We love every facet of Mimi Xu, better known by her DJ moniker Misty Rabbit. By day, the London-and Paris-based sophisticate is the principal of a full-service music studio to the fashion and film industries. By night, you can catch her making the art-scene rounds as half of the experimental performance duo Carnet de Voyage. But by far our favorite version of Xu is her alter-ego DJ Misty Rabbit, runway sound virtuosa for brands like Acne Studios, Emilia Wickstead, and Mary Katrantzou. What's more, she's an expert entertainer in every realm. With that in mind, we tapped the jack-of-all-trades for some of her party tricks.
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Read on for her words of cool girl wisdom.
1. Set the Perfect Head Count
For Xu, six is the magic number. "People can talk to each other and not shut down with one or two others," she says.
2. Establish a Dress Code
"I like people to put effort into what they wear, but I have a no-shoe policy at home, so heels would be a waste," she tells InStyle.
3. Make a Killer Playlist
Xu eases into the evening with some smooth soul and R&B, which allows guests to converse. She turns it up during dessert playing upbeat, happy tracks from disco to soul to electronic.
4. Prepare an Easy Salad Dressing
Xu makes her own mix out of sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce, and a touch of honey.
5. PLATE LIKE A PRO
TBH, this porcelain plate is so stunning that we're almost afraid to eat off it.
$1,905/set of 12
6. Add a Modern Touch
This sleek five-piece Alessi flatware set rounds out Xu's table essentials.
Alessi | $53/5-piece set