Certain characters of the Berlin nightlife are too unique to not be featured in all their shapes and colors here on I HEART BERLIN over and over again. Amazing show-stoppers who are able to walk the walk and easily put any wannabe Topmodel contestant to shame! We are talking about the talented drag queen scene in town pulling off one nice costume party after another.
From next week Tuesday THE annualy ritual of the LGBT* scene is starting again: The public screening of RuPaul’s Drag Race at Südblock preseted by queen of the queens Pansy. This is not only an occassion for a fun get-together, but of course also for the local drag queens to show off their talent. Most of the screenings finish with a big party afterwards so don’t worry too much if you come to late for the screening – there is always gonna be more. Check out the Facebook event here for all the info.
To lift up your expectations the bad boy of photography Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert took some great pics for us at the Pansy presents Showgirls party a couple of weeks ago showing some drag queens gone wild. Enjoy them after the jump.
photos: Olga Khristolyubova
For the launch of the 90′s revival sneaker collection of Diadora we went to the (not so) secret coven of all sneaker fetishists in Berlin: the OVERKILL Shop last Friday. Thankfully our expectations in seeing some really weird (but somehow hot) sneaker fans were more than satisfied. Diadora is one of the brands I vividly remember from my Italian childhood and it is very exciting for me to see how they are having international fans nowadays all over the world. The new vintage silhouette and color palette of the N9000 Live put the supercool back on the tracksuit you will wear while jogging with this beauties through Treptower Park. Enjoy some impressions of the launch event after the jump.
Last night our dearest fellow bloggers of Dandy Diary once again threw the most significant Fashion Week party of the season and guess what, once again it was a colorful and fun blast. The theme was psychedelic 60s and 70s and boy do these Dandy fans take the dresscode to a next level. We saw some awesome outfits and my camera had a lot of fun capturing all of the beauties. Enjoy the impressions on 3 pages after the jump.
Like every season I HEART BERLIN is bringing you the ultimate Berlin Fashion Week Guide with all the notable events and parties with a special focus on emmerging talents and avant-garde designers. The majority of the events in this guide are public or have an open registration so that all of you fashion fans can join regardless of your professional credentials. Enjoy!
This season we would like to give a shout-out to a couple of designers that will be doing their first shows in the official Mercedes-Benz tent, as well as in surprising off-schedule locations. We are looking forward to see our first show of one of our Berlin favorites SADAK, of course the show of our dear friend Esther Perbandt, the man who is probably the buzziest name in the local fashion scene right now and who will be the first one to show inside of Berghain: Bobby Kolade, and we are also excited to see the new collection of Vektor. For all the fashion professionals we recommend all of these mentioned shows, so make sure to get accreditation for them. Our listing of public events you can find below.
For more guidance at Berlin Fashion Week we also recommend you to download our iPhone App Friendly Berlin and check out the routes “Berlin Designers” and “Fashionable Berlin”.
With so many parties going on at New Year’s Eve the choice was more than hard. As we feel quite connected to the new venue Konzulát (we made our 7th Anniversary events here) at Leipziger Strasse we of course ended up here to celebrate the new year and obviously I had my camera with me to capture some impressions of the night for you! Enjoy after the jump and check out their new Facebook page where they will release more photos of my set later on. A happy new year to all of you!
with 100 years you might be a granny (still pretty young in comparison to other theaters in Berlin) but you are still sexy and edgy as hell. We had so much fun, you and I. You were one of my first friends here in Berlin and I spend so many hours in the third floor that I can’t even count them. Not only did you make me enjoy so many great pieces, concerts and parties and fashion shows. With your banners you always get my attention and around you I feel somehow safe. You were my favourite place in Berlin when I came here and you still are ranked pretty high. I hope I will spend so much more time with you and I promise to come visit more often.
Ps: More info about tonights 100 years birthday party after the jump.
Every year, Berlin’s highly anticipated New Years Eve festivities draw over 1 million people to the city, both locals and tourists alike. With our world famous celebrations and vast array of destinations and events, it can be easy to get caught up in the frenzy. In the past years, you may have found yourself in less-than-desirable situations, like indecision when it comes to all the restaurants with delicious New Year’s Eve menus and hopping from party to party only to be in a cab stuck in traffic when the clock strikes midnight. With the remarkable things that happened this year, we all deserve to indulge in a great night in this special city. We’ve curated a helpful guide featuring places to dine and party, so you can focus on the celebrations! Look back on 2014, surround yourself with loved ones, and get excited about all the wonderful opportunities and experiences the New Year will bring. Click on to check out the hottest restaurants and parties happening this New Year’s Eve.
On Saturday evening Berlin Festival initiator and owner of legendary former clubs Rio, Scala and Flamingo Conny Opper and his beautiful partner in crime Liz Paige openen their brand new super-venue the Konzulát with a big bang. Located in the former Czechoslovakian Cultural Institute that was also host to our 7 Years of iHeartBerlin events, the Cee Cee Berlin book release party and vernissage of the latest issue of OE Magazine it is one massive space that’s going to enrich Berlin with some exciting events of the creative and cultural scene of the city. For the opening they invited amazing DJs such as Munk, Jack Tennis, Kaos, Lars Eidinger and Schowi, with a live concert by the amazing Schwarz Don’t Crack and a surprise performance by a super fun punk rock brass band. Some impressions of the night after the jump on 2 pages.
Foto: Dima Povernov
We love to publish party pictures because it’s a way of showing the diversity of Berlins nightlife. Sometimes hip, rarely posh, trashy, glamorous and often underground, we tried to show you the multitude of the club and party scene. Just before the weekend starts, we have some special eye candy for you showcasing the creativity of the drag scene of Berlin. Dima Povernov is a freelance photographer who took some pictures at Pansy Presents: Disney Darlings at Südblock a couple of weeks ago. If you want to see how the drag version of the Little Mermaid, the Queen of Hearts, Shir Kahn and all the other lovely disney characters looked, you should definitely check out the pictures after the jump.
photos: Alicia Kassebohm
Sometimes more simply IS more. That’s how it went at the 10th anniversary party of Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Karaoke on Monday. Despite many other special guests and performers, like Ziúr and ReveRso, the band Eat Lipstick quite rocked it – not only by celebrating birth(day), when Mad Kate came out naked underneath Anita Drink’s dress. If you didn’t wake up with glitter everywhere the next morning, you’ve cleary done something wrong. Enjoy the photos after the jump.