Sophisticated with a dash of swagger—this local trendsetter proves that style is indeed a state of mind.
“My first role was working in Thelma Golden’s office at The Studio Museum in Harlem. It changed my life forever,” says Kimberly Drew, who earlier this year became associate director at Pace Gallery. “Over the course of my career, I’ve always been driven by opportunities to work alongside artists and in support of bringing new audiences to the world of contemporary art. Pace is a space that is vast in its offerings and always adapting and innovating,” Drew says. “This September, Pace is pleased to be opening solo exhibitions of works by Beatriz Milhazes, Antoni Tàpies, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Kohei Nawa at its Chelsea flagship in New York. These presentations will officially be open to the public on Sept. 16.” We asked the author and arbiter for a curated look through her lens.
WAKE-UP TIME: 7AM
DOPPELGANGER: ZACH STAFFORD
NEMESIS: NO COMMENT
ESCAPE: BERLIN, GERMANY
WEAKNESS: DIRTY ICED OAT CHAI LATTES
MY AESTHETIC: CHAOS
CHERISHED ACCESSORY: THOM BROWNE LAPTOP CASE
YOU CAN NEVER HAVE ENOUGH: TIME. IT’S THE GREATEST LUXURY.
WORKOUT: TWICE A WEEK I WORK WITH KINGSTON FARADY, AND IF I’M LUCKY I HAVE TIME TO GO TO DR. AIMEE COX’S SESSION OF ‘THE CLASS.’
LAST MEAL: A FRIEND’S SMOTHERED PORK AND RICE
MOVIE: 102 DALMATIANS
MENTOR: SAMANTHE RUBELL AND LAUREN PANZO (BOTH OF WHOM ARE VICE PRESIDENTS AT PACE GALLERY)
STYLE ICON: MRS. PRADA
SHOES: MARGIELA TABIS
LIPSTICK: KIMBERLY ROSE FROM GUCCI BEAUTY
BEST ADVICE: TAKE YOURSELF VERY SERIOUSLY.
PHILANTHROPY: I SIT ON THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ART COMMITTEE AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM, THE STUDIO SOCIETY AND THE SCHOMBURG SOCIETY.
MANTRA: I’M A BARB, SO IT’S A SELECTION OF NICKI MINAJ LYRICS.
CURRENT OBSESSION: MATCHA
COCKTAIL: ESPRESSO MARTINI
SOULMATE: STILL ON THE HUNT TBH
SKINCARE ESSENTIAL: YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE DREAM MASK
ZODIAC: LEO, BABY
BEDSIDE READING: HOW TO GO MAD WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND BY LA MARR JURELLE BRUCE
THEME SONG TO YOUR LIFE: ‘NOTHING IN THIS WORLD’ BY PARIS HILTON