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In last week’s “New York Times” article about Chloe Sevigny, the former sister wife and current designer collaborating with Opening Ceremony confesses that she recently purchased Birkinstocks, which frankly I think I nothing to be ashamed of. I still have mine from my Colorado pseudo-hippie days. Every step in them is like a little foot massage — they feel divine. I also think they are cute from certain angles — but they really have to be the classic Arizona two-strap.
I’ve always been obsessed with cool girls. I’d much rather be the cool girl in the room, like Emmanuelle Alt or Ms. Sevigny, than the most popular or perfectly put together girl, like, I don’t know, Kim Kardashian or … Lauren Conrad (?) — I’m not so up on the perfect girls. In any case I appreciate that the article’s author breaks down how Ms. Sevigny has managed to remain one of the coolest girls in the world for nearly two decades. Declaring your boredom with fashion and ennui regarding the prospect of attending a fashion show is a great start:
“I’m just not as excited by it,” Ms. Sevigny said, of both. “I don’t know if it is a reflection of what they are producing, or just my feelings toward it. I bought a pair of Birkenstocks today — let’s be real. I wanted a chunky sandal that was functional. That should tell you where I am at as far as fashion.”
Not trying too hard (and not appearing to do so) is key. Never to “be the star of a rom-com,” is probably also a step in the right direction. “X-Men” and “Law and Order,” however, are not off-limits.