This is Mikhail Torich. His winged money Adidas sneakers by Jeremy Scott caught my eye right away.
When I saw he and his companion, Eric Ocasio, were both rocking poultry hats I had to approach. These guys aren’t just swaggy fashionistos, they produce music videos for a lot of big names out there – like Rupaul’s Drag Race Stars Sharon Needles and Manila Luzon! So psyched I got to meet these cool characters, even briefly.
Side note: Mikhail has a thick accent which I thought he was putting on to be quirky (now I know he’s actually from Russia – I stupidly told him I knew it was fake – OOPS) and Eric wouldn’t speak at all. I tried using sign language on him but he shook his head frantically (while smiling). Quirky dudes!
Here’s one of their music videos: