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Introducing Glambassor Mimi C. From Hotlanta

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Happy Friday to you and yours,

What better way to start off the new month and the end of prosperous work week than with a fresh face? I’d like introduce the newest member of The Urban Class Boutique blog staff, Chicago bred and Atlanta fed Mimi C. Mimi is a wife, mother, fashion stylist and glambassor of our Atlanta chapter of iStyle. A network of fashion and beauty industry entrepreneurs seeking to build and grow their brand, which we will launch publicly in March. Although, she’s fabulous, funny, gifted, witty and stylish  Mimi has been a little nervous about making her debut on to The Urban Class Boutique. Not sure of how you all will receive her ‘how to get the look’, ‘fashion advice column’ and ‘picture submission’ ideas. I wanted to reassure her we’re blessed to have her; she’s indeed an asset to The UCB family. So, I took it upon myself to compose an little ice breaker for her. Please give Mimi your warmest welcome: Likes and Comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks-T.Monet

T.Monet: Where are you from? And how has your surroundings influenced your style? If it has at all. 

Mimi C.: Atlanta has influenced my style as far as what not to do. People take a trend here and then it becomes over excessive. But there a few who are bold, fearless, completely original, individuals solely bringing that shock factor. While others may be scared to leave the house that way ; they make it their own and it works. They’re the ones who catch my eye so to speak.

Tamisha Monet: Name a car that most resembles your style, elaborate please.

Mimi C.: (Chuckles) the car that I would say would most resemble me would be a Maserati. It’s sleek, chic, sexy and sophisticated. When you see it on the road it’s all eyes on the Maserati. In the same way I would be on my runway or a red carpet. So, Maserati comes close to doing me justice, indefinitely, lol.

T.Monet: How has being a mother impacted your style? Any advice for mothers who are struggling with maintaining their style while embarking on the journey of motherhood?

Mimi C: First and foremost being a mother is one God’s greatest gifts. To be able to manifest that much love for another individual, it’s a blessing from God. You think you know what love is and then this person comes along and changes your entire perspective of what love is. I remember the days when I would buy out the malls, for myself. Now, the only time I buy out the mall is for my little man. That boy has a certain stature and swagger already, it’s crazy, lol. For your second question I believe just because you’re a mother isn’t reason to dress down or let yourself go. Now I know that could incredibly hard when you investing so much love in the great little being. But you must tap into the sexy and keep your womanhood intact. You can be a wife, mother, business woman as am I but don’t lose yourself identify, that’s all I ask.

Q. What items are essential in your styling process when transforming a client’s look and why?

A: The client them self. I truly have to get a complete feel for that person and remember to incorporate them when creating their look. Even with taking them out their comfort zone and their element, it’s essential to maintain that sense of self.  

Q: If one is looking to evolve their style yet stay true to their selves what would your suggestions be?

A. Although, I’m challenging the client to evolve their style. Comfortability is key. I can style a client in the baddest pair of Giuseppe Zanotti high heels but they’re uncomfortable that will be conveyed in the look. The confidence won’t be brought forth. The look then becomes unbelievable. The main thing is to be open-minded. Be willing to listen to any input, open to suggestions. Perspective is everything, you shouldn’t be so quick to say no. How do you know you don’t like the outfit just by looking at it? Try it on, get an authentic feel for it, the shape, the way the color compliments your skin, the way the fabric feels against your skin. Initially, you may not like heels but if you never wear heels to train your foot to create an arch of course you’d naturally be uncomfortable. But what’s comfortable, anyway? Your level of comformality can change or be strengthen but you must be willing to take the risk.

To be continued.   I know you are all dying to read more of our interview and get to know Mimi but you’ll have to come back next week as she makes her grand debut with her first post. Til’ next time.


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Author:Tamisha Monet

Fashion Editor (iStyleFashionBeauty.com) Tamisha Monet calls Oakland home as a Bay Area native but resides in Houston. She's a staff writer for The Rouge Collection magazine, in their Beauty and Style department. She is the art contributor for the West Coast division of F.A.M.E. The Experience magazine. In the blogosphere, she’s worked with Vogue, Lexus, True Religion and more. She works as a Business Life Coach for various fashion and beauty start-ups through her company iStyle Fashion and Beauty Society.

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4 Comments on “Introducing Glambassor Mimi C. From Hotlanta”

  1. February 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM #

    Yayy Mimi!! I’ll try to follow this blog for updates.

  2. February 3, 2012 at 11:57 PM #

    Awww why thank you. We’re blessed to have her aboard. We’ll subscribe to yours too and return the favor =)

  3. Teddi Sky
    February 5, 2012 at 7:40 AM #

    HOTT-I love a Stylist that keeps their clients comfortable mark in mind but still opens them to something different and sickening “Fierce”….F.Y.I….Inspire them with Fashion….Luv the Blog

  4. February 5, 2012 at 9:48 AM #

    Exactly Teddi,

    She’s evolving their style identity but allowing the client while considering their personality, love it! Thanks, please subscribe and visit us for fashion tips and updates!

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