Naomi Nevitt, Closets
Naomi Nevitt

In college, Naomi's thesis was on "Situationism and Graffitti," and the idea that art is supposed to be something that everyone can partake in and make their own. Given Naomi's fascination with the artistic dialog between the artist and his or her audience, it is not a big surprise that she has ended up as the new social media specialist for a fashion PR company. Her job is to inform the brands they represent of the new power base of the bloggers, and the influence on culture of their personal and instantaneous interpretations of style (she told me a great story about Tavi and how she stashed an upside-down Barbie in a dress inside of her Miu Miu jacket pocket, so that it looked like a flower). Naomi, like myself, is ecstatic that the internet has created a new space (similar to the subject of her college paper) where the viewer can see how creative people interact with clothes in their own respective universes. For her, as for many people, how someone wears a bag eight ways, one hundred ways, or for a lifetime is more interesting than how that bag is placed in an editorial. She herself has a very original and self-possessed approach to dressing that has everything to do with her life and interests. Naomi looks for clothes that are seasonless (like her overall denim dress), or things that she can wear for an extended periods of time (like her best friend's cardigan from high school that's falling apart), or things that have character (like her Egyptian necklace), or things that she can wear on her bike rides to work (like her clogs). When she was living in Paris, she was greatly inspired by by the French school boys in their striped sweaters and perfectly cut peacoats, and thanks to this blog, we get to see how that influence can inspire us in her breton tees, baggy men's trousers, and jumpers with oversized boy's button-downs. When Leonardo da Vinci gave the Mona Lisa a little smile, instead of the usual blank Madonna stare, it rocked the art world. Naomi is on it in terms of how we are now consuming fashion. It's the meaning behind the visual now that intrigues us, and not just what is at face value.

If you like Naomi, you might also enjoy Ally McCormack, Lauren Buxton, or Alessandra Calabi.

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