Chelsea Mak is the founder and designer of her eponymous, LA-based label that describes itself as "Lady clothes for cool girls." Her feminine, irreverent take on staples and party pieces — as well as her example as an entrepreneur and friend — are among the reasons that we named the Chelsea style after her.
In search of under-the-radar spots to explore, we looked to this photographer and creative director for a list of recommendations.
Brooklyn-based Sarah Nsikak is the founder of La Réunion, a fashion brand that tells stories of Africa with an attention to sustainability and minimal waste.
Diana Ryu is the founder of Namu Home Goods, a line of gallery-quality home decor and statement pieces from traditional Korean woodworkers. She brings a career in editorial and a Korean-American lens to curation, selecting heritage pieces that function beautifully in contemporary spaces.
Bonnie Langedijk is a stylist, brand consultant, and self-described uniform dresser. She scours tightly edited boutiques and vintage stores for the timeless pieces that make up her wardrobe.
Bella Thomas is a Sydney-based model. With a minimal approach to dressing that doesn’t shy away from a pop of color or a lively fringe, the half-Indian Australian draws from a deep well of aesthetic inspiration.
Marisa Martins is the founder of Businesses of Colour, an Instagram account she co-created with stylist Danielle Fontaine that shines a spotlight on black-owned businesses, creators and artists.
Haydée Touitou, Sarah de Mavaleix, and Sofia Nebiolo are the editors of The Skirt Chronicles, a Paris-based publication that explores photography, fashion, culture and literature.