Music reality shows have been producing a whole load of nothing lately. Misha B arrived to change up the game.
Obliterating the stereotypical bubble gum reality pop stars who have gone before her, Miss Misha B makes her own music, her own way. Heavily inspired by X-factor judge and mentor Kelly Rowland, this 20-year-old, Sony-signed Mancunian arrived on our screens earlier this year, when she just missed out on stealing the X-factor crown to teen-tastic, four piece Little Mix. Undeterred by one door closing, she went back to the studio to begin work on her first independent release, a free download entitled Why Hello World Mixtape. i-D online caught up with the corkscrew-haired force of nature to chat cosmetics, accessories, heels and hair.
My style is all about freedom of expression; I wear what I want to wear, when I want to wear it. In terms of a style icon or hero, I don’t really follow anyone in particular but I look at different people and think, “those shoes are cool” or “that necklace is wicked”. I probably wouldn’t wear them in the same way as they do though but I will take the idea and just rock it in my own way. I’m all about nails, accessories, heels and hair. I LOVE H&H 3D metal nails, my make-up artist introduced me to them (she makes them) and they are amazing. I always get compliments about them, great conversation starters! Some days, I’ll go big hair, big shoes with quiet attire and some days it’s vice versa. Today, for example, I’m casual, jut wearing trainers, leggings and a slouchy jumper with statement earrings and when I recorded the i-D session I was a lot more dressed up and girlie. It really depends on what I’m doing and the mood I’m in. I don’t have a favourite brand that I stick to but I wear a lot of Topshop and Miss Selfridge and I love to pick up individual pieces from Brick Lane. Shoes wise, Office is wicked and I love Jefferey Campbell too.
Text: Milly McMahon
Video and Image: Verena Stefanie Grotto