‘Slasher’ Chelsea Leyland has a tale not dissimilar to that of a lot of our other favourite style inspirations, privately educated at the exclusive Bedales School in London and part of a high-flying set that includes fellow Brits Harley Viera Newton and Kate Foley ; she juggles multiple careers as a model, presenter and DJ.
It’s the last of her careers which really sets her apart from all the other Slashers – Chelsea can spin! She’s known as THE fashion DJ and has played for numerous fashion houses including Fendi, Missoni, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Prabal Gurung and Diane von Furstenberg. Phew, quite the resume.
The reason we love her is not so much her impressive C.V. but her enviable style. Chelsea always has fun with fashion and is not afraid to try out different looks. We first fell in love with her at the ELLE Style Awards (in association with a certain high street brand, ahem) when we saw her wearing skin-tight latex but she’s equally likely to be seen in a ladylike cocktail dress or classic Breton stripes.
Never one to look too groomed or polished, despite taking up residence in uber-chic New York, Ms Leyland’s unruly curls always give her look a hint of bohemian-cool, add to that pared-down makeup and we’re head over heels for Chelsea’s style. A very worthy Monthly Muse indeed.