Aya Kanai


SC: What would you title your memoir?

AK: No place like here, no time like now.”

SC: Do you twitter?

AK: Yes! It is good times.

SC: Where is your next travel destination?

AK: NYC to style the Bensoni presentation (their collection is going to be gorgeous) and also to attend NYC Fashion Week!

SC: What books are you reading now?

AK: The White Album by Joan Didion

SC: iPhone or BlackBerry?

AK: iPhone

SC: Do you have a signature scent? What is it?

AK: L’eau d’issey

SC: What inspires you?

AK: Red lipstick, dance parties, hiking, New York City, Los Angeles, people that make things with their hands, outdoor showers, the first time you put on a jacket in the fall and the first time you put on a tank top in the spring, sparkly things, head massages, bright sun on a winter morning, bumper cars, being embraced by someone taller than me, kittens, and strawberries.

SC: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

AK: Your timing is perfect and elegant in every way.

SC: If you could time travel to any period, which would it be?

AK: My grandparent’s childhood, before the war.

SC: What is your signature cocktail?

AK: Club soda with lime.

SC: Who is your favorite photographer and why?

AK: Irving Penn. I learned to respect people with a vision and seriousness about mixing art and commerce from his work.

SC: What is your dream piece of artwork to own?

AK: Isamu Noguchi outdoor sculpture

SC: If you were to lead a walking tour of New York, what neighborhood would you choose and what would the tour be called?

AK: “Cave-like apartments I inhabited” a tour of Park Slope, Carrol Gardens, Williamsburg and the Lower East Side.

SC: What was the first CD you bought?

AK: Can’t remember, but the first tape I owned was either Erasure and also an audio recording of Bill Cosby‘s standup called “Himself.”

SC: What was the last song you listened to?

AK: Michael Jackson Megamix at the Michael Jackson birthday themed dance class I attended yesterday.

SC: Where do you see yourself in ten years?

AK: In a hammock, looking at the leaves and sky!