Muse of the Week

It's hard to find these days, but this chick possesses the glamorous and occasionally gritty downtown New York vibe that's dwindling with each Starbucks pop-up. For that and many reasons, our muse of the week is Chloe Sevigny - an actress, model, fashion designer, and all around Nineties icon. In the early Nineties it was her fashion sense that got her the title of 'It Girl' by Jay McInerney, a journalist for The New Yorker, who wrote a 7-page article on the then 19 year old's style. When it comes to her film career, her motion picture debut in Boys Don't Cry in 1999 brought her Hollywood fame. She was nominated for best supporting actress for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Despite the stardom and recognition, Sevigny isn't the typical Hollywood starlet - she has stayed true to her unique looks and style, avoiding trends, plastic surgery, and the negative spotlight.   

Along with her fashion sense, Sevigny has received much press over her East Village apartment. She hired David Cafiero, who owns a tiny antiques shop in Cooper Square,  to redesign her apartment and mix her eclectic style with her nostalgia for Connecticut.  With low beamed ceilings this residence is reminiscent of a country retreat. Her antique carpets used throughout with colorful, fun wallpaper show off her quirky side perfectly. Sevigny most recently moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn and her co-op still has the original antique wood floors - a perfect traditional backdrop for her to add her unique style!

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