Fall Trends By Mio Boutique
As the temperature slowly starts to drop out of the 90 degree range, there is an air of excitement that grows with each cold front Houston welcomes. Autumn means it’s time for everyone’s favorite things: pumpkin flavored drinks, Thanksgiving break, and best of all: the chance to welcome this season’s fall fashion.
Lace shorts and crop tops were fun for the summer, but with the semester in full swing now, it feels only right to pull out our riding boots and pull on our leggings. But with this season of over-sized sweaters and cable knit it can be easy to get bogged down with layers and hard to keep it fresh. Venezuela born, Claudia Ayala who is now very much a Houstonian helps combat this.
With their weekly trunk shows and meet the stylist or designer, Mio Boutique keeps things lively. From the minute you step into the store its easy to see Mio is different. Though it appears small from the outside, the store is bursting with hand made jewelry, high end clothes and Houston made items. The first thing that is likely to catch your eye is their Live Love Houston artwork on the back wall. This artwork describes the look and feel of the boutique perfectly. Everything this shop does either helps promote Houston, keep Houston well dressed or gives back to Houston.
The store is about to undergo a very exciting re-launch, and when they are finished, the store will be just what every working woman in Houston needs. This boutique has a little bit of everything, yet still manages to maintain a very intimate feel. Claudia Ayala puts a great deal of emphasis on Houston and helps draw attention to the many incredible designers we have right here in Houston.
Amber Faye, store manager of the boutique sat down with LCA to talk about what’s in store for Mio. In the coming weeks, Mio will undergo some major changes, but will remain true to the original concept – loving Houston. Every Saturday Mio has a trunk show and features a new designer, stylist or fashion guru. Clients have the opportunity to see something new every single weekend, as well as meet the creator, as well as enjoy the light bites that Mio always caters.
Mio Boutique is a store that knows how to take care of their clients. “Its really like a family here at Mio, we’re all really close,” says Amber. Periodically stores send impersonal emails about upcoming sales or specials. Mio goes the extra mile and creates a bond with their clients by getting to know them and their style. They even go so far as to call clients when new pieces of their favorite designer have been added to their ever changing inventory.
With the re-launch, Mio is planning on growing up a little, which is fitting as their clients are affluent, working women. Their new store will feature clothing from designers such as Camilla, Mason, Victoria Beckham, Nissa, Young, Broke and Fabulous, and Pink Tarten to name a few. The new Mio will also be featuring a Starbucks coffee machine so their clients will have something to sip on as they peruse through the upscale attire.
This boutique is very interactive, they have a strong presence on social media and great website which allows you to look at the inventory and even see what Claudia has been sporting. There is nothing Mio does that does not come with a party, and their re-launch is no different. The boutique offers a very friendly atmosphere, clients sip champagne, delicious bites and tons of new styles. Take this chance to make Mio Boutique your boutique, this is the perfect opportunity to check out one of the greatest local fashion havens.
Lights Camera Action is delighted to host Fall Fashion Night Out Charity Event on November 5, 2014. Come join for light bites while checking out latest fall trends, fashion updates, makeup tips for a glamorous look by Posh Aveda Salon and a jewelry trunk show by Zayver Jewels by Bela Thacker. The event helps entrepreneur and fashionista Dr. Huma Nawab, raise money for the Partnership Walk for the Aga Khan Foundation in its fight against poverty. Fifteen percent of all sales will benefit the Aga Khan Foundation. Guests are asked to RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling 713-533-9488.
Special input by Natasha Naik.
Natasha Naik is currently a student at University of Houston studying public relations with a passion for charity. She has recently completed a missions trip in Haiti, working with the missionaries of charity. She also loves to travel along with her other hobbies like cooking, music, and trying hands on fashion.