About

BEHIND THE BLOG

Hi there! I’m Micaela Hoo, the 23-year-old blogger, photographer, and graphic designer, behind Oh My Drifter. I love color, crunchy apples, banana motifs, summertime, and self-care. I’m an extroverted introvert, an optimistic cynic, and a sucker for nostalgia with passion for sustainable living. Welcome to Oh My Drifter: a fashion and lifestyle blog with a flair for the off-beat and whimsical. Do take a seat (perhaps boil a cup of tea) and stay a while, will you?

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my mom, dad and dog Aubrey. I love it here.

I am currently an eLearning student at Savannah College of Art and Design working toward my BFA in Graphic Design. I plan on graduating spring of 2019.

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ABOUT THE BLOG

In November 2008, I started a blog called Drifter & the Gypsy. I was 14 years old. I had just moved to California from Connecticut and started my freshman year of high school. I was overwhelmed, needing an outlet for self-expression. Drifter & the Gypsy enabled me to cope with the anxieties of change. Through this medium of communication, I was able to connect with others in similar situations and thereby harness our talents to accomplish something positive, while promoting a healthful lifestyle.

In October of 2015 I renamed my blog to Oh My Drifter. You can read the reasons behind that decision here. On Oh My Drifter, you’ll find an array of visual art, but always with a lighthearted and quirky flair. I’ve been featured on BuzzFeed, Hello Giggles, College Fashion, ModCloth, Frankie Magazine, Free People, and more. I have worked with brands such as Zappos, Glade, IZZE, method, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Health Ade, Outdoor Voices, Adobe, and more. (To see a complete list of features, go here.)

I also own a business with my mom, Drifter Organics: a certified organic and certified cruelty-free, soy-free, paraben-free, vegan, and non-GMO skincare line.

Contributors

  •  Caysi Jean Burns

    Caysi Jean Burns

    Hair Tutorials

    Hair and makeup artist who loves making girls feel their absolute best. Having lived in many parts of the western United States, Caysi is currently enjoying country living with her husband and toddler in Sonoma, CA.

  • Dani Judith 

    Dani Judith

    DIY Craft

    A blogger and wanna-be photographer living in Australia with three crazy housemates and an even crazier cat. She spends most of her spare time coming up with new craft and recipe ideas on her blog, High Walls. Dani loves style and design, Etsy window (err screen?) shopping, real life window shopping, actual shopping and watching cheesy television programs. She hopes to one day grow up, but it’s looking unlikely.

  • Malissa Levesque & Machelle Vanderhoeven

    Malissa Levesque & Machelle Vanderhoeven

    DIY Build

    Twin sisters and best friends. Malissa lives in Washington DC with her husband while Machelle lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and baby girl. Favorite things include spending time with loved ones, being outdoors, running, going to concerts, reading, learning and trying new things.

  • Giovanna Garcia

    Recipes

    A nutritionist and certified natural chef passionate about food and holistic health in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lover of whole foods, healing, digestion and self-love.

  • Dawn Hoo

    Dawn Hoo

    My mom and my best friend who also doubles as my live-in photographer, intern and assistant. If there’s a picture of me in it, my mom took it, unless otherwise stated!

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