2014 Highlights

By Myka

The “Year in Review”. Time Magazine does it…so do countless fashion mags. Hell, every social media outlet has even gotten in the game. So, not to be left out, we wanted to compile our own reel of 2014 highlights. We have big plans in store for the upcoming year, both individually and collectively, but before we jump ahead to resolutions and tackling our goals, we want to throw it back and pay homage to another year, lived perfectly undone. Farewell 2014…

IMG_0505

Myka moved WAX to a new location….

IMG_0077

This isn’t it. YET! She bought this building for a more permanent home so she will never get kicked out again.

But that’s 2015... Stay tuned….

In yet another major move, Myka got divorced after 2 years of separation, upped her meditation practice and started Yoga teacher training. She also got a new boyfriend and did an epic drive up the West Coast.

DSC_0205

IMG_0209

DSC_0219

DSC_0168

Upon her return she was stoked to find out she was named a Style Arbiter by Atlanta Magazine.

IMG_6675

The end of the year was quiet. She now has design on the mind, as she continues to settle into her loft and make it her own as well as help others with their design dilemmas….

 

 

Kadi’s year began with the opportunity to color and style the hair of one of Highbrow Hippie’s biggest inspirations, Diane Von Furstenberg, in anticipation of the opening of her “Journey of a Dress” exhibit. The experience went to another level when Diane graciously extended an invitation to attend the event.

Diane Von Furstenberg's Journey Of A Dress Exhibition Opening Celebration - Red Carpet

While visiting New York City for work, Kadi was invited to attend The Unique Camp, a 4-day tech-free conference for entrepreneurs in Big Bear, California. She convinced Myka to come along and they had the experience of a lifetime.

3X6A3609-L

 

Post CAMP, Kadi decided to embrace a new community, and found true joy, friendship and support in the village of Venice Beach.

DSC_0478

For her birthday, Kadi collaborated with One Nine Design and Steven Lake Photography to host her friends for an east coast themed lobster bake.

IMG_6474

In her “spare time”, she realized a 10 year goal of writing a pilot based on her experiences as a Jamerican hair colorist in Beverly Hills who specializes in blonde hair. Working title, “Roots” ; )

 

Speaking of blondes, Kadi’s hair color on actress Julia Roberts graced the cover of the September issue and 20th anniversary of InStyle Magazine.

photo 3-3

 

IMG_1017

And here we are, after a tumultous 2014, revived, re-focused and excited about the year to come. There are lots of things in store for these two Highbrow Hippies.

We wish you all love, peace and joy in the new year and beyond. Bring it on 2015!

 

XOXO Myka + Kadi

SaveSave

 

By Myka
Myka has always been enamored with beautiful things and making things beautiful. It’s what led her to Paris to study at Parsons School of Design, and subsequently landed her in New York. The desire to move beyond clothing resulted in working as a trend forecaster and stylist – curating trends and creating beautiful environments. Myka has lived in New York, Paris, Munich and Italy, tried her hand at furniture design and worked as an interior stylist and creative consultant and most recently a certified yoga instructor. A serial entrepreneur, her journey has led her to explore and discover different parts of herself. Eventually she landed in Europe where she spent several years before returning to her hometown of Atlanta where she opened WAX, Atlanta’s first waxing only studio and then BUFF, Atlanta’s first natural nail bar. She now resides in Venice, CA with her son and their rescue dog Piper.
View All By Myka

Leave a Comment