CULTURE CREATOR PALOMA ELSESSER

CULTURE CREATOR

CULTURE CREATOR

PALOMA ELSESSER

PALOMA ELSESSER

Forget what you heard about what’s cool and who is in. Paloma Elsesser is the culture.  In many circles, she is the zeitgeist provocateur for twenty somethings in search of the everlasting cool. In others, she’s the energy in the room at an event that lets you know something special is about to happen. Respected for her story, infectious personality, and an outstanding ability to bring high fashion and streetwear (or anything for that matter) together, Paloma’s integrity is nothing short of sage-like for cool kids. It's no surprise that, like a producer finding sounds, she is ahead of the curve when it comes to trends and coining what’s next. Through her lens, performance and style take on a completely new meaning; one that has gained the love of those in the scene and the reverence of those who influence the people you follow on social media. Now, with NYC’s downtown trend trendsetter scene in the palm of her hands, it’s amazing how Paloma manages to simultaneously be ahead of her time and right on time. We sat with Paloma to delve into her story, how she incorporates her sportswear into her repertoire and staying true to her style. 

Forget what you heard about what’s cool and who is in. Paloma Elsesser is the culture.  In many circles, she is the zeitgeist provocateur for twenty somethings in search of the everlasting cool. In others, she’s the energy in the room at an event that lets you know something special is about to happen. Respected for her story, infectious personality, and an outstanding ability to bring high fashion and streetwear (or anything for that matter) together, Paloma’s integrity is nothing short of sage-like for cool kids. It's no surprise that, like a producer finding sounds, she is ahead of the curve when it comes to trends and coining what’s next. Through her lens, performance and style take on a completely new meaning; one that has gained the love of those in the scene and the reverence of those who influence the people you follow on social media. Now, with NYC’s downtown trend trendsetter scene in the palm of her hands, it’s amazing how Paloma manages to simultaneously be ahead of her time and right on time. We sat with Paloma to delve into her story, how she incorporates her sportswear into her repertoire and staying true to her style. 

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Talk to us about when and where your love for fashion started. 
I remember being young and rifling in my sister and moms closet. I would construct these costumes and leave for school the next day. Some days I was girly, some boyish, some punk. I remember being fascinated at how I could transcend my regular dress and be whoever I wanted to be, by simply using clothes. 

 

 

Talk to us about when and where your love for fashion started. 
I remember being young and rifling in my sister and moms closet. I would construct these costumes and leave for school the next day. Some days I was girly, some boyish, some punk. I remember being fascinated at how I could transcend my regular dress and be whoever I wanted to be, by simply using clothes. 

 

Paloma, walk us through how you get ready on a summer day in NYC.
My summer look is HEAVILY reliant on looking as clean as possible, overcoming the sweaty look and evolving it into a dewy one. I think about my outfits in the shower, it makes it easier. It takes me about 10 minutes to get dressed when I have a clear idea of what I’m doing that day and how my outfit will translate. Generally, I think in pieces. My uniform relies heavily on a baggy pant and crop top equation but in the summer I also toy around with breezy dresses paired with sneakers. All depends on how long I’ll be out of the house. 

 

Paloma, walk us through how you get ready on a summer day in NYC.
My summer look is HEAVILY reliant on looking as clean as possible, overcoming the sweaty look and evolving it into a dewy one. I think about my outfits in the shower, it makes it easier. It takes me about 10 minutes to get dressed when I have a clear idea of what I’m doing that day and how my outfit will translate. Generally, I think in pieces. My uniform relies heavily on a baggy pant and crop top equation but in the summer I also toy around with breezy dresses paired with sneakers. All depends on how long I’ll be out of the house. 

 

Let’s set the record straight. We’ve seen you pull off outfits from different scenes and eras and still manage to make it look amazing. Can you define your style? Be as wild and imaginative as you possible can.
My style is nostalgia on a spring day. 

What are some ways you merge the construct of style and comfort into your outfits?
I always think practically and adaptively when it comes to clothes. I want to be able to be in any situation and feel confident in my outfit. The way to do that, for me, is fusing comfort and style. In my eyes, comfort is style because it is all in how you wear it and what you pair it with. I might wear an evening dress in the day with a more day time sneaker and 12 hours later find myself still dressed appropriately for whatever mischief i get into. 

 

Let’s set the record straight. We’ve seen you pull off outfits from different scenes and eras and still manage to make it look amazing. Can you define your style? Be as wild and imaginative as you possible can.
My style is nostalgia on a spring day. 

What are some ways you merge the construct of style and comfort into your outfits?
I always think practically and adaptively when it comes to clothes. I want to be able to be in any situation and feel confident in my outfit. The way to do that, for me, is fusing comfort and style. In my eyes, comfort is style because it is all in how you wear it and what you pair it with. I might wear an evening dress in the day with a more day time sneaker and 12 hours later find myself still dressed appropriately for whatever mischief i get into. 

 

What would people be surprised to know about you? 
That I am embarrassingly and painfully goofy. 

You create culture and you are constantly on the go. That alone acquires clothing built for moving. What are some of your “go-to” pieces on a busy day?
A crop top, dickies, and a pair of air forces; forever.

 

What would people be surprised to know about you? 
That I am embarrassingly and painfully goofy. 

You create culture and you are constantly on the go. That alone acquires clothing built for moving. What are some of your “go-to” pieces on a busy day?
A crop top, dickies, and a pair of air forces; forever.

 

Think fast. Give me five places you can wear a great sports bra with your outfit.

1. BBQ 
2. Party (both fancy and casual) 
3. Work-out 
4. Running errands in this heat 
5. Rejoicing in the park with someone you love

Let’s say you get to a party and someone else is wearing the same outfit. What do you do? 
Most likely, take a picture with them. The thing about wearing the same outfit is that it looks completely different on each person, because of style. 

What summer trends do you think people should be on the lookout for? 
The color yellow.

 

Think fast. Give me five places you can wear a great sports bra with your outfit.

1. BBQ 
2. Party (both fancy and casual) 
3. Work-out 
4. Running errands in this heat 
5. Rejoicing in the park with someone you love

Let’s say you get to a party and someone else is wearing the same outfit. What do you do? 
Most likely, take a picture with them. The thing about wearing the same outfit is that it looks completely different on each person, because of style. 

What summer trends do you think people should be on the lookout for? 
The color yellow.