A pared-back approach to cooking that focuses on fun and good flavours. Also, I kind of love her jumper.
Name: Victoria Yee Howe
Current location: Brooklyn
Daily uniform: Mini skirts, boots, a big wool coat, dark sunglasses and a thoughtful perfume. I try to buy either very cheap, old clothing or really expensive new clothing and not much in between. My dream uniform involves a lot of Comme des Garçons, Jil Sander, Erdem, Peter Pilotto, disco jumpsuits, impractical high heels and vintage Alaïa.
I have a few: …big dreams and grand plans.
In the kitchen, I swear by: Old movies humming in the background, sharp knives, and a retractable Sharpie. A Kitchenaid mixer and Vitamix if I’m feeling flush. Solitude if I’m working on a deadline—can’t bust out the ninja moves unless I’m alone.
The taste I couldn’t live without: Too hard to choose one, but I’d be very sad if I never got to eat pickled vegetables, salted milk chocolate, dim sum and strong hot tea ever again (but please not all at once).
Carbs are: …something a lot of other people seem to like talking about?
This week I can’t stop buying: Black truffles, edible gold spray paint, and blackwatch plaid.
My mother taught me: Good manners
My cat, Banana, is: Obviously the shit.
I’m dying to go: All over the Middle East, North Africa, Lake Baikal, St. Petersburg, the Kamchatka Peninsula, backwoods China. Basically…almost everywhere? Especially the places you’re not supposed to go.
Excerpt from ‘Sous style: Victoria loves Jil Sander & Salted Chocolate’, text by Britt Aboutaleb and photography by Lianna Tarantin / Elle US