picture perfect! Dress up your baby girl, she’ll look like a postcard, so pretty. Bright colors, sweet details and soft materials. Pom poms, embroidery and fringes. And a real mini skirt for those first steps. So cute!

Puppet This is an old doll from the flea market, a vintage find. On www.popjesart.nl you can find a similar doll (35 cm in length).

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FAMILY TREE Fill these picture frames with photographs, a beautiful eyecatcher (available in 60 cm or 90 cm). The tree shape symbolizes family. www.onceuponatree.nl mim-116 (dress)

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Belgium JBS Agenturen Frans Pauwelslei 15 s’Gravenwezel t: +32 3 298 06 24 t: +32 3 298 06 25 f: +32 3 298 06 26 e: lotje@jb-s.be www.jacquelinebeaumont.com Germany Thomas & Birgit Hogenkamp Showroom Weikamps Land 35, Bocholt (46395) t: 02871 2351620 / 0163 3182017 f: 02871 238655 e: b.hogenkamp@gmx.de

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