IKEMEN #16: KAROLYN PHO

November 05, 2013 11:41 AM

IKEMEN (ē´k´mɛn): Japanese Slang

"REALLY, REALLY, RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE"

Name: Karolyn Pho

Profession: Creative Director / Womenswear Designer

Origin: Los Angeles, California

 

Your Passions: 

Art, luxury, food, sex, travel

 

If I weren't me, I'd be:

Lost

 

Best trait about yourself:

Physically and mentally: I’m not the least bit judgmental… Plus, I have a fantastic head of hair.

 

First time in the morning: 

Stretch 

 

Mealtime Ritual: 

Kombucha by 1 p.m., coffee and chocolate by 4 p.m. If in a situation where a charcuterie plate is present, a glass of Pinot Noir or Petite Syrah will accompany.

 

Something you'd never do or give up for money: 

My dignity, my freedom, and this watch my father gave me when I was 18.

 

Have you experienced unrequited love, and if so what did you do about it: 

Oh, definitely. I don’t fall in love often, but when I do, I fall hard. The frustration and sadness of a broken heart is my creative juju.

 

Dream Date: 

Leonardo DiCaprio hand-feeding me grapes on a boat in the Mediterranean… whilst sipping on a Hendricks martini.

 

Favorite Designer: 

Martin Margiela, Dieter Rams and Sergio Rodrigues

 

Favorite Musician: 

Coltrane, Bowie and Thom Yorke

 

Favorite restaurant in NYC: 

Ooof, too many— Mercer Kitchen, Café Mogador, Frankies Sputino, Sao Mai, Peter Luger and Juice Press. Yes, Juice Press counts as a restaurant.

 

 

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