All About Ya Ya!


Who is yaya?

Miss Yaya is Yana Lusher.

Emma Wasson was once asked if she was a stylist, model, or designer. She replied that instead of being categorized, she wanted to be called a creative maverick. I don’t know if any other statement could ring as true as this.

I do not like to be categorized in any way – often times, it is hard to. Born in Uzbekistan to an interracial couple, categories have been muddied up ever since birth. A curly light skinned girl. Born to a Muslim father and a Jewish mother. Growing up speaking Russian & English, listening to flamenco, jazz, hip-hop, country, R&B, and all in between. A need to introduce myself as an interesting entity and enjoyable presence is all that I have been taught and grown to do.

There is no true definition of what/who is yaya. Immersed in the design world, I find myself being pulled to different areas, as if there are no gates. I have a passion for, but it is not limited to: retail therapy (Fergie said Prada bags don’t break hearts!), fashion design, art (in all mediums), music, dance, etc. I am studying the business for overall Fashion Marketing & soon Advertising.

While making necessary life adjustments to pay the rent [as it needs to be monthly :)] I continue to learn more about beauty, crafts (recently started teaching myself crochet and string art), journalism, and do not worry about boundaries.

My Own Judge is the creative maverick in me seeking to learn more about all that the world has to offer, while not falling prey to anyone’s judgement other than my own. I enjoy learning more about everything & hope you are just as interested in learning more about me.

Series/Posting Schedule

Hi all!

As I work on creating new series and improving the schedule of the posts for this blog, everything will show up here.

Click on the following links to keep up with My Own Judge!

Misc Mondays:
Misc being the word, start the week off with uncategorized information. What I know – You’ll know.

Talk It Out Tuesdays:
To judge accurately, you need to hear the voice of the people, no? Let’s talk it out!

Let’s Review:
Effective 7/31 this feature will be a random posting compared to posting on Wednesdays in the past. This means I can post a whole Review Week if I want! 🙂

The judge lays down the law with new products, and she’s not afraid to issue a guilty verdict!

Ladies & Gents of the Jury:

Effective 7/31 this feature will be a random posting compared to just Thursdays in the past. The courts are open all week! This day is for you, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, can you act accordingly to the laws of the fashion and beauty world and issue a fair judgment?

Blog Review:

Effective 7/31 this feature will be a rare sighting! This day we pay homage to all courts alike as you are presented with a transcript of the weekly happenings and must reads.

Magazine Weekend (S&S):
I scour the tabloids and mags to bring you the most interesting and amusing tidbits in the world.

Have an idea for a series? Let me know!
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