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Posted: July 2nd, 2010 | By:

This vintage look was inspired by Dries Van Noten’s spring collection. Their use of  layered  multi colored ethnic prints made in to wrap dresses and sarong skirts referenced China and Southeast Asia .  Their print on print on print styling accompanied  by chunky necklaces take it from markets to the runway.

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Black and White

Posted: June 18th, 2010 | By:

80s bikini under a mesh bathing suit cover up with a vintage raincoat

black and white striped top with a plait Skort and a leather baby backpack

80s shirt dress with a vintage umbrella and vintage Manolo Blahniks

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Outfit of the week

Posted: June 11th, 2010 | By:

Outfit of the week- Styled by Christina

In styling my outfit I mixed two of my favorite decades in fashion, 90’s and 50’s. The crop top combined with my 50’s skirt gives a more modern twist.

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Words of Wisdom

Posted: June 8th, 2010 | By:

Photo by Patrick McMullan

Congratulations to our long time  friend Kim Hastreiter of Paper Magazine, who was the recipient of the Eugenia Sheppard award last night at the CFDA award ceremony. Here is a copy of her acceptance speech that had the fashion industry in tears.

Although I’m not the usual suspect for receiving a fashion award like this, I want to thank the CFDA for this honor and especially for recognizing that alternative thinking has value.

I’ve always been an outsider not only to the fashion industry, but in the other worlds I inhabit, from art to design to magazines. My passion is culture creation and this is what we do at PAPER, which we started 26 years ago at my kitchen table — and we’re still miraculously, “owner-operated” today.

My wonderful longtime partner David Hershkovits always says that we at PAPER live in a parallel universe…and so we create our own little utopian business where conforming to standard operating procedures is not required. We’ve always approached most of what we do sideways and from outside the box — with a collective team of unique, dedicated and loyal talents… like-minded people that share our love and enthusiasm for exploring, discovering, and documenting that exciting cultural universe that bubbles below the radar.

I share this award with team PAPER, but I’d also like to share it with other outsiders — independent thinkers who inspire me and are not the usual suspects either. Because they are the catalysts for breaking new ground in the inseparable culture of where design, art, fashion, and style come from, and come together.

From the pure American genius of the late Geoffrey Beene, Charles James and Claire McCardell to the greatest of American designers who, although not always hyped, will end up in the history books for sure like Isabel Toledo and Ted Muehling.

Like the tenacious “I do it my way” outsiders Norma Kamali, or the late Stephen Sprouse, shy fashion thinkers Martin Margiela and Rei Kawakubo or independents who avoid hype and consistently create original and great work like Maria Cornejo, Tess Giberson or Ohne Titel.

Then there are the radical wild children who tenaciously test the limits of fashion like threeASFOUR and Boudicca, or outrageous style mixmasters like Anna Piaggi or the late Isabella Blow. Even brilliant artists and cultural provocateurs like Banksy and Jeffrey Deitch or visionary communicators like Jean Paul Goude or the amazing Bill Cunningham.

Finally to all those who inadvertently give us style inspiration that is so often “Better than fashion.” Those outrageous manicure artists from Queens or the over-the-top hair performers from Detroit. The extraordinary House Ball competitors of Harlem, the clowny Krumpers or the tattooed Chollos of South Central LA.. Even the preppie wasps from Nantucket or the surf and skate kids from the OC.

I hope the fashion world continues to look beyond the usual suspects. Just because you’re cute, connected, rich, or famous, doesn’t necessarily mean you design great stuff. I also wouldn’t put too much stock into this “one day your in- the next day you’re out” business. How you can be a genius today but next year you’re not because you’re “off trend?”

That said, I may continue to be a slightly thorny guest in this industry, but I’ll always adore and celebrate great fashion and the tidal waves that precede and follow it, so thank you again for honoring me and inviting me to such a fun party.

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Indoor Outdoor

Posted: May 20th, 2010 | By:

This look was inspired by Marc Jacobs and Chloe’ s spring 2010 collections. We have always loved the idea of  layering vintage nightgowns as dresses.  Adding a structured jacket is the perfect contrast for a day time look.

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Jade is wearing a sheer body suit, vintage camisole, lace slip, brocade belt and Triskaidekaphobia Cuff

Vintage night gown with a layered slip and a vintage military jacket belted

vintage night gown and bed jacket with a vintage Todd Oldham jean jacket and Gigi Burris hair piece.

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At The Yard

Posted: May 14th, 2010 | By:

Here are some pics of the lovely ladies and gentlemen that attended our garden party for Gigi Burris at the Soho Grand.

Photography by Zac Sebastian

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My Girl

Posted: May 13th, 2010 | By:

Here are some of our newest spring pieces inspired by one of my favorite movies growing up, My Girl. The look is  70s tom boy with playful accessories.  The muted pastels and light casual fabrics are great for spring and comfortable enough to ride your bike around the city with pals!

China is wearing a straw hat,  70’s pastel top, denim cut offs and eyelet cfvv

This is a ring by one of our newest jewelry designers Anna Marcell

70’s peasant blouse , wayfarer sunglasses and my fav pair of patchwork shorts

This ring by Rebekah Harris reminds me of the mood ring from the movie.

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Unveiling Gigi Burris X Screaming Mimis!

Posted: May 1st, 2010 | By:

For spring 2010, stylist and fashion editor favorite, Gigi Burris, a milliner from NYC, has produced a diffusion collection of headpieces exclusively for Screaming Mimis. The confectionery-cute collection, created with vintage hand-made materials imported from France, was designed with the trend-setting downtown girl in mind.

To celebrate the collaboration, Screaming Mimis and GrandLife NYC is serving up a garden party at The Yard at Soho Grand on May 2nd, 2010 from 3pm to 7pm. (it will also mark the opening of the yard for the season!) The fete will be hosted by It-Girl Vana Youngstein, Ms.Burris, and Nicollette Santos, with music curated by artist and musician wild child JR and SM’s own Alice Blythe.

Headpieces priced are at $85-$125

Photography by Lucy Carr-Ellison

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Thank You!

Posted: April 29th, 2010 | By:

Lynn Yaeger is a part of Mimi’s extended family and one of our favorite customers. She recently mentioned our striped Russian sailor shirt on her blog for Full Frontal Fashion which inspired our Spring Stripes look.
Here is Lynn on her most recent visit. She is wearing a Screaming Mimis cardigan layered with her favorite Japanese designers.
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Spring Stripes

Posted: April 27th, 2010 | By:

Here are few looks using our striped Russian sailor shirt, a perfect piece for your spring wardrobe, whether you are strolling in the park, shopping around town or at the beach.

All clothing and accessories in these photos can be purchased. Inquire at

At the park – Jade is wearing a vintage boater hat,  our striped navy shirt, denim zip up skirt, wooden bangles, and a floral straw bag

Shopping in the city – Navy striped shirt with a fringed striped jacket, capri length leggings, white leather belt and vintage purse

On the way to the beach – Navy striped shirt with denim daisy dukes, woven leather belt, straw hat, and surfer charm necklace

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