Who: Elle Dee Site: http://www.djelledee.com  

1. How did growing up in Brazil affect your take on music and fashion?
My grandfather played Bossa Nova his whole life, and my mother is also a great acoustic guitar player, so I grew up listening to a lot of Brazilian popular music. I'm still able to sing along to all those songs and probably always will be. They are stuck deep inside with my childhood memories. But Brazil is very big on rock and especially metal so by the time I was 11 or 12, that's all I listened to. And black was already my favorite color to wear. 2. I still remember, the first magazine that made an impression on me as a kid As a kid I was much more interested in books than magazines. I used to buy some rock and drums magazines, but I was always hooked on books and that's still my thing. On that note, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer was one of my first favorite novels. It illustrated smelly 18th-century Paris. And the book Christiane F. also impressed me at a very young age. A must read! 3. My high school years involved a lot of Hanging out at the skate park right across the street. I was actually really impressed that I got into college.
4. Now I get to work on What I love most in life—music and, of course, all the crazy people that come with it... I couldn't do it without them!! 5. I have a crush on I wouldn't tell you for a million bucks! I don't kiss and tell... 6. I now live in I'm on Broome St. Downtown. And honestly, I can't picture myself anywhere else for now. All my best friends are right around the block. 7. People think this of me: I wouldn't know because I don't really care...
8. In my mind you have the quintessential NYC style. Rock, Black and Ripped. The older you get do you think you will change or is your dressing mind set made up? I change all the time—including my mind about things. My sartorial taste runs on the same path. Variations on a theme but yeah, always changing! I believe it’s part of evolving as a person and being aware of the world around you. 9. I know you write and play music. Would you ever release your own music?I work on my music every single day now. It’s just my favorite thing to do. I’ve been writing and recording tracks with great musicians and I’m looking forward to releasing them next year! But I’m not in a rush. I’d rather wait until my sound is where it needs to be so I’ll be happy to share them with everyone else. 10. If you could leave us with one thought, what would it be? Don't ever underestimate your power to do the things you want to. If you don't believe it, who will?

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