Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Fashion, London, POSHGLAM

Alexa Chung, Kick-Back Self-Styler AKA “IT”

Alexa Chung I spoke both with Alexa’s booker/agent and publicist before receiving a copy in the mail of her book “IT”. One mentioned that her on-air personality took her from everyday boring, to girl of the moment edge. The other persisted that she ‘style herself’. So, what exactly makes the posh fashion girl we love so much the brit we stick to most. From every turn to almost each page we notice this jane with a ounce of poise and a berkin of iconism that we just can’t live without. She staples on-trend looks with effortless style, and layers with a hint of individuality. The book is cool, not to say unprecedented, but from publicity to pop-culture, why do we like her so much?

Plainly present, and ever so nonchalant, almost ‘as if’ the queen passed her over as quintessentially quaint, dare I leave you clueless. However, that’s all the reason to love her even more. She’s not in your face perfect but eases right in with casually carefree, added to overtones of subdued, topped off as modern-day pleasant that eases the senses. Though we may never know what “IT” is, or what “IT” ain’t, that je ne sais qoi that Alexa Chung personifies seems to draw in the fashionable masses.

We’ll just have to conclude, for now…that the book “IT” synopsizes her aura as not only of yesterday, today and possibly tomorrow, but a beacon of hope for those that want to reasonate indefinitely. Here’s to girls who style themselves, for a mere moment in time, the devil may have really stopped wearing Prada.

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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014


Alexa Chung in Max Mara SS2014 Jumpsuit

Alexa Chung in Max Mara
What makes Alexa Chung a stellar Style Star? She’s one for styling herself. We once inquired about booking her to DJ for a fashion event, and her publicist strictly insisted she act as her own wardrobe. Seen recently at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Alexa chose to wear a silver Max Mara jumpsuit from the SS2014 collection. The green water boots are a nice touch, aye?

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Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Fashion, Luxury, POSHGLAM

Jessica Szohr, Alexa Chung And Christian Siriano Attend Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Preview Party

Gossip Girls’ Jessica Szohr, TV personality Alexa Chung and designer Christian Siriano attended the preview party for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY this week at the Mondrian SoHo. The event celebrated the launch of the world’s first PlayStation certified Android smartphone.

Since its recent opening, the Mondrian SoHo has been a New York hot spot. This event, held in the hotel’s penthouse, was yet another night of fun at the new hotel. The high tech meets indie chic party was an exclusive opportunity for guests to experience the innovative smartphone with real gaming console. Guests had a chance to play while indulging in canapés by Sam Talbot and Grey Goose cocktails, and enjoying a DJ set by Alexa Chung who wore a Lover dress accessorized by Pamela Love jewelry and her signature Chanel staples.

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia PLAY is like your typical smartphone, but then the slide out digital game pad unveils a digital D pad, two analogue touch pads, two shoulder buttons and the four PlayStation icons. Basically it’s a mini PlayStation on your phone. And you thought you were addicted to Angry Birds. Some of the games available for download are Sims 3, Tetris, FIFA and Assassin’s Creed.

Alexa Chung stepped out of the DJ booth for a bit to snap a few shots with Jessica Szohr, while Christian Siriano feverishly played with the PLAY. Chung also posed with Siriano, who she lifted up so he would be her height for the picture.

“Do I love me some touch screen,” Chung said while playing around with the new device. “I love games, I love phones. It’s like a marriage made in heaven.”

Other guests who stopped by the Mondrian SoHo to play were designers Kimberly Ovitz, Cushnie et Ochs’ Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, as well as The Like’s Tennessee Thomas and Harley Viera Newton.

For more information on the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, visit www.sonyericsson.com.

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011


Carven Fall 2011 Outfits the School-Girl in Mini-Sized Opulence

After a very succesful and critically acclaimed Spring collection, all fashion-eyes are on Carven’s young designer, Guillaume Henry. Guillaume who has already amassed a cult following of celebrity fans including Leighton Meester and Alexa Chung, the latter sat front row during the Fall 2011 presentation, continues to breath youthful life into his feminine designs. For Carven’s Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear Collection, Guillaume combined the French house’s penchant for  simplicity with sophistication and a touch of history to create urban elegance.

Guillaume Henry told the Associated Press in a backstage interview, “We started from the idea of a young woman going off to college. She’s young, she’s fresh, full of desire to learn and study. There’s also a touch of postwar frugality, with the mini sizes that look like the clothes that young women actually wore during World War II, when they just had to make due.”

The mini-sized “school girls” came out wearing  shrunken toggle coats  in serious colors, plaid patterned sweet dresses, pleated silk, and chunky knits worn over white dress shirts that were paired with shorts and trousers. All seriousness aside-literally and metaphorically speaking, Guillaume balanced the scales by incorporating retro prints and medieval motifs that gave way to a playful collection.  And because they are bound to be one of the coolest accessory this upcoming fall, Annie Hall glasses, were the only accessories used on the runway-furthering notions of the nerdy-romantic school girl.

And while the models sported-haute school girl attire, opulent details came in abundance, as Guillaume incorporated fur collars, tulip skirts, sensual necklines and plenty of architectural volume into Carven’s collection.

 For the evening Guillaume’s  ingenues turned in their tartan and instead worked  lustrous taffeta with velvet bras topped off with wool blazers and asymmetrical floor length dresses.

For more information on Carven: http://www.carven.fr/

*Images provided by Style.com

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Monday, February 28th, 2011


Luxe Links | Video of Galliano’s Racist Rant, Natalie Portman’s $50 Dress & Alexa Chung on Anna Wintour

+ Video Of Galliano’s Racist Rant In Bar – Sun

+ Shoes And Booze And A Buzzy New Documentary – Racked

+ How Vogue Covers the Mideast Crisis – Gawker

+ The Best Quotes of Milan Fashion Week – Guardian

+ Natalie Portman Wears $50 H&M Dress To Pre-Oscar Party – Fashion Etc.

+ Mugler Inspiration Image #4 – Fashion Indie

+ Alexa Chung Says Anna Wintour Is Just Misunderstood – Vogue UK

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