Mimi + Me: Dr. Isolde Brielmaier

Mimi + Me:  Dr. Isolde Brielmaier

Isolde Brielmaier

Director of the Westfield World Trade Center Contemporary Art Initiatives

Lives in New York City

April 26, 2018

Dr. Isolde Brielmaier is sophisticated.  From her movements to her choice of words, she exudes the earned and natural confidence of an accomplished and beautiful woman.

Isolde oversees and curates the arts and cultural initiatives for Westfield World Trade Center.  She is also arguably the most stylish professor of Critical Studies at New York University and Curator-at-Large at the Tang Museum. 

Isolde is a Trustee of the New Museum and is actively committed to the promotion of arts education, global women’s issues and criminal justice reform. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family.

Isolde wears our cotton blend wax coated embossed double 'v' dress.


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

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Isolde:  I would have to say that’s my daughter, she is the biggest blessing, and also I would have to say that I couldn’t have done it without my partner so it was a collaborative effort. If I die today, I will go as a happy woman

What sound or noise do you love?

Isolde:  It would have to be laughter and the ocean; both are calming, both bring joy and I can probably live with the sound of both forever

What sound or noise do you hate?

Isolde:  It’s a little more ambiguous- the sound of misery or suffering; or only a sound I want to hear for a brief moment and not a sound that gives me any kind of energy that would at all move me forward

What are your heroes in real life?

Isolde:  I would have to say my family, my parents, my brother, my dad for his courage and my mom for her compassion, her peacefulness and flexibility; my brother for his undying determination no matter how many mountains he has to climb. And also my partner for his determination and constant kindness

Which talent would you most like to have?

Isolde:  I would love to have the gift of song! I love to sing; I don’t know if my voice brings people joy but it brings me joy; and if I can belt out a tune like Stevie Wonder or Whitney Houston, I think that would be marvelous for me.

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

Isolde:  I know it sounds cliché but I will just come back as me! I will do me, but I will just do me a little differently! I am who I am, take the good and the bad; I don’t want to be anybody else.

Isolde 2018, photo courtesy of Mangue Banzima

Thank you for your beauty Isolde!

Instagram: isolde_brielmaier

Twitter: @isoldeab

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
Instagram:  @mimiplange
Twitter:  @mimiplange


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