We had the good fortune of connecting with Mimi Krohne and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mimi, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
At first, I didn’t regard Instagram as a business. I have always been attracted to and involved in cultural pursuits. I started my Instagram as a hobby. I called my page StillStylin because even after retiring, I still felt connected to art, fashion and beauty. I quickly realized there is a world full of beautiful and supportive women who are very interested in modern lives for older women. The process of aging today is much different than what I expected when I was younger. It’s obvious to me now that having a life full of experience is incredibly valuable – and its lots of fun to discuss and exchange tips and ideas. I am continually fascinated by the uplifting nature of people globally who create millions of beautiful brands, fashions, art and music. Still Stylin is the perfect vehicle for sharing my love for travel, style and especially health tips for those over 50. Exercise and proper eating certainly help make for a healthier life at any age. The practice of healthy habits contributes to a more successful older age. Fashion is such an intrinsic part of our lives. For me at retirement age, not having to be concerned about “business attire”, makes for major fun in wardrobe choices. StillStylin is the perfect business platform to engage and encourage people, especially women over 50.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m newly retired and thoroughly enjoying having the time to have fun, create and do whatever I want. I’ve spent decades in the beauty/fashion industry and interior decorating. Now it’s time for some modeling and even taking a few college classes. It’s never too late.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Central Florida is a mixture of old and new including new art galleries and lovely old architecture. The day would start at Croissant Gourmet in downtown Winter Park along with a little shopping along Park Avenue. A boat ride through the chain of lakes via a series of connecting canals is an experience to remember and an array of natural beauty. Off for a driving tour of Orlando’s fantastic murals, giant graffiti paintings. Dinner would be at one of the most hidden gems in Central Florida. Enzo’s on the Lake in Longwood is the closest thing to dining in Italy one could ever experience. At the end of our day one would really understand the vibrancy of my community.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to all of the older instagrammers who have inspired me and been so supportive!
John Krohne, photographer