Chloë Sevigny in NYC

Posted on March 18, 2013

The gift that keeps on giving, keeps on giving.

People, meet Minuet:


Chloë Sevigny out and about in Soho in New York.

Minuet (real name: Meg) is a French (real hometown: St. Louis) beatnik living in Greenwich Village in 1961. A failed dancer due to her reliance on orthopedic footwear, she works as an assistant art teacher in the public school system, writes poetry about nuclear annihilation, takes ceramics classes at an art collective, grows tomatoes on the roof of her apartment building, and sleeps with any man who owns a motorcycle. Minuet is walking back to her charming-but-tiny garret apartment after spending the night at a hootenanny smoking reefer with Bob Dylan and letting a couple greasers feel her up. She’s planning on writing a poem about it connecting it to Cold War tensions. She’s smiling because she just managed to make something rhyme with “areola.”


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  • Kyle Crawford

    She is totally just messing with you guys now…..

    • BaddestMotherEver

      That’s exactly what I thought in the second shot when she slips into that wicked grin…”this one’s for YOU, TLo.”

  • Missy Covington

    She’s smiling because she just managed to make something rhyme with “areola.”

    I die. TLo, y’all are too funny.

  • Judy_S


  • “she just managed to make something rhyme with areola”
    OMG, laughing SOoooooo hard, and wondering now what it could be.
    This will haunt me all day.

    • “Has Ebola”?

      • “from Minneola”?

        • Missy Covington


          • “By Motorola”?

          • queeniethebold

            “In a gondola”?

          • Missy Covington

            With the ol’ Victrola.

          • queeniethebold

            “On the way to Hispaniola!”

          • ScarlettHarlot

            The hairy chola
            from Lake Mineola
            used a Motorola
            to text her papi “hola!”
            then chugged from her cola.

          • baxterbaby

            You people SLAY me! Dying over here!

          • Little_Olive

            She new nothin’ bout Crayola
            Or Al di Meola

        • travelingcat

          This whole thread made my day, and NurseEllen, your limerick rocks. I’m in love with each and every one of you!

          • Right? I’ve been getting a new laugh every time I check in. The inspiration we give each other is great! It’s been rainy and cold here in NC all day, and I’ve just been chillin’ in my jammies and cooking and reading TLo. Close to a perfect day!

          • travelingcat

            That does sound like the perfect day. We had about two weeks of “winter” here in Texas, rainy and cold actually sounds nice. 🙂 I checked in after tussling with contractors and a good laugh was just what i needed.

    • charlotte

      Cherry cola, Lola?

    • Anathema_Device

      I was just at Whole Foods, so I immediately thought “Mineola,” a tangerine variety I bought.

      • ballerinawithagun

        Didn’t know about the tangerines. I’m from Minnesota and I believe there is a Minneola.

        • HengRu

          There is also a Mineola on Long Island.

    • The only thing I could think of was “variola”, which is the technical name for smallpox. I don’t do haiku, but I dabble in limericks:

      A girl, strangely named Minuet,
      Loved to show off her odd silhouette.
      Her left areola
      Had had variola
      Her right one was slightly offset.

      • BaddestMotherEver

        Shit from Shinola?

      • Introspective

        Cackling out loud!!!

        Im supposed to be “working.” But between TLo’s priceless post and this wonderfully poetic offshoot, that ship has sailed.

      • You, just made my day.
        (wiping tears of delight from face)

        • Aw, shucks. (And no, I will not be writing a couplet to rhyme with that.)

      • Heather Smith

        The only one I could think of was ebola. Can we be friends?

        • Of course, although I think of all of us in the TLo community as friends already!

  • charlotte

    Nothing brightens my day like a Chloe’s alters post. That woman is just hilarious.

  • OrigamiRose

    *applause* Bravo!

  • gabbilevy

    Aha! One of the best Chloe-alters posts yet.

    • It’s so strange to watch her be almost normal “In the Last Days of Disco,” for example. Now she seems exactly like the character she played on Louie last season.

  • Uncles, this never gets old. Bless you.

  • Perestroika?

  • lol

  • Maybe I’m getting used to the crack, but this look isn’t as cray-cray as usual. It’s still very “Chloe,” but it’s not batsh!t crazy.

    • DeborahJozayt

      I just like that she’s smiling. Of all the celebs on here that’d I’d like to be imaginary besties with, she’s probably it just on clothing style alone.

  • Kathy Schrenk

    This may actually be one of her least insane outfits of late.

    • Lori

      It really is. Except for the orthopedic shoes and the hat (not my thing) I actually sort of like it, and I’m not embarrassed by liking it. That’s a banner day for the Sev’s wardrobe.

  • You two are a national treasure. And the Chloe alter-ego posts are your finest works.

  • Lilyana_F

    Hahah! Bless!

  • It’s so full coverage for our girl. She must having that no so fresh feeling. Bless your Chloe posts, they are the sun in my sky.

  • I like her. She’s very interesting.

  • I must utilize “hootenanny.” Every day. And bonus points if I can work it into my history thesis…

    • Anathema_Device

      Heh. My friend has hootenannies. And we live in the burbs.

    • editrixie

      My favorite use of hootenanny is Oz on Buffy the Vampire Slayer: “A whole lot of hoot with just a little bit of nanny.”

  • If only those orthopedic shoes had helped her dancing instead?!

    • Deb_Lynn

      maybe her outfit would be a cheery blue instead of the sombre black 🙂

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    *wipes away tears of laughter* Oh man, I love you guys…

  • CeeQ

    This helps after cousin Matthew’s foray into Douche.
    Also: I actually love this, this is so very her =) LOL!!!

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I saw a Chloe on my FB feed and clapped crazily. Yay!

  • Is she aware?

    • makeityourself

      Oh yes, she’s totally aware. Chloe and I were at the same party once and she was wearing something quite provocative, which looked fantastic on her. She was total command of the situation at all times. She’s just out there having fun.

  • itsnotoveryet11

    Okay I’m convinced she’s an avid reader of this site and she’s now just putting together outfits to your creativity

  • queeniethebold

    i’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: the TLo Chloe posts are The. Best. Ever. (Or maybe i’ve just said it in my head so many times that it feels as if i’ve written them here, which is unlikely, since i’m an infrequent poster though devoted fan and reader.)

    “… after spending a night at a hootenanny …” Dying! Killing me dead!

    • They need to publish a coffee table book of their best one-liners, after they finish the one they’re working on now. 🙂

  • MilaXX

    never change Chloe.

  • She has worn those clogs before, I think – they’re like platform Danskos.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    I would very much like to hang out with Minuet! Chloe is freaking awesome/hilarious no 2 ways about it: the béret, the jacket, that awful skirt… Sevigny chic!

  • Are you sure that isn’t Ewan McGregor – just in a extra long kilt?

  • Tamara Hogan

    I want that jacket something fierce.

  • SewingSiren

    She looks like Cate Blanchett playing Bob Dylan. Hola.

  • JasmineAM

    I totally knew she was going to be French.

  • l_c_ann

    Looks so much like an Italian guy I went to dinner with in Iceland, long, long, long ago

  • Indigo54

    ROFL! Areola! That’s one poem I wouldn’t EVEN want to read. I’ve seen her looking worse so I’m not gonna complain this time.

    • Indigo54

      I take that back. Those shoes – Lord have mercy!

      • Indigo54

        Slouch tights? Why?

  • YoungSally

    Did she find a rhyme for “Mulva?”

  • Indigo54

    HAR! Look at the lady in the leopard coat walking next to her. Looks like she has fruit in her hand. How appropriate.

  • mmc2315


  • crash1212

    I think this is the cutest – sanest – thing she’s worn in a LOOOOOONG time. Long live Minuet/Meg.

  • Synnae

    I think she is hiding the cray cray under that (cute) leather jacket. That said, a Chloe post is never not fantastic!

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Dylan played the pianola…while greasers groped my areola.

  • mhleta

    Truly inspired narrative. Nevertheless, I like the outfit and would love it if those shoes were actually knee high boots instead of the mess of legging and sock she’s got going on. Still, the shoes are kinda bitchin’. I love this slate blue/black monochrome thing and she did a great job with proportions and textures.

  • 🙂 You make me smile TLo

  • VioletFem

    I don’t know how you guys come up with these captions, but I LIVE for them!

  • formerlyAnon

    “assistant art teacher in the public school system”

    Spot on! Your Chloe posts are gold.

    Perhaps I should be concerned that this ensemble bears such a strong resemblance to several of mine, back (and some not-so-far-back) in the day that it doesn’t look particularly whack to me. Even for a regular non-Sevigny person.

    • Qitkat

      Love this altar!
      Extra gold points for those of us of a certain age recognizing this description as iterations of oneself or old roomies. Damn close to *what might have been*.

  • poggi

    I love this, and her, and TLo. I want now to make an outfit for an alter and wear it to work and then spend all day at work making up a story about myself.

  • rh33

    I think it is time for a navigation shortcut: “Chloe”

  • ScarlettHarlot

    “Oh Chloe, nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands!”

    • Little_Olive

      Kidding aside, girlfriend has some thin ankles!

  • PeaceBang

    I think she’s smiling because she knows she’s being photographed + gonna end up on TLo with a hilarious new alter! I love Minuet and her outfit’s pretty cute, too!

  • Freewheelin’.

  • BrooklynBomber

    That paragraph is PERFECTION.

  • maggiemaybe

    Just when I think I can’t love you any more than I already do…

  • she looks quite good :O

  • peachy

    great story; thanks. who makes those shoes? they’re fantastic and i want some!

  • pugluv

    OMG….I can’t stop laughing at “something to rhyme with aerola”….

  • nannypoo

    She seems to be responding to the person walking next to her. Maybe something about bikers and orange juice, I don’t know, but she gets points from me for being friendly to an ordinary person on the street.

  • My jacket hides my areola,
    I’m Minuet, a merry ‘hola!’.

  • Zippypie

    I’m laughing so hard, a partner passing by just asked me what’s so funny….is saying “areola” at work considered sexual harassment?? This was brilliant!!!

  • conniemd


    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName


    • zbkat

      Coca Cola

      • zbkat


        • zbkat


          • Cold Fire

            you stole my gorgonzola! as soon as I scrolled down, I saw it! lol I was going to write it lol

  • JulieTy

    Another gem from TLo. heart heart heart

  • Heather Smith

    I’m not as creative as Minuet because the only rhyme I can think of for “areola” is “ebola”.

  • librarygrrl64

    Are her tights baggy, or is she wearing footless tights with the same color socks?

    Anyway, these Chloe posts are my favorite thing on TLo. 🙂

  • SRQkitten

    She’s smiling as she thinks of the fun TLo will have coming up with her new persona…

    The gift that keeps on giving, indeed!


  • j_anson

    Hah! I actually like this outfit better than most of hers. At least it doesn’t look like she dressed herself by breaking into a Goodwill at 3am and grabbing whatever came to hand without looking at it.

  • Is it wrong that I rather like this outfit on her? Because I do. Viva la Minuet!

  • lilibetp

    I keep picturing her reading your reports, and seeing how much she can screw with your minds.

  • She lost her boobs completely. And what about that little golden horn on her berret? Is that intentional, or is it an insect resting there? Os is something crawling out from under that hat?

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    I really can’t help but like her though. And I like many parts of this outfit. But I love all things in this color. Plus, good for her. Go Minuet, Go.

  • Bravo! These are so much fun.

  • EEKstl

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Just made my day, TLo.

  • libraangel

    Thank you, thank you T&L for the LOL which I REALLY needed today after a slushy snowstorm in Boston!

  • Frank Lithium

    T Lo’s collective snark never fails to impress.