Just because we love staying au courant with the latest new summer hits, we caught up with the lovely and talented rapper Kilo Kish to get the deets on her new rustic, on-the-road music video “Begin Route”—a new DVF favorite. Check out the video and read along for Kish’s inspiration, her summer past-times and the prints she is loving now.
Tell us a little more about the inspiration behind “Begin Route”?
It’s basically a redo of the cross-country drive me and my boyfriend did last summer. It’s the basis for the project. The “Across” EP is sequenced like a road trip, so our main focus in the intro video was setting the stage for that.
What made you go from being a city girl in “Navy” to a desert girl in “Begin Route”?
Well, I was inspired by my move to Los Angeles and the trip we took. We picked the west because the majority of our drive was in the south west and everything kind of looked dry and dusty on the roads.
Can you talk a little bit about the fashion in your new video? What was the inspiration?
I just kind of stuck as close to my personal style as possible, very preppy, and tried to mix in super American vibes.
What is your favorite summer print at the moment?
I love gingham and plaids.
Any go-to summer restaurants?
I like sushi in the summertime because it’s light. I love Murakami on Melrose in LA. I also love sitting outside at Goldie’s.
What’s your favorite NYC museum and why?
I like the Whitney because it always has interesting exhibits and isn’t too overwhelming to conquer.
How would you spend your ideal summer day?
Making a good healthy lunch, having Pinkberry, playing mini golf and then swimming and reading by a pool.
And what are you reading?
I’m reading and rereading “The Subterraneans” by Jack Kerouac.
What is in your everyday summer bag/purse? What can’t you leave the house without?
I keep just the basics (wallet, keys, phone) and then maybe a NARS lip gloss. Some cat eye sunnies as well.
What is your summer must-have?
I love a cheetah print backpack! It would be cute with cutoff shorts for the summer. And with cat eye sunglasses!