Sasssquatch N' Friends: Misha

Sasssquatch N' Friends

I've known Misha for quite sometime now, ever since she began working with my sister Devon. When I first met her, she appeared straight out of a Miyazaki Film, with her big eyes and oodles of freckles, she was soft spoken like a tiny mouse, but she is far from that. Talking with Misha is an experience all within its own, every time we speak I learn something new about her, something that inspires her and she is just a soda pop can full of bubbles and excitement its contagious! When I saw her work for the first time I can honestly say that it is her personality manifested in the form of clothing to wear, and I most certainly dig it.  

Dear Pussycats, I'd like to introduce you to my dear friend, Misha

Name: Misha
Age: 23

Favorite Color: Pastel anything
Describe your style in one sentence: The girl with an old soul and a young heart
What do you do: Make clothes
Main fashion influence: History- I'm obsessed with the sixties and twenties. Music- I always have a soundtrack to every collection. Strong women-I always have a muse
Tiny things that make you happy: Eskimo kisses, vinyl, my boyfriend's french toast, whiskey sodas and weekends.

Favorite place in the whole wide world: My pink room! It's my private sanctuary/sewing laboratory.

Favorite sweet treat: dark chocolate anything!

Favorite Childhood book: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. When I was very little, I didn't fully understand the depth of the story, but it fascinated me. I still adore the book as an adult.
Where was your best job: Now that I'm jumping to launching my line...this is it, right meow!
Favorite form of communication: Face to face preferred... I'm terrible on the telephone, yet I don't mind texting.
Favorite albums of all time: Too many to list. One is definitely "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"- Neutral Milk Hotel
Favorite Films: The Sound of Music, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
What do you look for when shopping for fabrics: The right hand and feel, and an interesting print.
Favorite items of these categories:

Something old
: Photos! I love to use disposable cameras and then wait to develop them much later. They're like mini time capsules
Something new: Music. I'm always on the prowl for new tunes.

Something borrowed: My mom's jewelry
Something blue: Hydrangea bushes at my aunt's house on Maui

If You Could Animorph Into Any Animal Which Would it be: a Pegasus 

(although she makes quite the cute mouse)

Whats your Dream Job: Designing my own line and just traveling all over the place for new materials.

When did your love of fashion begin: Through drawing. Ever since my first crayon Sailor Moons, I was hooked. I wanted to be an illustrator, but then fell in love with the whole process of actually making everything myself.

What is your favorite clothing item that you've made so far:That's a hard one for me, because I feel like every collection is me at a certain time and place. When I was in school though, I shot a concept video for the "Alpine" dress I made as a part of my senior collection, "Alpine High Tea." I wrote the storyboard and collaborated with the amazing Anthony Vallejo-Sanderson. This dress has a special place in my heart.

Paradox UH Fashion Designers Concept Piece from Anthony Vallejo-Sanderson on Vimeo.
Photos by: Chris Rohrer

(Work for a boutique in Waikiki) 

What are some of your future projects: I want to start working on my next collection! I want to have Spring/Summer show and a Fall/Winter show every year.

Where do you shop and what do you look for: I'm a thrift store girl through and through. GoodWill, Salvation Army, it's all good. I love the hunt, especially for cashmere and silk. 
Where can we find you: mishaphonolulu.com! It's still in its blossoming stages, but it's terribly exciting to have my own website finally up and running. I also would love to consign to some local boutiques eventually.

(Also follow on instagram: @Mishappening)

Tell us about your most recent event: I showcased my Spring/Summer collection at the Mercury Bar. It was my first show post-school, so there were none of the luxuries I was used to; it was DIY all the way, but so much more rewarding because I really had to take responsibility

Photo by Jhune Bug!!

(Gals for Good was an event created by my sister Devon, where we raised funds for Planned Parenthood in the most darling fashion. There were a bunch of local female artists and of course a fashion show by MISHAP (featuring me as a model lol) and it was a good ole time.
We danced, we had fun and we raised $400!

and if you live in the Honolulu area, stay tuned for the next event!)

Photo by: Colin Cross

photos by: Colin Cross

Look at us Hughes girls do our thangggggg

The Event, Mishap, My photography

Tell us about your muse(s): My personal muse is Emily Sewell ;) but they always change every collection. S/S 2013 titled "Doo-a-run-run" is inspired by 60's girl groups and Ronnie Spector <3

How do you define sassy: Sassy is wit, charm and a sense of humor 

I had the pleasure of shooting an entire lookbook for the Doo-Run-Run collection
I was gonna include it in this post but I think it deserves its own post.
here is a little teaser of what is to come

Also click here if you wanna read my interviews with all my other friends
Also maybe a giveaway may be happening
who knows!
there are infinite possibilities in this universe!
Have a wonderful day and please keep it sassy