creator I seeker of self I perpetual redecorator I lover of all things wild and free
A fashion, beauty and design junkie, Myka has always been enamored with beautiful things and making things beautiful. It’s what led her to Paris to study Design Marketing and Management 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. Since 2002 Myka has lived in New York, Paris, Munich and Italy, tried her hand at furniture design, worked as an interior stylist and creative consultant. 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.
In 2014, during a challenging time in her life, she was feeling feel stuck and unfulfilled so decided to get her certification as a Purna yoga teacher, a spiritual practice that had been her life companion for the past 15 years. Taking this step allowed her to become more fully aligned with her purpose and catapulted her into a state of self awareness and growth in order to fully step into the life she was creating. Not only her life, but that of her son - it was while she was training to become a yoga teacher she became pregnant. Becoming a mother placed her firmly in another stage of her life and she found that Highbrow Hippie became the vehicle for her to express herself most fully. It allows her to synthesize all the varying parts of herself and explore all her passions daily. Her best skill is curating environments and experiences to create a vibe, and bringing all the pieces together to create a cohesive whole.
Highbrow Hippie is truly an extension of how she lives her life on a daily basis and represents the things that are most important to her - community, personal growth, self care, simplicity, good design, eco - friendly practices, self awareness and a healthy approach to consumerism. It’s a combination of the things she’s loves and does best: creating the perfect space to bring beauty, wellness and conscious living into other people’s lives.
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.
Zodiac Sign: Leo