How I Live Now: Helen America
WELCOME TO THE RESIDENCE OF EDTOR-AT-LARGE AND HEAD OF KLEAN WEST, HELEN AMERICA.
Name: Chloë Helen America Cassens
Last Book You Read: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
Biggest Adult Worry/Thoughts on 2017: Personally — that I’ve recently fallen a bit out of love with the industry I previously thought I’d work in, and have taken a breather from it. I wonder if I’ll fall back in love with the music industry and return to it, or if I’m truly done - and if so, then where do I go from here? Globally — that we’re a few keystrokes away from total catastrophe.
Secret Aspiration: Publishing my memoirs when I’m a grande dame, and knowing that all my sexual exploits will be considered for their insight into the early days of future successful artists — mostly because I want to believe that I have good taste, and that the jokers I’ve dated will make something of themselves one day.
I've always kept inhalers near me because I'm asthmatic. The poster comes from my favorite dance night in Los Angeles, A Club Called Rhonda.
Can you spot: one fake ID, two Art Basel passes, a Standing Rock Sioux emblem, a former President and the actor who played him in the Netflix movie about his life?
Weirdest part of early adulthood: That the only person who holds myself to the standards of acting like an adult is myself. Being a millennial apparently means that you’re treated like a kid until you have a kid.
Who would you want to rob a bank with?: If it’s a true break-in, my friends Alana and Aisha. If it’s a decoy-and-distract, my friends Anya and Lauren.
Website you check daily/Last item in your browser history?: I check New York Magazine, the New York Times and Oh No They Didn’t daily. The last item in my browser history was the ticketing page for the John Waters Christmas show.
Choose a Heather: Heather Chandler. I don’t half-ass anything, and I don’t like people who half-ass anything, either. Not only did Heather Chandler whole-ass total high school cuntery, she influenced everyone else’s actions for the rest of the movie. That’s power.