I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.Misha remembers the first day of second grade like it was yesterday.
- Maya Angelou
It was her first time going to a school where she wasn’t required to put on a uniform and like any young fashonista in the making, she wanted to look her best.
“I begged my mom to wear my favorite blue dress with the silver stars,” recalls Misha.
Her mother allowed her to wear the dress but when she put on her shoes, Mom ordered her to wear sneakers instead.
“I was devastated and cried out ‘I don’t look good. This doesn’t go together,’” says Misha.
“I was wearing a dress with sneakers. I thought my classmates wouldn’t accept me because I wasn’t dressed appropriately.”
Those days are long gone.
While you’re unlikely to catch Misha skipping around New York City in a dress and sneakers, these days, fitting in with the crowd is the last thing on her mind.
“My personal style is a perfect representation of who I am: bold, classic, casual and feminine,” says Misha, who studied production management at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. “It’s like gumbo, there isn’t one main ingredient.”
Whether she’s rocking flashy, vibrant shades of yellow and green as a big-up to her Jamaican heritage, or a white, flowing blouse and a pair of dark, fitted jeans, her individuality speaks volumes.
When she isn’t busy styling people or working in the showroom of a major designer brand, you can find Misha skimming through magazines or hunched over her MacBook in Starbucks – Venti café mocha in hand – honing her writing skills for TheFabChick.com with the help of her dear writing pal who’s always on stand-by via text or gchat.
“Thefabchick is my baby, an awesome past time for me. I love it because it gives me an outlet to express both my objective and subjective views on style and fashion on a daily basis. Not to mention, it gives people a slight look into my life” explains Misha. “I’m up at six in the morning everyday, tweaking and fine-tuning the next day’s post. It's also great resource to show people that I know my sh*t. I know a little somethin’ somethin’ about this industry. I don't just enjoy shopping. I love the art and the business of fashion. I've studied this.”
Since she’s always on the go, Misha looks forward to her “me” time. She comes home, kicks off her heels, hangs up her designer duds and curls up in bed with a bowl of chocolate fudge brownie ice cream or a couple of cupcakes she’s whipped up.
“One of my favorite pastimes is being a foodie,” she says. “I close my bedroom door, slide under the covers, flip on the TV or pop in an old school or classic joint and eat my ice cream to unwind and take my mind off things. And before you know it, I’m watching some fashion related show.”
Clearly, there’s no escaping what you love.