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Mimi + Me: Liz Friedman

Mimi + Me:  Liz Friedman

Liz Friedman

Jewelry Designer

Lives in New York City

April 9, 2018

Liz was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York.  The daughter of a garmento, she grew up in her father's clothing factory, sewing on labels and falling in love with fashion at a very early age.   

She dreamed of becoming a model.  

Not one to shy away from her passions, Liz traveled through the Middle East and Europe, finding modeling gigs all over the world before settling back in New York in the early eighties. 

Beyond her stunning good looks, Liz has been described as having fearless fresh style.  Dancing to the beat of her own drum, she mixes Supreme and Mimi Plange, YSL and Cos.  Liz's amazing style has been shot by all the top style bloggers and she has been featured in The New York Times Style Column on multiple occasions.  When Liz is not being stopped on the street for a photo by all the cool kids, she spends her time making beautiful over the top drop dead gorgeous one of a kind jewelry and shopping the chicest boutiques in NYC.

I met Liz Friedman through fashion blogger/photographer and friend, Mangue Banzima.  Liz quickly became a muse.  Women who are also beautiful on the inside only become more so as time goes on.  You can't help but fall in love with her witty charm, and her ability to mix high, low, edge and sophistication.   Liz Friedman is the definition of an elegant rockstar.  

Liz is wearing our multi fur and wool blend coat.

From April 9th through May 2018, get to know some beautiful and inspirational women as we launch and reveal the stunning portraits shot by photographer Emmanuel André for our new women's online platform for disruptive women of style, "Mimi + Me". 

Three years ago, we met photographer by night, Emmanuel André and immediately joined forces to create a series of photographs celebrating the Mimi Plange woman. 
Mimi + Me was born.
-We invited a group of amazing women to a photo studio in NYC, but did not tell them why
-We presented each of them our entire collection and let them choose which outfit they wanted to wear for their photoshoot
-We provided hair and makeup to compliment their look
-We asked them all a few fun questions

How would you like to die?

Liz Friedman:  Oh I know exactly how I would like to die (Smiles…) Doing lapse at the Ritz swimming pool; I couldn’t think of any better way to go…

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing what would that be?

Liz Friedman:  If there was a person I will come back as, because the kind of person she was, I would say Eleanor Roosevelt. Because she’s a woman who rose above her own background and she devoted her life to serving people and as a result, the world is a much better place

Who are your heroes in real life?

Liz Friedman:  I would have to say Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt as well again for the same reasons. Because you know Nietzsche once said: “the important thing in life is not to have courage of your convictions, but to have the courage to over throw your convictions. They were compassionate and caring people who were leaders.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Liz Friedman:  My greatest achievement is that I’m still here after 76 years. The fact that I’m here, healthy and able to do a project like this in this stage of life I feel is quite an achievement. So I’m proud of that!

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Thank you so much Liz, for your Beauty!

Follow  Liz:

@lizfriedman2

A very special thank you to photographer Emmanuel André for a beautiful collaboration.
During the day, Emmanuel André is the Chief Talent Officer of Publicis Groupe.
Emmanuel was formerly President International of TBWA\Worldwide. 
He is a French citizen who started his career in advertising in 1993 and has worked in Paris, Hong Kong and New York where he now lives. 
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Thank you to our amazing team behind the scenes who helped bring our Photography Project to life:
Antoinette Price, Photography & Production Assistant
Aletia Gonzales, Fashion Stylist
Day Lauren, Assistant Fashion Stylist
Dina Calabro, Hair Stylist
Oluwayseye Olusa, Video Director
Tessa Conrad, Video Editor
Katherine Contreras-Osorio, Makeup Artist
Liz Oliver, Makeup Artist
Elena Pymm, Assistant Makeup Artist
Rahsaan Gandy, Set/Video MC
Shane Inman, Set/Studio Design
 Wence Chan, Hospitality & Wine
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