Fashion Memo 2 : Prints & Strips

To: All

From: Me plus some amazingly dope sistas

Date : July 28, 2017

Subject : Prints & Strips

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Depending on who you ask strips and prints are hard to style up because their to busy. I believe they are the complete opposite…. something as vibrant as such will go so perfect with a simple sandle and clutch. If your like me youll have no problem even wearing the two together at one.

Below are four ways to style strips and prints

IG : shesofly
Pants : target

IG: Stafani Milano
Top/Dress: https://www.instagram.com/dollthreads/

IG : Samjah Iman
Top : https://www.instagram.com/raydarten/

IG : hadiiyabarbel
Dress : https://www.instagram.com/nishkami/

Which look is your FAVE?

Michael Kors To Buy Jimmy Choo For $1.2 Billion

Luxury fashion brand Michael Kors has reached a nearly $1.2 billion deal to acquire footwear and accessories brand Jimmy Choo.

The deal has been approved by the boards of both companies and is expected to close Q4 2017.

via NPR:

Michael Kors is “trying to shore up declining demand for expensive handbags,” NPR’s Yuki Noguchi tells our Newscast unit. Here is more from Yuki:

The main product that built the Michael Kors fashion empire is handbags. But intense price competition and declining demand has cut into that luxury market. The Kors brand helped further that trend by selling a good portion of its wares in department stores, which heavily discounted prices, making it difficult to get customers to buy their products at full price. By buying the Jimmy Choo brand, the company is hoping to capitalize on increasing sales for high-end shoes.”

Michael Kors said in May that “sales at stores established for more than a year fell 14 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter,” according to Reuters.

Jimmy Choo announced that it was up for sale in April, the wire service reported, “after its majority-owner JAB, the investment vehicle of Germany’s billionaire Reimann family, signaled its intention to focus on consumer goods instead.”

In a conference call, Michael Kors CEO John D. Idol said he believes Jimmy Choo “can more than double its sales to $1 billion annually.” The two brands will continue to operate “very independently,” he added, but will together make up a “global fashion luxury group.”

The acquisition is aimed at diversifying the company’s product offerings, particularly in terms of men’s footwear, which Idol described as a “hidden jewel.”

 

Hopefully we’ll end up seeing Jimmy Choos piling up in TJ Max for the low low

Fashion & Style 411 : Chantaille Elkerson

Meet Chantaille Elkerson , the afrocentric peach who hails from Adamsville , Georgia. If your like me , then you never forget to get your daily dose of this Queen on social media. Chantaille is a writer and medical esthetics specialist, who also model and acts. Shes talented and her energy is amazing. EG was honored to have interviewed Chantaille Elkerson….Get your fashion fix below

So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

Chantaille Elkerson : My mother used to collect fashion magazines. I knew I wanted to be apart of the fashion world when I saw Linda Evangelista step out of a Lamborghini in one of them. I watched her constantly morph and change her look.And I watched Naomi strut her stuff down the runway and sell those clothes like no other. The way these photoshoots and shows were put together effortlessly. I tried to recreate my own versions. I used to steal my moms clothes and wear them to school. The kids didn’t get it though so they picked fun

Do you have a signature STYLE?

Chantaille Elkerson :I have looked back on photos of myself from the past, mortified. Now I always consider whether my wardrobe is timeless or full of future regret and shame. I lean towards timeless pieces now and try to wear more statement pieces.

Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

Chantaille Elkerson : There are so many up and coming designers its hard to pick a favorite. I’m inspired everyday and excited to see where fashion is headed.

Who is your current STYLE crush?

Chantaille Elkerson : I have two style crushes my Mom with her ability to understand complementary colors and pieces and Paola Mathe for the same. These women execute fashion flawlessly

How do you pick the ensembles you display?

Chantaille Elkerson :The best pieces to the least amount of time to put together. And those are the ones I showcase. I believe true fashion is an extension of yourself and should never be forced. From outlandish and extra to boring and basic I wear what I like and pay no mind to what’s in.

What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

Chantaille Elkerson : Etsy and Ebay are my favorite places to get unique pieces from around the world. Goodwill other thrift stores and african shops and vendors around town.

Keep up with Chantaille Elkerson on social media
https://www.instagram.com/chantailleelise/

Which LOOK is your FAVE?

Cardigans have a way of taking any basic look and making it very fashionable. Retailing for $120 at the Swank A Posh boutique. 

This piece is a excellent way to add texture and that head turning effect to a simple outfit like the nude tights and top worn in Look A or keep it chic with a soft blush-coloured wide leg jumpsuit like Look B did. 

For a casual dopness, maybe that you wear it with jeans and heels the way the model did with a white tee.

 

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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
If you need styling services, click here to book your session.
http://www.styleseat.com/v/meyelabel

Follow Mimi on Social Media

FB: http://www.facebook.com/corporatechic
IG:@meyelabel
IG:@officialcorporatechic
Twitter: meyelabel

Fashion & Style 411 : BrooklynPetite

Meet Veronica she’s just your average 5’ ft nothing women with a lot of style to express, and a big fro to match it. She’s a humble, honest, ambition young women who loves listening to a bunch of rap music. Some would say Veronica has a potty mouth (always dropping the F bomb), she knows its not lady like but her readers love the real ger so take that! Did I mention she’s also a funny gal living in the big city

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Question 1: So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

BrooklynPetite: I believe I was a sophomore in High School, that was when I let go of the sneaker trend and bought my first pair of cowboy boots, that I couldn’t stop wearing. After those boots came more ankle boots, knee high boots. It was like I never knew other style of shoes existed outside of the nike and Jordan trend.

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Question 2 : Do you have a signature STYLE?

BrooklynPetite: : I don’t know about a signature style, I love to switch up my looks every now and than cause I mean why not make it fun you know? BUT if I can wear ripped jeans a t-shirt, some loafers and a leather jacket everyday I would!

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Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

BrooklynPetite: I don’t have a favorite designer, I have many Givenchy, Zimmerman, Marissa Webb, Balmain, and Alexander Wang!

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Question 4 : Who is your current STYLE crush?
BrooklynPetite: My current style crush would have to be Amiee Song, Danielle Bernstein and Kim Kardashian.

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Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?

BrooklynPetite: Whenever I feel inspired by somebody outfit I have to write it down in my notebook or else I’ll forget it. If I see an item in my closet a lightbulb comes right on top of my head and I make sure to write it down; that way come shoot day I have my looks already.

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Question 6 : What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

BrooklynPetite: If I’m thrifting, my go to is L train Vintage they have the best pieces to me and the Levis are extremely cheap! My go to websites are the line by k, misguided, asos, Zara and sometimes top shop (I need them to come out with a curvy collection).

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Make Sure You Keep up with Veronica on her blog http://www.brooklynpetite.com/?m=1 and follow her on IG now https://www.instagram.com/brooklynpetite/

Festival Flock

It was 75 degrees here in Vegas today 🌞🌞🌞 I was so over being cold . With warmer weather comes bbqs , picnics and FESTIVALS. In fact , on February 25-26 here in Vegas its going to be the Taste and Sounds of Soul Food and Music Festival. We as women love to shop for any occasion and i definitely love a good ol festival. All this warm weather got me wanting to shop for clothes to go with the great weather😉😉😉

Make Me Chic (https://goo.gl/xjaZHW) has a 30 – 45 percent off going on NOW! Thats definitely a steal because all of their pieces are so exclusive and dope that will leave a lasting impression. You Glowers know my shopping rule you dont have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks.

My Festival Flock wishlist is so eccentric and screams im ready for some sun, these pieces are Spring essentials that WILL NEVER Go out of STYLE. Building your wardrobe starts with key items you love and they are great when transitioning from season to season also depending on where you live.

Check out my wishlist from all items from https://goo.gl/xjaZHW below. Im sure its more than one item youll have to snag up 👠👗

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