MUSIC/FILM

Killin H8: Eco-Rap Heavyweights

Raps, facts, and acts, the duo Killin H8, comprised of individuals Hila tha Killa and Sir Kn8 aims to educate the population about environmental issues through their performances. Zealous about sparking discourse around environmentalism, their show Eco Trippin is an extravaganza of which Bill Nye would be proud. Although Hila and Kn8 rap throughout the entire performance, the show […]

ART/FASHION

Kira Koktysh Art Jewelry comes full circle: Mushroom–the Other Kind of Fruit

“Nature is the best Artist”   Staking her claim yet again, as premiere nature jeweler, artist Kira Koktysh has installed the final link to the chain of her Botanical Metamorphosis series: First Seeds to Blooms, then Leaves and Fruits, and now—Mushrooms! The final link—Mushrooms: The Other Fruit—bridges the seasonal life-to-death motif.   Remarkably mysterious organisms, […]

ART/FASHION LITERATURE/TRAVEL

Hermès’ urbanely regal new Boutique: kumquat bouquets & lobster tails

Hermès’ opening of the New York Meatpacking boutique this week prompted a lavishly hip after party at Skylight on Vesey Street. An emblematic foray into Studio54 meets Greek mythology, the Kitchen, Garden Tapestry and Kings rooms transported guests into a royal feast + 1970’s disco fête.   Set amid ancient Mediterranean scenery was the serpentine […]

ART/FASHION

An Introvert’s Guide to New York Fashion Week

On the top floor of Pier 59 it was pretty much impossible not to feature in somebody else’s selfie. There were strident leopard-print fashionistas strutting and restrutting dramatic entrances into the Oxford Fashion Studio’s waiting room (always recorded by a trustworthy friend); leopard-print solo flyers touched up their foundation in phone reflections, occasionally pausing to […]