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.

Being Heart Forward

I couldn’t be more proud of my sister and all of her accomplishments; and now she’s added published author to her arsenal. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up her new book, Being Heart Forward please make sure to check it out!

Being Heart Forward teaches a more selfless and transparent way of being a leader. This is a great read for leaders and people who are looking to advance in their careers. What I like most, is you are actively learning while reading (because it is a workbook). My favorite quote from Chaun is, “The more you help others succeed, the more you will be positioned as a leader others want to follow.” I love it, and you will too!

Make sure you are following Chaun Vaughn:

– IG @chaunvaughnspeaks

http://www.chaunvaughnspeaks.com

Have you purchased “Being Heart Forward”?

If so, what was your favorite part?

IG @fashionablymimi

Email – mimimcphotog@gmail.com

All Thingz Pretty Giveaway! 

I’m excited to partner with All Thingz Pretty Boutique to bring you a GIVEAWAY! If you do 3 things, you will be entered into a drawing to win this pretty in pink gold trim clutch and dangle earring set. 

All you have to do is:

1) Follow @allthingzprettyboutique on IG 

2) Comment under the giveaway photo under @fashionablymimi IG saying “All Thingz Pretty”

3)  Once you’ve completed these 2 steps email your name and IG name to fashionablymimi@gmail.com and you will be contacted via email if you are the winner. 


*Contest deadline is Monday, August 8th at 8:00 a.m. The winner will be contacted via email Tuesday, August 9th and featured on Fashionably Mimi’s IG. The clutch and earrings will be mailed to the winner. Winner is selected randomly. *

Swimsuits on the Cheap! BEACH…READY!

What’s that new hashtag, #Summer16? That means you are ready for the summer, and all that comes along with it.. which would include your swim fashion. It doesn’t matter if you are laying by the pool or walking on the beach, EVERYONE wants to look good in their swimwear!  

Recently, my family and I were getting ready to go on vacation, and I was looking to update my “swim-fashion”. I haven’t looked for swimsuits in a while, so I was long overdue for some new beachwear. 

I started casually checking out swimwear online (all too expensive), but just couldn’t bring myself to hit that checkout button in the cart (who can relate?). I decided to ditch my virtual search and move to an actual store front. I ended up in Sears and BOY am I glad I did! You know me, I LOVE A GOOD DEAL!  I was uber excited to find not 1, BUT 2 swimsuits for the price of less than 1 swimsuit! 

 I walked out the store with 2 swimsuits and 2 pair of sandals for $11.75. 50% off, and surprise shop your way points! Thank you Sears! 
  

Details on swimwear:

Bongo skirted swimsuit – $14.00

Bongo Top and high-waisted bikini bottom $9.80/each piece 

Have you found similar #GreatFinds? I’d love to hear about it! 

Email me fashionablymimi@gmail.com 

Follow me on IG @fashionablymimi

Twitter @mimileontyne

All Patched Up and Ready for Spring

Patches are “ON TREND” for the spring; which means, you will see all kinds of trendy appliqués on pretty much everything. Jackets, jeans, purses, hats, and even shirts are being decked out with some of the most interesting patches. If you don’t have time to create your own patchwork masterpiece, I’ve got some good spots to pick up this “throwback” trend.

Indigo Reign has some cute patch-style jeans that are cute and comfy. They are great for a night out on the town, or you can throw a pair of tennis shoes on and hang out with your girls. The best part, YOU CAN’T BEAT THE PRICE!  I found a cute pair of these jeans in Macy’s, but they can also be found in other stores.

Bomber jackets are a good layering piece for the spring; add patches and it gives it a fun “art” feel. If you are looking for a good deal on this CLOSET MUST HAVE, you can check out JCP, Charlotte Russe, Macy’s, or Forever 21.

What’s your favorite patch piece? I’d love to see it, tag me on IG @fashionablymimi

 

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. 

IG @fashionablymimi

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

   

  

Fashionably Billy – HIS OWN STYLE

Two things come to mind when you hear the name Billy Broadway, RAP and STYLE. Billy Broadway straight out of Shreveport, Louisiana will have your head bobbing to one of his latest freestyles or studio jams, but YOU BETTER BELIEVE his style is on point! Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Billy on the phone, check out what the up and coming rapper had to share about his style inspiration.

FM: What is your favorite fashion trend for men?

BB: I don’t have a Trend, because I never want to look like somebody else.

FM: Where does your style creativity come from, what inspires your clothing?

BB: I just see different things, and try to figure out does it fit me. I like to stand out.

FM: What’s your fashion pet peeve?

BB: I hate to see Athletic Wear with the Wrong Shoes. Example: Adidas Jumpsuit with Nike Shoes

FM: Is there a fashion trend you wish would go away?

BB: SKINNY JEANS FOR MEN!

FM: Do you have a favorite place to shop and designer?

BB: No Favorite Place at all. If it’s in Goodwill and it’s Fiya. I’m on it.

It was a pleasure briefly speaking to Billy about his trend-setting style. He wanted to make it known that he is an Adidas Freak (Adidas – you may have a new promotional artist), and loves to shop anywhere. He could actually be a style consultant for some of the other rappers out there! I’ll close with how he said he lives his life “Put God 1st, and Everything Else Will Fall Into Place.”

 

NAME: Billy Broadway

OCCUPATION: Artist With Red Dolla Gang Music Group

FAVORITE QUOTE: Put God 1st, and Everything Else Will Fall Into Place

What do you think about Billy’s trendy style? Do you know of a style-icon who would like to share their fashion tips? Let me know, email – mimimcphotog@gmail.com or IG: @fashionablymimi