For a while now, I’ve had this massive girl crush on Alexa Chung. It’s uncontrollable, irrational and obsessive but if I can live with it then you can too.
At uni, when I was writing for their online newspaper, I wrote a book review on ‘It’. And I got asked if I was taking the piss. And if I was taking the piss, then they would post it online. Apparently it ‘wasn’t quite right’. I found their rejection baffling, I mean, what’s wrong with this intro… “If Alexa Chung isn’t a God in human form, then I’ve been worshipping the wrong person. ‘It’ is your new bible and its psalms are in the form of life advice from an absolute babe. This book makes me question whether I want to be Alexa or be with Alexa.”
It’s not like I was exaggerating or anything. And ‘It’ really did have great life advice, like how heartburn lasts longer than heartbreak, how not to take carrot sticks to your first festival and how hair will always look unreal the night before a hair appointment.
“Looking effortless takes a lot of effort. When I get new converse I dedicate some time at home to shoving mud on them so they don’t look squeaky clean. For some reason nothing makes me feel dorkier than new Converse”
– Alexa Chung, ‘It’
I saw these pics of Alexa taken in New York the other day and fell in love with her style yet again. In her book she talks about mastering this style that envelops manliness in femininity and it’s something I see more and more of in my wardrobe. Baggy jumpers, masculine angles, skinny jeans and pointed boots. Plus a red lip if you’re looking particularly tired that day (it’s a scientifically proven* successful distraction from under eye bags).
Overall, she’s a massive prinnie and this post has no real meaning.
*Not scientifically proven at all.