Chloe Dietz, High Schooler

Photo: Jake Chessum

Let’s talk about your style.
I’m really influenced by my mom, and right now she’s doing a lot of stuff with chains. And medallions. And I don’t know, I guess I shop at, like, H&M.

What are you up to?
I’m about to go home, to Bay Ridge. I don’t really like it there, but that’s where I live. It’s Republican, which is definitely not my scene. I live in a really beautiful three-story house with my family; that’s the only good thing. But my brother got to leave. Now he goes to Oberlin.

Where would you like to live?
I kind of want to live in Providence. I kind of want to go to Brown because they have no core curriculum, and that’s definitely a priority for me. I want to study photography. I’ve already had a photo published in some Brooklyn newspaper. I don’t even know which one.

What are you reading?
I just read Susan Sontag’s On Photography. It changed a lot of what I thought about photography. I never thought about photography over the course of history. But she made me feel a lot better about my portraiture.

What are you wearing today?
It’s just something simple. Like a plain black turtleneck and a belt that my mom got from Forever 21. Skinny jeans are from I don’t know where, and the boots are from Target. My jacket is from a street vendor in Paris. For, like, nine euros. It was a good deal.

What are you listening to lately?
I’ve been listening to a lot of Nickel Creek, which is a band that used to be bluegrass, but then they got too poppy. They’re a little cliché, but they’re good.

Do you have favorite designers?
John Galliano. Oh, my God, so much with John Galliano. His stuff is theatrical, which is what I think fashion should be. It should be more about art. I think that all you have is your body, and you might as well dress it up.

Chloe Dietz, High Schooler