Rabôt Female Portrait Series. Meet Sissy and Abigail
We’re celebrating female creatives based in Los Angeles who are inspiring to us at RABÔT.
Meet @sissychacon and @abigailbrileybean, shot by @zhenyaminaeva.
Sissy is wearing our Mimi Top and Dolores Pant and Abigail is wearing our Olivio Top and Paradisi Skirt.
Sissy Chacon - My name is Sissy Chacon and I have worked as a stylist in Los Angeles for almost 10 years. Before that I sold vintage clothing, dabbled in music and taught elementary school. When my husband released his solo album last year, I took the reigns as creative director on his music videos. The year 2020 brought about a decision to make a career pivot, and this year I launched a curated shopping site called The Sort. TheSort.co, an online destination where I share my favorite furnishings, apparel, and lifestyle goods. It’s in its infancy, but I’m excited to see where it leads.
Abigail Briley Bean - Abby is one of those rare natives of Los Angeles who remains haunted by the city’s mystery. She comes from a long line of pranksters and brainy glamour-pusses. After a chaotic stint in Florida, which she describes as her Southern gothic period, she returned to her hometown where she earned an M.F.A in screenwriting from UCLA and was awarded the David Koepp Fellowship. She was a Telluride FilmLAB fellow and a Cannes Storytelling Institute fellow, a residency program where she wrote an original feature screenplay with a Canal+/Vivendi first look deal.
Gusher, her script about Anna Nicole Smith, recently landed on the 2020 Annual Black List. Her script about Jean Seberg, Blondes Die Young, reached the quarterfinals of the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship. With both biopics, she was drawn to writing about people who we think we already know and convincing us that they are far more complicated and interesting than we ever dreamed. But don’t let this biopic obsession fool you. She writes dark comedies and dramas,
ranging from the absurd to the historically grounded. Common themes include dysfunctional families and the psychic tumult of the roles we find ourselves stuck in as we enter adulthood in all of its messy, traumatic and hilarious glory. Abby aims to beguile you with a splashy subject then pull you into a richer perhaps murkier core.
She started her career directing narrative short films and music videos. She has a background in film development working for Brian DePalma, Art Linson, and Franklin Leonard. In addition to being a storyteller, Abby is a photographer, an amateur poker player, and a reckless bedroom dancer.
Q: What inspires you about each other?
A: Sissy - “Abigail inspires me in every way. She’s always been beautiful, stylish, smart, talented, and sensitive ever since I met her a decade ago. And she gets more vibrant every time I see her. I have enjoyed watching her blossom and crystallize over the past ten years. She never settles. She knows who she is 1000 percent and never compromises or takes shortcuts to achieve her dreams. She prioritizes her work, her creativity, her education, her relationship, her health, her family, her fun and her leisure equally, never compromising one for the other. A true superhuman. .”
Abigial - “From her exquisite editorial eye to her dream chef skills—Sissy is a fountain of inspiration. Of course, she’s well known for her often emulated but never replicated style—a vision of elegance. She elevates anything she touches. Her dedication to reaching the highest standard no matter job size is admirable. But what shines the brightest to me is her generosity and whip smart wit—she has me in stitches with her wicked one liners!”
Q: How have you been uplifted this past year by each other?
A: Sissy - “Abbey was the friend I hung out with most in the last crazy year. Early in our friendship, she told me she was so sensitive she could feel what everyone in the room was feeling. I think she senses not only when I need to be uplifted but how. She knows when I need kid gloves and when I need a kick in the butt. She has given me the best pep talks. Whether she’s quoting her own mom, Ru Paul or Wu Tang, she can always talk me through a crisis. But most importantly she’s a joy to be around and when leaves my side, I feel good and how you feel after being around a person says everything about them. .”
Abigail - “Late night buzzy patio hangs in Los Feliz before Sissy and Eddie moved to Cloud City (aka their new condo in dtla). Sissy and I share a similar humor—so cracking up about all the ridiculousness of our lives is what I’ve cherished the most this past year. And maybe most important of all, Sissy is such a great listener. As simple as it sounds, it means a lot.”