Monday, November 19, 2007

New Blood

LA gets Cory, Paris gets Poesy and New York gets Leigh. Although Alexa may not have quite the same cult status as these ladies, she has certainly has the right wardrobe credentials and friends*, and lets face it, she's a much better prospect than her mate Peaches Geldof in the party girl stakes, so she may be in the running for the London cool girl title.

If there is anyone that can turn the phrase "model turned presenter" into a semi attractive notion, it's Chung, who after years of modeling and popping up in unashamedly cool ELLEgirl editorials has over the past year become more of a familiar face scoring exciting gigs like presenting this years NME awards and well as Miquita Oliver's replacement on channel 4's hangover TV show Popworld.

If her wardrobe of Zooey Deschanel a-like knee sock and shift combos and the often grungey indie girl tendancies don't make your knees weaken a little, then let me tell you a few things that will.

If you care.. No, I don't either, ahem.
1.) She is currently dating Alex Turner.*
2.) Klaxons' James Righton and cool photographer David Titlow are exes.*
3.) She's hung out and been snapped by the Cobrasnake crew many a time.*
4.) She's mates with Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion y'all) and The Like.*
5.) She genuinely knows her music stuff, no blagging here.
6.) For ironally value, she snogged Holly Valance (where did she go?) in a music vid.
7.) She has goofy moments.



*All of this sounds like she is cool supposedly because of who she hangs out with. Usually, the more uncool and nerdy someones friends, the cooler they are, but come on, Dev Hynes!

33 comments:

Fabi said...

ok lady! once again you have forced me to enter google and search the heck out of all these names. atleast I know who "the Like" is and like the few songs I've heard hehe, but the fact that this chung girl is goofy and has style already hit me on a good spot. (if that makes sense.) and Im off to catch up on the rest of your posts that are looking insanely good as always!!!
xoxoxoxo

riz said...

I like Zooey D, but I think she has lost a lot of weight or at least it goes up and down...and i would like to see more pics of Peaches G.

deexdeexdreamer said...

wow i neva knew she was a model before, iv always thought of her as that-goofy-girl-from-popworld + a glorified fashionista...cutesy + likeable but meh. But with that particular string of exes, now she's just plain intimidating!

im all for her reign, as long as peaches g neva toes the line for the crown! eek my love for her died with her ellegirl columns years ago!
xx

alluretone said...

i wouldn't say her wardrobe is to die for, but i do like her hair! btw- kate bosworth looked stunning last week! loved the proenza and the suit on her.

coco said...

I admit that she has ana amazing wardrobe, some of her looks recently have been amazing, there is something that annoys me about her though,
she has that 'I'm cool and I know it' thing most T4 presenters have
I miss the days of June and Vernon!
x x x
Ash
p.s I notice that Grazia has the Olsen pic, you had it first!!!

Kaye said...

I like how her outfits all appear to be a mix of high and low! And I love that she's loving horizontal stripes!

Would love to swap links with you, doll- your blog is fab! And on the seasonal front, I'm personally a big big BIG fan of winter- I'm all for the cold! But then again, Aus sure do have some nice beaches...

Juliet said...

I havw no idea who are you talking about, i've never seen her or heard of her. but who cares of that :).

she dresses alike with her ?bf?

juliet xxx

jadorevogue said...

I love her style. Especially how she makes vintage look trendy and cool. She has a great eye for style and for pairing different trends toghether.

I'm addicted to your blog - the posts are always interesting and worth reading. Not to mention your great source of photos!
I'd love to trade links. I've linked you already, hope it's okay :)

dailyfashionconfession said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!!!
xx Carina

Allure said...

This is a huge discovery for me. She has great style! Thanks

Bojana said...

Great post, I'm AMAZED by the pictures. Seriously cool graphics. Like really.

EYE CANDY

The Clothes Horse said...

We need fresh blood every now and then. Thanks for introducing someone new.

Kat said...

I have been noticing her more and more and my I love her style, it's really my taste.
Hmmm, there is a lot to be a jealous about though! Didn't know she as a model and for ellegirl, wow! I still pyne for the days of that magazine and am so annoyed with my self that i cut up so much of my stash, because they were filled with such great pics.
anyway great post:-)

Oh and yes, i am still on that break but blogger is too much of an addiction to remove myself completly from it for two whole weeks!

Anonymous said...

Haha Holly Valance

Cris Lazoru said...

Ohh wicked good post. I like some of her outfits

C.

Baby Jess said...

haha. I had to google who some of the names you dropped was. But I recognized them from wikipedia. I do adore Peaches though... and even though their 'style' is somewhat the same, I do think they posses something different.

That prob doesn't make sense though.
And i loved your "disclamier *" thing. funny!!

xoxo

Héloïse J. said...

i like almost all of her outfits. (admitting that she is not so innovative though) she works it so well. wish i could still some of these right away!

jayne said...

hmm heard of her, but haven't thought of her yet, good choice :) like the way she shows off her great legs without looking skanky haha

The Clothes Horse said...

Consider yourself tagged.

LML said...

shes gorg! and seems really cool! love her style too :)

happy thanksgiving!

Mer said...

Great post!!

A said...

alex turner? i'm insanely jealous.

Miu Miu's Atelier said...

i'm so jealous i love alex turner and she's such a fashionable girl

a. said...

i was just working on my very own post about this fabulous, fabulous gal. hehe so look out for that!

she's in a lovely fall must have guide in this months glamour.

& thank you for all your nice compliments.
you can borrow the jacket anytime you want, darling ;]

Xx

Ali said...

haha im nearly to the point ofbeing obsessed with alexa chung. god shes just so cool. & was looking at old posts of yours - do you not ADORE those giambattista pink heels marykate o wore to seventh on sale gala? i dream about them... tata darling.

susie_bubble said...

Hmmm.. I'm a bit sick of the whole Peaches/Dev/Alexa/Alex crowd.... more to the point, I'm sick of seeing them all over the pages of Lite/London Paper everyday....

I think I prefer Dev's music to Dev the Person....

Rollergirl said...

Alexa is lovely. And she is styled (I think) by Steph Stephens who was the fashion editor of Elle Girl! So there ya go!!

Sage said...

new post if youre intersted

Meg said...

I liked Miquita better. Her and Simon Amstell were a lot more amusing and cool because they could laugh at themselves, whereas Alexa's a bit of a poser and takes herself too seriously.
Miquita forever!

deexdeexdreamer said...

ok now its ur turn to post- we miss u!

Aretha said...

She has great style, I love her jackets and coats and the hair...lovely

emsie said...

i do love alexa and her style
i want that white patterned jumper: 2nd picture, 2nd from the left
anyone know where i can get one similar?

x

SICK. said...

her hair is definitely enviable and gorgeous in an effortless yeah-i-just-woke-up-and-ran-my-fingers-threw-my-hair-before-running-out-the-door way.

jh.