Sometimes in life, you are born with more than one talent. Actors can be singers, models can be dancers, and so on. The thing is, life isn’t just about being in a black and white photo. When it comes to talents, there are multiple ways to shine in this world. While we are taught to stick with “the one” talent that will pave the way to happiness, we say eff it, and embrace all the talents you have been given (because why let them go to waste?) Even though some of our own skills might consist of eating a full box of cookies in one sitting (no shame), today’s Boss Babe is multi-talented in so many ways it’s hard to count on one hand.
Alix Brown is a Georgia native who made the leap to move to the Big Apple. While she has dipped her toes in fashion — specifically vintage — her true talents lie in the music biz. She has worked in record stores, toured the world with multiple bands and even has been signed by a record label. As time goes on, changes arise, and by switching professions, Alix started to pursue DJing. Because Alix is so musically-talented, she has grown enough momentum to DJ in some of the coolest places in NYC for some of the sickest parties ever (you know like Jill Stuart and Ralph Lauren). The thing is, with her Bridget Bardot looks and killer sense of music, Alix Brown is the ultimate modern rock ‘n’ roll babe of today. And that’s why we think it would be crazy for you not to get to know her.
We headed to Alix’s Howard St. apartment where we had a quick chat about her profession, her record collection, and her own style muse. Meet the queen of vintage style and music, Alix Brown.
New York, New York
Musician you would love to collaborate with?
Pick one: favorite vintage shop in NYC?
What is your most prized possession pertaining to your records?
Big Star’s #1 Record
Your go-to accessory to pull an outfit together?
Beauty product that never leaves your purse?
Ultimate style muse:
You are originally from Atlanta, Georgia. What made you come to NYC?
Being able to do what I want for a living.
After working at a record label for sometime, how did you get involved in styling and DJing? How did you learn to balance both?
I’ve been DJing since I was a teenager in Atlanta. So being involved with music has always come easy. I’m not really a stylist. I’ve done a few things for friends of mine, but it’s not really my thing.
You used to play bass for the band, Golden Triangle. Can you tell us any wild stories that might have happened on the road?
We played a crazy show at the end of a month long tour in New Orleans once on Halloween. We played actually so sloppy because we were so wasted, but everyone in the crowd seemed to love it. Uma Thurman was there. I have a photo with her and I have on full skeleton face makeup and she wasn’t dressed up at all. So funny.
What is one trend you wish would just go away?
Uggs and Crocs.
Past, present or future, what’s your dream party to DJ?
David Bowie’s birthday party.
Dinner with anyone dead or alive: who, where, why and what would you order?
I’d want to eat pizza with The Ramones in NYC in 1977.
Any advice for future boss babes, especially ones that are into the music and fashion biz?
Don’t follow trends. Do what you want.
If you want to get to know a little bit more about Alix, then make sure you follow her on her Instagram account here. Trust us, you want to.
Photography via Vanessa Granda for Taste The Style