Chloë Sevigny in SoHo

Posted on July 31, 2014

Miss Chloe has a new alter and she’s dying for the world to meet her, darlings! Oh, it’s been so long!


Chloe-Sevigny-GOTS-FLSRWB-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Chloë Sevigny seen out in SoHo in New York City.

Chloe-Sevigny-GOTS-FLSRWB-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)

Chloe-Sevigny-GOTS-FLSRWB-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)

Chloe-Sevigny-GOTS-FLSRWB-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)


Meet Hettie.

Hettie enjoys traipsing up and down the city in high-heeled nursing shoes, going in and out of every thrift shop and swap meet she stumbles across. When she finds one, she squeals with delight and dives right in, looking for the very ugliest of bedspreads and curtains so that she can make new and unflattering things to wear. Hettie proudly tells everyone that she makes her own clothes, not realizing that everyone can tell as soon as they look at her. Hettie has no real job and her friendships tend to be fleeting and imaginary, but if you come across her on a day like today; a day where she convinced the Salvation Army to give her a pile of moldy curtains in exchange for her not coming into their store for the next 3 months? Why, she’ll happily talk your ear off about her exciting new diaper-romper design. Someday, Hettie will tell you if you give her an opening, someday, people will be lining up around the block to buy her line of unflattering onesies for grownups.  And then – THEN – those bitches at the Salvation Army won’t be so darn snotty the next time she walks in their door.

Run from Hettie if you see her. Do not stop or look back.




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  • NMMagpie

    Rompers need to leave the whole of fashion forever.

    • judybrowni

      The point of rompers — if they have a point — is to be cool in summer, as well as show off the legs of the young and cute.

      A long-sleeved big-ass diaper romper in some stupid heavy material is approaching insanity.

      • Qitkat

        I dare you guys, hands up if you have ever worn a romper as an adult, and thought you looked pretty cute! I’m first!

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      • Gayer Than Thou

        Yeah, what is that thing? Where does one even purchase such a garment?

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      Amen Magpie.

  • TinyDynamo

    I feel like she wants to shout “I was in “Kids” BITCHES!” at everyone all the time.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      No, because someone will inevitably yell back, “Yeah, but you were in The Brown Bunny too!”

      • Barbara Affolter

        This romper is so Brown Bunny it hurts. Like, something wearing a nearly identical romper is probably blowing a mumbling, poorly lit Vincent Gallo right now,

  • Glam Dixie

    That might just be the ugliest outfit I have ever seen. Not even kidding.

    • TinyDynamo

      Agreed. A million percent agreed.

    • Kent Roby

      I could not agree more.

      • Glam Dixie

        And that includes the guy that goes to my local mall dressed in high heels, athletic knee socks, daisy duke jorts and a tank top carrying a purse and every square inch of him is covered in tiny bells that jingle as he walks. His fashion sense is deplorable, Chloe’s is worse.

        • FridaStaire

          Can you post a picture of him? Sounds inspiring!

          • Glam Dixie

            I would never have the nerve to take his picture, I don’t think he is even shopping, I swear he and his lady friend just walk around like that so people will look at them.

          • BKagainwiththesweatpants

            Fake like you’re taking a selfie, but it’s a picture of him. Works every time!

          • Raspberry2012

            Yes! Oh, please, please, we know you can do this without him noticing!

          • Grumpy Girl

            There was an article in the paper a few years back about him, too.

          • Glam Dixie

            Grumpy Girl posted a link to a local article about him from a few years ago with a picture. He’s not wearing the socks in this one but all of the garters and necklaces and everything has tiny bells.

        • Violentcello

          Ooh, ooh, this is a fun game. When I lived in Santa Cruz there used to be a guy who walked around in head-to-toe pink. Not just clothing, mind you, but pink anything attached to his pink clothing. He’d walk around at an excruciatingly slow pace–even blocking traffic–with an umbrella, smiling beatifically at everyone.

          If anyone is in that area, I’d love to hear if Pink Man is still up to his old tricks.

          • ACHATtychica

            Still a Santa Cruz fixture, last time I checked. I graduated UCSC in 2011 and we loved that guy!

          • Violentcello

            Aww, it’s good to hear some things don’t change. I graduated in ’05 and I’ve been itching to go back.

          • Raspberry2012

            In the mid 90s, there was this guy who wandered around my neighborhood in Queens in sort of a half-drag ballet tutu. He mostly looked like Mike Nesmith, but he was in this dirty, ill-fitting pink tutu and dirty pink ballet flats, he was always all sweaty and hairy, and he’d have just the barest attempt at makeup on. Like, unshaven and untweezed, but still had a smear of blue eyeshadow, red blush and sloppy red lipstick on. And he’d have his really sweaty hair pulled up in this half a top knot that was barely in place. Yeah, that guy would stop traffic on Queens Boulevard, which is a feat in and of itself.

        • Qitkat

          I’m trying to picture this, you’ve actually seen him this way more than once?

          • Glam Dixie

            Yes, multiple times and my daughters have all seen him independently of me as well and come home saying, Mom, you won’t believe the dude I saw, and I’m all, try me. He is actually, and I shit you not, always with a lady dressed the EXACT SAME WAY. He has a beard as well, just to complete the visual.

          • Glam Dixie

            Check out the link Grumpy girl posted, it’s minus the socks and you can’t see the tiny bells on his garters and stuff but they are there.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          the mind boggles.

        • demidaemon

          This both frightens and intrigues me.

    • demidaemon

      I feel like every time one of says this, a stylist/designer/starlet thinks, “Oh yeah! Just you wait! I’ll one up that!”

      It’s a neverending cycle.

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    Is that.
    A fucking.

    Please, Chloe, people are trying to eat (on the West coast).

  • SayWhaaatNow

    First glance, I thought this was going to be Lena Dunham.

    • Qitkat

      Lena wishes she was as much fun as Hettie. And as beloved as Chloë in her altered states.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I couldn’t agree more.

  • @Biting Panda

    Oh, Hettie, I never knew how much I needed you in my life.

  • Beardslee

    You two are inspired. Hilarious and inspired.

  • Capt. Renault

    I love Chloe so much, which isn’t to say that she doesn’t frighten me.

  • LJCdoc

    Hettie does not give a rat’s ass about the environment, she will take her Salvation Army purchases in a plastic bag stuffed to the gills, thankyouverymuch.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      And Hettie’s going to cut off a tiny swatch from those curtains to add to her “look book”, for that day when she’ll be laughing her be-rompered ass off at those snotty bitches at Goodwill and all of those swapmeets!

  • MilaXX

    Really? A long sleeved diaper romper? Hot or cold, pick one dear.

    • Alicia

      Even worse, I am sure I have seen that print in pinwale.

      • whaddami

        I think one of my aunt’s made little shorts-dungarees out of said pinwale for her son — my poor cousin!!!!

      • Raspberry2012

        Well that goes without saying!

  • Mefein

    I must be thinking of her Big Love days (didn’t her character have serious Daddy issues?) because I’m getting Lolita crossed with Sister Wife.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Oh yes, to say the least. Now that’s all I can see.

    • smayper

      I still miss that show.

      • Mefein

        Yeah, although I think it was getting into habitual shark-jumping by the end. I thought Chloe was wonderful in it, though. She was so smart and so warped, I could totally see her as a product of growing up in that ghastly compound. I wonder what Hettie’s excuse is!

  • ivfive

    Didn’t realize it was a romper. I thought Hettie just forgot her pants.

    • MishaFoomin

      Same here, plus that she stuffed the hem of her dress all up in her panties, trying to make a cool new look.

    • marlie

      I think going pants-less might actually be less bad than the romper.

  • Kitten Mittons

    A Chloe Alter. My day just did a complete turnaround for the better. Thanks, TLo!

  • Crystal

    Holly Hobby realness.

  • Amelia Ross

    I like my rompers! (for beach days, anyway) Not Miss Seven-ee’s, though. I never understood her appeal, much like Zooey Deschanel I hear she’s ‘quirky’ but to me they both come across as… dull.

  • Anna

    Hettie’s friends with Elle Fanning, right?

    • Alicia

      Hettie could be Elle Fanning’s mother. Even if she finished college first.

      • Anna

        True. They have both made me feel better about my wardrobe today (one of those piles of clothes on the bed/I hate everything, I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!! days).

  • mjude

    its been so long chloe! thanks TLO!

  • Karen Belgrad

    Dearest Hettie… zipper boobs? Really?

    • Shawn EH


  • SewingSiren

    a. Is there really elastic at the leg opening?
    b. Do you think it has a snap crotch?
    c. Flannel. Yes or no?
    d. I would wear those shoes, but with socks, which I suppose makes it even worse to some.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    That looks just like the outfit I was forced to wear to gym class in 3rd grade! It looks simultaneously too hot, because of the sleeves, and too crotchy.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      You’ve brought back memories of those dreadful mid-60’s gym suits-our junior high assigned girls to wear a royal blue one-piece(OK, it was a romper) that fastened with snaps.

      • Grumpy Girl

        Oh Lord, we had them in the late 70s in high school. Stripes on the top, solid on the bottom. Ours were red though, so that my mom cursed every wash cycle.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          The striped top must have been a feeble attempt to make the uniform a tad less ugly.

  • Plink

    Chloe, hon, you’re a nightmare. Honestly, you can do better than this. Can’t you? Huh?

  • Danielle

    “High heeled nursing shoes” is SPOT ON

  • Roz

    It’s not really a romper. Hettie is just super gifted at walking with ugly shirts bunched up in her crotch.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Did it REALLY need to tie in the middle? Did that do anything for this outfit besides let the designer create string out of that AWFUL fabric?

  • brown-eyed girl

    I caught the headline and gave an internal yippee! In anticipation.

  • alyce1213

    I’m thoroughly amused but speechless.
    Her smile in the last shot is quite charming, so there’s that.

  • kimmeister

    Bubble skirts are hard to make chic; bubble rompers, impossible.

  • Trish Austad

    Yike-o-rama! But I forgive her because she’s so funny on Portlandia.

  • smayper

    It is delightful, though, that she is carrying a cheap-ass plastic bag of stuff she actually bought in a real store. I want to see her walk past Taylor Swift and stuff that bag into TS’s hands. Then walk away chuckling.

    • serenab44

      I want to know what’s in that bag.

  • JR Labrador

    Hettie was once an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Hunter College but was denied tenure because she “will NOT succumb to the bankrupt value system of the dominant bourgeois paradigm”. Now she spends her days making garments out of discarded Snuggies and she has never felt so free.

    • bitchybitchybitchy


  • Denise Rambo

    I wonder if she felt the least bit silly as she was stepping into that thing?

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I think Hettie has tried out for PR a few times, but diaper onesies, while short, were neither tight nor shiny enough to impress the casting judges. For a while, they considered her for the “wacky” contestant, who might win a challenge early on to inspire chatter online, but the Salvation Army warned them that she’d keep coming back to the workroom to gather everyone else’s scraps, and it would waste the time of the security people.

    Bless Chloe and her alters; they are entertaining.

  • Bexxx

    I love her forever tho. My dream girls night out is with her and Natasha Lyonne, since they are good friends. Girl’s got great legs, too. I’m just gonna totally ignore the outfit.

  • Judy_J

    Oh, Hettie…you look so pleased with yourself in that last photo. You must know you’ve made us all very happy.

  • NurseEllen

    Your next project, Uncles T and Lo, should be a “Chloe and her Alters” book. Please do a Kickstarter campaign. I’m sure all the BKs would throw in a few bucks to have these posts available all together, forever.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I would buy that so fast.

  • Tlazolteotl

    Hettie, darling, I’ll hang out with you. I love a good thrift troll, and you look like you know some really good ones. And you clearly need a thrifting buddy to give you the “Oh, Honey. Just no.” face. But we’ll have to take my buds, too, because clearly I can’t count on you to do the same for me. And I, too, sometimes need a girlfriend to tell me “Hahahaha. No.” when I come out of the dressing room.

  • Jay

    This isn’t a winning look, but I can never be mad at Chloe because she clearly has so much fun with her clothes. Also, she has gorgeous legs.

  • CPT_Doom

    Those aren’t curtains, she just chopped the bottom off a Nicki costume from Big Love

  • ktr33

    I’m so confused. It’s somehow like a flower-printed astronaut romper. Great sunglasses, but that hardly matters.

  • Dino Bonačić

    Long time no see… Heetie – I’d love to join you Salvation Army shopping. Where do we meet?

  • evave2

    Who stole her pants?

  • julnyes

    Yeah!! Chloe Alters!!

  • deech_sea

    What is she carrying?

    • kimmeister

      I see a frame (or framed artwork), a tall can of something (possibly Arizona Green Tea?), and who knows what else.

  • BobStPaul

    Those shoes remind me of ones my great aunt wore in the fifties except hers were black.

  • Barbara Affolter

    Ugh. The Sev. It’s always a romper or a jumpsuit or some super high-waisted skin tight jeans or leggings and always with a seasonally inappropriate boot.


    There needs to be a collective name for those crotch-y, yeast infection-y, American Apparel-y catalog-y clothing items that she and Juliette Lewis both tend to favor.

    • conniemd

      Stank boots with a long-sleeved romper. Wool dresses in July in Mexico City. Part of training for stylists and starlets has to be picking your outfits to be seasonal.

      • Barbara Affolter

        If Chloe has a stylist, I’m pretty sure that her stylist HATES her. A lot of her RC looks would suggest as much.

        • demidaemon

          I’m pretty sure that, if she has a stylist (doubtful!), the stylist gives her chic and wonderful clothes with one whackadoo choice thrown in, and Chloe always picks the whackadoo one to troll said stylist. And yet the stylist is always attempting to give her chic clothes, because maybe s/he genuinely likes Chloe. It’s a never-ending painful (yet hilarious to Chloe) cycle.

          • Barbara Affolter

            That is a possibility I hadn’t considered. I think I need to go rethink some things.

  • Sara__B

    Not just rompers. BLOOMERS rompers! I am rendered speechless.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Chloë Sevigny shopped at the consignment store that I worked at in NoHo NYC!!! She was really friendly/chatty with everyone and you wouldn’t have known that she was famous. She asked me if I was buying the Comme des Garcon white platform shoes in my hand, actually very similiar to the ones she’s wearing. Her mom totally had the “yes, she IS Chloë Sevigny” look on her face.

  • Qitkat

    Oh, Chloë, I have missed you. Amirite kittens, you grinned when you saw this thumbnail, and were dying to know who she is today?

    • DeniseSchipani

      It’s possible I rubbed my hands together in anticipatory glee, in fact.

    • demidaemon

      Yes, indeed.

  • Freynika

    My 2-year-old twins wear diapers more flattering than that mess, and cuter shoes.

  • ashtangajunkie

    The Many Alters of Chloe Sevigny make my life a little more enjoyable.

  • frannyprof

    I needed that shot of Sevigny today!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    It’s been too long-welcome Hettie! A romper….no, just no.


    TLo speaketh truth.

  • Call me Bee

    The sad thing is, Miss Chloe probably paid big money for that diaper cover/romper…..

  • Man Dala

    I thought it was SJP sans fards when I saw the photo in the “trending” banner.

  • marlie

    A long-sleeved, baggy, diaper-romper. This is not a thing that should even exist.

  • jif

    So, this is kind of hideous (ok, hideous, full stop), but some of her designs for Opening Ceremony have been really sharp and fun and adorable, at least on the right wearer.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    YAAAAY THANK YOU TLO i have been needing a The Sev fix forever now. I love her pull ups onesie.

  • sk8tfan

    Amish romper. Fall’s must-have item.

  • elemspbee

    Love! adorbs how she don’t give two hoots.

  • Ali2044

    She is one of those actresses who so clearly doesn’t give a fuck, that whatever she wears gets a pass by default.

  • queeniethebold

    Oh oh OH! How i have missed Chloe and the alters! Thank you, thank you, a thousand thanks, TLo. Still chortling in a most unladylike way!

  • Columbinia

    Uh … great legs. But yeah … diaper rompers.

  • googiebaba

    Why would I run from Hettie? She sounds awesome.

  • livesarah

    Aww I’m so glad she is back. Your Chloe alter posts make me laugh out loud!

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  • bringbackbeatles

    Love to get another alter. I cannot begin to imagine what the bottom of that romper is supposed to look like. To me it looks like a baby wearing bloomers or those plastic training pants over top a diaper. But, hey, she does have great legs!

  • carnush

    I had this outfit when I was three. There is documentation.

  • Lily

    Just say no to rompers, people.

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  • BLauDGaspode

    I have missed her so much.

  • EEKstl

    ROFLMAO. I missed Chloe and her alters. I will say she is doing a good job maintaining her status as Best Legs in the Business.

  • traceyishere

    A pre-rodeo drive shopping spree Pretty Woman moment?

  • amanda siegelson

    she looks to me like a real life carrie bradshaw… sadly, i don’t know if that makes me like her more – or want to look away in horror.

  • Boop

    So, she’s not baking under that long sleeve thing? Don’t tell me the legs air her out, because that won’t wash with me. Geez, girl.

  • Raspberry2012

    Hettie smells like mildew, doesn’t she?

  • irielle

    Did you mean altar? Darned spellcheck. Oooh, alter-ego! I’m having a day of the dense.