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Daily Deal! Tops!

5 Dec

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Vintage Photo-shoot

2 May

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Last weekend, we completed the first of our summer collection photo shoots.   We had a blast!  The talented Toni Geib from BellaFotos took some amazing shots and we thought we should share the fruits of our labor.

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These photo includes the following pieces from the MiUS Collection:

First Photo:

Second Photo:

These lovely dresses are part of our Emerging Designer Showcase! The navy dresses are custom ordered and proudly handmade by Tidal Cool Creations.  The beautiful gray dress is designed and made in Los Angeles by Amadi.

These are my two favorites from the session. Stay tuned, we’ll post more sneak peeks throughout the week!

Photographers: Toni Gieb from BellaFotos, and Patrick Hovan

Hair Stylist:  Ginger Brock from Creative Cuts

MUA:  Chanterra

Furniture: Salvage Style

Models: Amanda Krieg, LaShonda Reed, and Stephanie Conrad

Set Design & Stylist: Yours truly 😉 Millie @ MiUS Collection

wiSww (what i SHOULD wear wednesday)

19 Dec

i am linking up again today with lindsey from the pleated poppy for “what i should wear wednesday”…well my twist on what i should wear wednesday which is “what i SHOULD wear wednesday”.

sorry for the image of the sweater…i do know its a little blurry.

i want winter.  i am so sick of seeing ugly muddy grass.  and sick of seeing bare trees.  and sick of being sick!!!  one day its 60 here and the next day is 40 and then it rains and blech.  i would like some white snow.  i would like to NOT see the UGLY extension cords running my christmas lights outside!

so my outfit for today is a sweater…a cardi which i would wear a cami or tee to match the cream in the sweater underneath.  i see people wearing colored and even patterned jeans and i like the look…but not sure i would like it on me.  so i have two pairs of jeans picked out.  one in wine to match the sweater and one pair of regular denim incase i lost my nerve.

i love love love my purple snood.  i would only wear it with this sweater if i wore the regular denim jeans.  even i can match colors a bit.

i like to mix my jewelry up and not be too matchy.  i love my rose gold watch and i think i would try the turquoise earrings with this outfit…not sure if they blues would jive or not.

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hi low striped cardigan with belt $42.99

just usa skinny jeans – wine $46.99

hammer bootleg jeans dark wash $49.99

purple snood- infinite scarf  $32.99

 foldover leather reversible bag $165.99

oversized stone earring $35.99

leather braid ring $34.99

oversized tuscany united band $110

don’t forget…MiUS is running free shipping and different deals of the day.  see the website for more info.  look for the deal of the day under the “shop by” tab!

and….since i am cross (we use “cross” in our house instead of “mad”…i think it came from watching too much of sir top-em-hat be “cross”) that we are not covered in a pretty blanket of snow and all we have is icky looking muddy grass and we can still see the leaves we missed raking…i leave you with a few pics of some pretty snow scenes.  i am pretending to live here right now: (click on photo to view credits)

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what i SHOULD wear wednesday

12 Dec

and again…another installment of what i should be wearing.  today i am looking at a holiday outfit…maybe for new years?  i guess i could wear this get- up to my kindergarten daughter’s christmas concert, however i tend to like blending into the wall at those things.

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i like to mix and match my accessories….remember thosee days when people matched belts with shoes and handbags?  i would have hated dressing like that and would have been considered “out of fashion”…then again i might not be the one to take fashion advice from.  there is a large probability that i wore the coke rugby long past its prime (now if you don’t know what i am talking about…you might be way young for that confession…but i am sure you get the jist).  i tend to go with simple earrings if my necklace makes a statement.  this dress, looks great on, and i can say that because my friend jill wore it at the trunk show!  the earrings are there but subtle.  the clutch is one of my fav pieces…it really holds a lot more than it looks and is that soft leather.  i went small on the ring because i went big on the cuffs.  i think with this dress i would wear either the gold and silver or the black and gold (see…i kind of match my handbag to my wrists)

raspberry and black sequence dress $69.99

bow ring $19.99

scale cuff $19.99

daisy chain necklace $19.99

studded clutch $75.99

petal shaped earrings $29.99

hmmmm and the deal of the day on our site??  this fabo dress!  check it out!  www.miuscollection.com

i think i have mentioned this before, but i got my idea for wiSww from lindsey at the pleated poppy…now onto working the execution of this idea…

A Sense of Community (not the TV show)

6 Dec

This holiday season – and the local activities that revolve around it – has me thinking a lot about community.  Dictionary.com defines community as “a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.”   In this instance, I’m mostly thinking of the “specific locality” type.

We live in a relatively small town here in Northeast Ohio. Medina has a population of just roughly 27,000.  However, Medina does a wonderful job encouraging community, and getting people to engage with each other in a civic way.  The downtown has been lovingly preserved, with nice shops, restaurants and events that often draw good crowds.

Medina’s picturesque downtown

We are very fortunate to be in an area where the idea of “community” has been taken so seriously by our town’s leaders, and that there are several organizations that work very hard all year round to ensure it stays that way.  From our Main Street Medina association to the Medina County Historical Society, there are many people who are passionate about keeping our town – and our sense of community – alive and thriving.  I believe this is a concept that tends to feed on itself.  When just a few committed people really work at that sense of community – holding events, preserving history, encouraging downtown commerce – the more other people willingly start to appreciate and work to perpetuate these ideals.

Candlelight Walk 2012

As I’ve now been a resident of Medina for a little over two years, I’ve definitely come to appreciate – and therefore more frequently attend – the events they hold in the downtown area.  From the summer concerts in the park to the Candlelight Walk, I’ve happily enjoyed many activities that are unique to our town.  In turn, I’ve become more committed to wanting the downtown to keep thriving.  I attend the concerts, and make donations.  I patronize the restaurants on our town square.  I shop the wonderful, unique stores we have here.  I attend every Saturday Farmers’ Market that I can, and buy as much of my produce there as I’m able.  I’m really not having to go out of my way – or spend a lot more – to do all these activities; yet my hope is I’m helping to ensure that they will continue long into the future.

Medina Community Band concert in the town gazebo

Wherever you live, I encourage you to find a way to support your community.  Even if it’s just following the city’s Facebook page or Twitter feed, or eating a meal at the corner café versus the chain up the street, I think everyone can, at least in some small way, help to encourage their local community to thrive.  It just takes a little forethought.

Once you start, however, don’t be surprised if you find yourself getting more involved.  When you see what gems your own corner of the world has to offer, you just might become another passionate person who helps to keep that spirit of community alive.

Another great way to support our wider local community (the good old USA) is to buy USA made products!  Today’s holiday deal at miuscollection.com is sweaters!  All MiUS sweaters are 15% off, and enjoy free shipping on orders over $50.  Use code cozy12 at checkout.

what i SHOULD wear

5 Dec

 

 

“it’s beginning to look a lot like winter…everywhere you gooooo” can you hear the song in your head now?  i hope it doesn’t stick with you all day…i hate when i have the same song in my head alllll day.  especially if it’s a theme song from a nick jr, show….gag.

anyway, around here my five-year old even mentioned how we are all decorated for christmas but it doesn’t look like winter outside.  true.  we had two days in the 60s here.  yuk for winter.  today it is supposed to be colder…but i wouldn’t mind a dusting of snow.

so here is a winter outfit…maybe some of you are seeing winter already?

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beret 29.99 – i actually saw someone with this on at the trunk show….holy cuteness!  i almost took it off her head but thought that might be rude.

trendy zip cardi -curvy plus 29.99 although i feel like i look it, i am not quite considered “curvy plus” (yet) but i love this cardi and if i got it in a small i could pull it off with skinny jeans because it would still be a bit baggy (though my fashion police might disagree but hey, they aren’t here right now)

just usa skinny jeans 75.99 i own these.  if you follow my posts you know i wasn’t keen on getting them, but i honestly get compliments every time i wear them.

jaunt tote wave embossed 229.99 (sale!!) i have said it before, i spend more on handbags and accessories because they always fit last longer.  i saw this tote in person at the trunk show and became even more obsessed with it….its on my christmas wish list.

thin stingray buckle bracelet (rainbow) 69.99 – another item i finally saw in person at the trunk show.  another item you will see a lot of in my wiSw posts.  another item on that christmas wish list

purple snood – infinite scarf 32.99 – one of my trunk show goodies.  so soft and warm and useful because it can be a shawl for those cold restaurants or church and a hood for when it rains or the wind is blowing or just a scarf to not only keep you warm but look good!

deal of the day!

Raspberry & Black Sequin Cocktail Dress with Lining

have you been following our deals of the day?  the rasperry and black sequin dress is today’s deal.  i saw this on my friend jill at the trunk show…you have to see how great it looks on!

We are getting so excited…

29 Nov

This Saturday, December 1 will be our very first Holiday trunk show!!  We are super duper excited for this event!!! (Notice the number of exclamation points after that statement 🙂 that adds the tone we are REALLY super duper excited!)  So…let me give you some details!

We will have our ENTIRE inventory for sale at the location.  One of our local designers, Andrea Howell, from Tidal Cool will be joining us as well as local author, Kelley Grealis!  Andrea will be showcasing her winter designs exclusively for sale at MiUS Collection.  Kelley will be signing and selling her novel. PLUS we’ll have models showing you some of the pieces and lovely attendants to help you find your way around the trunks show.   OH…and since we are celebrating, we’ll have drinks (wine) and apps for all to enjoy.   The trunk show will be held at a local store in Medina, Ohio.  The store solely carries made in Ohio goods, which fits right in with MiUS Collection as we are an extension of that theme for our pieces are all Made in USA.  It’s a fun studio, and you will also be able to see and purchase some local art from Homegrown Ohio!  How absolutely great is that!?!?

Here is the invitation with the address and all the other relevant details:

If you are in the area, we hope you can make it and come visit us!!    If not, dont worry, we will be planning other trunk shows in the future.  We will keep you posted.

BTW, here is a link to our Daily Deal for the holidays…

This lovely dress, on sale today only for $39.99!! That’s 25% off!

https://www.miuscollection.com/Daily-Deals-_c_74.html

Any questions or comments!  Write below.

The Descendant – A Vampire Novel Made in the USA!

16 Nov

Clothing isn’t the only thing made in the USA on the MIUS blog today!

My name is Kelley Grealis and I am the author of THE DESCENDANT – a vampire novel that was created in the US of A and is proud to support other local businesses!

When Millie asked me if I’d be interested in guest blogging, I immediately said yes!  In keeping with the spirit of MIUS, I’d like to share with you a little bit about my Made in the USA novel and the other local businesses that I support.

On May 24, I independently published my debut novel, The Descendant.  Since I’m a lifetime resident of Northeast Ohio, by default that means my novel is a USA original!  It is dubbed a vampire tale of biblical proportions and reveals the biblical origin of the vampire through the experiences of a woman who discovers that she is a descendant of the first vampire.  You can learn more at: http://www.kelleygrealis.com. The site, by the way, was designed and built by a talented friend of mine located in NYC.  Cori also has her own blog and if you’d like to see some of the cool art projects she’s working on, check out http://myarttoinspire.com/ (she designed that site, too)!

When it came to publishing and marketing my book, it was important for me to support US and local businesses.  I won’t bore you with the stats; we’ve all heard them before, but supporting local business is good for the local economy.  The money stays in the area and is re-invested into the company, supports local workers and increases the local tax base.  So why wouldn’t I support local?  It’s like supporting the home team!

I turned to Amazon’s CreateSpace service to format and create my paperback.  Okay, I know what you are thinking!  Amazon isn’t located in Ohio.  But Amazon is an American company and the project team that I worked with was based in Seattle and my paperbacks are printed in Charleston, SC!  I also utilized Smashwords to format my manuscript to be compatible with all other e-readers. Smashwords is a California based company.

My book cover was designed by A BCD Creative, a graphic design company located in University Heights, OH that was founded by a high school friend and his wife.  Seriously, if you need anything designed or a website, check them out!  http://abcdcreative.com/

I turned to another local company, Icandi Graphics, to print bookmarks, business cards and other marketing materials for book signing events (table cloth, bumper stickers, t-shirts, etc).  Icandi is a graphics and screen-printing company based in Medina, OH that was started by friends.  They’re also super good at what they do and easy to work with.  Check them out too if you need any t-shirts, posters or stickers!  http://www.icandigraphics.com/

So when you are lounging around in your MIUS lounge wear and reading The Descendant, know that you aren’t only supporting Millie and me but many more local businesses!

Follow Kelley on Twitter @KelleyGrealis or on Facebook https://www.Facebook.com/TheDescendantbyKelleyGrealis

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