02/07/2012 08:24 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

New York Fashion Week: DJ Chelsea Leyland Loves Lana Del Rey, The Black Keys And Biggie Smalls

Next up in our Fashion Week DJ profiles is Chelsea Leyland. The UK-native, known for her purple-tipped blond hair, once opened for Duran Duran shortly after she started DJing. And, Leyland is pretty fluent in fashion as well: always ready for street style photographers and dressed appropriately for the front row at Fashion Week.

Below, she tells us what she's currently listening to, the first fashion show she went to and more.

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What is your prediction for most overplayed song during the shows or parties?
Lana Del Ray, "Blue Jeans"

What is the best song to play at a runway show?
She Wants Revenge, "Tear You Apart"

What song should never be played at a fashion show?
Survivor, "Eye of the Tiger"

What songs are you planning to play during fashion week?
Midnight Magic, "Beam Me Up"
The Rapture, "How Deep Is Your Love"
Lana Del Rey, "Blue Jeans"
Pretty Lights, "Finally Moving"
Tyga, "Rack City"
Caribou, "Odessa"
Candi Staton, "Victim"

What show would you most like to DJ?
Alexander Wang

What was the first fashion show you ever went to?
Alexander McQueen in London when I was very young.

What do you wear if you are DJing?
If I'm DJing a show I will normally wear the designer I'm DJing for, if I'm DJing a party I will most likely be wearing very high heels. I never dress appropriately in terms of comfort but I wear what I'm feeling. I often to like to feel a little different from everyone else.

What artists are you currently listening to?
Lana Del Rey, Garry Clark Jr, The Slits, The Black Keys, The Cramps, Marilyn Manson, Danzig, Joy Division, Alborosie, Bigie Smalls, Willie Dixon.

What is the last song you downloaded?
Tyga, "Rack City"

What is the most played song on your iPod?
Danzig, "She Rides"

What is your go to song of all time?
Dion And The Belmonts, "Runaround Sue"

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