Chloe Mackey is my closest and most absurd friend. As Editor of the Opening Ceremony blog, you would expect her closet to reflect that. Instead, you’ll find scuba suits, little girls’ dance costumes, ass-less chaps, and Ashley Tisdale’s Juicy Couture dress as worn in High School Musical 2. She recently tweeted: “One-off party looks have filled my closet and ruined my life.” At 20 years old, she’s a model, art critic, and knows how to code. I sometimes wonder if she’s just my imaginary friend because she’s pretty unreal.
Photos: Grace Ahlbom
Name: Chloe Mackey // @chloemackey
Hometown: Centre, AL
Occupation: Editor of the Opening Ceremony blog
Side hustle: Model/vocal brunch spot critic
Celebrity crush? Gordon Ramsay
Who do you Insta-stalk? Myself.
Describe yourself in three emojis: ???
Eternal style muse? Don's current secretary on Mad Men
Most prized possession in your closet? Tbh, my black Muji hoodie.
Best place to find inspiration? Old ladies on the street.
Favorite people watching spot? /r9k/ on 4chan.
Go-to outfit? With a closet full of children's square dancing costumes and scuba gear, there are no go-to’s.
Favorite decade? This one.
What’s the last thing you googled? "anomaly synonyms"? I don't remember the context.
What's on your playlist right now? The same emo bullshit I was listening to at 14.
What’s your biggest “Under 25” accomplishment so far? Amanda Bynes called me a "wood nymph" outside Gilded Lily once, so probably that.
What do you hope to accomplish by 35? Everything.