We had the good fortune of connecting with Anna Krylova and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Anna, how does your business help the community?
Hi! My name is Anna Krylova and I’m a model & DJ based in Los Angeles, CA. With the big changes in the world in 2020, I have decided to expand my business virtually and started livestreaming my DJ sets every Saturday. With dj gigs being cancelled & clubs closed, this is our weekend party where we get down. Weekends would go by, songs would get blended one into another, people kept coming back and it has become a community thang that we now call #mySaturdayISH. It is one of the biggest highlights of this past year for me personally. I’ve received so much love from people tuning in all around the globe expressing how much they enjoy it or that it mentally helps them. I believe in the energy exchange and it’s incredible to witness it thru the screen of your phone. You can never underestimate the healing power or music. And dancing. And feeling good. Thats what my Saturday ISH is all about.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I was born and raised in Russia and moved to NYC 10 years ago. I left my family, my job in advertising & all the comfort to experience what’s living to the fullest actually means. Living in NYC has impacted me tremendously and made me feel limitless and powerful. Since moving to LA, my career has really expanded and I embrace being a model while also being a DJ. You don’t have to be just one – you can really be whoever you want to be as long as you put your mind to it. Being an artist, a creative is not always a linear journey. Allowing myself to know my mission, to have fun & stay dedicated to my craft is my main focus right now. Being able to be a part of cool campaigns with incredible, diverse cast thru my modeling work (much love to my agency Natural Models – best in the game) and livestream my dj sets on Saturdays since the pandemic have been the most exciting, humbling & truly one of a kind experience. Can’t wait to take this virtual party to the real streets.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Since living in LA, I haven’t really found MY spot but I definitely have a little guide for the visitors. Nature is dope so we gonna hit the beach first. I love Point Dume because it reminds me of my hometown in Far East Russia. There’s a hidden gem there if you take the old stairs down but please be careful. I’ve had some of the best conversations on that beach. Then I like to get matcha latte from Sunlife Organic in Malibu Village. If you’re hungry, try California salad at near by Tony’s Taverna (my favorite Greek place in LA). Taking Pacific Highway during sunset hour is the most divine thing you can do with a friend or family. If you like live music, make sure to check out Jazz is Dead concerts in Highland Park. My friend Sherry Younge owns Artform Studio (across the street) where you can shop records and get a haircut or a blow out at the same place! Also make sure to try brunch or dinner at Hippo a couple of blocks down – quality food with an incredible vibe.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to shout out the women of my life that have been such a huge source of support & inspiration. First off, my best friend who’s also a painter, Sofia Echa (@sofiaecha), who’s based in NYC. She made a few custom backdrops for my livestreams that are incredibly cool, bright and help me get in the zone. I would also love to give big love to Angela Munoz (@bigcatmotherfunk) who is an artist with one of the most soulful voices (check out her debut record – my most played album last year). Also, my girl Jihan Amer (@jihanamer), model, actress & host, who has always been the burst of light, radiance and style. She is the queen of female empowerment, real deal. All these women are strong, inspiring and have such interesting journeys and they will never stop surprising me with the good stuff they are working on.

Website: www.annakrylova.com

Instagram: @anna.krylova

Other: my dj livestreams every Saturday twitch.tv/djannakrylova mixes soundcloud.com/annakry playlists https://open.spotify.com/user/1253603074?si=28RRXHEPQ4y-B8Wa_fMUQw

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