Photos by Travis Keyes
Kiara and I linked a couple years ago when she was just launching her namesake PR company, KHPR, and wanted to do something for NYFW. At the time I had a luxury women's brand still in the early stages and didn't have the budget for major PR so was so thankful that Kiara stepped in to help run the show -- and we ended up throwing a killer presentation party together. Two years later to the date, I am beyond ecstatic to be helping this power babe as she produces her first NYFW runway show under the KHPR umbrella for CFDA designer Cristina Ruales. With a growing list of brands and personalities from the art, fashion, and hospitality worlds on her roster, Kiara Horwitz knows how to get what she wants -- for herself and her clients. Get to know more about her NYC life in her CULT Chat below.
WHY NEW YORK CITY?
Ever since I was a little girl I used to sit and draw pictures of the New York skyline. I envisioned myself being a fashion designer always living amongst the tall buildings - since then, my calling is PR in a fashionable way ;)
THE CITY NEVER SLEEPS...WHAT TIME DID YOU GET TO BED LAST NIGHT?
I went to bed at 1am, I was working on my NYFW final plans for the Cristina Ruales Show I'm producing today!
PLAY HOST FOR US... WHERE WOULD YOU TAKE US FOR
COFFEE - Blue Bottle Coffee
DINNER - Mermaid Inn - BEST Oysters!
COCKTAILS - Rose Bar
PARTYING - ACME or The Dream Downtown
WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
FAVORITE PROJECT SO FAR?
I love working with all my clients, they are all unique in their own ways and every project I have, I give it my all for a rewarding outcome!
ANY CREATIVES YOU WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH?
My main man, artist Jeremy Penn
DREAM DINNER PARTY -- WHICH 7 GUESTS WOULD YOU INVITE?
Nelson Mandela, Joan Rivers, Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol, Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker, & Madonna
DO YOU HAVE A SIGNATURE LOOK?
A mix between adventurous and polished.
DO YOU HAVE A MUSE?
I wish I could have lived in the 60's-70's in NY - I think Edie Sedgwick and I would have been good friends.
FAVORITE SPOT IN THE CITY?
I love anywhere I can see the entire skyline, whenever I look at it I have my "omg I live here" moments!
I am a lifer for this City! I am never leaving because I am forever challenged and inspired. If I could have a peditere somewhere, it would be PARIS!
MOTTO YOU LIVE BY?
Que Sera Sera - What will be will be
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW AND WHERE CAN WE SEE IT?
I am working on Cristina Ruales Fashion Show - today, September 14th (Invite Only), Arist Jeremy Penn's Solo Show in Toronto on September 17th during TIFF at Coldstream Fine Art, and Mixology Clothing Company coming together with Rebecca Minkoff for a collaboration!
WOULD YOU RATHER
CINDY CRAWFORD or KATE MOSS
MORNING OR NIGHT
UPTOWN OR DOWNTOWN
Moss, Night, Downtown
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