Known as the vintage influencer in corporate America, Mimi Irvin “aka” as OfficicalCorporateChic “aka” Ms. Houston Vintage 2016 is far from ordinary. Mrs. Mimi Irvin was born in Yokosuka, Japan and comes from a military background. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, La.
Initially, Mrs. Irvin went on a whim and started a fashion blog called Corporate Chic on Facebook to inspire women to think outside the box with their corporate fashion, while accomplishing it on budget. Mimi’s motto is “Dress the Part, Shop Smart”. Only within a couple of months after her “whim blogging” one of her social media confirmations of being a fashionista was being voted by many she didn’t’ known as the Vizions IN Fashion Online Contest Winner in 2013.
Aside from her corporate day job, Mimi Irvin is a vintage resale curator, vintage fashion influencer, stylist, and model. She has created a connection with people specifically women from all over just by showcasing her daily looks on social media. This has evolved into selling her love and passion for vintage on her online vintage fashion shop MeYe Label (pronounced MY Label).
Check out Mimi’s foxy interview with EG below
Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?
OCC: I honestly fell in love with fashion when I was about 4 years old. I saw Diana Ross perform in Central Park in New York on TV and her amazing style captivated me. Ever since then it’s been about sequin, color, glitter and just being unique.
Question 2: Do you have a signature STYLE?
OCC: My signature style would be anything sequin, but for the most part I am a Jumpsuit kind of gal.
Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?
OCC: I never was one to base style from brands or designers, however I love the details and classiness that CoCo Chanel possessed, and I really like Stell Jean
Question 4: Who is your current STYLE crush?
OCC: It’s a tie between Tracee Ellis Ross and Solange
Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?
OCC: By ensembles are based on how I feel. Once I complete my hair and makeup in the morning, I can instantly vision what I want to wear.
Question 6: What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?
OCC: Lately I have been purchasing from AngelsVintageBoutique. She is a vintage resale boutique that sales on IG and through her website http://www.angelsvintageboutique.net I also shop local Houston Vintage Boutiques such as Leopard Lounge, Eado Vintage, and the Cottage Shop.
Dress the Part, Shop Smart
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