These Are Some Of Chelsea Leyland’s Favorite Things

Chelsea Leyland.
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If you’re a true downtown New Yorker, you’re probably wannabe BFFs with DJ/Model/It Girl Chelsea Leyland. *Raises hand enthusiastically.* The English transplant is everywhere (really cool and invite-only) these days, perpetually blasting bangers at many a Fashion Week fete whilst getting PYT’s in their return-of-the-’90s rave looks (see also: Baby Spice Buffaloes, magenta lip liner and electric blue/Ninja Turtle green brows) into a dance-floor, k-hole, marvelous mess. Even if you didn’t get that coveted invite, you’ll never escape Leyland: she’s the babe smizing/working a blonde mane, plastered all over graffiti-covered buildings as the face of Cole Haan’s 2012 Fall campaign. There’s this duh-factor, too: Leyland’s style game is on head-turning kind of proportions, with a closet overflowing with duds from witchy design divas like Alexander Wang and Katie Gallagher. But, as she reveals in this week’s Favorite Things, Leyland knows that it’s all about the details, and spices up her looks with a good lip-liner and a killer heel. FYI: homegirl’s chic interpretation of “kitten heel” via designer Charlotte Olympia resulted in us giving a sartorial standing ovation/maxing out credit cards over here at the MTV Style HQ. She better work!

Chelsea Leyland’s Cole Haan advertisement.
Photo: Via @Chelsealeyland

Statement Piece: My Dominic Jones ring. I actually have three different large rings from this designer that are extremely unique. As soon as I put one on, I feel like it can make any outfit interesting.

eBay Purchase: Lucas Papaw Ointment. This is the MOST amazing lip balm in the world — you can actually use it for anything from cuts to bites. It’s Australian and you can only buy it there but I normally get people to bring it back for me. I once ran out of my back-up supply and found it on eBay‚Ķ unopened, of course!

Stores: Opening Ceremony, Top Shop, Barneys and 10 foot single by Stella Dallas for vintage.

Molecule 1. I also like to use Tata Harper’s oils.

Chelsea’s tiny tats are cute AND meaningful.
Photo: Courtesy of Chelsea Leyland

My tiny crosses on my left wrist.

Nail Polish: I like the brand Essie or Chanel. I usually stick to navy blue, black, red, and natural.

Chelsea’s Charlotte Olympia flats.
Photo: Courtesy of Chelsea Leyland

Shoes: SUCH a hard one but I would probably say all of my shoes by Charlotte Olympia.

Songs to DJ:
BTSTU – Jai Paul
212 – Azealia Banks
Birthday Cake – Rihanna

Hangover Cure:
Actual coconut water. By that, I mean from a real coconut.

Music Video: I have so many, but I would have to say Michael Jackson’s ’Black or White’. I watched this on repeat as a kid.

Front Row Experience: Sitting next to the lovely Hamish Bowles last Fashion Week wasn’t a bad experience!

Album Cover Art: The Cramps – ’Garbage Man Drug Train’

Magazine: i-D.

Chelsea’s Nars lip pencil.
Photo: Courtesy of Chelsea Leyland

Lips: Nars Dragon Girl lip pencil.

Weleda Wild Rose smoothing facial lotion and I equally love Tata Harper’s rebuilding moisturizer.

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