KIARA HORWITZ, BRAND ELEVATOR

 

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? 

FOXES

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.

Snapping a selfie with Kiara during her shoot ;) 

Snapping a selfie with Kiara during her shoot ;) 

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!

NYC FOREVER? 

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

 

WEBSITE: www.kiarahorwitz.com
INSTAGRAM:  @tiarawithak || @KHPR_NY