Mary Zander, Miss Kittin & Monika Kruse on the ultimate in New Year’s Eve style

Words by: Clare Scott
Posted: 6/12/10 14:25

The biggest night of the year is fast approaching-as 2010 draws to a close, some of house music's finest female DJs including Mary Zander, Monika Kruse and Miss Kittin are naturally planning to see the New Year in in ultimate style. We caught up with the ladies who not only know how to drop a killer track, but also how to make a statement when it comes to fashion behind the decks.

Here they share what they'll be wearing (some a touch kookier than others) and exactly what it is that makes the ultimate New Year's Eve for each of them-seize the opportunity to steal their style secrets now and get planning the chicest, somewhat quirkiest New Year's Eve you've had yet...

Mary ZanderMary Zander, 'the first-lady of Rio's house music scene' on why it's elegant white gowns, retro shades and slick swimwear that are on her party hit list:

What does your ultimate NYE outfit look like?
Comfy and classy. I always try to wear white for good vibes.

What are you doing this New Year's Eve and what will you be wearing while doing it?
I'll be playing in a very beautiful city in Brazil called Bonito, known for its natural wonders. It's my first time there and I'm quite excited. My plan is to wear a particular white dress by [fashion designer] Dede Bevilaqua, but you never know, it'll depend on my mood.

Buy something new, or wear an outfit that's tried and tested?Mary Zander
I like to wear something new-a new year equals a new outfit!

Where will you shop for it?
São Paulo, it's probably the best city in Brazil for shopping.

What will be in your handbag on the night?
Tons of records, my Porsche sunglasses and a Lenny [Brazilian fashion designer] bikini.

What can't you live without for the party?
An explosive tune and a bottle of quality champagne.

Name three tracks on your ultimate NYE playlist
'Like a Rocket feat Capitol A' - Makossa and Megablast
'Falcon' - Daria and Alejandro Mosso
'Can't Have Everything' - Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts

If you were heading to a fancy dress party, what would you go as?
Cleopatra!

What do you do at midnight?
Make three wishes and a toast with friends and my love.

Who will you party with?
As I work on New Year's Eve, the crowd on the dance floor, some friends and my husband will surround me.

What will your resolutions be?
To start a family, return to yoga and enjoy more sunsets.


Miss KittinSelf-confessed 'clubber at heart' and founder of the Nobody's Bizness label, Miss Kittin spills the milk on her ultimate NYE:

What would your ultimate NYE outfit look like?
A disco ball suit or pyjamas-depends where I am gonna spend it...

What are you doing this New Year's Eve and what will you be wearing while doing it?
I will perform in Madrid. No idea what I am gonna wear, always last minute, as long as I can roll it in my handbag. I always travel light.

Buy something new, or wear something tried and tested?
A shiny dress with sneakers or flats to dance all night. Something cheap, visible and practical.

Where will you shop for your outfit?
Asos.com or [Jean-Charles de] Castelbajac-maybe I'll buy the Bambi dress if I have the cash. I don't spend much on clothes anymore-I prefer funny cheap party pieces that I will wear once or twice.Miss Kittin

What will be in your handbag on the night?
A red lipstick, slim cigarettes and my iPhone.

What one item can't you live without for the party?
That red lipstick! My computer of course with all my music, and my headphones.

Name three tracks on your ultimate NYE playlist.
Blur 'Song2'
Erik & Fiedel's 'Nous Sommes MMM'
N.E.R.D 'Hypnotize You' to end my set.

If you were heading to a fancy dress party, what would you go as?
Sequins!

What do you do at midnight?
Hugs.

Who will you party with?
DJs.

What will your resolutions be?
Trust my instincts.


Cooly GCooly G, house and dubstep fusionista, on why her New Year is all about a sexy outfit and partying at home with those closest to her:

What would your ultimate NYE outfit look like?
It would be fitted, lacy and very sexy if I was heading to a rave.

What are you doing this New Year's Eve and what will you be wearing while doing it?
Like the last three years, I'll have a party in my house with my son, some mates and me. I'll cook and we'll be playing games. Once the lil' man goes to bed I'll be making beats, although it's important to me that my son and I roll in the New Year together.

Where will you shop for your outfit?
I have my outfit already-it's a maxi dress from Ghost. I'm hoping to get these sexy Jimmy Choo shoes, I told my son to buy me them for Christmas! (Laughs).

 

Monika KruseMonika Kruse, Head honcho of Terminal M and Electric Avenue Recordings, may not have her outfit sorted just yet, but plans on leaving a lasting impression with her bag full-to-the-brim with top tunes:

What would your ultimate NYE outfit look like?
I am still searching, I hope I will find it...

What are you doing this New Year's Eve and what will you be wearing while doing it?
I will start the New Year's Eve Weekend in Brussels with a set at the famous Fuse Club. In the morning we will fly to Madrid to play the massive Space of Sound Festival and then I will fly back to party at Berghain in Berlin. I will wear something comfortable, but sexy as well...

Buy something new, or wear something tried and tested?
We will see...I still have three weeks time...maybe I will se something extraordinary when I do my Christmas shopping.

Monika KruseWhere will you shop for your outfit?
On the streets of Berlin.

What will be in your handbag on the night?
I won't have a handbag-I'll have a record bag and in there will be the best tunes!

What one item can't you live without for the party?
The smile of the crowd.

Name three tracks on your ultimate NYE playlist:
'Like a Wirsing' - Andhim
'Wave Dancer' - Monika Kruse
'Whistled Wisdom' - Erman Erim

If you were heading to a fancy dress party, what would you go as?
Alice in Wonderland!

What do you do at midnight?
Kissing!

Who will you party with?
My best friends-luckily they join me at all my DJ gigs.

What will your resolutions be?
Boing bum tschak!


DJ Ceri CrossLondon-based DJ Ceri Cross shares why it's slipping into her Care Bear suit or picking up something easy and affordable at H & M that makes the night for her:

What would your ultimate NYE outfit look like?
Something that looks good but is also comfortable and doesn't crumple easily, as I usually end up wearing it until at least the 2nd!

What are you doing this New Year's Eve and what will you be wearing while doing it?
I am DJing at Dex, Nic Fancuilli and Raymundo Rodriguez are headlining. I will of course end up at Jaded afterwards too. I have no idea what I'll be wearing yet though, hopefully I will get something nice for Christmas!

Where do you shop for a party outfit?
I'm studying for my masters at the moment so I don't go shopping much right now, but when I do, I like to nab a bargain from a charity shop or somewhere like H & M.

What one item can't you live without for the party?DJ Ceri Cross
Party poppers!

Name three tracks on your ultimate NYE playlist:
'The Final Countdown' - Europe
'Happy New Year' - Abba
'1999' - Prince

Fortunately, I won't be playing any of these at Dex though!

If you were heading to a fancy dress party, what would you go as?
A Care Bear, a space woman, or a pumpkin.

Who will you party with?
All my friends old and new, and maybe some party people I meet on the night.

What will your resolutions be?
To kiss more boys and make more music.

 

www.maryzander.com | www.misskittin.com | www.myspace.com/coolyg | www.monikakruse.com | www.facebook.com/djcericross


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