Who Is Meghan Markle’s Best Friend Misha Nonoo

Although fashion lovers might know who Misha Nonoo is, a lot of the public doesn’t know who this designer (and Meghan Markle’s BFF) is. Nonoo spent her childhood in London but comes from Bahrain in the Middle East with an Iraqi Jewish father and an English mother. The fashion designer has been on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.

She also happens to be the person who set up Meghan and Harry, according to the rumors. Though she initially got a business degree, when she lived in Paris, she was surrounded by folks who adored her style, and after moving to NYC, her career exploded. Here’s everything to know about Misha Nonoo.

Misha Nonoo and Meghan Markle first met in Miami

After having lunch set up by a mutual friend, these two realized just how much they had in common. They both had unique, biracial backgrounds and appreciated a variety of cultures. After learning of Markle’s philanthropic ventures, she was inspired and admired her desire to make an impact. After they cemented their mutual love for dogs, the bond was forever. 

At Misha’s first wedding, Lana Del Rey performed

In 2012, Nonoo wed Alexander Gilkes, a close friend of Prince Harry. They first met when she was 17 and eventually married in a dreamy castle in Venice. Although they became famous for hosting grand parties together, they divorced four years after their wedding, citing work, ambition, and excessive individual travel as their downfall.

She never attended fashion school

Despite a wildly successful career, Misha never got her fashion degree. She began her career working for a small tailor in NYC, and when an Intermix buyer saw her jacket at a brunch one day, Misha revealed that she had made it, and they made an appointment to meet. Days later, she had a purchase order for $150k and was immediately commissioned for more designs, kickstarting her career. 

She was the first designer to debut a fashion line on Instagram

Misha’s first line was launched in 2011 with a focus on sustainability, and beyond being an eco-friendly trailblazer, she also made waves by launching her spring 2016 line on Instagram rather than New York Fashion Week. She was the first designer at the time to do so. Forgoing the prestigious event, she instead wanted to make her brand stand out from the crowd. This was also a clever way to save marketing money.

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