There’s nothing quite like the feel of the beat as it runs through your body. Your eyes are shut, sweaty people are all up in your grill, and your sense of time and space is completely distorted. Then the base drops and shit gets real.
The rise of the humble DJ has revolutionised the way we enjoy music and completely changed the ‘clubbing’ experience.
One DJ we’re completely #fangirling over is Australian superstar DJ Tigerlily AKA Dara Kristen Hayes. The beautiful and effervescent star has played in more countries than most young 23yo lasses have dreamed of visiting.
Her talent lies within her eclectic and energetic sound, while her social media presence shows off her formidable style and drool-worthy lifestyle.
With a huge Instagram following of over 634K, fans can’t get enough of this gorgeous aqua-haired minx. We grabbed the talented beauty for a 5-minute chat and discovered just how lovely she is. Keep reading to find out what she had to say…
Showpo: What’s the best gig you’ve ever played? What single moment stood out to you more than anything else?
Tigerlily – “My favourite gig so far has been Tomorrowland. Playing at that festival has been a dream of mine ever since I started DJing, so turning my dreams into reality was just next level.”
S: If you weren’t a DJ, what would you be doing?
“I did a Media and Communications degree at Sydney University, but if I wasn’t DJing I’d probably be doing something in health or fitness, or potentially working for a charity!”
S: What is your favourite trend of all time?
“That’s such a hard question. Probably double denim. It’s so out there and I love that.”
S: If you could only pack 5 things to go on tour (besides basics obvs), what would they be?
“A killer bikini, coconut oil, aviators (for when you’ve had one too many champagnes the night before), noise cancelling headphones, and my yoga mat.”
S: If you could only listen to one song on repeat what would it be?
“Ocean Avenue – Yellowcard.”
S: What 5 items does ever gal need in her wardrobe?
“Boyfriend jeans. Black basic heels. A faux leather jacket. A sexy set of underwear. And a vintage band tee.”
S: What one thing would you change about your life if you had a ‘do-over’?
“I would have stuck at my language lessons as a young kid.”
S: What’s your biggest fear?
S: Describe your perfect day?
“Wake up to the sun shining outside (and in my own bed, not in a hotel overseas)! 30 mins of yoga then a swim in the ocean followed by an acai bowl and fresh juice for breakfast. I love to get out and adventure so something like a bike ride or a hike would be amazing! I also love being a social butterfly so making dinner with my friends over a glass or two of vino is a perfect evening.”
Check out Tigerlily rocking some Showpo styles below and shop her look 🙂
Could she be any cuter in the Slip It On paired with these thigh-high grey boots!?
Check back in next month for our October influencer profile. x
Words by Kelly McCarren.