5 QUESTIONS AND A TWEET WITH ILIRJANA ALUSHAJ
We got to hang out and chat with the fun and impressive powerhouse Ilirjana in a princess ballgown. Want more of her? Check out her very own ReFashioner closet here and peep the latest video of the single ‘Tracing Sky’, from her band Apache Beat.
Okay so you’ve done and do a lot: editor-in-chief and founder of The Pop Manifesto, front singer of the band Apache Beat, party host… what else am I missing?
You are definitely missing a few things but that what working on mystery is about. I do sleep but probably less than the average. It is mainly because I am always thinking; thinking negates sleeping.
Do you sleep? If you had to wake up and choose to do one thing over the rest first — what would you do?
I would eat. I could say I would like to be on a Greek island watching the sunrise, but working within the realms of realism. I am starving when I get up.
You’ve toured with a wide range of amazing bands — who was your favorite? You and Kate should definitely talk about music — she (prior to her magazine editing, professional boxing and writing careers) was the frontwoman of her own no-wave punk band in London.
Maybe School of Seven Bells because they are such sweet people and their music is really special.
Oh really? I like this track! I always have a soft spot for female fronted post punk/no-wave bands. Not surprising though considering my taste and musical style.
How would you describe your style in a sentence, or a quote, a lyric, whatever?
Bowie chameleon-like abilities were always inspirational to not be afraid to be different.
What role(s), in your mind, does fashion play in the music industry? How does music and fashion intersect for you personally?
I think it is an interplay. Fashion needs music to be inspired and music needs fashion to give their sound character. The best musicians have their own style both with what they write and how they look. If you think about it the most important musicians definitely have a style of their own.
I do think about how I dress for performances. I choose clothes because they fit what I am presenting. I couldn’t go on stage in jeans and a t-shirt. It isn’t my thing, I like the idea of creating something different from me.
This one is a bit morbid, but what would your last tweet ever say? And outfit you could tweet yourself in?
PEACE OUT WORLD. #LOL
A princess ballgown.