If you haven’t heard of Canada’s latest hip hop sensation, KAY, you haven’t turned on the TV or listened to the radio. Westcoastin’ back and forth between LA and Vancouver, working with major DJ/producers like Tiesto and Steve Aoki, this Nova Scotia-born lady is taking over. She let me in to her apartment to poke around her place while chatting music, style & life.
A brand new tattoo with more reason to smile: her current single, My Name is KAY, hit the radio airwaves across the country that day. “I love tweeting with people with say my music brightens their day. Positivity is infectious, I’ll never write negative stuff”.
Mixing music with decorating touches – white candles stick out of empty wine bottles on a white piano against a white brick wall. “I love and am inspired by hip hop, at the end of the day, I just want my music to be popular,” she says.
On her ukulele against a backdrop of snaps, Kay gifts her friends with the Polaroid-like camera from Urban Outfitters on their birthdays.
Flowers and jars of scarves and baubles sit atop her kitchen island. Her style: anything Adidas and a penchant for gold bling. One of her favorite lines to wear is Los Angeles-based JOYRICH, a street culture influenced label with international appeal.
While cleaning, she found a new home for all her shades to be on display and have easy access to — and realized she’s amassed quite the collection.
She calls herself a creative and fun person. The grass rug, Smurf blue table and antiques back that truth up.
Here in one of her favorites thus far (with matching loafers not sown) — she’s in the process of building an all-vintage fun faux fur collection thinks anytime is a good time to wear fur — I agreed.
Ishra Sharif is a freelance fashion writer and beauty brand builder from Vancouver, obviously, who wears suede shoes even when it’s raining.