Questions for a Creative

Questions for a Creative – Chelsey Johnson, Publicity Assistant

The second addition of Questions for a Creative features a very good, very beautiful, very stylish friend of mine: Chelsey Johnson. This girl has been in my life since the tender age of 5 and will be in it forevermore. I admire her bravery and the persistence and relentlessness with which she has approached her new life on the East Coast. She is funny; she is smart; she is one tough cookie. Hats off to Chels. And don’t you dare mistake her for an ‘ea’, because she is most certainly an ‘ey’. There’s a big difference.


Kiehl’s Cranberry Lip Balm #1

Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Protective Creme SPF 15

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Moss

Makeup Forever Aqua Liner in Diamond Black Purple

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Benefit They’re Real! Mascara 

Nars Blush

Urban Decay Nail Polish

Rag & Bone Harrow Boot

3.1 Phillip Lim ‘Pashli’ Leather Satchel

Aveda Candles

Interview Magazine

Moleskin Notebooks


Pas De Deux NYC




Thought Catalog

Laughing Squid

Brain Pickings

Sincerely Jules

The Coveteur

Man Repeller


It’s okay to wear a sweatshirt.

There is no doubt in my mind that it is time for spring. In fact, I am dependent on the fact that the nicer weather will roll in soon. I’ve got the winter blues and I’m not alone. Despite my best efforts to fight this humdrum mood (vitamin D supplements, at-home Sunday spa days, hot pink grafted cactus pots, bundles of fresh flowers, outings to Marvel Bar), I still feel less than enthused. Unfortunately, untimely cold weather can induce hibernation and poor self-presentation. Fortunately, I have no problem wearing a sweatshirt – especially when it’s jazzed up with clusters of my favorite crystals (the opal kind). Thanks to my J.Crew sweatshirt, typically coupled with the creamy alpaca scarf my mom lovingly knit for me (wrapped tightly around my neck and covering my chin) and my slouchy cashmere Eileen Fisher hat, I am all set to accomplish warmth and comfort in a more stylish manner. Whatever your tactic, making an effort in any small way to spice up your many layers of clothing can make a difference – for both your public image and your self-esteem.    

winter-blues21. Beanie, Roberto Collina

2. Jeweled sweatshirt, J.Crew

3. Knit scarf

4. Vintage lounge pant, Current/Elliott

5. Grained leather chukka boot, Alexander Wang

6. Trouser slouch socks, J.Crew