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Interview: How Musician KLP Gets Practical with Style On-Stage, Dream Collaborations and More

KLP wears Morrison Jumper, The Fifth Skirt

KLP wears Morrison Jumper, The Fifth Skirt

Kristy Lee Peters, more fondly known by her musical moniker KLP, might be a DJ, singer, producer and triple j’s House Party host, but the ultimate slashie has also got the style thing down pat. Don’t worry, she’s not about to sacrifice her freedom to move around and kill it on-stage for the sake of fashion, though.

“It’s hard because I love high heels and I love dressing up,” she tells theFashionSpot, counting labels like Bec & Bridge, Camilla and Marc and Finders Keepers as her faves.

KLP Wears Serpent and the Swan

KLP Wears Serpent and the Swan

She explains that she has to forfeit this look during her sets, and not just because heels are freakin’ dangerous. KLP tells us that her height also steers her away from sky-scraping stilettos.

“It’s not a good thing, especially for me because I’m quite tall. Practically I’m just way too tall for the decks,” she explains, also noting that she wore heels while dancing on-stage once and fell over.

She also shies aways from jackets and layers in general while performing because perspiration can really take over while impressing a crowd. “It gets so sweaty, so you can’t really wear much,” she tells us. “I might have a cool jacket but two songs in I’m like ‘argh, this is way too hot, I can’t wear it any more’.” 

KLP wears Bec & Bridge crop, Alice in the Eve at General Pants Co. Pants, The Fifth Coat, Seafolly Sunglasses

KLP wears Bec & Bridge crop, Alice in the Eve at General Pants Co. Pants, The Fifth Coat, Seafolly Sunglasses

Thankfully she can wear some clothes and still manage to stay dry, though, and is looking to emerging local label Any Step for her Aussie tour with Goldfields kicking off this Friday, June 19. You might remember the leather bondage-inspired pieces from the MBFWA Raffles showcase earlier this year.

And while she’s super excited to be on tour with Goldfields over the next six weeks, KLP mentions Skrillex as the most exciting person she’s ever worked with.

KLP fashion

KLP wears The Fifth top, Ksubi at General Pants Co. Jeans

Her “ultimate” dream would be to collaborate with someone like Pharell, though, “because he’s Pharrell,” duh, or SBTRKT or Madonna. Although she thinks the latter will never happen, she says, given the chance, she’ll sing whatever Madonna wants her too. Because, bitches, she’s Madonna.

Check out our full interview with KLP below, and check out if her show with Goldfields is coming to a town near you here

KLP wears Bec & Bridge top, The Fifth coat and Alice in the Eve at General Pants Co. Pants. Emma wears Bec & Bridge dress.

Photos: Ashley Mar for theFashionSpot