2011 February 14

Getting To Know You: Jen Kao

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After showing at Milk last September, designer Jen Kao makes her debut at the Studio in Lincoln Center on February 15th. 

Age: 29

Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Sleep schedule: "Six to seven hours on a good night!"

Street Of Choice: "West 83rd Street in Lenexa, Kansas,  where I grew up. The best times of naive imagination!"

Number: "13"

Toothpaste: "Sensodyne Iso-Active toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth!"

Word: "Love"

Drink: "Honest Kids Tropical Tango Punch or Otokoyama Sake or Irish Car Bombs or Jameson on the rocks."

Entree: "Uni on top of uni."

Favorite Recent Magazine Article: "A piece on Anuradha Koirala."

Body Part: "Hands" 

Showtune: "Age of Aquarius" from Hair (ED NOTE: Designer Marcia Palmos who we got to know also picked this song! Things to Discuss!)

Tool: "The human brain."

Favorite Animal: "Narwahl"

Intern's Name: "Josh"

Favorite Tweeter: "I don't tweet."  

How do you like your coffee? "Black and intensely concentrated."

Day: "Halloween"

Exercise: "Dance!"

Greatest Expenditure: "Jewelry"

Escape Plan:  "According to a mythical map I drew in grade school, there's an invisible roller coaster that takes me to an invisible island filled with pillows and fried chicken in case of emergencies."  

Illicit Crush: "Ricardo Tisci's Givenchy couture collection." 

What make you jealous: "Ricardo Tisci's Givenchy couture collection."

Bagel:  "Donuts."

Dance: "Freeform!"

Monthly Dry Cleaning Bill: "I am terrible.  Dry cleaning usually only happens quarterly in huge loads."

Taxi or Subway: "Walk or drive."

When did you give up your AOL account? "2003" 



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