Pamela Katz Tick is one of those NYC-based multi-hyphenates that you can’t quite keep track of. If she’s not DJing, she’s modeling. If she’s not modeling, she’s styling. If she’s not doing any of the above, you can bet she’s traveling around the world–and looking absolutely gorgeous, to boot. Katz is a fixture on all the fashion feeds, with a style that can be described, perhaps, as boho grunge. Her closet, heavily documented by the likes of Coveteur and others, swings wildly and adeptly from Western wear to ‘70s chic, with a smattering of Dr. Martens in between because, well, why not.
As a DJ, Katz Tick is in demand not just for her sense of style, but for her upbeat taste in music. She’s provided the soundtrack for such high-profile clients as Elle and Versace. (She’s also made appearances at SIXTY LES’s Tiki Tabu in fashion weeks past.) With “It Girl” written all over her, brands have, naturally, sought her out for partnerships, hoping a bit of her downtown cool will rub off on them by association. This sort of style, though, is something you have to earn. Good luck to all who try and get it on the cheap.
Below, Katz Tick swings by SIXTY SoHo to talk Donna Lewis, Daylight Savings Time, and how to feel right at home wherever you are in the world.
Place of residence:
DJ/model/social media influencer.
What do you want to be when you grow up:
Happy, more intelligent, rich in soul.
Quote to live by:
“You are entirely up to you.”
First job you ever had:
Stylist at LF!
Least favorite part of your day:
5 p.m.–I need Daylight Savings Time.
Windows down, the song you’re playing is:
Donna Lewis “I Love You Always Forever.”
Three guilty pleasures:
Sour Patch Kids, buying/trying new shampoos and conditioners, and the third… I’ll get back to you.
One movie on repeat forever:
You have a million dollars to spend on art, you buy…
A Warhol, an Ed Ruscha, a Mel Bochner, a Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Plane, train, or automobile for a trip?
What IS your favorite trip?
Personal travel ethos:
Taking my travel kit (beauty products, fav hoodie, socks, brush) that make me feel at home with me wherever I go.
Drink of choice:
Snapple or Shirley Temple. If you meant alcohol, I love a spicy margarita or glass of Pinot Noir.
Beach house or tree house?
Both. Sorry. I am a barefoot jungle baby, but also fall asleep and wake up to the beach in my dreams…
Where was the best meal you ever had and what was it?
Lobster tagliatelle pasta at Lo Guarracino in Positano, Amalfi Coast. Or the steak sandwich at Shima Steak in Tokyo, Japan.
What is the best news you ever received:
Probably that Ryan Tick wants to marry me!
Who or what is largely overrated? Explain.
Avocado toast. I just don’t get the hype.
Briefly describe the best concert you have ever gone to:
Mumford & Sons at Red Rocks or Stevie Nicks at Madison Square Garden. Enough said!
Where do you go for inspiration, peace of mind?
Back to my room in Long Island to see what excited me as a child. Listening to music out of my record player, my favorite cafe, books, my husband, traveling, endlessly creating myself…