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Lucky Listens: Alisa Xayalith of The Naked and Famous

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New Zealand electro-rockers The Naked and Famous have held a permanent spot on our most-listened playlist all year long. After laying down one of the best tracks of 2010 with "Young Blood"—check out the tune's equally cool video below—they followed up the single's release with an all-around strong album, Passive Me, Aggressive You.

Stunning brunette Alisa Xayalith is one of the indie outfit's lead vocalists, and in between penning lyrics and dancing up a storm onstage, she's made bold floral prints and slick leather separates her style signature. A minimalist at heart, she also knows you don't have to spend a fortune to build a great wardrobe. We recently got a chance to chat with Alisa about her fashion tastes, travel must-haves and fuss-free beauty routine. Click through the slideshow to read more and to shop some Alisa-approved finds.

You spend so much of your time on the road these days. With such limited suitcase space, what's your packing strategy?

I don't even know how I manage to do it myself. I've always been good at traveling and packing the minimal amount of my belongings—and I've made it easier on myself by sticking mainly to pieces in black and white. When it comes to stumbling upon more clothes I love, I just say, "If it fits in the case, it's coming with me!"

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