Name: Victoria Yee Howe
Hometown: Many! Seattle, Honolulu, Southern California suburbia, Malaysia, Philly, Hong Kong—a little part of me has lived and been left behind at all of those places.
Current location: Brooklyn
Day job: Working with contemporary artists and conceptual dessert at Kreemart. Also, I write and publish fanzines and photo books, and make field recordings.
Daily uniform: Mini skirts, boots, a big wool coat, dark sunglasses and a thoughtful perfume. I try to buy either very cheap, old clothing or really expensive new clothing and not much in between. My dream uniform involves a lot of Comme des Garçons, Jil Sander, Erdem, Peter Pilotto, disco jumpsuits, impractical high heels and vintage Alaïa.
I have a few: …big dreams and grand plans.
In the kitchen, I swear by: Old movies humming in the background, sharp knives, and a retractable Sharpie. A Kitchenaid mixer and Vitamix if I’m feeling flush. Solitude if I’m working on a deadline—can’t bust out the ninja moves unless I’m alone.
The taste I couldn’t live without: Too hard to choose one, but I’d be very sad if I never got to eat pickled vegetables, salted milk chocolate, dim sum and strong hot tea ever again (but please not all at once).
Carbs are: …something a lot of other people seem to like talking about?
This week I can’t stop buying: Black truffles, edible gold spray paint, and blackwatch plaid.
Most incredible dinner out: So many, but most recently dinner on a dark and snowed-in night with my best friend Michael at La Bête in Seattle.
Strangest place I’ve lived: A 30 foot fishing boat docked next to the Statue of Liberty
My mother taught me: Good manners
My cat, Banana, is: Obviously the shit.
The next place I’m traveling: Brighton Beach for blintzes and ocean spray.
I’m dying to go: All over the Middle East, North Africa, Lake Baikal, St. Petersburg, the Kamchatka Peninsula, backwoods China. Basically…almost everywhere? Especially the places you’re not supposed to go.
Photo: Lianna Tarantin
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