The Skirt Chronicles was founded by Sarah de Mavaleix, So a Nebiolo and Haydée Touitou as a collaborative platform with the ambition of creating a community which celebrates diverse cultures and generations. It is a publication founded by women which re ects a feminine voice yet does not exclude anyone from the conversation.
The Skirt Chronicles is a collaborative platform with the ambition of creating a community which celebrates diverse cultures and generations; a publication founded by women which reflects a feminine voice yet does not exclude anyone from the conversation.
In Issue 3
Not for Everyone
If a home without books is a naked home, my home has ten layers of clothing on and can barely breathe or walk. I don't know exactly how many books I own, but my best guess (counting how many fit in a shelf and then counting how many shelves I have) is around 2,000 or 3,000. My apartment is not big at all, the accumulation outgrew the place a long time ago. I'm always worried that the weight of the books will sag the floors and cause me trouble. Every time I come home with a bag filled with paperbacks, the doorman gives me a weird look, something like, "Are you sure?"
Romance and Robes
Since I started making dresses, our relationship with the camera has only become more interesting. It’s unclear when the photos are personal and when they are for my brand. It really all blends together. I always felt like the camera and Alexei—because he is such a playful person—allowed me to play characters, so my clothing now adds to the charade. We are creating a character that is some version of me. It is also so nice how safe I feel in front of the camera with my husband behind it. Even if I look tired or puffy-eyed, I feel good about myself because the images come from a place of intimacy and warmth.