#WCW May Kwok | DJ

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April 25, 2017

Here at LIVELY, we’re constantly surrounded by swoon-worthy women that are killin’ it in their businesses. We're launching #WomenCrushWednesday to celebrate the boss babes who provide us with a constant flow of inspiration, support, and endless girl-crushes.

Up next, DJ May Kwok! 

DJ and fashion tastemaker May Kwok has been making waves in the New York social scene as a sought-after DJ by night and a visionary entrepreneur by day. With a finger on the pulse, May has established herself as a downtown fixture among the city’s premier creative community of fashion leaders, artists and musicians.


What is your hometown?
I was born in Hong Kong, raised in Queens NYC 


What are the biggest challenges of the work that you do?
Biggest challenge of the work that I do is that I do TOO much and it can sometimes feel overwhelming.


What advice could you give on finding a healthy work-life balance?
I am the biggest advocate for living a balanced, healthy lifestyle.  Definitely work out multiple days a week, eating balanced meals, but most importantly have fun and have that glass of wine with your girlfriends.  Not letting yourself indulge at all is not living a balanced life.

Have that glass of wine with your girlfriends.  Not letting yourself indulge at all is not living a balanced life.



What’s the best advice you’ve gotten from a mentor?
And at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again - Aaliyah (lol)


What is your process when approaching your creative work?
I like pulling inspiration images and gather a list of positives & negatives when I approach a project. 


When do you feel most empowered?
I feel most empowered when I complete an accomplishment whether its watching a runway show with my music for a designer during fashion week or designing a capsule product with a brand.  


Where do you go in NYC to unwind?
Whenever I desperately need a stress free zone I book a spa appointment at Great Jones Spa. A massage & few hours in the hot tub, sauna & steam room totally resets me. 


What’s your biggest guilty pleasure (life’s all about balance after all!)?
I love ice cream!!!!!!! I know sugar is SO bad for me but I absolutely love Ben & Jerrys - I try a new flavor bi-weekly.  I definitely allow myself a few bites but I would never finish the whole container... but I also could be lying right now :)