We’re so happy to share our Guest Editor this week! It’s none other than style superstar, David Yi! David is a New York-based fashion writer, stylist, and on-air correspondent who has become an emerging street style celebrity in the past few years. Often seen sporting unique and eccentric outfits he became noticeable to the fashion world when he was shot twice by legendary photographer Bill Cunningham for the New York Times. Since, he’s been named one of New York’s “Best Dressed” by both Time Out New York and New York magazines!
The former fashion editor at the New York Daily News, David has written for ELLE, InStyle, Nylon, New York Magazine, and more. His interviews include exclusive sit-downs with the industry’s most prominent figures such as: Oscar de la Renta, and Kanye West, among others.
He has hosted various shows like The Gossip Fix for the New York Daily News, The Seoulcial Life on YouTube, and is currently the executive producer and host for “The Stitch,” on MNet America, the biggest music network throughout Asia as well as a new show for Fashionista called Haute Cuisine. Currently, he is the stylist for Capitol/EMI/Virgin records and is the personal stylist for Nire Alldai whose album drops next year.
Hermes Black & Gold Silk Claudia Stuhlhofer-Mayr “Musique des Dieux” 90cm Scarf
Cartier 2 Piece Burgundy Smooth and Etched Leather Sunglass Case Set
EDO: Favorite place you’ve traveled?
DY: I will always remember my trip to Barcelona and just how warm not only the climate is but the culture is. I swear whenever I was lost a local would take my hand and point me in the right direction, ensuring that I’d make it there safely. That, and the fact that a culinary staple is taking a real-live octopus and steaming it right in front of you to eat. It was both horrifying and delicious.
EDO: Who is your style icon?
DY: David Bowie will always be someone I look up to for his ability to mix and match masculinity and femininity together so effortlessly. The man is just so suave but fierce at the same time. I don’t know anyone else today who can be described as being both.
EDO: What are your go-to pieces for Fall/Winter?
DY: For fall I am loving my navy trench with leather sleeves from Marc Jacobs. I am a firm believer that mixing mediums is the perfect way to immediately up the chic factor. I am also obsessed with my Acne motorcycle jacket. You can dress it up, or dress it down, but either way you’ll look like a badass. Finally, I’m loving anything that sparkles and shines–especially for New Years’–because, of course, I have to be the center of attention. For this reason I have to go with my Elie Tahari gold sequined jacket that only comes out twice a year. Winter is a perfect time to bling out those cold, dreary New York afternoons.
EDO: Who was the most exciting person you’ve ever interviewed?
DY: I’ve been blessed to have sat down with my favorite people in the world from Oscar de la Renta, to Jessica Alba, to Kanye West. But I’ll always remember the time I had with Robert DeNiro. He’s notorious for hating interviews and scoffing at reporters. So I was just a little–or a lot–petrified of him. But knowing to ask the right questions at the right times always helps your cause. In his case, I asked both him and his wife a question together–this totally opened him up after he saw that his wife was into it.
EDO: Where would we find you on most weekends?
DY: Most weekends you’ll find me eating at a new restaurant in Brooklyn. I am obsessed with Williamsburg! The area has everything you could ever want or dream about. I always miss it when I’m out of state or country.
Watch David on The Stitch!