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posing looking down in front of front doors labeled 17, 16.

garments of power - styled by hailey

hailey posing in front of front doors labeled 17, 16.
lens jim stark 

hailey builds her looks like a collage, drawing from all of her eclectic influences. but the finished product is all her own.

hailey looking down over shoulder descending stairs.
vintage ysl suit. lens jim stark

you seem to take a lot of style influence from the art world. true? who or what in particular from it influences you?

absolutely! i grew up in a pretty homogenous suburb of detroit and was constantly seeking cultural stimulation in the form of music, movies, books, and artwork. i take a lot of style influence from people i look up to, whether it be a musician, writer, coworker, or fictional character. some people are geniuses, there are so many different ways to wear clothes!  i have a million different screenshots and notes on my phone like, “wear silk scarves around your wrists asap!!” i’m always trying to interpret these gems into something personal and authentic.

i am mostly inspired by clothes themselves and my emotional reaction to them. i’ve found that the more i interact with different types of clothing, the more i know what i’d like to wear on my body. sometimes i’ll come across something that i love so much and can’t help but wear it for the next three days.

i try to incorporate and reference whatever’s interesting to me at the moment and build on it, like a collage. it makes me feel more connected to the people i admire.

stunning portrait of hailey.
vintage dress. lens elizabeth sanzari 

detail of sleeve cuff, rings, tights and boots. vintage boots. lens elizabeth sanzari 

favorite era for fashion and why?  richard hell, circa 1976. that’s all. 

full body look of hailey.
elie tahari pants, maison margiela boots. lens mason wilson  

hailey sitting on trash cage featuring rings, pants and boots.vintage + hand made rings. lens mason wilson 

hailey squatting covering her eyes.
oak leather skirt. lens karin hostettler

what is your most prized closet possession?

my most special pieces are not necessarily the most luxurious or rare, but rather, make me feel safe, powerful or capable when i’m wearing them.

some “garments of power” include a threadbare cashmere sweater given to me by my aunt, this vintage embroidered metallic gold topper coat pictured here, and a textured silk skirt that looks like it’s dripping in black fur. 

hailey in their backyard.
vintage embroidered metallic gold coat. lens karin hostettler

profile of hailey in their backyard.
lens josie kirsch

profile of hailey with snake wall decal.lens josie kirsch

interview by julia popescu  

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