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Misha Nonoo joins boyfriend Mikey Hess on $200M yacht

Her close friendship with the Duchess of Sussex is well documented but designer Misha Nonoo clearly isn’t found wanting when it comes to other A-list pals. 

London-raised and New York-based Misha, who is rumoured to be the matchmaker who set Harry and Meghan up on their first blind date, looked to be enjoying her own fairytale romance as she snuggled up to boyfriend Mikey Hess onboard David Geffen’s $200 million yacht.

Sharing the intimate images via her Instagram Story, Nonoo, who was a guest at the royal wedding in March, posted loved-up snaps of the couple enjoying the A-list company and the cerulean waters of the Med as they sailed around the Italian isle of Capri. 

 

Misha Nonoo posted a series of photos of herself enjoying the Italian isle of Capri with boyfriend Mikey Hess; the loved-up couple are guests of billionaire David Geffen, who’s sailing around the Med on his $200 yacht

Nonoo, left, is a long-time friend of the Duchess of Sussex and is rumoured to have set her up with Prince Harry

The A-list travellers sail through an arch off the island of Capri

Nonoo, who’s a long-time friend of the Duchess of Sussex and is rumoured to have set her pal up with Prince Harry, looked to be enjoying her own fairytale romance with Hess

The Bahrain-born designer, pictured wearing a bright red bikini, looked relaxed as she spent time with friends Karlie Kloss, far left, and her beau Joshua Kushner

The Bahrain-born designer, pictured wearing a bright red bikini, looked relaxed as she spent time with friends Karlie Kloss, far left, and her beau Joshua Kushner

The gang chatted as they sailed around the island of Capri before docking for lunch at A-list favourite Hotel La Scoglio

The gang chatted as they sailed around the island of Capri before docking for lunch at A-list favourite Hotel La Scoglio

Nonoo pulls back her blonde locks away from her face as shows off her toned physique in the Italian sunshine

Nonoo pulls back her blonde locks away from her face as shows off her toned physique in the Italian sunshine

And Macca came too: The designer (third from left) shared this snap of Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, who joined the group for lunch (pictured first and second from left)

And Macca came too: The designer (third from left) shared this snap of Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, who joined the group for lunch (pictured first and second from left)

Music moghul David Geffen has been inviting a slew of famous faces to enjoy his luxurious vessel in recent weeks, with Paul McCartney, supermodel Karlie Kloss, billionaires Henry Kravis and Barry Diller, Hollywood-agent-turned-media-adviser Michael Kives and venture capitalist Joshua Kushner all stepping on board.

Donning a bright red bikini, Nonoo wore her blonde locks tied back away from her face as she joined supermodel Karlie Kloss and other friends – including Kloss’ boyfriend Joshua Kushner – for sunbathing on the deck. 

Mingling with Italy’s beautiful people, the celebrity bunch, and their significant others, grabbed lunch at the famed Hotel La Scoglio, whose outdoor seating is right on the water.

Not a bad life! Nonoo and Hess (second and third from right) take a selfie with their sailing friends, including Karlie Kloss, far left 

Not a bad life! Nonoo and Hess (second and third from right) take a selfie with their sailing friends, including Karlie Kloss, far left 

Geffen's yacht, Rising Sun, has hosted plenty of famous faces in recent years, with Karlie Kloss a regular on the lavish vessel

Geffen’s yacht, Rising Sun, has hosted plenty of famous faces in recent years, with Karlie Kloss a regular on the lavish vessel

Hotting up: Supermodel Karlie Kloss, wearing a mismatched black and white bikini for the outing, fans herself with a baseball cap 

Hotting up: Supermodel Karlie Kloss, wearing a mismatched black and white bikini for the outing, fans herself with a baseball cap 

With the coastline of Italy on horizon, the squad looked to enjoying their day at sea 

With the coastline of Italy on horizon, the squad looked to enjoying their day at sea 

The pair were joined on Geffen's yacht by an eclectic group of guests, including Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell

The pair were joined on Geffen’s yacht by an eclectic group of guests, including Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy Shevell

David Geffen (second from left) posted another picture from earlier in the week during the lavish vacation 

David Geffen (second from left) posted another picture from earlier in the week during the lavish vacation 

David and crew: David Geffen is hosting Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy on Rising Sun, his $200 million yacht, while sailing around Italy (clockwise left: Joshua Kushner, Karlie Kloss, Marie-Josee and Henry Kravis, Michael Kives and guest Mikey Hess, guest, Barry Diller, Geffen, McCartney, Nancy Shevell and Misha Nonoo)

David and crew: David Geffen is hosting Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy on Rising Sun, his $200 million yacht, while sailing around Italy (clockwise left: Joshua Kushner, Karlie Kloss, Marie-Josee and Henry Kravis, Michael Kives and guest Mikey Hess, guest, Barry Diller, Geffen, McCartney, Nancy Shevell and Misha Nonoo)

Billionaire, boys club: Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner, two of Geffen's frequent guests aboard the yacht, were also present, along with Mikey Hess and girlfriend Misha Nonoo (l to r: Geffen, Kives, Kushner and Hess)

Billionaire, boys club: Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner, two of Geffen’s frequent guests aboard the yacht, were also present, along with Mikey Hess and girlfriend Misha Nonoo (l to r: Geffen, Kives, Kushner and Hess)

Geffen posted about the ‘fabulous lunch’ before later sharing a photo of the group aboard Rising Sun.

He also posted one of himself with Kives, Kushner and Hess, who is also best friends with Jared’s younger brother. 

The Duchess of Sussex famously wore ‘The Husband Shirt’ by Misha Nonoo at her first public appearance with Harry – and now it appears her fashion designer friend behind the brand is cashing in on the royal connection.

Misha Nonoo is a close friend of Meghan's, with the former actress regularly appearing on her Instagram account in the past 

Misha Nonoo is a close friend of Meghan’s, with the former actress regularly appearing on her Instagram account in the past 

WHO IS MISHA NONOO? 

Born in Bahrain, her father is an Iraqi businessman, her mother is English.

The family moved to the UK when she was 11 and she attended the ACS International school in Cobham (where full boarding and tuition fees are now a stonking £45,560 a year).

She then spent two years in Paris, before taking a job in a small tailoring firm in New York.

She has said that she wanted to be a clothes designer since she was 11 years old. Within ten years, she had achieved that ambition via a fashion collection — initially only of jackets and coats.

A few seasons later, she had been dubbed ‘one to watch’ in New York, with Gossip Girl star Blake Lively wearing her clothes in Vogue magazine, and actress Kirsten Dunst being an early fan.

Influential stylist Olivia Palermo has championed her, and happily Palermo is also a pal of Meghan’s. 

Nonoo’s stellar social profile in New York did her professional success no harm, and this was partly founded on her marriage to Old Etonian Alexander Gilkes.

He rose from beginnings at the luxury concierge service Quintessentially to work for the LVMH luxury goods group, before moving into art and auctions.

Misha’s 2012 wedding to Gilkes, the son of a wealthy dermatologist, was a three-day bash in a 16th-century castle in Venice, with a live performance by singer Lana Del Rey.

Given that Meghan said this week that she knew almost nothing about Prince Harry before she met him, it’s interesting to note that Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice attended the Gilkes-Nonoo wedding in 2012.

Not only that, Meghan’s ‘sister’ Misha also went to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton the year before. So it’s not as though Meghan was entirely a stranger to the young royal set.

And in the summer of 2012, Gilkes hosted Pippa Middleton at the couple’s Manhattan townhouse when she was on a trip to the city.

All of the Middletons are pals with Gilkes — his nightclub entrepreneur brother Charlie once dated Pippa. Also, in 2013, Gilkes employed Princess Eugenie at his New York-based art auction house, Paddle8. 

Eugenie and Misha became chums, and the Princess is a regular at her Fashion Week parties. 

Meghan, 36, wore the simple white shirt with ripped jeans when she attended the Invictus Games with Harry in Toronto last September – just two months before their engagement was announced.  

Geffen, like Diller and Karvis, is also a billionaire, having made his fortune by launching three record labels and Dreamworks in the span of just 25 years.

He has been known to throw quite the vacation trip, with Rita Wilson ringing in her birthday back in 2016 aboard his $200million yacht .

That boat has hosted a number of guests as well, including Dasha Zhukova and her boyfriend Stavros Niarchos, Wendi Deng and Princess Beatrice have all been seen on the yacht in the past year.

The yacht they were riding on is seen here docked in Tahiti in 2017 

The yacht they were riding on is seen here docked in Tahiti in 2017 

Zhukova in particular has grown incredibly close with Geffen as have Kloss and Kushner, who attended the party on Saturday while 3,000 miles away in DC his brother was being stripped of his security clearances at the White House.

Last July he also hit up La Scoglio, bringing along Diller and von Furtstenberg, Julianna Marguilles  and her husband Keith, Diane Sawyer, Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey.  



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