Written by Natasha Lawrence
The TS Method:
The method to our madness.
Or, more appropriately, the madness to our method.
While most fashion folk look to the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg, with her straw bags, for summer fashion inspiration, my gaze is pointed in a whole other direction.
For me, when it comes to summer, it’s all of Chloë Sevigny’s characters that inspire me. Characters like Chelsea O’Bannon in Bloodline. Her wardrobe consisted of cut-off shorts, flip flops and gas station tees. Her character Jennie from the iconic film, Kids, had a wardrobe of a blue school neck tee and flared jeans. My favourite Chloë Sevigny character to draw from is Alice, from Last Days of Disco.
Although the film specifically states it’s set in September, the wardrobes are perfectly fitting for a summer’s day or night. The halter dress, the sequin crop top with black high-waisted trouser, the one shoulder dress, the blue dress shirt…it all is perfect for summer.
However, this mission to dress like every Chloë Sevigny character came as a bit of a surprise to me. It was only when my sister pointed out to me one Netflix night that I was dressed exactly like Chelsea O’Bannon. She hated it. It then slowly dawned on me that every outfit I threw on in the summer, related back to one Sevigny character or another. Without my knowing it, Chloë Sevigny’s vast array of characters, have become a significant part of the madness to my method.