Daily Archives: January 29, 2014

Bae of the Day: Kilo Kish

With contributors to her latest EP, like Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover or Troy Barnes on Community, for the parents), SBTRKT, A$AP Ferg, Earl Sweatshirt and Jesse Boykins, I was ashamed that I wasn’t familiar with her work prior to The Fader’s Best of and Most Slept on in 2013 Mix.

My fellow Taurus (same birthday – hey girl!), Kilo Kish is casually sassy and sarcastic without all the extra (read: sexy, not trashy). Sans the excessively common, overly sexual references (Rihanna, Miley, Nicki) Kish is still talking men and relationships but perhaps speaking more for those of us that know exactly what we want and don’t have a problem saying it. On ‘trappin’ she says “engage me grammatically” and later “gave you all my thoughts but you wanted more.” She confidently values herself without being too serious and it’s dope.

“She says I need a man with morals and ambition, still shudder at that old tradition. Like that… but except for the fact that I get super bored.” Dear God with lyrics like this, blunt in her sweet voice AND Jesse Boykins on the track, YES times a million. I think a lot of women can relate to knowing what’s good for you and desiring otherwise. Enter, A$AP Ferg on love2k beckoning his Balenciaga mama and I’m all emoji heart eyes and praise hands.

Play all the way through. My faves are turquoise, better and love2k.

And my favorite from prior to K+, Navy.

 

xo Rae

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Some things are the same

I know you’re feeling very Nothing Was The Same, new city, new look, how I switched it up with a new name?! It’s been a minute since we kicked it. Don’t worry, you know me. I’m just flexin’. Hold up, hold my phone… GOD, I can’t stop. Sorry. 

During October, I was running around last minute trying to pick up something safe for a job interview. I hate safe. I was playing it super safe, at Marshall’s on Atlantic Ave. Upon coming across what was likely the least safe dress in the store, I tried it on. Worst.

The dress fit perfectly. I left it there.

December rolled around and similar to how I feel today about Drake’s NWTS, I still hadn’t let it go. On a lazy Saturday afternoon, I went back. Perhaps because it was long enough to fit me and a size small, it was still there. At this point having been marked down to practically nothing, I bought it.

NYE tart dress with reggie

The long sleeve, deep v cut, maxi is by Tart, which can be found at Nordstroms but is also frequently featured on Gilt. From around $130, I picked it up for $35.

For my first (frigid) New Year’s in New York I wore it to a friend’s party with my great aunt’s vintage fur.

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images by Celine of Cup of Rahman

Especially with the never ending Polar Vortex (check drakeweather.com), my wardrobe is definitely reflecting a transition, 305 to my city, Brooklyn. But, with a New Year’s Eve in that dress with a New Year’s Day looking like this –  I get it, I get it.

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Seriously, maybe I’ll go listen to We Made It or Trophies and give NWTS a little break.

xo Rae