Fashion & Style 411 : OfficialCorporateChic

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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Fashion & Style 411 : Samjah Iman

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Born and raised in Monroe, LA. Attended Grambling State University for undergrad and Howard University for graduate school. In DC I worked for two prominent modeling agencies where I got the opportunity to work behind the scenes on major fashion shows and magazine shoots. I’ve written for online publications and magazines such as Everything Girls Love, Trenched In Style, and the Rouge Collection to name a few. I’ve been featured on fashion websites like Fashion Bomb Daily and Naija Fashion Daily. I am co owner of an online t-shirt boutique – http://www.chokolatcreme.com. This t-shirt company encourages women to wear what they are feeling literally and figuratively. Chokolat Creme is ambition and culture personified through fashion.

I currently reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with plans on locating to New Orleans in the near future

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Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION? I fell in love with fashion when I was very young – about 4 or 5 years old. I would watch my mother get dressed for different occasions, and I would be in awe. When she would leave for her events, I would go in her closet and emulate what I just saw her wear. I would put on her dresses, tie her belt around my waist to hold the dresses on me, put her hats on, and her heels. My mother was my first connection to fashion….then I was exposed to the The Cosby Show. I witnessed Lisa Bonet’s (Denise Huxtable) style evolution and how she was free in her choices and different. Watching Lisa each week and seeing my mother take pride in her look turned me on to fashion. It became my drug of choice.

Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE? My signature style would be a great pair of distressed jeans, a soft t-shirt or bodysuit, some leather booties, and a worn leather bomber jacket or cardigan – add a big bag/purse, some big gold hoop earrings, a gold watch, some cool aviator shades, and I’m good to go.

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Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER? I love minimalism when it comes to style so I would have to say American Apparel, H&M, Steve Madden, and Jimmy Choo.

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Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush? Elisa Johnson – Magic Johnson’s daughter. She is the epitome of style. It’s all about attitude/confidence, and she has that down to a tee.

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Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display? I get style inspiration from anywhere. I could be driving and hear a certain song and an outfit comes to my head. I could be going through my closet and see something that inspires me differently from how it inspired me before, and I rock it. Watching other people’s styles helps me choose my style. Window shopping helps me choose my looks. I sit down and outfit brainstorm sometimes, and I come up with looks. My style inspiration can come from
anywhere.

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Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces? ASOS, Intuition.la for costume jewelry, Urban Outfitters, H&M, Steve Madden, American Apparel, and @shopvintagebowtique on Instagram.

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