Meet Claire MacDonald

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Born in New York City, Claire is half Italian and half Canadian. She initially studied Economics at Georgetown University but then switched to English with a minor in Art. Claire also went to Tisch in the summers. She is a producer and lover of movies.
Top, Pleats Please ; Pants, Vintage
Coat: Isabel Marant, Top: Henrik Vibskov, Pants: Rag & Bone, Shoes: Superga

Coat: Isabel Marant, Top: Henrik Vibskov, Pants: Rag & Bone, Shoes: Superga


The first thing I do in the morning is feed my cat, wash my face with cold water and make a nespresso.

on becoming a producer

I grew up with a video rental place around the corner. My best friend Gabby and I would rent a movie after field hockey practice. We were obsessed with Almodovar and Michael Haneke. The moment I watched Cleo 5 a 7 was a defining moment. I found myself producing at Vice in 2009 and haven’t stopped since.

on creating srsly

I’ve recently created a production company/agency called SRSLY that focuses on producing and developing content for both commercial and non-commercial female directors. 

on srsly Fridays

I have something called SRSLY Fridays where we’ve been watching Jacques Tati, Agnes Varda, Charlie Chaplin, Cassevetes, Kieslowski, but also anything by Studio Ghibli.

Trench, Yang Li Men ; T-Shirt, Vintage ; Choker, Vintage YSL ; Pants, Sonia Rykiel
I feel an obligation to always read Franzen for some reason, I really like poetry and have been obsessed with the Elena Ferrante books like the rest of the world.
— on franzen
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on her personal style

I love vintage but I also am partial to Steven Alan, Acne, and a store called Bird. However my mom lives in Italy and her classic Italian shopping places that have been there for decades are my favorite. I’m drawn to 90’s Winona Ryder meets Monica Vitti.

on her beauty routine

I mostly use Aesop my beauty regime is very minimal. I like Aesop Women's B & Tea Balancing TonerAesop Women's Fabulous Face Cleanser, and Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-blemish Masque. I also use Aesop A Rose By Any Other Name Body CleanserAesop Women's Color Protection Conditioner, and Aesop Women's Classic Shampoo. For makeup I wear Diorshow Pump 'N' Volume MascaraDiorskin Nude BB Crème, and I normally a L'Oreal Silver Pencil Eyeliner.


Top: Armor Lux, Pants: Versace, Watch: Cartier

Top: Armor Lux, Pants: Versace, Watch: Cartier

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Coat: Isabel Marant, Top: Henrik Vibskov, Pants: Rag & Bone

Coat: Isabel Marant, Top: Henrik Vibskov, Pants: Rag & Bone

claire's favorite books

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante, Collected Poems by Jack Gilbert, Purity by Jonathan Franzen, A Manual For Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

claire's favorite places in new york city

I love NightingaleSmith CanteenOlives Vintage and Bird