40 Under Forty, Red Carpet Style

July 19, 40 of Southern Universities well accomplished Alumni were recognized at the Inaugural 40 Under Forty Awards ceremony; kicking off the Southern University National Alumni Conference. This signature recognition event, was held at the beautiful Manship Theater in downtown Baton Rouge.

A  sea of blue and gold cocktail attire filled the theater as family members and friends waited to celebrate each honoree as they took the stage to accept their award. I am happy to share, I was one of the 40 recognized for pushing the mission of Southern University A&M College.

The evening began with a special VIP Reception, and concluded with a “Night On The Town”. What a wonderful way to show appreciation to alumni who continue to support the mission of the university.

Find Out More About: Southern University A&M College

Who is Fashionably Mimi?

Misha McClure, also known as “Fashionably Mimi” is a vibrant and involved go-getter who is concerned about her community.

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Misha, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and raised in Springridge, received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication from Southern University, Baton Rouge (2002). McClure has lived in Houston, Texas since 2002, is married to Rodrick McClure, and they have a very active and smart son, Chase.

Misha has built strong community collaborations which she uses in her current Public Relations role as the External Communications Manager for Comcast Houston Region. She began her career at Comcast 6 years ago, hired as a Community Investment Coordinator. She is a graduate of the 2017 cohort of Comcast’s high potential development program: Developing a Leadership Mindset (DLM), she also participated and graduated from the Inspire Mentor Program, an intensive and selective mentorship program of Women in Cable Telecommunications. Her other affiliations include: Women In Cable Telecommunications (WICT – member), Public Relations Society of America Houston chapter (member), Houston Independent School District (HISD) African American Advisory Committee Member, and she is a very involved parent, who volunteers her time at her son’s charter school, and various non-profit organizations in the city of Houston.

Her passion for journalism prompted her to produce a reality web series, Real Working Women of Houston. She also hosts and writes for her own fashion blog, Fashionably Mimi. Social Media consulting is one of her newest endeavours,  which she is using to help businesses expand their brand and grow their network (IG @mimileontyne).

Misha was featured in Health and Fitness Magazine (2011) as one of Houston’s Most Beautiful Women, she received a Top 40 Under 40 Award from i10Media (2013 and 2016), she was a TWEF Women’s Leadership Empowerment Honoree (2015), and she was apart of the Inaugural 40 Under Forty cohort for the Southern University Alumni Federation National Conference where she was honored for pushing the mission of the University. She has served as Communications Co-Chair (2015, 2016) and Chair of Facilities (2017, 2018) for the WICT Texas LoneStar Awards, Producer of Real Working Women of Houston (reality web-series), host of Fashionably Mimi and she still finds time to actively pursue her passion of freelance photography.

Other accolades within Comcast include, being recognized nationally for her work heading up the Internet Essentials Ambassador program for the region by David Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation. She has also received 2 plaques from the West Division for her coordination of a successful Blogger Event, and social media recovery response efforts after Hurricane Harvey.

Her Fashion Blog, Fashionably Mimi is hosted on WordPress, and you can follow her fashion through photos on IG @fashionablymimi. Her web series, Fashionably Mimi, is a show that makes over deserving individuals who are looking for a new look. You can catch this web series on the YouTube channel, Vaughn Media TV.

Fashionably Mimi Turns 39!

Thursday, March 15th kicked off the beginning of my BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS (my actual birthday is March 16th). I had a GRAND few days of spending time with family and friends; and have the pictures to prove it!

Celebration Day 1 – Drive Thru Safari

My sister (Chaun Vaughn Speaks), our boys and I traveled 2 hours to Franklin,Texas to interact with exotic animals from around the globe at The Franklin Drive Thru Safari. This was an experience unlike any other. We arrived, purchased feed and rolled the windows down so we could roll through the safari and feed some animals!

You’d never believe all of the animals that this place has adopted. What a great way to kick off my birthday.

Celebration Day 2 – Skate Party

Friday, March 16th (MY ACTUAL BIRTHDAY) I had a Wiz themed “Feeling Fine at 39” Roller Skating Party. Houston Just Rolling Skating Rink , located off Sam Houston Parkway is where the magic happened! Friends and family came dressed in their GOLD, RED, and GREEN attire (like the Emerald City on The Wiz) as we took to the floor to skate like we were in our teens.

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Keopix, the nation’s leading modernized photo booth company was there to help create a unique experience for my guests. I would say, the highlight of the evening was when DJ Cole played a clip from The Wiz, so we could EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD (the roller rink floor) and we started a train. I was the conductor of a full blown train-wreck, LOL! We made 1 lap, 2…. almost 2 laps and then… DOWN GOES FRASIER! Ha, ha. What a good time!

Check out some of the pics from the evening, and make sure you check out Houston Just Rolling Skating Rink and Keopix for your next party.

Celebration Day 3 – Mimi’s Derby Hat, Jeans & Tea Party

Friends, Laughs, and Tea…… which ended in a crawfish run. Check out the pics, no words can describe the great conversation that was had.

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Celebration Day 4 – Brunch at Olivette

This was the best Birthday yet; and I am happy for NEW BEGINNINGS as I start 39th YEAR OF LIFE.