"That's a very interesting name!", I said to myself as I skimmed through the list of designers on Style.com. I checked out the designer's latest Resort 2014 collection of preppy yet feminine pieces, and one look caught my fashion radars, dégradé stripe print pants paired with striped top with sheer microfilament knit detail. Being a total sucker for stripes (I'm not even going to tell you how many striped tops/skirts I own!!), I instantly fell in love! And I started browsing the designer's previous collections and found last year's resort collection is even just as charming if not more.
At that point I got so intrigued by this talent that I decided to find out more about the designer and that interesting last name, so I hit the search button to find out more.
Apparently, Misha Nonoo was born in Bahrain, her mother is as English and her father is of Iraqi decent. She moved to London at an early age and studied in a boarding school. Misha attended London’s European Business School, as well as the prestigious Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur in Paris. It was during this time that she developed a long-term business strategy for her future label. And n Fall 2011, Misha debuted her collection during New York Fashion Week. Her cousin is Houda Nonoo. According to Wikipedia, Houda Nonoo is the first Jewish person, and third woman, to be appointed ambassador of Bahrain. She is also the first Jewish ambassador of any Middle Eastern Arab country, and the first female Bahraini ambassador to the United States.
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