BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:
MeYe LabelHouston, TX
ABOUT THE BUSINESS / ORGANIZATION:I am the owner of an online resale vintage shop, MeYe Label (pronounced MY Label), and the designer of custom bow-tie collection called MeYe Chic Bow Ties. My mission is to inspire women to “Dress the Part, Shop Smart." What sets MeYe Label apart is it's an experience for women to step outside their comfort zone and embrace their own style.
THE STORY:I 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 a budget. Only a couple of months after my “whim blogging,” I gained my first social media confirmation of being labeled as a fashionista: I was voted as the Vizions IN Fashion Online Contest Winner of 2013.
I have since been awarded many accolades related to hair and vintage fashion. I was recognized as Houston’s Most Fashionable and Ms. Houston Vintage in 2016, Houston’s Most Influential Trailblazer in 2017, and have become the recipient, brand ambassador, and volunteer for Magpies & Peacock which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) design house based in Houston, Texas. I wanted to share my passion for selling vintage. It was a perfect fit since I love searching and shopping for vintage, so why not sell it?
Along my journey, I realized that vintage is definitely a niche market and that true vintage runs small in size, which was a dilemma for my curvy customers. So in order to fit all my customers’ needs, I started designing custom bow-ties that stemmed from a fashion show hosted by Mocha Millennium Women during the Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston. The response to my custom bow-ties was very positive, and I incorporated the accessory on my online website. I am continually looking to make MeYe Label even better. Who knows what's next? Stay tuned!
ACCOMPLISHMENTS / ACCOLADES / AWARDS:I was labeled Houston’s Most Fashionable and Ms. Houston Vintage in 2016, Houston’s Most Influential Trailblazer in 2017, and have become the recipient, brand ambassador, and volunteer for Magpies & Peacock which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) design house based in Houston, Texas, and I’m a Pro Fitness Athlete.
Now I have embarked on an amazing initiative called “Got STEM style?” This project evolved from being asked to join the panel discussion for the 2018 DiscoverE Global Marathon, in which the topic was about being a Creative Engineer (right brain meets left).
My motto is, “STEM empowers your knowledge, STYLE empowers your expression”. I continue to celebrate other fellow women who have a STEM background, but who are also doing amazingly creative things by sharing their story on IG, FB, and LinkedIn. I have incorporated the STEM initiative within my online boutique as well. MeYe Label is about style and embracing it.
My current following on Facebook, Instagram, and other social networks stands at over 35K followers and this number is continuously growing.
ADVICE:The worst failure and biggest regrets are found in quitting.
HEROES:Growing up as an only child, my mom has always instilled in me the idea to never settle and always embrace life. From that, I've tried to surround myself with individuals that pour wisdom, knowledge, and discernment into me. So, for that, I have many mentors and heroes in my life.
CONTACT INFORMATION:IG: @mimi.irvin
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