Maxim Meyer-Horn

17 Jan
Music

Let’s Go Vintage! DJ and Fashion Muse Alix Brown Stars in New ’60s and ’70s inspired & Other Stories’ Story

& Other Stories loves to collaborate with inspiring influencers and creatives just as much as we do, and their new styling story is no exception. The American DJ, stylist and fashion muze Alix Brown is the new face of the ’60s and ’70s inspired collection, which is set to launch this Sunday. Brown is travelling the world with her groovy vintage sound and is known for her exquisite vintage fashion taste that is inspired by her style.

Describe your style in one sentence.

Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour meets Patty Hearst at a Can concert.

What do you always put on?

I love a fancy scarf and the Robert Piguet’s Fracas perfume.

You have a sartorial sweet spot for the ’60s and ’70s style. Why is that?

During those times, people were creating a world in which it looked and sounded cool to live. A world where music and fashion indeed went hand in hand. You didn’t wear something just because it was on trend. It was more about making a real statement. When a girl wore a miniskirt in the ’60s, it meant that you probably were going to see her later at a Rolling Stones concert. Nowadays, people walk around with New York Dolls T-shirts, and they have no idea that it was even a band. That would never have happened in the ’70s.

What is your trick for making retro pieces feel and look modern?

I pair them with new pieces. I never wear head to toe vintage.

What do you think of the outfits you wore for the shoot with & Other Stories?

I love the outfits, they’re all up my alley, but I’ve been dreaming of that jumpsuit! Also, I really need that plain white T-shirt. It reminds me of a perfectly worn-in vintage 50/50 T-shirt.

What are some things you admire about how other women present themselves?

I admire women who look confident and comfortable in what they’re wearing and, most importantly, that they don’t take themselves too seriously.

 

 

What records have influenced your personal style the most?

A good mix of records have inspired my style over the years:

Iggy Pop — Lust For Life / The Idiot
David Bowie — Station to Station
Velvet Underground — The Velvet Underground
Rolling Stones — Their Satanic Majesties Request
The Kinks — The Great Lost Kinks Album
Big Star — #1 Record
Ike & Tina Turner — Working Together
The Seeds — The seeds
Dead Kennedys — Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
Generation X – Generation X
Can — Soundtracks
Joe Meek — I Hear a New World
Shocking Blue — Scorpio’s Dance
Bauhaus — In the Flat Field

What are you most excited about in 2019?

To continue travelling the world, scouring for records, and DJing and curating playlists for hotels and brands. Right now, I’m working on a new project with my comrade Jaie Gonzalez where we make mixes with the records we find on our travels. Deep cuts for at home listening. I’m also excited to continue my work for GrandLife Hotels with whom I create all the playlists for Soho Grand and the Roxy Hotel, throwing parties and special events and even planning screenings for the Roxy Cinema.

Put your dancing shoes on, because you can listen to Alix’s mixtapes via her Mixcloud.

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