We are pleased to present Lost/Found, a series of playlist style compilations, exclusively curated by some of today's brightest artists & entrepreneurs. For our first volume, we had the privilege to work with the multi-talented Kristy Benjamin who put together a colorful mix of songs that make her world go around.
Kristy Benjamin is a freelance stylist/photographer/video director from Los Angeles. Her preferred mediums are lo-fi video shot primarily on VHS and photos captured with 35mm cameras. As former owner of online vintage store 'NBD Vintage' and current Chief Marketing Director for clothing line Too Ugly for LA, Kristy dreams of living in an Annie Lennox video or jamming with Jeff Lynne.
She dropped in for a visit and this is what we discovered in a quick Q&A.
Tell us a story about a day in your life.
Oohh... I'm pretty boring on a day to day. I work from home so I just move from bed to my office and eventually on my steps with a beer. I swear I get dressed at some point, but busier out of the office days can lead me anywhere... from the desert to a lake, every shop in the fashion district, or checking in with the manufacturing of the line I work for... that's the good stuff.
What is the first record you ever bought?
I grew up with records so I honestly can't remember the first one I bought on my own, but I do remember the first record I memorized word for word and used to sing along, performing as a kid though: Alice Cooper's Welcome to my Nightmare.
What's your superpower?
Ahhhh... uh... thrifting. I used to worry about bringing friends along with me. A) because I didn't want them to see how OCD my process is and B) because I didn't want them to find something before me. But turns out I'm magic and can still find it all first, EVEN when I let people go ahead of me in the row!
Most hated fashion trend?
Wearing 10 trends at once. And even worse, wearing 10 super loud trends at once.
The Goobie Girls.
What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
Beer I hope, and on a good day broccolette which is my new favorite thing.
Describe your self in 3 words.
Blah Blah Blah :)
What is the song you hear most often?
I wish it was Return to Innocence. It's probably not. Honestly the song i hear most often is "I'll be there for you" by The Rembrandts. You do the math.
What is the most delightful word you can think of?
Do you yawn in your sleep?
I sleep in my sleep.