Next to Alice Dellal making the devil face, BFF Chelsea Leyland resembles an angel
Alice Dellal may be among those British “it girls” who along with Peaches Geldof always graces the style pages. But the prettiest prize among the pack goes to deejay (native Londoner) Chelsea Leyland. You’ll catch blonde curly-locked Chelsea, 24, deejaying cool parties from Art Basel Miami to Vito Schnabel’s private New York studio dance-offs.
She recently showed me the latest secret of the modern deejay: blank vinyl records. “You place the needle on the record.” She tells me. “Then highlight the song on your iTunes or iPod so it transfers directly to the record.” Thus, hip deejays can now get the glorious imperfection of vinyl originals added to a digital recording.
What most folks of Chelsea’s generation don’t remember is that vinyl trumped the CD and later the MP3 because the listener also got to pick up the quirks of say , Jimi Hendrix’s guitar, background noise, one-of-a-kind moments that perfection kills.
So, here, the perfect pretty girl learns the imperfect trick.