Style Interview with Chelsea Matthews of (No Subject) Los Angeles

Meet Chelsea.

As one of the founders of ultra-cool (No Subject) Los Angeles, a creatively driven digital marketing and events agency, you better believe she knows a thing or two about style. Find out what's in her closet and which designers make her swoon.

RSP: What is your current position in the fashion industry? (Feel free to include previous experience as well).
Chelsea: I've been in the fashion industry for five years now - mainly in events. Previously, I was the Senior Tradeshow Manager at the California Market Center in Downtown LA. I ran an emerging designers show, a shoe show (think Jeffrey Campbell, L.A.M.B, Irregular Joice... droooooool), and a Textile show. Perk of the job: personals. (!!).

Currently, I am at (No Subject) - we're a digital marketing & events agency - started by myself and Jaclyn Johnson (blogger behind Some Notes On Napkins). We have an event space downtown LA where we curate original, outside of the box events, in addition to working with a broad range of lifestyle brands (fashion, beauty, hospitality) to develop their digital strategy & social media marketing. I also am the creator of All of the Above.RSP: Which fashion designers or runway trends influence your overall look?
Chelsea: I'm really into the hardcore tones: spikes, black leather, chains, chunky heels. I'm totally into over-accessorizing. Inspired by.... CLOTHING: Balmain, Stella McCartney, Rory Beca, LALA Berlin, Topshop, H&M. ACCESSORIES: Micha Design, Rapz, CC Skye and my own (!). I'm constantly DIYing.

RSP: What is the biggest TREND or MUST-HAVE ITEM for summer?
Chelsea: TRENDS: Neon, Acid Wash Denim, Florals, honing in on your inner Def Leopard groupie. MUST-HAVE ITEM: a great pair of flats and a tan (using sunscreen of course).

RSP: What is your most prized fashion possession?
Chelsea: A Jay Godfrey blazer I got at a sample sale. It's black with gold details (chunky buttons and zippers). I get compliments every single time I wear it. (and it was soooo cheap).RSP: What can we find in your closet? Please include specific items, accessories and brands.
Lots and lots of dresses. I'm not really a jeans girl, more leggings and tights. Working downtown I'm always stumbling upon sample sales - so my closet is frequented with the likes of: Rory Beca, Geren Ford, Leyendecker, YA YA.... but ALSO (and don't tell nobody), you can find amazing trends on the cheap in The Alley (yes, Santee Alley). I've picked up some major scores there.

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