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Holy COW!  Check out what Miche is releasing this month!  This is CRAZY!  Those who have a Demi base will be pleased to know that their selection just EXPLODED!

  • Petite: 3 Shells

  • Classic: 2 Shells

  • Demi: 11 Shells

  • Prima: 2 Shells

  • Accessories: 4 Items

Wouldn’t you love to get every single piece of this for free?  This month during the National Miche Conference, it was announced that August 15th has been named National Miche Party Day.  On that day, Miche officials will be calling random reps and if she is conducting a party at the time, the HOSTESS WILL GET THE ENTIRE LINE FREE!!!  Plus the hostess benefits you are already earning during your party!  I have been representing Miche for over a year, and I have NEVER seen a deal this big for hostesses.    We used to offer Hostess Exclusive Shells to hostesses with a Party of $600 or more.  Now?  Miche has up the stakes and will be giving away the ENTIRE Fearless Line to many hostesses.

I can only book three shows on the 15th so if you want your chance to get these shells for free, contact me via the comments ASAP!

We are also introducing the new series in the HOPE Line this month!  Check these out!  There’s one for each of the bases!

I will post more about this line soon!  Miche is making some changes to this line so they can donate more money to help humanitarian efforts!

Cheers,

Andrea



All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.  – Pablo Picasso

As a kid, I was taught to pick up crayons or markers and put color down to convey ideas and feelings.  Isn’t that what art is?  Of course it is!  It’s a way to show others who you are, what you do, what you like and what inspires you.  It’s a catalysis some people use to heal from hurts and celebrate achievements.

This coming fall, I plan to homeschool my oldest son and in time, I may bring home our middle son.  A few months ago as I was creating a giant world map and other art pieces for the room, I gave the boys empty canvases to paint whatever they wanted to.  Jackson, my oldest, had been given an assignment a month or so ago in art class at his public school to use oil pastels to recreate a still life picture of flowers in a vase of sorts.  When he brought it home, I asked where he got it because he had done such a good job it didn’t occur to me at that time that he had done it himself.  I was so impressed by the piece that it’s not hanging behind our dining room table, which is a focal point when you walk into the room, and our home for that matter.  You could just see the pride in his eyes as I gave his masterpieces it’s place of honor.  What do you think he painted on his empty canvas?  A recreation of the original oil pastel.  That accomplishment of being able to do such a good job has stuck with him and he, as a result, recreates it many times over.  It creates

warm fuzzy feelings for him. It’s a way for him to channel a good time/feeling/accomplishment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So let me ask you.  How do you express yourself artistically now that you’re an adult.  Has your catalyst of self expression changed?  I know for me, I use different art forms.  I love to crochet, knit, sew and cook.  Yes I believe cooking is an art form!  I also very much enjoy making my outfits a piece of art.  I have also explored ways to use my body as a canvas…no not body paints or tattoos.  Just accessories!

I have learned so much about accessorizing in the last few years and it has taken my boring worrobe to new heights.  A simple grouping of necklaces can

Use a color wheel when accessorizing! It will help you to pick things that go together and ensure that you look amazing!

make all the difference in the world.  Add a pop of color by way of a summer shoe and a handbag.  You don’t have to purchase the expensive names and high-priced tags to look amazing!  If pattern on clothing scares you, pick a solid top

in your favorite color of the season. In art class as far back as grade school, we were shown a color wheel, right?  Remember that pie shaped poster your art teacher would hold up to show you primary and secondary colors?  Well get yourself one and post it in your closet.  That will be your best friend when learning how to accessorize!  If you want more instruction on how to use a color wheel to put an outfit together, click on the color wheel to the right and it will take you to an amazing write up on the subject.

When you apply this concept, you will realize how invaluable Miche handbags are!  It can be expensive to have to purchase a whole collection of designer handbags in all different shades, colors, patterns, textures and styles.  With Miche, you purchase one of the four base bags that fits your lifestyle and then shells to compliment your wardrobe.  You can take it a step further and purchase additional handles and purse charms to totally change the look of your shells when you need to refresh your stash of shells.  Not only does Miche make it easy to accessorize and stay in style, there’s no more dumping your bag out when you want to change your handbag.  You simply take detach the outer shell from your base bag and replace it with another!  What used to take 5 minutes can now be done in as little as 5 seconds, no kidding, no exaggeration.

Your mom used to encourage you to be creative as a child didn’t she?  Is she creative now?  How well does she transfer creativity into her outfits?  If she’s having trouble with that, why not get a Miche for her for Mother’s Day?  We have a great promotion going just for moms!  Not only that, with a qualifying purchase you can get vintage shells to go with her new base for a fraction of the list price!  She has taught you well over the years.  Remind her that she’s still smart and creative and that she’s beautiful!

There is an artist in all of us now just like there was on in us as a child.  Figure out how to ignite that passion to create and explore color as an adult.  If you don’t think you’re crafty or have drawing/painting talent, try to incorporate some color and texture into your wardrobe.  Make your body a canvas of sorts and see how much better you feel!  I promise it is really hard not to smile when you’ve put together and wear an amazing outfit!

Cheers,

Andrea



Miche just announced that we are taking it way back with retro shells!  With any $50 purchase, you can qualify to snag these retired shells for a fraction of the price!

These are just a few of the shells Miche is re-releasing for a limited time for those who purchase $50 or more in product.  This exclusive offer will only be around for a little while, but the good news is, there’s no limit to how many you can purchase at the special prices!

If you would like more information, comment below!  This is a great deal and can make your Mother’s Day budget go even further!

Cheers,

Andrea



Many businesses come up with specific names for their products.  When looking through a catalog, it makes the experience fun, but in the real world, and for conversation sake, it can make it hard on consumers.  Let’s take Miche Shells for example.

Shells: The piece that goes on the outside of the base and gives the overall style of the bag. Despite marketing and representatives using the lingo, most people still call them covers.

Urban Shells: These shells for the Prima base were released toward the later part of the summer last year.  SO MANY people were anxiously awaiting their arrival.  Because people were talking about the rumors they might be coming before they actually got here, their name had already been established by the public: Backpack bags.

Go-Anywhere Bag: These shells were created to be able to fill the need so many women have.  How do you carry all your things when you’re going to the gym, pool, park or to the baby sitters?  Miche’s response was the Go-Anywhere, the public says diaper bag.

With these three simple examples, I hope I have gotten you thinking about branding.  How has your business or product established it’s “branding” and how has it overcome the tendency of the masses using general terms when referring to you?  Are you aware of generalized terms used in reference to your product or services?  This stuff does matter, and more than you realize. Below are times when knowing this information could drastically change your bottom line and overall effectiveness in business:

  • Blogging, Websites: Keywords, tags, META Tags and search engine optimization. If you don’t know the layman’s lingo for your products or services, you may be missing out severely on traffic to your internet information sites.   Keywords are words that general people use to describe or search for your products.  Knowing these, you can use them as tags on your blog or website.  A tag is simply a word or phrase that the search engines can grab on to when compiling a search someone’s asked for while sitting at their computer.
  • Twitter: Hash tags, profile naming.  If someone is looking for a Mother’s Day gift idea on Twitter, they are going to use the search function at the top of their screen.  If you haven’t used a “#” in front of the words they search for, you might miss some potential customers.  For example, if you go right now and search #LoveBeautySchool on Twitter, you will get a small sneak peek into what I’m working on for next month. 🙂  However, if nobody searches for #LoveBeautySchool, then the hashtag was just a waste of time.
  • Facebook Pages: If you have made a page on facebook.com like I have for my business, you need to optomize (or get the most out of) your search engine exposure!  How do you do that?  Again, use keywords, or commonly used words by the public, in your page description.  Also, be specific about who you are and what you do in your page name. As a side note:  Use dashes in your page name, too, as Google sees each word separated by a “-” as a word, instead of one big word.  For example, if I had know this when I made my page, I would have called it www.facebook.com/bag-transformation of having it all together as one word.

Nobody gets into business to fail.  Knowing helpful tips like these can help you get leads, connect with customers and improve your bottom line.

If you found this article helpful, please feel free to share this with your colleagues, tweet and/or facebook it!  Thanks for your support and many blessings in your current and future ventures!

Cheers,
Andrea

 



If I know what a mother wants, it’s to be recognized as special and appreciated. On Mother’s Day, true, but every other day in between.  Read below to see how you can give her a gift this May 13th that will last for years to come and continually remind her that you love her and remember her every day of the year.

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Women of every age want to feel beautiful.  As we get older though, we start to second guess our ability to keep up with styles and trends. We begin to wonder if we are starting to look like that older lady in church or at the grocery store whom we used to think as kids dressed herself in the dark before leaving the house.  With Miche, she can stay in style without having to try.

Below are just a few ways you can know for sure you will be in style at every turn.

  • Our designers keep a hawk eye on the runways in Paris and New York.  You can be sure that the design and color styles and trends on the runways will be reflected onto our shells and accessories.
  • Miche releases new designs MONTHLY!
  • Each shell and accessory is a available on a limited supply basis.  What’s that mean? Everything you see in the catalogue is current and up-to-date.
  • Our products are affordable.  New shells can be purchased often and even put on wishlists for your birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day or just because.

As always, if you have questions or need help picking out the PERFECT handbag or accessories, just drop a comment below.

Cheers!



{March 31, 2012}   Helping Cale!

I can barely put myself in the shoes of the parents of this little girl.  She goes to my boy’s school and is the same age as my middle son, Gage.  It breaks my heart at the thought of a sweet baby going through something as horrible as a cancer fight.  Tonight is her benefit dinner and auction.  If you are in the middle Tennessee area and want to help, be at College Street Elementary at 4 for the BBQ dinner, auction starting at 6.  Dinner is $6 a plate.  All proceeds go to the family to help with expenses during this time.

I have heard of several area business who have given donations for the auction.  Below is a list of what I know of for sure:

  • Miche
Miche handbag and gift certificate donated for Cale's benefit auction.

I am donating a cream base, Leila Shell and $25 worth of gift certificates for the auction. Total retail value of $95. Gift certificates may be broken up and given as gifts or used as one lump gift certificate.

In addition to this auction item, I am offering 10% of sales to be donated to the family if anyone wants to host a Miche Home Show in Cale’s honor.  Contact me right away if you want to do this because other’s have already taken me up on dates for other events and my calendar is getting tight.

 

  • Green Thumb Lawn & Landscape
Impatients and $105 worth of Lawncare

Inpatients and $105 worth of Lawncare. Three gift certificates good for $35 each of lawncare. They may be used by one person or broken up and given to others who can use them.

 

  • Fireman Lawn Service
3 certificates up to 75 value full service lawn care up to 1 acre

3 certificates up to $75 value full service lawn care up to 1 acre.

 

If I find out of other items to be auctioned I will add them to the list.  Please come out and support this family.  They really need our help.

 

Cheers,

Andrea Warren



{March 31, 2012}   Pewter Rope Handles BACK!

…but in limited quantity!  If you were disappointed that you didn’t get them the first time around, you had better get them now because corporate says they are very limited and will go fast!

Theses handles are the stylish sister the the Rope Handles Black that were just released.  They are 24″ which provides a 10″ drop.  If you have your eye on either set, get them now!   Don’t know what shells to wear with these handles?

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Happy Styling!

Cheers,

Andrea
http://andreawarren.miche.com



{March 31, 2012}   Miche Mania Board

Miche Mania Board

Here’s how to play:

  1. Select a square (or more) at $2 each.
  2. Either comment below or Email me with the name, phone number and email address for the person you would like to “own” each square.  We will then talk about how you will pay for your squares. If you are local, we can arrange a meet up or anyone can mail me the payment via good ‘ol snail mail! Yes, you can purchase a square in honor of someone.  Right now with Mother’s Day coming up, it’s a great way to give your mom (or wife) a shopping spree for a little as $2 out of pocket!
  3. Check back every day until the end of the game (April 15th, 2012) to see what the pool is up to.  The actual winnings will be directly linked to the amount of squares are sold so tell your friends!  Game could end sooner if the squares sell out before the posted end date.
  4. Winner will be contacted via email and/or phone.
  5. Products using the Miche Mania Money have to be purchased within 48 hours of the close of the game.

If you have questions about any of the listed information and procedures, please comment below or visit me on my facebook page.  Happy playing!

Cheers,

Andrea Warren



The long awaited April releases are here!  You’ve seen them since February in the catalog but starting Sunday, April 1, they will be available for purchase on my website.  Without further delay, allow me to introduce you to these wild ladies!

Interchangeable handbag shells for Miche.

Prima: Robie (Signature). Demi: Harlow (Signature) Megan (Premium). Classic: Harper (Premium). Petite: Skylar (Premium) Lily (Signature) Names given respectively from Left to Right as they appear per size in the picture.

Animal print is always hot, but when the designers added punches of mauve to the classic and demi shells, they turned it up a notch still.  The solid colors of the other shells are so warm and inviting, just like the temperatures that will soon be here.  I know here in middle Tennessee, we’ve seen days in the 80’s already.  Pair these bags with a quiet pattern or a solid and you will be too hot to handle walking down the street.

As if those shells aren’t amazing enough, look what else Miche released!  More accessories to help you totally polish off your look.

Two new Hip Bags (Jayla and Nina), Black Rope Handles, Soft Wallets (Yellow and Neutral Snake) Coin Purses (Kiki, Lola, Margo and Skylar) and three new Charmers (Gumdrop, Taffy and Cotton Candy). All names are given from Left to right in their respective groups.

 

How to use these products:

Jayla Hip Bag:  She’s great to use when you’re on the go, just like any of our hip bags.  If you look closely though, her long strap is the same style as the petite long handle.  If you have the petite and purchase Jayla, you essentially get a new bag and another option for your petite base!

  • Picture this:

Paired with the long handle from  Seriously that would totally get heads turning!  In the mean time, take the handle from the petite base and put it on Jayla.  Can you feel the heat radiating off of this combo??  I can!

Gumdrop Charmer:  The great thing about these charmers (and all of Miche’s accessories) is that you can pair them with any handbag.  I personally cannot wait to put this product on the Lily Shell for the Petite base.  The nice dark pink/purple tones of the shell would blend so well with the teal/blues of this charmer.  Putting these two together would turn heads for sure.  You could also pair it with the Megan for the Demi to pull colors from your outfit onto your bag.

Soft Wallet (Yellow):  For those who like the polished look of a classic solid colored handbag, a bright wallet can give you a punch of party to brighten up your day when you pull it out to pay the lady at the register at the grocery store, doctor’s office or even at the gas station.  Not to mention the compliments and smiles you will get from those standing near by.

Stay tuned in the coming days for Mother’s Day promotions through corporate, Mother’s Day Miche Mania through me and places you can tell your husband to go to purchase YOUR Mother’s Day gift through me!  If you haven’t already, sign up for notifications when I post a new blog.  That way you will be sure to stay on top of all that’s going on through me.  Don’t forget to tweet and Facebook about the new releases!  If you like what you see, I’m sure your friends will too!

Cheers,

Andrea Warren – Miche Independent Representative



With any hot fashion piece, they go fast!  That’s the case with the newest Hope Shell from Miche.  Ladies couldn’t get enough of it!  The Demi and Classic size Hope Purple Shell is sold out already. (UPDATE SINCE I POSTED THIS BLOG: This shell for the Petite is also SOLD OUT!)(Update2: ALL Hope Purple Shells are SOLD OUT!)

Miche Hope Purple ShellsI have this shell for the Demi for sale.
I can ship or deliver locally today!  Call me ASAP!

I read where one woman bought one of them for each size base she owned!  Now that’s awesome! The best part about her sporting the new Hope Purple shells on all of her bases is that she was able to add to the cancer research fund.  A portion of every sale of a Hope Shell from Miche goes to cancer research.  Sure she spruced up her shell selection, but most of all she put her footprint on the fight against a disease that reaches into most all of our families at one point or another.  We all know someone who has been touch by cancer.  For me it was my stepmom and grandfather while I was in high school.  My stepmom has 15+ years of victory over breast cancer where as my grandfather is in Victory by way of colon cancer.  My Aunt Janet joined him this past year due to various forms of cancer.  Enough is enough.

You can do your part, too!  Purchase any of the “Hope Shells” by going to http://www.andreawarren.miche.com.  On the left hand side, all of the base sizes are listed there.  Click on the bag size or sizes that you have and purchase one today.  For a limited time, Miche has re-released all of the retired shells for purchase.  They are going fast though so don’t wait a week or two.  You need to do it now.

You can make a difference in someone’s life.  Through today, if you order any Hope Shell from my website and add a Hope Charmer to your order, I will give you a $5 credit toward your next purchase!  It’s a win/win situation!

Cheers,

Andrea



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