Mika Takeuchi is the founder, president and main buyer for Fashion Bliss LLC (www.fashionbliss.com).

When Mika’s not spoiling our community with occasional super savings, she is also a stylist and personal shopper for clients in the United States, Asia and Europe. Mika has over 15 years experience in business, retail, and personal shopping, and in the past has worked for many successful retailers including Bebe and Brooks Brothers.

Mika has earned a devoted client list that includes such notoriously discerning shoppers as the wives of NFL players, Hollywood celebrities, San Francisco socialites and members of the Tokyo elite. She has also been recognized and featured in a number of publications such as, The Washington Post, San Francisco Magazine, Daily Candy, Florida Today, and many more for her fashion, style, and non-profit community involvement.

Mika uses her talents as an avid shopper and treasure-hunter, with her innate savvy shopping ability to help other fashionistas find those coveted must-haves and ever elusive designer deals. Literally born to shop, Mika was introduced to the art of international shopping by her mother at the young age of 3.

She lived in Tokyo, Japan at the time, and her globe trotting parents introduced her to jewelry from the Middle East, hats from Russia, silk scarves from France, and beautiful dolls from Switzerland. She has since built on her shopping expertise by adding extensive business, retail and personal shopping experience to her resume. Basing her style philosophy on the art of mixing high-end designer-wear with hip, cutting edge hard-to-find pieces, Mika has built a business that allows the online shopper to locate hard to find designer pieces and the latest must-haves as seen in the latest fashion magazines or on your favorite celebrity, and bring it right to your door step.

With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, items come from a variety of sources with the highest quality products. Each and every piece is selectively hand picked by Mika while traveling around the continent and the globe in search of the latest and greatest fashions to share with YOU.

Fashionbliss LLC donates a portion of the profits of each sale towards the fight against cancer, because Mika believe that the only kind of fashion is one combined with compassion.

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Diva Visionary Questions:

1. What was the best decision you made in your life?

To always follow my heart and not look back.

2. What is your most memorable travel moment?

Studying at a painting and drawing workshop in Umbria, Italy.

3. What was the worst travel experience you had?

Experiencing major turbulence on a flight to Hong Kong in viciously stormy weather. I do travel a lot, but I still get a bit nervous during turbulence.

4. What have you learned about yourself through traveling?

I have learned that my true happiness comes from within. When I travel, I am away from all my worldly possessions like my shoes, cars, home, etc. and yet I don’t miss them much at all. I’ve had my most memorable and happiest moments traveling abroad both internationally and domestically while living out of a suitcase.

5. If you could choose your ultimate travel companion, living or dead,
real or imaginary, who would it be?

My best friend Jay is the best travel companion ever. He is the most laid back, yet adventurous and open minded person ever! We have been through crazy times in the French Quarter and Vegas to five star luxuries in tropical paradises and we always have the best time with no quarrelling and lots of unbelievable memories!

6. What moment in your life did you feel the most alive?

When I was at the Buddhist temples in Thailand, it was incredibly exhilarating and serene. They had just opened them to the public and I felt so grateful to be able to experience such amazing wonders in person.

7. If money and time were no object, where on earth would you go?

I would take all my close friends around the world for major fun, relaxation and excitement! We would visit the Mediterranean, Dubai, Tokyo and Shanghai for non stop fine dining, spa treatments and shopping sprees galore!

8. Who is your hero?

My Mother is my hero. She always lived life to the fullest and until her very last breath before she passed away to cancer, taught me to live each day to the fullest and follow my dreams.

9. Name a place in the world that you know a lot about and would make a
great resource for our Divas. Tell us about it.

Hawaii feels like home to me. I visit there at least four times a year to visit family and to simply get away from it all. Although I have spent time on all of the islands, Oahu is my favorite because it is a mix of the ultimate relaxed beach paradise on the North Shore and fabulous restaurants, and the best of the best in shopping in Honolulu on the other side of the island!!! It’s the only place where you will see different Chanel boutiques a few blocks from each other completely packed with shoppers!

10. And finally a word from our Featured Diva, you in your own words—give
us a stirring, Diva-worthy battle cry for women everywhere to hear!

Reach for the stars, climb mountains, and always stay positive and have faith. If you stumble or fall, just pick yourself up and keep on moving forward. That is what life is all about. Believing in our dreams, learning from our mistakes, and never giving up.

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Mika’s Favorite Fashion Items:

-Platform pumps:

-Shoe clips to embellish flats and pumps:

-Oversized leather bags to fill up with all my stuff!

Another fashion diva is Kate Horan