- Hello everybody.
I'm Paloma Elsesser, and this is my seven days seven looks
of my wacky little wardrobe.
This is my going to set look.
I have Chanel flats on the foot,
which I secretly, or not so secretly,
have amassed a very psychotic collection of them.
I only like the very weird colors. [laughs]
Then, I have just a classic Carhartt carpenter pant
in a raw denim,
knip the waist a little bit.
But yeah, I've also been wearing Carhartts and Dickies,
and work wear pants for the majority of my life.
I felt like I could never really find pants that fit me,
and were very representative of my style.
So I would just buy men's pants, knip the waist, [ding]
keep it moving. [ding]
and the Loeve bag that's filled with my artillery of tricks.
I love a big, gorgeous,
luxury bag filled with Spanx, [ding]
a nude, skin color, brown colored bra, and underwear. [ding]
See, I got some more Spanx, some more Spanx, [dings twice]
more spanks. [ding]
You know, you got to have options. Gotta have options.
Sometimes I need to pop out, go to a meeting.
So then I can throw on a little Manolo. [ding]
Get freaky. Little star, very cute, and a wallet. [ding]
You know the vibes.
My best friend, Alexia,
has a brand called Meow, which I have here.
Growing up, I had no money to get nicer things.
But I always was pretty tomboy as well.
So I remember when I first started
making a little bit of money and I could buy myself
something like a Chanel shoe,
I found that I had reached the mecca...
One, of adulthood and femininity.
[calm bouncy music]
So, this look is for, I guess, a little night of romance.
I'm wearing Ugo Paulon on my feet.
A Caroline Vito skirt.
Tell Far, aka, Tell Feezy to me on the top.
I'm deciding between this Amina Moity bag.
I think I would go with this one.
I'm feeling flirty, and then some Mud Pearl on the ear.
I feel like I'm giving sexy,
but a little freaky, and not the horny way,
just like strange, and I like that.
I feel like that's a nice way to present yourself.
I'm all about balance in an outfit.
Obviously, I'm giving nouveau sexy with this,
but I oftentimes will do this kind of messed up,
knot, tie for two reasons.
The first reason is to accentuate the waist a little bit,
give a little sliver of skin separation
between the garments,
but also because it gives a little texture to the outfit.
I feel like this looks very pulled together,
and then I like in the back that it's a little bit messy.
It shows, you know, that I'm nuanced. I love this outfit.
I think it makes me feel very honest
to where I'm at in my life.
I think historically, I would have, as a younger person,
as being, you know, chunky or whatever.
I wouldn't have ordinarily worn this.
I would have not chosen something like this.
But now I think after I turned about 25,
I started leaning into the more
femme divinity within me, you know?
And I think that this really imbues that.
It's cool to show a little skin
in a way that feels personally,
a little bit more authentic to me,
which is like, it's not just breast, which is also fab,
or it's not just...
I feel like this part of my body, I like.
I want to accentuate and it's a new way to do it,
and I feel like it shows that I think critically
about how I show my body, and I think that's cool.
Sue me. [five pops]
Caution. We're moving to the next look. [horn sound]
[funky music plays]
So this is my going to the bodega look, you know?
Easy, breezy, beautiful cozy girl.
I have some Clark's on the feet.
I have some vintage military over pants.
They have no real pockets, but they're my favorite pants.
A Marnie sweater, classic old Celine bag. Shout out, Phoebe.
And an Elder Statesman hat,
and obviously I had to put my jewelry on
just to go to the bodega,
which are Teeth and are Scarabelli.
I've been wearing Clark's for most of my life.
I think it's funny,
because they used to be church shoes kind of for people.
But my dad grew up in the UK
surrounded by a lot of Jamaican influence.
So that's kind of where it started.
So this is just a staple in my household.
My brother wears them, my dad wears them.
They're a classic.
I mean, obviously I wouldn't only go to the bodega in this,
but I felt that when I moved to New York,
I could really be myself in the shapes that I was wearing,
that it didn't have to be overtly sexy
or overtly characterized as anything.
I could kinda just be,
and I feel that that was predominantly appreciated here.
I didn't experience that in LA.
So this is my bodega look,
but I guess also just my regular, degular New York.
[soft music plays]
This is my dinner with the girls. Kind of chill.
I have a church's loafer, beaten to filth. [laughs]
I have a vintage Dolce cargo pant, a vintage Dolce tank.
Muhammad Ali, shout out the GOAT.
A Bea Bongiasca ring.
I'm actually going to put on some earrings.
I feel like I need the the whole moment, you know?
I feel a little naked on the ear.
So then I also have...
Let me give her her moment.
A Fendi croissant,
not to be confused with the baguette.
It's smaller and some Mud Pearl necklaces.
I am obsessed with this look.
Honestly, out of all of the seven days,
this is the most Paloma, what you're going to get.
Okay. So majority of this outfit are vintage pieces.
I have always loved sourcing and looking for
and digging for vintage.
When I was younger,
I used to go to Goodwill's, and Red, White and Blues,
and definitely as a curvier girl,
you don't always have access to all the things,
especially the old archive pieces.
But now, I feel like I have such a rich investment
in finding the things that work
and really kind of give to an era that I feel like
I wish I was a part of, and it's sustainable,
and I love the way that there's just
different lives it lives, you know?
I don't know how many other people have worn this.
Some might think it's gross. I think it's rad. [seven pops]
[peppy light music]
I called this my grown and sexy look.
I'm wearing a Tabitha Ringwood shoe
with a Caroline Vito pant,
and then a archival Comme de Garcon top, wrap,
piece of art [ding] as some would say,
and then another little piece of art from Ottolinger,
in the form of a bag,
and then a Pon Ganassi ring,
and then some Pon Ganassi earrings.
This top is incredible.
I mean, I will say that, trying to put it on is a task,
but you know, nothing comes without great reward.
Knowing my body and knowing how I like to dress,
I can spot if something's going to work.
I mean, this was sitting on the walls,
like an architectural thing,
and I was like, that's going to work.
It's going to wrap around my body just right.
It might need to be tailored a little bit,
but overall it was something that I needed to have.
Splurging on really important vintage pieces
should feel like I need to have that.
I need to like live a life with that.
I may not be that woman now, but I hope to be her,
and so that's why she's in my grown and sexy look.
I won't wear her every day,
but when I want to give the Paloma that I am now,
the Paloma that I want to be and continue to be,
I'mma reach for her.
So that's why I got her,
and that's the way that I like to shop. [six pops]
[peppy light music plays]
[soft music plays]
All right, so this is my vacation look.
I'm wearing Bottega sandals, a Theo Filio mesh dress,
iconic CBFF participant. [laughs]
A collaboration with me and Dos Swim,
a Dries Van Noten top, a Ottolinger bag,
and some Bottega glasses.
Oh, and hoops from Canal Street, Chinatown.
It's actually cool because making this bathing suit
with Dos, which are like my two friends,
Shay and Paula, who were also best friends,
we kind of went into the process
thinking about what's missing.
For me, as a size 12, 14 person,
what do I want in a bathing suit?
Where it's like, I want cheekiness,
but I want a little bit of coverage here.
But not too much coverage. I'm down to give a belly button.
You know, more support here, but a cutout here,
and it felt very cool to do that with my friends.
It's my first collaboration. So I'm very proud of it.
So what this outfit makes me feel is rich and soulful.
I think I like wearing oranges and reds
and warm colors to kind of go with my skin tone,
the energy of where I'm at.
I just like it to feel together
so that I can go out into the world
and feel really like strong, and like I'm not worried,
because I feel like myself. [seven pops]
All right, let's get into another look.
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So this is what I call my event look.
I could wear this to a fashion event, fashion dinner,
a gallery opening, a moment where I'm just like,
"I want to show up and step out
in a professional and cute way."
So I'm wearing Coparame shoes, a Timo Sasin custom look,
a Staud bag, and then Bea Bongiasca rings and earrings.
I love this outfit so much.
he makes amazing stuff out of fleece, and clearly leathers.
I'm very pro supporting emerging designers
and feeling like it's a collaboration.
So I feel like he obviously understood the assignment
with this, and yeah.
I feel amazing in this outfit,
specifically because it honors shapes and proportions
that I stick to throughout all of the ways I get dressed.
I think for the majority of my whole life,
I've worn a cute body hugging top and a baggy pant.
You'll always find me in that.
I probably will never give that up.
So it's nice to play with it in different fabrics.
This is felt. This is leather.
They're different textured leather, but you know?
The shape is still giving classic P. [ding]
So that's everything I would wear in a week.
Thank you for watching. [laughs]
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