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Name: Chelsea Bashford.

Spotted at: 13th and Logan Street.

Profession: Artist. My medium is mostly analog photography. I just built a darkroom in my house! I work with sculpture, too. I also work at Buffalo Exchange Denver as a manager.

Favorite film: My favorite film by far is Cool Hand Luke. Paul Newman is a babe.

Autumn anthem: My all-time favorite song is "Be Still" by Woods. Also, anything by Headress, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or Discount.

Style inspirations/icons: Courtney Love,' 70s vintage, fringe, sequins and feathers. Pretty much anything goes. I don't ever wear pants. I'm not really into designers or labels, either.

Favorite color: Neutrals and green.

Favorite accessory: Cowboy boots. I wear those puppies out! Also, my 1974 Plymouth Valiant; she's a pretty vehicle.

Style mantra: "Coffee, coffee, coffee" or "is this clean?" Typically getting dressed is the last of my concerns. If I haven't showered and my hair's unruly, I'll put on a hat. I have clothing all over my house, including in the kitchen cabinets -- so getting dressed is a process. I'll pull things out, make a mess and try on a bunch of stuff until I find the right combination.

Shops at: I thrift a lot, at least once a week. It's an addiction. Also, whenever I travel I try to visit local designers and vintage shops. A Capercaillie foot/kilt pin I got in an antique shop in Edinburgh, Scotland is one of my favorite finds. Sometimes I'll alter clothing to make it my own.

One of the fashion designers Bashford admires is Iris Van Herpen. "She uses handwork and digital technology to create couture pieces that truly represent our generation," she says. "Her new materials and techniques are sure to be the future of fashion." What's the difference between street style in Colorado and Texas? "Austin is a little more quirky, for lack of a better word. Denver seems monogamous -- lots of denim vests and tattoos," Bashford says.

"That being said, I have seen some amazing outfits in both locations. Also, the weather in Denver allows for more layers and sweaters, which is exciting. I'd love to see more fashion-forward people around town," she continues. "As Denver grows, I think we'll see more of that."

Check out what's in Chelsea Bashford's bag on page 2!

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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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