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21 Questions with MiMi Irvin

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Not only is MiMi Irvin a style icon in the natural hair community but she’s also the owner of one of the most fashion forward vintage boutiques, Meye Label. Originally created to inspire women to realize their full fashion potential, Meye Label has become a go to site for finding vintage pieces on a budget.

Always on the go, we caught up with MiMi over the weekend to ask her a few on the spot questions.

    1. I usually wake up and have…a great cup of coffee.
      1. My morning routine entails…prayer and meditation before I leave bed, the normal hygiene routine, followed by hair and makeup. My outfit is created around my hair and makeup.
        1. If you looked at my desktop you’d find…tons of icons everywhere.
          1. My favorite song right now is…Janelle Monae’s “YOGA”.
            1. My personal life philosophy…never give up on your dreams.
              1. What keeps me excited about working in the fashion industry is…seeing others inspired and willing to try new things.
                1. A perfect day for me would be…having my family make it home safely each day.
                  1. On a typical Saturday night I’m…either at an event or hanging out with family. We normally watch a movie or cook dinner together.
                    1. You’d never catch you wearing…with me there are no fashion limits.
                      1. The most treasured item in my closet…is a vintage sequined gold jacket I bought from Buffalo Exchange. I’m sure that the one piece I’ll never part from.
                        1. My favorite trend right now…I don’t have one in particular. I somehow seems to always fall into the trends coincidentally.
                          1. I’m dying to splurge on… a dream vacation to Greece.
                            1. My summer 2015 essentials are…sunscreen, ponytail holders, and a cute pair of sandals.
                              1. In every woman’s closet there should be…a crisp white blouse, a black dress, and a stylish print shoe that can spice up any outfit.
                                1. My 3 must have beauty essentials are…Mac’s Ruby Woo lipstick, Younique mascara, and BECCA foundation.
                                  1. My favorite fashion designer is…Stella Jean.
                                    1. My guilty pleasure is…chocolate cake and bread pudding.
                                      1. My favorite place to shop is…Buffalo Exchange, Leopard Lounge Vintage, and Vintage Whimsy.
                                        1. The best advice I’ve ever gotten was…”If you are to stress, stress on what you can control and what you can’t give it to GOD.”
                                          1. My fashion pet peeve is…flip flops in a professional environment.
                                            1. Your favorite vintage find so far…is this amazing multicolored dress from a vintage resale shop in Europe, very similar to the dress worn by Diana Ross in Mahogany.


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