Meet Whitney Fierce

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Whitney Fierce has been many things: a model, a magazine editor, a fashion entrepreneur...After cutting her disc jockey teeth in the basements and on the runways of NYC, Whitney Fierce joined Hercules and Love Affair, and since has joined New Order as their tour DJ. She has toured the globe playing mega clubs in Ibiza and Berlin, for Dior in Paris, the mayor in Los Angeles, and publications like Nylon and Vogue. Also, important people say she’s cool (and that’s the point at which you should start questioning the hype.)
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Puno's favorite books

Jumper: LACAUSA,Turtleneck: Weekday, Rings, J. Hannah

on her morning routine

I usually make breakfast tacos. My recent favorite have be shaved brussels sprouts, eggs, salsa verde, and sometimes I get wild with some avocado. Then I hop in the bath. After that, every day is different.

on djing

I first started DJing in NYC after leaving the fashion industry. It was supposed to be a little change of pace for a bit, and I absolutely fell in love. It was a couple weeks in that I knew that it wouldn’t be just a hobby.

on her personal style

I don’t shop particularly often, but when I do, I really like COS. I like local designers or something a bit unique. I only wear all black or all white. Aesthetically, I go for super drapey or mega structured, and juxtaposing the two.

on her beauty routine

My beauty routine is one of the only normal routines I have. Wash, tone, moisturize. I like simple products. I try not to slather my body in chemicals. Also I don’t think I could live without my Sonicare. I like to use Dr. Bronners 18-in-1 Hemp Almond Pure-Castile Soap, Troupe Capsule Parfums, Raw Shay Butter Anti-Aging Moisturizer, and Tea Tree Oil.

Puno's favorite books
Always shine from the inside out. Take care of your mind, body, and spirit. Also MOISTURIZE. MOISTURIZE MOISTURIZE.
— on her beauty tips
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on her favorite records

The record in the black sleeve is Kelly G. feat. Sharon Pass -Go Down Moses. It’s a gospel house record from 1998 and is amaaaazing. The art that faith produces is incredible, and a huge interest of mine. Also it’s just a general banger, and feels so good.

on her dream collab

I really love working with people in the studio, but I don’t know if I’ve ever thought about a dream collab. Working with Kirk Franklin would be AMAZING though.

on working in a male dominated industry

Working in a male-dominated industry is a lot like living, haha. There are both advantages and disadvantages. Basically what I’ve found is that you just have to do your absolute best, put in time and effort, and prove your work beyond gender.

on Plato’s Symposium

Plato’s Symposium is one of my favorite books ever. Aristophanes’s Speech is one of the most important things I’ve ever read, and sometimes I think of it in a nearly religious sense. I would suggest putting it in your brain piece.

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Whitney's favorite records

Go Down Moses by Kelly G. Feat Sharon Pass, Mixer Presents: A Jedi's Night Out  by Mixer, Selected Ambient Works 85-92 by Aphex Twins

Whitney's favorite books

Symposium by Plato, How To Start Your Own Country by Erwin S. Strauss, 100 Selected Poems by E.E. Cummings, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, Voguing and The House Ballroom Scene in New York by Stuart Baker

whitney's favorite movies

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, Suspiria, Battle Royale

whitne's favorite places in los angeles

The best brunch is Sqirl - it's hip AF and also delicious AF

 Alchemist Coffee Project is bomb

The Monte Carlo is dive bar levels like you wouldn't believe

And I loooove Early California Antiques


D   ress: ok mike inc   ,    shoes: Calvin klein   , bag: vintage coach

Photography by Claire Donoghue