Gaux Girl - Chloe KingJuly 05, 2016
The Gaux Girl - A series on the brilliant women we're privileged to count as friends
It's been an exciting week here at Margaux HQ, between the launch of our new digital flagship (now featuring #onthegaux, the permanent home for our Gaux Girl series) and the arrival of our demi-ballerina collection. Over the course of the summer, we'll be sitting down with a few of these women who truly embody the meaning of life #onthegaux to share their stories and perspectives.
MEET CHLOE KING
For every New Yorker, the holy grail of fashion lies somewhere between 57th and the south side of Central Park - somewhere within the beaux-arts walls of Bergdorf Goodman, and the racks of couture, guipure, and Italian leather that fill its eight glossy floors. Now over a hundred years old, the iconic retailer has crossed into the digital age by bringing its discerning edit to life across social platforms. Leading the charge is 29-year-old Chloe King, a Boston native turned New Yorker, who now holds the coveted title of PR and Social Media Manager for BG.
We sat down with King at Cafe Minerva in the West Village to hear more about her life #onthegaux, and how she worked her way to the top.
One item in your closet you can't live without:
Probably a shearling Prada jacket from the Fall 2014 collection that I thought was a bit of an urban legend. My closet work horses are: slouchy Frame denim, super soft Majestic teeshirts, and Men's shirting (lifted from my Dad's closet).
I just finished A Little Life. Gut wrenching, but so so good.
It’s 11 AM on a Saturday morning. Where are you?
I've picked up a coffee from Stumptown or La Colombe and am trying to talk one of my friends into getting pancakes - Usually someone caves.
Where’s the last place you traveled?
What's the biggest risk you've ever taken?
Moving to New York to pursue a career in Fashion...with no job lined up.
And the best advice you ever received?
I didn't receive this piece of advice personally, but I love this quote by the late great Bill Cunningham: "He who seeks beauty, will find it." Such a simple reminder to keep your eyes open, pay attention, and have an open mind. With that singular joy and passion Bill shaped a new genre of photo journalism.
What does being “a girl on the go” mean to you?
It means having a sense of purpose, and a sense of freedom. You might not always be perfectly prepared, but you're up for anything.