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Mischaela Elkins


Mischaela is a businesswoman, author, and etiquette doyenne. She holds a BS degree in Business with a focus on Marketing, Finance, and Corporate Legal studies from Indiana University, attended a pre-MBA program on Business Statistics, Managerial Finance and Accounting with Harvard Business School, and completed her MBA at Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain – a top ranked European program. Mischaela received her etiquette instruction from Alexandra Messervy, a former Etiquette and Protocol expert for H.R.H Queen Elizabeth of England.
Mischaela also received a real world masterclass in deportment, manners, and soft skills with her career as a model. She began her modeling career after attending the Elite Fresh Faces model scouting and was 3 of 400 who received a callback. After moving to Chicago she pursued runway, print, and commercial modeling – and carved out a niche as a couture model due to her timeless, classic look more reminiscent of Grace Kelly than a GAP model. Through this experience she further learned the importance of body language and deportment to communicate unspoken inner poise and grace, but also the quiet social cues and mores of the couturier world of clients and their swans.
Her personal off duty style has been featured by The Sartorialist and in street style publications from Seoul to New York.  Lucky, Glamour, People Stylewatch, Vanity Fair, and Vogue Italia have all featured her eponymous blog – solidifying her place as a digital influencer. Mischaela has had the good fortune to work with La Perla, Shiseido, Diane Von Furstenberg, Gianvito Rossi, among other brands on collaborations. In 2017 she won the Porsche 30 Under 30 in Business Award for her professional resume and humanitarian achievements outside of business.
Mischaela’s eponymous blog and iOs App are an entertaining and positive look at the appropriate way to attend to any social situation, flourish at a function, carry oneself with dignity, or navigate a manners dilemma. A firm believer that etiquette is just empathy and equality standardized and regimented to provide guidance to those who can’t act with consideration for others on intuition – Mischaela is vehemently against the notion that etiquette belongs to the elite or is a tool to make others feel uncomfortable or unwelcome.