Name: Alie Layus
Occupation: DJ & Producer / Photographer / Model
Mission in Life: to continue growing, creating and learning for the rest of my life
Where is home to you? I grew up in Southern California, but right now I split my time between San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
What do you do for a 9-5? I’ve never had a 9-5 in my life! I’m not good with too much structure or routine… an luckily, I’ve always been really great at finding ways to make money through the creative things that I enjoy doing.
How did you get into what you’re doing? I taught myself how to DJ about 5 years ago, and I just worked really hard to master the skill, did a lot of networking, and within a year of beginning I was able to support myself through DJing full time. Making music, modelling, taking photos and blogging all just naturally fell into place afterwards because of the brands and the people I was meeting through being a DJ.
Perks of the job: I have the best job ever, I get to play music for a living, work with fund brands and take photos of babes all day.
How would you describe your style? I grew up in Southern California and I think my style reflects that. Very casual – jeans, vintage t shirts, Vans, Doc Martins and messy beach hair.
Ultimate style icon? I love Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie in the 90s
Favourite go-to outfit? High Waisted denim shorts, Vans and a comfy vintage T Shirt
Junk food weakness? Any type of sour candy of chocolate & peanut butter
Rainy Day Movie? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Thelma & Louise, Coraline and anything with Tom Hardy in (ha ha).
Top 3 songs on your playlist right now? That’s a tough one for me, I’m constantly listening to so much new music across all different genres, so it is really difficult to narrow it down to just 3 songs! I always love the Weeknd and Drake’s new stuff of course! A bit random, but I have also been listening to a lot of country lately, I love Jason Aldean and Brantley Gilbert. I usually always listen to the Frank Sinatra channel on Sirius Radio late at night and on my way home from finishing a set.
Where would we find you on a typical Friday night? If I’m not DJing, then I’m probably at home cooking dinner and watching Netflix with a glass of wine, or I’m out to dinner with friends.