Kilo Kish is in New York for only a few days. Before returning to his home in California, however, he chose the Spark Pretty store, which he found on Google, for our shopping trip. We have never met but my manager, Vogue.com editor Chioma Nnadi, says we will get along. And how could we not? Within minutes of meeting Kish, he quickly picked me up. The LA-based artist stands outside the colorful Lower East Side store wearing a black vintage victor top, Doc Martens with leopard print pony hair, and a XXL leopard print hat. “I typed in a‘ soft leopard hat ’and this was the first thing that came up,” Kish told me. Fit: You are a Taurus who shares my birthday directly. We love extreme comfort but also incredible splendor.
Kish music videos are divided into drag songs and electronic songs and calls reminiscent of hipster songs from the mid -00s. (He cites Karen O. and Courtney Love as influences on clothing.) In the video “Bite Me,” she wore a pink metal dress a la Pretty in Pink; with “Bloody Future,” he played the Canadian tuxedo. Kishi is really cute. But lately, there’s a Dynasty vibe in its own style: bright colors, big shoulders, and a slim waist. He tells me that he has been reviving the sequins again. Usually, he will take his harvest findings – he buys a lot of his second – and do it for you made and converted. “I’m going to completely change the dress, so I end up making it my own in some way,” she said.
The vintage Spark Pretty store looks like the perfect place for me and Kish. It’s an 80s playhouse that beats everything with bed and acid. The interior is covered with pink paint, and there are posters of big, brave babies covering the walls. The shelves are decorated with strips and lines for troll, Barbies, and bubble pink television. There are several high-heeled seats, one with a leopard wing cover. The woman behind the desk, co-owner Amanda Dolan, is full of hands today. That morning, the store was installed on NY1 and its phone exploded. “We like to bring jokes to our building – something for everyone. Twisted statement statements to start conversion! ”He also wrote to me later, with his business partner Meagan Colby. “Our style is to echo the good parts of the past, which are less expensive.” The weight of the store fits the look of Kish. Whenever Kish picks up a dress with sequin embellishments or a coat with beaded beads, I see him stroking or shortening it to fit his style.
Kish tells me that his style was not always as memorable as Molgy Ringwald. “I grew up in the south and my school was really big – Lacoste polos and madras shorts, Vineyard Vines,” he said. “At the same time, I grew up in an era when Myspace was cool. I saw these people in New York and saw the styles they wore. ”As a teenager, she used to buy Vogue issues and try to re-create what she saw in magazines. Eventually, she moved to New York where she studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology for textiles and began making her own clothes again. He still makes clothes; back in 2018, he introduced a saucy-cutesy sale full of cherries. Finally, he wants to design his own line.
I love watching an artist happy with clothes. You step into a hot pink, long-sleeved dress with a loose skirt as if you’re a cool mom at Bat Mitzvah. The other dress – black, with polka dots and thick ruffles – is a little uncomfortable, but Kish notes how easy it can get on the waist. She fits me so fashionably that I end up trying on a pair of high heeled denim pants with a green print. Unfortunately, these pants spread to my waist, and Kish admits they are gone. (Spark Pretty sells not only vintage but also clothing from young freelance artists.)
In the end, Kish surprises me by passing out a dress with bright shoulders and sweet frocks, instead of buying a large T-shirt with Mickey Mouse printed on it. “When I dress up, I’m wearing something that I’m wearing too much. But other than that I always wear big T-shirts, ”he said. (Again: the great power of Taurus!) He also buys three plastic dots with dots and dice for himself and his friends. I follow his lead and buy again. I can’t get rid of the delicious look of Kish’s jish, but if I could get a piece of it, I would.