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About Hey Mishka

Aloha! Hey Mishka is a Brooklyn-based blog dedicated to amazing style, creative living, and endless festivity. I share plenty of snapshots of my colorful, lovely life here too.


I’m all about creative & stylish living from head-to-toe, wall-to-wall. I believe every single day is worth celebrating, and we should always be exploring ways to illuminate our lives with gratitude and dance moves.

What exactly is festivity, and why should you want more of it in your life? Read my personal analysis of festivity here. Hint: it’s not about decking the halls or confetti and champagne.

Here’s what I’m cooking up for you on a daily basis with a festive edge:

 Shopping tips + style guides 

 Party planning + home decorating

 Ideas for living more fully + being happy + getting more done

 DIY’s to add creative spice to your home + closet + life

  Lifestyle inspiration for the creative modern gal


About me

Mishka = MC = Michelle Christina. Mishka is a nickname my Russian friends gave me. It means little bear.  It closely resembles my middle school nickname, Meesha, and my more efficient high school nickname, Meesh. 



I’m a New York native with Greenpoint, Brooklyn roots. I studied visual communications and Fashion Design (FIT, rep rep) before  launching a career in fashion editorial and styling. I’ve added fashion & festivity ambassador to that title, spreading the word about a new way to holiday, creative celebratory gusto, and  spirited gratitude. 


As for editorial street cred, I’ve acted as contributor, guest editor, and copywriter for Refinery29, contributor and copy editor to Untitled Magazine, editorial director for Denim Therapy, and contributor to Independent Fashion Bloggers in the past few years. I recently launched a column called Food Meets Fashion on the Food Network’s CityEats NYC blog. For more on my editorial work, check out my editorial portfolio. You can also check out my styling portfolio.

Other things about me…

 In 2013 I officially launched my line of handmade and curated vintage bohemian accessories and clothing, Bombay Mermaid Trading Co.. Shop the line on Etsy, follow on Instagram, and stay connected facebook page for updates!

 I was the assistant director of Fusion Fashion Show for six years.

 My writing is featured in N.E.E.T. Magazine‘s first ever print edition book.

 I designed embellishment for dresses at Milly while I was still in school.

 My favorite genres of music are chicha (all cumbia but especially chica!), bhangra, and chalga. I also love me a good bluegrass tune.

 My favorite bands are Death From Above 1979, The Pierces, La Rue Ketanou, Metric, Toots & The Maytals, Led Zeppelin,  Nakashima Mika, Bareto, and Chico Trujillo. To name a few…

 I live with the love of my life, an inspirational powerhouse and my partner in crime.

 I am a Libra to the max: emotional, indecisive, hyper-social, creatively motivated, theatrical, and in love with the idea of being in love.

 I take an average of 30,000 photos per year. I never leave my camera behind.

Connect with me!




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