Monday, October 29, 2007

Chloe's Ceremony

I can't say that I know much about Chloe Sevigny. I've only seen three of her movies (Three Needles, Boys Don't Cry, Trees Lounge. Sorry Chloe, I know you hate when people say that.) but I do know that I've seen alot of her as a style icon. She grew up in Connecticut but commuted to New York every weekend and eventually became an intern at cult favorite Sassy Magazine. The apparent inspiration for the line is from her middle and high school years sharing mix tapes and going to rock shows. In the collection there are hints of Molly Ringwald's antique chic and Annie Hall's quirky menswear look. The greatest thing about the collection is that many of the pieces are versatile. Skinny gingham pants can translate into a preppy's wardrobe with oxfords as well as a punk's with Dr. Martens or Converses. A rockabilly girl could wear them with wedges and a button up shirt. High waisted gingham shorts could easily be worn with a peter pan collard blouse or my Nirvana t-shirt (hmm...) with suspenders and ripped tights to accomodate any downtown rocker girl. Liberty print dresses can take you to a day downtown with biker boots as well as to your grandma's birthday tea with flats or heels. One of my favorite peices is a hat made of recycled cassette tapes. This collection so punk, preppy, rockabilly and a good side of the 90s undergound. There's no doubt in my mind that the woman who attended a Sonic Youth show immidiately after graduating high school designed this collection.






Coming January 2008 to an Opening Ceremony or boutique near you.

7 comments:

WendyB said...

I love Chloe's style but scarily, I remember her from when she was first in Sassy. I spent about two weeks there back in the day. I'd had an internship with the teen magazine Jane Pratt was at before Sassy, so I did a little interning as Sassy too. I remember it as being very quick...just over the winter holiday, but I could be wrong, seeing as I am not even clear on what I did this morning.

Aretha said...

Well, she certainly learned about the business near Immitation of Christ production, but of course, she has her own style

The Clothes Horse said...

I love Chloe. I wonder what the price range on this line will be...

WendyB said...

I don't think Kim Gordon had any official connection with Sassy. Perhaps she was just a Friend of Jane's?

atelier said...

I think she is a style icon, and wondering, as the clothes horse, how much it would be...

molly said...

ooh that line is pretty cool

i saw her in "melinda and melinda" which is a good movie
woody allen

Vintage Bunny said...

That style reminds me of stuff thats available at most thrift stores !
What goes around comes around