Meet Momo Ishiguro
ON HER MORNING ROUTINE
I wake up at 8:30, dress up, drink a smoothie or have some fruit for breakfast, try to make some time to write emails, check the news, do whatever personal or research reading I’m doing that week. I’ll pick up my coffee from either Swallow Cafe or Express Yourself.
on discovering her talent
I’ve been singing forever by singing to jazz standards on the home stereo and then choir and a jazz band in high school. I started writing songs on guitar at 15.
It feels much more fulfilling to think of songwriting as more than chords and melodies and lyrics, and think instead about how a particular sound sample or drum pattern strengthens, complements, informs the songwriting process.
on her makeup routine
Make-up wise, I use MAC Mineral Powder, Maybelline Brown Eyeshadow to fill in my brows, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, NARS lip color topped with Nivea lip balm, and gloss from Japan that’s so good. But they don't sell it in the States!
on her skincare routine
I wash, tone, and moisturize with Naive Peach Face Wash, Kiehl’s Ultra Oil-Free Toner, and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer. I also recommend Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, Kiehl's Amino Acid Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo, L'Occitane Stick Deodorant, Trader Joe's Vitamin C Complex.
on one of her favorite books
I love what The Wire Primers stands for: being omnivorous in consuming music that ranges from the popular to the experimental, and having an almost pedagogical approach that encourages people to learn the backstory and think critically about the music and where it came from.
on her shopping habits
Zara is kind of my go-to to get my fix when I want something new. Their stuff fits me well. I also have a good hoard of vintage and thrift things from when I was more into fashion in high school in the bay area. My favorite thing right now is probably my Topshop choker that I’ve been wearing with everything.
momo's FAVORITE BOOKS
momo's favorite places IN NYC
Five Leaves for a Weekday Dinner
Morgenstern's for Ice Cream after the New Museum