This Model and DJ Demonstrates How to Do Boho the Right Way

Her wardrobe is packed with the best ponchos and boots. In collaboration with Frye. New York.

By: Tara Gonzalez
Styling: Laurel Pantin, Tara Gonzalez
Photography: Alec Kugler

Describing Pamela Katz’s style isn’t easy. Often the DJ and model’s look is considered boho, but she admits to not being a fan of the phrase. “I feel like a lot of people kind of mistake my style for bohemian, and I think its more just clean, grunge-y cool, with a touch of girly.” However, we’d like to consider it boho done right; she authentically pulls off the effortless nature of the style, while also not looking like she just came from Coachella. Her look depends on the day but is a constant flow of feminine dresses and rocker details like Frye boots and leather jackets.

Considering she DJs some of fashion’s biggest parties (she was preparing for a pre-NYFW event when we stopped by her East Village home), it’s impressive how quickly she can go from hanging out in her apartment to performing for some of the biggest names in fashion. The key? Not to overthink it and—of course—to show some leg. “I’d wear any Frye boot while DJing. Id probably throw on a long skirt that has a slit in it, so you could see the boot, and a sweater, and have that be a look, and throw my hair up in braids.” After picking up all of the best style tips for how to get Pamela’s effortless, grunge-y yet feminine aesthetic, we talked to her about all her vintage spots, how she’s maintaining her signature style during her wedding (did we mention she was getting married, like, three days after we visited her?), and what her DJ alter ego is like.