Google Alexa Demie and some of the first things you’re likely to encounter are click-baiting blog posts trumpeting “The 20 hottest pics of Alexa Demie.” That’s because yes, Demie is a stunner who, until now, has been most visible for her work in front of the camera. She has played muse to photographer Natalia Mantini. But Demie, who is also a stylist, designer, and artist, has laid the foundations for a game-changing 2014. DEMIEGOD, a musical and visual project that has consumed the Los Angeles native for years, will finally come into fruition when Demie releases a visual EP later this year. “Beyonce beat me to it, but she’s got budgets,” she says. Demie will also be relaunching MADEBUYUS, her fashion brand with partner Matthew BaUS, in early 2014.
How old are you?
How young am I?
Where were you born?
Where do you live?
How would you describe your aesthetic?
Some words that come to mind are Beautiful. Escapism. Love. Passion. Universal. Tears.
How did your career get started?
Where do you hope to be professionally in 5 years?
Creating with no limitations.
What’s your next project?
What are you most proud of so far in terms of your career?
Staying faithful to myself.
What famous person dead or living do most wish you could have as a roommate?
I would want all of the greats living with me under one glass roof.
What is your favorite driving music?
94.7 The Wave or anything on Soundcloud that fulfills my current mood.
Whose career would you most like to emulate?
If you had to live in a past time, what do you think would be the most fun era and why?
Any era where I could run naked on an island eating fresh coconut and cuddling a leopard at night to keep warm. I also wouldn’t mind having hot tea and strawberry cake with Marie Antoinette in her rose garden during a soft pink and orange sunset.
What activities do most enjoy doing alone?
How do you wind down before bed?
I turn off the lights wrap myself up in a faux fur blanket and say my prayers.
When are you most relaxed?
Reading or sleeping.
What kind of person were you in high school?
A popular loner.
Can you tell me a quality about yourself that you are genuinely proud of?
Truth and constant growth.
Do you have any phobias?
Which artists inspire you?
They are not of this time other than my friends.
What’s a serious side of you that people are unlikely to know about?
Either in terms of interests, hobbies, or personality? You will see, listen and feel soon enough.
What most bothers you about life in Los Angeles?
I could probably give you a list of things that bother me about Los Angeles, but I will keep it simple. There is a fine line between it being heaven and hell.
What are some new hobbies you would like to take on?
I don’t have time for hobbies.
How do you hope to grow as a creative person?
I will continue to grow period because understanding myself will make my visions clearer.
If there was a phrase that you think best sums up your approach to life what might it be?
I love you. Thank you.
Photography by James Orlando.