Friends for over 15 years, we were both sales associates at the same Atlanta clothing store, where we attended Spelman College. We went our separate ways, Myka attending Parsons School of Design in Paris and Kadi moving to Connecticut, before literally running into each other on Madison Avenue in 2002. Kadi was working as an assistant at Frederic Fekkai and Myka was doing trend forecasting in the beauty industry working with the world’s only Beauty Futurologist. We discovered we lived around the corner from each other in Brooklyn, made a date that night and have been drinking and creating together ever since…
Mother, energetic entrepreneur, mid century modern devotee, designer, recycler, world traveler, voracious eater & lover of cannabis.
Since 2002 I have lived in New York, Paris, Munich and Italy, tried my hand at furniture design, worked as an interior stylist and creative consultant, got married and divorced and, after moving back from Europe in 2009, opened Atlanta’s first all natural waxing studio and non-toxic nail salon. A serial entrepreneur, my best skill is creating vibes and bringing all the pieces together to create a cohesive whole.
3 Things You Can’t Live Without: If I had to choose I would say, my family, music and yoga. I like to keep it simple.
Personal Style In 3 Words: Vintage. Bohemain. Evolving.
Favorite Indulgences: Weekend naps with my son & annual solo birthday trips
Senior hair colorist at 454 North Salon, champagne drinker, future Senior LPGA tour golfer, reluctant yogi, loyal friend & fearless dreamer.
Ideal Vacation: I’m a creature of comfort, so I take refuge in places that feel familiar. The Half Moon in Montego Bay, Jamaica (my native island) is my happy place.
Favorite Indulgences: Bi-weekly manicures and pedicures (standing all day and working with chemicals is murder on my hands and feet), any of Evan Funke’s handmade pastas from Felix Trattoria on Abbot Kinney, and cashmere gowns from Ralph Lauren for special occasions.
Book That Has Influenced Me The Most: Bird by Bird, by Anne Lammott No matter how big the goal, one foot in front of the other will get you where you want to go.