photographer/stylist: delcey fleming
model: victoria phillips
delcey is our buyer with a fondness for the quirky. you can spot her by her two best accessories - floral harlequin glasses and her adorable chihuahua, monty, who is usually lurking around the williamsburg store buying counter.
where do you look for fashion inspiration?
i find my fashion inspiration from the latest runway shows, editorials from vogue, movies, and luxury ads - i guess the usual! giorgio armani is not one of my favorite designers but i recently have been really into the looks that have come from their latest runway shows. it is a throwback to 90's elegance and I love it. speaking of which, i am obsessed with the chanel ads from the 80's with carole bouquet. i want to live in those chanel ads. i love editorials from vogue for the same reason, it's all about the dream of wearing a couture dress in the garden of your countryside estate! glamour, glamour, glamour!
whose style did you admire growing up?
the spice girls! they were my everything! They had amazing style, talent and personality. i will never be able to erase platform shoes from my dreams. i also watched a lot of old movies growing up so i idolized the classics like marilyn monroe, elizabeth taylor and katharine hepburn. i think i gained my appreciation for vintage and classic glamour from watching movies like rear window. grace kelly’s beauty, wardrobe and position in life were irresistible.
one christmas my dog ate the fruit cake and he had to go to doggie ER (don’t worry, he was ok!). do you have any holiday disaster stories? or just holiday stories?
sadly, i can’t think of any christmas disaster stories! i guess i must be lucky or boring. but my sister and childhood friend would perform the nutcracker for our families every christmas. it was always a big theatrical/ballet production - directed by me!
what are you wearing to the beacon's holiday party?
i’m not completely sure. i have this green, super cutesy miu miu suit but i’ve worn it almost every holiday for something so i’m unsure if i want to repeat that. i have this image of winona ryder and johnny depp sticking in my head...like i could do a slicked back kind of look with the hair, and wear a simple black dress. but then again the extremist side of me wants to go full glitz and i don’t know if i can resist that.
delcey is a freelance stylist. she also has been making her own clothes since she was old enough to dress her barbies and house pets. she is currently working on a jacket made of vinyl, one of her favorite materials. see more of delcey's fashion creations here
instagram at delcianna
and look for monty, delcey's fashionable four-legged side kick, at our williamsburg store.