Boss Babes: Meet Brittany Sky

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

There’s something about music that allows you to live in the moment: The sounds vibrate throughout the air as your thoughts fall into a trance while you sway to the pulsating beats. For some, music is therapy for the soul as it exercises all the worries and stresses away, while for others, it allows them to feel a connection with the community. Overall, music is universal and today’s Boss Babe knows a thing or two about it.

Brittany Sky is the modern conductor we’ve all been waiting for. Aside from her bubbly personality and beautiful show-stopping style, she composes magic as she transports people into another dimension with her intricate beats and mixes. But her talents don’t stop there. Between Djing for some of the coolest venues, creating a personal brand, and exploring the beauty world through her blog, Sky is no stranger to putting your best foot forward. Plus, she’s opened for artists such as Future and has worked with brands like Beats By Dre, Adidas, BET, and Mass Appeal — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. While she may already have over 100k on Instagram, the sky’s the limit when it comes to this one-of-a-kind DJ.

We had the pleasure of hanging with Brittany around Madison Square Park, where we chatted about music, beauty, and her guilty pleasure (Beyoncé would approve). Meet the super talented, Brittany Sky.


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Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Hometown:

Queens, New York

Current Location:

Manhattan, New York

Birth sign:

Virgo, like Yonce!

Song you can’t get out of your head:

Lite Spots by Kaytranada

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

New NYC spot you’ve been meaning to check out:

SB Skin in Union Square, NY. I want to see what all the hype is about!

Ultimate beauty product for the summer:

Glossier’s Haloscope Highlighter, because summertime is all about glowing!

Must-have accessory every Boss Babe should have:

Heirloom jewelry. For me it’s a bangle that was passed down through all the women in my family.

Guilty pleasure you’re afraid to admit:

Red Lobster. The ultimate feast forever. Extra biscuits. Yes, please!

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

You’re most known for DJing and having killer taste in music. What is your normal day like and do have any cool gigs coming up that we should know about?

A normal day would consist of me hitting the snooze button at least 10x before finally getting out of bed. After that, I do my best to get a work out in with my trainer, Christian Castano, or go for a bike ride with my friend Raquel. We’ll usually bike a few miles and then hit the local juice spot. If I have some free time, I try to get my friend Pierre to take some stills of me in various outfits that I have in rotation for that week. When I don’t have time for that, it’s meetings, meetings, and more meetings. Typically I’ll have a gig that night so I’ll set aside a few hours to do my hair, makeup, get dressed, catch up with my girls, and of course, eat again somewhere between all of this. Once I’m finished DJing, I usually like to stay out for a bit afterwards and get some quality hang out time in with my friends.

Being a female DJ in a heavy male influenced community such as the music industry, are there any obstacles you feel like you have to deal with?

As a female in any industry, it is difficult to be recognized for being a master of your craft when people love to try to attribute your success with simply being a pretty face. There are a lot of false perceptions in this industry which have forced me to have to prove myself over and over again, and I’m okay with that. It’s certainly a gift and a curse!

You also were in Kendrick Lamar’s Poetic Justice music video. What was that experience like and how did you get involved to be a part of his video?

Honestly, what’s funny is that I didn’t even really know I was going to play such a major role in the video until I showed up to set. They originally casted someone else to be the main girl, but in keeping with the songs alleged theme, they decided to go for a more brown-skinned girl which was a pivotal moment for black and hip-hop culture alike and I believe it paved the way for girls of all types to be regarded as special. I’m thankful for the opportunity in general and I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to represent progress.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Not only is your blog beautiful, but the majority of the content is based around beauty. How do you define beauty and do you have any beauty secrets you could share?

For me, beauty is about enhancing your natural features! I think for myself and most women, makeup gives us the confidence for our inner beauty to shine through by of course, accentuating our outer beauty and covering up any perceived imperfections. I’m a firm believer in working with what you’ve got, girl!

Aside from DJing, are there any other creative ventures you would love to pursuit in the future?

Music is what I’m known for, but I also love beauty culture and I would enjoy working with brands that I love and respect in the near future.

What has been one of the most inspiring trips you’ve ever taken? Also, what’s on your summer agenda?

My trip to Dubai last year was truly inspiring. The duality of luxury versus the rich level of culture was really shocking to me and I left there with more of an open mind.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Tell us something only your family or close friends know about you:

It takes me 39854385347 hours to get ready, and I have no concept of time, but I’m working on it.

If you can get lunch with anyone in the world, dead or alive; who is it, where do you go, and what do you order?

I would totally grab a late lunch with the late Kurt Cobain at Sugarfish in Beverly Hills, and order the Trust Me! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

What are five classic songs you think everyone needs to have on their playlist?

Let’s Stay Together- Al Green

SpottieOttieDopaliscious- Outkast

The Sweetest Taboo- Sade

Back That Ass Up- Juvenile

The Calm- Drake

What’re five new songs you think everyone should have on their playlist?

DVSN-Hallucinations

Pick Up The Phone- Travis Scott

Noise Above Our Heads- James Blake

Feel No Ways- Drake

You Was Right- Lil Uzi Vert

Bonus:

Look Alive- Rae Sremmurd

Vibin in This Bih- Kodak Black ft. Gucci Mane

Juke Jam- Chance The Rapper Ft. Justin Bieber and Towkio

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Where do you hope to see yourself in five years?

I’m really all about living in the moment. Not only because it’s just the type of person I am but also because my past predictions of where I’d be today have proved that. What I predicted five years ago is very different from where I am now. I hope to continue on my current path of success and who knows? In five years, I could be married with kids — and I’d be content with that. One thing I am actively organizing is working towards giving back. I’d like to start a charity and make an impact — not only through entertainment, but by contributing to the welfare of communities in need.

Any advice for future Boss Babes, especially that want to enter the music industry?

First and foremost: STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF. Not only is it so important to stick to your guns and hone your individuality but it makes you more relatable which in turn, makes your voice as an influencer way more authentic and real. #2: Nothing (and I mean NOTHING) ever goes as planned. Goals are important but being resilient, flexible and open to change are just as necessary. My 3rd and final piece of advice — and one thing my mother drilled into my head — is that you never want to do something you won’t want to explain to your kids one day. For me, self-respect and self-preservation are vital but we live in an era where mistakes are inevitable. Do your best to be your best. Be patient, consistent and remember that hard work always pays off. It just doesn’t happen over night, I can promise you that!

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda


Listen to Brittany’s playlist via Taste The Style on Spotify, and follow us for what we’re listening to on repeat this summer:

raven ishak

 

 

Photography via Vanessa Granda 

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  • fatimafilms

    Great advice!