Color Me: Houston Sisters Launch Lipstick Line

Sisters, Chaun Vaughn (Professional Speaker) and Mimi McClure (Fashion Blogger) have always had their hand in something positive and empowering; so the expansion to a lipstick line is no different. “We wanted a line of bold, empowering and colorful lipsticks that last all day and give you the confidence to be more of who you are”, the sisters say.

Launching in November, the sisters will introduce their “Red, Pink, and Gloss – starter kit” to a select group of lipstick lovers at Hotel Ylem. Monday, November 19, the lipstick will be available for order, with a special BLACK FRIDAY sale.

Keep up with Chaun and Mimi to follow the expansion of #ColorMe

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.

Crawfish Time

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.

Gettin’ Tipsy with Tara’s Fashion Obsession

You may recognize this beautiful Texas DIVA from the reality web-series Real Working Women of Houston; but what you might not know, she’s about to be a breakout star in her own talk show, Gettin’ Tipsy with Tara.  I had the opportunity to catch up with Tara this week to find out more about her new gig with Vaughn Media TV; and of course I had to ask her about her fashion obsession, SHOES!

FM: So, Tara… I hear you are about to be the next Oprah. Can you tell me more about Gettin’ Tipsy with Tara?

TT: My good friend Chaun Vaughn, of Vaughn Media TV called to chat one day; we got on the subject of my social media presence and how my various posts attract likes and comments. She asked if I were interested in creating a show based on my ideas and that is how “Gettin’ Tipsy With Tara” came about.

FM: What can we expect?

TT: Conversational shows about any subject especially those subjects that people shy away from with a cocktail or two.  I will say what some folks are scared to say. I’ll have guests, like myself who don’t mind being honest, real and most of all transparent to get their take on certain topics; Good, bad or indifferent.

FM: Sounds good! I can’t wait to watch! Now, let’s get to this overflow of shoes you have! Girl….When did you become a shoe fanatic?

TT: When I was about 6 or 7, I started sneaking in my mother’s shoe closet and walking in her high heels. I loved how her feet looked when she wore those shoes so every chance I got, I would walk around the house in them. I did this so much that I broke a few pair and got into the worst trouble. I didn’t understand what the big deal was but as a grown woman I understand that breaking or scuffing my shoes will get a person hurt real BAD…LOL!

FM: What’s your favorite brand?

TT: There are a few brands that I just love; Vince Camuto, Steve Madden, ISOLA, Coach and the list goes on…The premier brand for these BIG legs of mine, is Jessica Simpson. I am a sucker for a “NASTY” 5-6 inch heel and Jessica Simpson has some of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn.

Although I can rock a heel like no other, I love a good tennis shoe, like Nike Air Max. I have sneakers in my closet that I have probably worn once in 3 years (just for a particular outfit). If I could, I would wear tennis shoes and jeans every day.

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(Photo of Tara walking across the stage receiving her BSHA – check out those shoes!)

It was a pleasure speaking with Ms. “Gettin’ Tipsy with Tara” herself. She has a bright future ahead of her and I can’t wait to watch her new show. I can tell you this, she has more shoes than the LAW allows and they are all FIERCE! She also had this to say ” I stand 5’1″, so when I put on a pair of new shoes that are high, elongate my body and with these thick thighs….OMG!!!!!! There is nothing sexier than a woman in a “bad ass” pair of shoes that walks in and commands an entire room with confidence…..”She is Me”

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Fun Facts

Tara’s Closet: According to her son, she has 100 plus shoes, but she has actually lost count

Tara’s Motto:  Command your day….and look good while doing it! The Lord will always order your steps, but you must have the right shoes on.

 

One of a Kind Fashion- Feroce Couture 

Open since March of this year, Feroce Couture (which means Fierce in French) has unique and trendy pieces you won’t find everywhere.  Owner and stylist, Ebonee Lagard, is a firm believer in not following the “so called” fashion rules! When asked where her style comes from, she said “My fashion role model is my mother, she is the true fashionista and always has been a trendsetter”. 

Feroce Couture is located in the heart of Harwin, but what sets this boutique aside from the others is the personalized service. I’ve purchased a few items from Ebonee and they have all been head-turning and affordable. 

If you are looking for an upscale shopping experience, this is definitely the place for you! Make your appointment today to shop with Ebonnee at Feroce Couture, details are listed below. 

This shop is #FashionablyMimi approved! 


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Feroce Couture 

832-997-0550

7447 Harwin Dr.

#107 

Houston, TX 77036

Education and Fashion Go Hand in Hand

I have attended a few fashion shows in my day, and they have all given me great ideas on what’s hot and what’s not. Today, I had the pleasure of attending the Ivy Educational & Charitable Foundation of Houston 35th Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show. It was very inspiring. Not just because of the killer fashion (which we will talk about later) but because of the commitment that this organization has for the betterment of youth and education. 

The luncheon kicked off with words of motivation. Afterwards, they recognized 19 Scholarship recipients who were gifted with a scholarship between $1500-$2000. Not only did they recognize students who were excelling, they also recognized individuals who are doing great things in the community (as it pertains to education and giving back). 

The models were garbed in Dillard’s (First Colony Mall) apparel from head to toe (frankly, I thought I would be unimpressed). However, they rocked the runway!  There were 4 scenes: Casual, Business, Cocktail, and Formal. From scene 1 until the last model exited the stage, I smiled with pride because these were your everyday, ordinary people modeling these trends. I loved it! This made the fashion show much more enjoyable, because the ladies and gents who walked the runway exuded confidence, enthusiasm and sass! Kudos!

Fashion and Education go hand in hand when it comes to the Ivy Educational Foundation. These ladies aren’t just talking about it, they are actually EMPOWERING, ENCOURAGING, and EDUCATING the youth! 

Check out some of the highlighted fashion below. 



To find out more about The Ivy Educational Foundation of Houston, Incorporated click here 

The HIGH and low of it all! 

There are days I feel like being girly, without showing the legs(maybe because I don’t feel like shaving) and today was that day! One option for days like this is the extreme high-low dress, because you can pair it with jeans or tights.  

I’ve always liked the high-low dress because it is feminine and adds a bit of  drama to your closet. It also allows you to be that girly girl on days when you really aren’t feeling it. You know I love to look good on a budget; so the high-low dress I’m wearing was a great #FashionablyMimi find because the price was RIGHT! 

Outfit Deets are listed below. 

I’d love to see how you’ve paired your high-low dress for the perfect casual look. 

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High-Low Dress –  Image – $23.00

Red Tassle Shoe – Charlotte Russe – $23.00

High-Waist Denim Jegging – $13 (I’ve had them for a while, can’t remember where I purchased)

Jewelry – Ashro – $25

   

  

Denim and Leather, FASHION REBEL

  
I’ve never been one to play it safe when it comes to fashion! I think the clothes you wear should be just as fun and funky as your personality! That’s why I paired this fun leather skirt (that I picked up from Macy’s) with this funky dirty denim jacket (Sears). Statement Made, #FashionablyMimi style! 

When you wake up and go to your closet in the morning – don’t think traditional, play with your clothes and make something magical happen! I promise you’ll smile all day! 

What trend forward outfits have you put together lately? I’d like to see, share them with me IG @fashionablymimi or email – mimimcphotog@gmail.com