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Chelsea Fairless is a Los Angeles-based creative director and digital content creator. In 2008 she graduated from Parsons, where she studied fashion history and graphic design. She then worked as a freelance photo researcher, amassing dozens of clients within the fashion and beauty sphere. Fairless regularly worked as a creative assistant to Amanda Brooks, who served as the the fashion director of Barneys New York and William Morris Endeavor during that period. Fairless self-published zines, most notably her eponymous fashion magazine parody Chelsea, which led to a position at V Magazine’s digital upstart Vfiles in 2010. She served as Vfiles’ fashion director for nearly five years, working extensively on the brand’s visual identity and their buzzy Vfiles Made Fashion runway shows. In 2016, she found unexpected viral success with the Instagram account Every Outfit on Sex and the City, which she co-created with Lauren Garroni. Dubbed “Fashion’s favorite Instagram” by Vogue, the account has garnered over 580,000 followers, received hundreds of press accolades, and scores of famous fans including Sarah Jessica Parker, Zoë Kravitz, and Gigi Hadid. In 2018, she founded Female Trouble, an offbeat line of home goods, jewelry, and apparel. Female Trouble has been featured in Paper, Vogue, Racked, and Nylon, among others. Most recently, Fairless has worked on digital campaigns, merchandise, editorial content, and events for clients including The Standard Hotels, Barneys New York, Prøhbtd, and Lea DeLaria. Her work for Cynthia Nixon’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign received a great deal of press, including a New York Times profile (in the Sunday print edition) and a feature in the “Hot Topics” segment on The View. Fairless’ first book, We Should All Be Mirandas, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt later this year.