Closet Invasion: Afrobeta Frontwoman Cuci Shows Off Her Favorite Stage Gear
|Photography by Pamela Wasabi|
Anyone who's ever seen Cuci on stage knows the distinct, outer-space, '80s-modern-rocker look the Cuban-American girl has perfected. So naturally, her multi-room closet holds treasures galore, composed of her mom's vintage collection, local designer Art of Shade, Krelwear, and Jeffrey Campbell shoes.
This is a bathing suit that's my mom's. I have a huge collection of her vintage bathing suits that she was awesome enough to keep. I really like this one because it reminds me of the Pink Floyd album, the prism and the rainbows. It looks good and fits good too.
These shoes are my favorite. I have them made bigger for me -- they are European sizes and I wasn't sure about the size. Sometimes I put them on and I'm like, "Maybe not for this..." But I should wear them anyway! They are Ashish, from Top Shop. This is the most I ever spent for shoes. But I had to have them! I wore them when I played the first time at Ultra in '09.
I got this vest at Trash and Vaudeville in my recent trip to NY. It's like armor, its heavy!
This dress is made out of men's tuxedo shirts. I think it's so sexy to wear a men's shirt, and now I have this dress! I love the way she makes these pieces -- they are art pieces and have a name and story. This one is called "White Flight."
I wore it in Amsterdam for the white party "Sensation." I had to wear it!