Venus X: These Are A Few Of Her Favorite Things

Venus X.
Photo: Sam Bayliss

*Carrie Bradshaw voice* In New York City, calling yourself a DJ is like calling that Canal Street pleather mess on many a shoulder an authentic Alex Wang bag. You may sort of maybe look the part with those sequined headphones under that Kenzo snap-back, but when the curtain opens and the iTunes playlist fades, all will be revealed. *End Carrie Bradshaw voice* Howevs, if you dig a little deeper, and if you nab the lucky golden ticket invite to New York’s best kept secret, aka GHE20G0TH1K, then you’ve definitely experienced runny mascara/body glitter on the steamy vodka-drenched dance floor courtesy of DJ Venus X and her insane bangers. I did just that (and some pelvic thrusts…and on stage…) last Friday evening at Santo’s Party House, which is basically a sorority/frat house, but in Chinatown and with a sea of, you know, ghetto-meets-gothic-clad ravers you’ll probs see racing in their Timbs to Opening Ceremony for their new 90’s DKNY collab/in a Solange music vid/front-row next week at the Hood By Air NYFW show. In short, duh, there’s nothing quite like GHE20G0TH1K and its leading lady/reigning downtown princess, Venus X. She’s the real deal, you guys. Oh, and don’t even get me started on her style game. Remembs the trendsetter’s fluorescent green hair?! SO GOOD. Anyway, in today’s favorite things, Miss Venus X spills a slew of sartorial secrets, like her go-to wallet-friendly shopping sprees at Goodwill in Harlem, where she was born-and-raised, and the beauty trick behind getting that perfected sassy chola lewk.

Venus X’s photowrap shirt.
Photo:Courtesy of Venus X

Favorite Statement Piece: Photowrap shirts and vintage Omo Gym by Norma Kamali.

eBay Purchase: Anime mouse pad.

Stores: Goodwill in Harlem, Cyberdog in London, other people’s closets.

Concert T-Shirt: A very special merch hoodie by the band Disturbed that I got at a thrift store on tour that I am currently referencing for our GHE20G0TH1K merch launch.

Songs to DJ:
“Big Momma Thing” by Lil Kim.
“DAGI FOR 94” remix by DJ Total Freedom,
“Dale Con TO (Dembow)” by Wilo D
“She Will” by Lil Wayne & Drake (Reggaeton Remix from Mexico)
“White Xmas Ha Trap” by Divoli S’vere
“Actin Up” by Trina remix featuring 3D Na’tee & Lola Monroe.

Album Cover Art: Dead Kennedys, In God We Trust, Inc.

Fashion in a Music Video: Busta Rhymes “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See.”

Venus X’s nail polish.
Photo: Courtesy of Venus X

Nail Polish: Construction worker neon. Yellow or orange.

Lipstick: Black lip liner with a little concealer for the timeless chola look.

Perfume: Jean Paul Gaultier Classique X.

Venus X’s neck tattoo.
Photo: Courtesy of Venus X

Tattoo: The rose on my neck I got in honor of my mother Rosa.

Venus X’s boots.
Photo:Courtesy of Venus X

Shoes: Robert Clergerie white boots

Hangover Cure: Taste Nirvana coconut water. But truthfully I don’t really drink like that, I roll up.

Fashion Blogs: I don’t know of any; I don’t have internet in my house. I HATE FASHION I LOVE MY FRIENDS.

Moisturizer: Cocoa Butter.

Hair Product: Dominican snail spit hair product and crushed prenatal vitamins in my conditioner.