Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Name: Ilirjana Alushaj Age: 27 Nicknames? illy, ili, lily, luli, ilinono Where do you live? Brooklyn, New York USA What do you do? I sing in a band called Apache Beat (www.myspace.com/thisisapachebeat) and am editor-in-chief of online magazine The Pop Manifesto (www.thepopmanifesto.com) . How did they come about? Apache Beat was formed simply as a project about making music we were into. Music is an amazing way to getting your thoughts, ideas and desires out. The Pop Manifesto began as a way to highlight talented, new and innovative people I knew around that because they weren’t mainstream, didn’t get the attention they deserved. Fashion influences? Vivienne Westwood, Henry Vibskov, Kling, Martin Margiela, K.I.N.D. Music influences? Nick Cave, Siouxie Sioux, The Go-Betweens, Felt, Neu!, Elastica, Sonic Youth, Bush Tetras, Gina X Creative influences? Minimalist paintings, zines from the heart, hi heeled shoes, neon lights, heavy eyeliner, geometrical shapes, darkness Your favorite color? Purple If you were an animal…you’d be a… Panther How were you first introduced to Insight? By being a fan of one of your designers, Natalie Wood. What’s your favorite food? Ice Cream Words to live by? Do more and talk less. Something you’d like to divulge that no one knows… I only buy sets of lingerie. They have to match.