A few months ago I realized that my good friend Chelsea has a daring personal style that I envied. Her tastes have dramatically evolved over the course of our friendship- which is going on 4 years, I think. I know when we first met she was casual most of the time- jeans and hoodies, with punk undertones. (Chelsea, correct me if I’m wrong. I haven’t taken any notes on your clothing before!)
This is what Chelsea wore on March 5, 2011. It was amazing. Her dress immediately brought to mind the Dark Side of the Moon album. It was black velvet, very 70s. She wore her signature giant hoops, hoodie and black leather jacket. Also these bondage-style strappy chunky green heels that go with everything.
I think when Tavi Gevinson grows up and gets bored with her Target fashion lines and Vogue photo shoots she’s going to dress like Chelsea. I think she could find a lot of inspiration (ie: working class style to co-opt) at the Dolphin Tavern.