Chloe Roth from Chloe Makes Music
Describe your sense of style.
"My dream answer is Annie Hall meets Lady Gaga. The oversized trousers, muted palette, and floppy hat are my Annie Hall elements, but from the ankles down it's as Gaga as I can get away with. These obscenely gigantic brocade Jeffrey Campbell platforms are my favorite purchase of the year. I will be spending the next few weeks practicing playing guitar and walking around in them at the same time."
What are you favorite Bay Area shops?
"Gravel & Gold. The clothing and jewelry they carry represent the best in handcrafted, high-quality, and the union of old and new. Plus, they recently came out with their own line of amazing shirts and dresses. My favorite vintage shop is Painted Bird because their selection is impeccably curated and surprisingly affordable."
Does your personal style differ from your on-stage style?
"On a daily basis I can be found wearing a ‘70s llama-print poncho with denim bellbottoms and moccasins, or an oversized '80s sweater with shiny leggings, or some '90s mom pants and a midriff tee. My stage style is just a little fancier because I'll use any excuse to dress up. I try not to repeat stage outfits. Thankfully, I've got a solid vintage collection and a mom who's willing to let me borrow from hers on occasion."
What’s your favorite after-gig watering hole?
"It takes a while for all six of us to pack up our instruments (and clothes, in my case), so my bandmates and I can usually be found at the venue where we just performed — until they kick us out. Café Du Nord and the Great American Music Hall are not only my favorite stages but they have the friendliest staffs, who will fraternize 'till the wee hours."
Who are your musical style icons?
"Stevie Nicks, not for her witchy corsets and fringy shawls (though on her they're perfection) but for her attention to detail. I went to see her last month at the Fillmore with photographer Molly DeCoudreaux and she had three costume changes, including three different chainmail-bedazzled gloves. Plus, her microphone and tambourine were laden with chains and scarves."
Photographed by Molly DeCoudreaux