Teen Vogue senior fashion editor Aya Kanai at her childhood home on The Selby
Oh golly! Apologies abound... I have been bunny hopping quite a bit and just now finally gained access to a (semi-reliable) internet source! It's the little things in life...
As The Transom pointed out in The New York Observer, I have quite a propensity for donning "a ribbon in her strawberry blond hair every day"; but truth be told, said ribbons are ofttimes vintage Hermès scarves – more specifically, twillies!
Like my beloved Bryanboy, I too have been force-fed The Economist's Big Mac Index[glance through the current index here] as a kit and find his intriguing, no doubt laborious Twilly Index disquietingly thought-provoking (though not entirely surprising). The middle-of-the-range price point of a Russian Big Mac compared to the staggeringly steep Moscow Twilly strikes me as a particularly telling juxtaposition.
This disparity was the keystone of my musings during an unforeseen journey to Pennsylvania – one that I literally embarked upon twenty minutes after a magical madcap photoshoot in my New York City apartment for an upcoming feature in the March issue of Teen Vogue.
Speaking of which, super chill and über accomplished photographer Alex Hoerner may well be the next Doctor Dolittle! It was pretty sagacious how he "persuaded" my rediculously lazy ragdoll cat Daisy to pose prettily perched in uncannily adorable positions throughout the shoot. I wonder what she'll think of her Teen Vogue debut? Meow.
It was such a pleasure to work with one of my favorite stylists, the brilliantly talented and funloving Aya Kanai! In a fresh, bold, admittedly unorthodox move, the entire production was styled exclusively with my own wares in lieu of the standard fetching of spring samples. It was supremely inspiring to observe someone else's unique take on my clothes – especially how she mixed and matched garments that I had long since been "retired" (or rather, wrongly so).
Check out Tom Selby's touching shots of Aya and her father, Kiyoshi at her childhood home in Manhattan [at top and below]: