Angel Clouthier

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With an afro she has had since she is three that dwarfs most hairstyles in its majestic prominence, Angel claims that she never fit in as a kid and was always looking for someone to identify with. Her mom is a thoroughbred Brit, a model who was “posh, stuck-up, and beautiful.” Her Dad is African-American, a biker in overalls, tons of rings, and, now and then, purple hair. Angel is very honest about not being “exactly the type that comes from Yorkshire– in America they see you as black, and in Africa they see you as white.” In a jacket made out of electric purple feathers, her Dad’s love of George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic is clear; in her ’80s-era gold lame trousers and affinity for satin bodysuits she recalls a Mom who raised her on disco album covers. But it is Angel’s ability to throw away all things material in order to keep moving and traveling that most defines her worldly presence. Read More

Angel has lived in Maui, New York, Mexico City, Berlin, Paris, Uganda, and Toronto– just to name a few. “I keep going,” she says. Working at a refugee camp near the Sudan, Angel helped build a school and found her inner zen in nature walks, passion fruits, a pet deer, and total freedom from Facebook and text messages. I love that she sat on her roof for a month, hiding from Western civilization after returning to America. Abandoning consumer culture was Angel’s M.O. back in the States. Now living in Los Angeles, she is not in a “fashionable phase” – just lots of ’80s and ’90s swimwear, she says. But Angel never needs much to be distinct; in her mother’s watercolor wrap dress and vintage ’70s wedges, with or without the drama of her blue lamé dress she is extraordinary. If you love Angel, you may also like Lizzie Brandt, Zandile Blay and Ashley Shaw.
  • Michelle

    LOVE her!!! Everything about her is so fresh! As the product of a white mother & black father I totally identify with everything she says about being mixed race. Love to see someone who looks & feels like me & has great personal taste too. One of my favorite features so far. Thanks SLU!

  • g

    brilliant! i’m a mixed race kid too and this was very inspiring to see. i’m also in the process of giving away all of my clothes and luxury items so i can travel the world and live out of a suitcase. style comes from within. you can’t purchase it. i wish the best of luck for this girl. i doubt she’ll stay in LA for very long. its a weird place….

    wherever she goes, she’ll be noticed!

    xoxo

  • http://teresasglobaladventures.wordpress.com/ Teresa

    Wow, I am beyond jealous of those gold pants! Her style is incredible. Totally understand the living out of a suitcase thing. I’m travelling at the moment and it does just make you want to pair everything back and is a nice freedom from my usual hoarding ways.

    http://teresasglobaladventures.wordpress.com/

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