Tag Archives: Alexa Chung

It seems I’m not the only one with a girl-crush

I just read “The Making of Fashion’s Latest ‘It’ Girl” in today’s NY Times Style Section and I’m off to a happy start of my day. I try to pride myself on being against all things vain and vapid (especially involving pseudo-celebrities) but my girl-crush on Alexa Chung is an exception, right? She’s cheeky and cool with wit and true style… I am especially looking forward to her upcoming PBS show, Thrift America, where she scours thrift stores in places like Detroit, Nashville and Alabama for fabulous finds. Whatever, I’m entitled to a few shallow indulgences once in a while.

But it seems I’m not alone…there are entire blogs dedicated to Alexa Chung:

Daily Alexa Chung (www.alexachungblog.tumblr.com) has strangely intimate photos of her–which makes me think that one of her actual friends is the administrator of this blog and that makes it even creepier.

 

I Want to be Alexa Chung (www.iwanttobealexachung.tumblr.com) I think the blog name pretty much sums up the creep-factor on this blog. But according to this person’s last post, they’ve recognized the problem and put an end to it. “I created this Tumblr in order to do something useful with the disgusting (and, dare I say it, disturbing) amount of Alexa Chung photos I have collected over the years. I do not own any of these and I do not remember where I found them all. ps – when I’m not being a sad stalker, I’m usually over here at Lovely Disco.


Alexa Chung World (www.alexachungworld.com) has on-the-street images but the creepy part (aside from the whole thing) are the captions and categories, “Cool Drink,” Alexa Holding a Glass of Drink,” “Alexa Having Wine,” “Having a Laugh,” “Alexa Laughing,” “Alexa in a Park,” “Alexa Chung in her overcoat.” What’s next, Little Bits of Alexa Chung in my Freezer? YIKES!!!

Not only do I feel much better about my minor infatuation but I’m back behind the pointed finger laughing at losers.

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My Boutique

I heard about the launch of Google’s Boutiques.com and I rolled my eyes. But when I visited the site I was sucked in . I’m embarrassed to say, after all the complaining I do about conspicuous consumption and fashionista ding-bats, I spent hours yesterday curating my personalized boutique. The site uses a new Google algorithms that take into account how patterns, colors, silhouettes and sizes work together and it allows you to create a virtual shopping world all your own–aiding you in your search for the perfect outfit with style predictions based on your personal tastes. Then they install a micro-chip in your skull while you’re sleeping and control your life. No, just kidding, the government already did that. No just kidding, we’re sheep anyway so there is no micro-chip necessary. We’re already lining up to get groped at the airport–what’s next, anal probing at the bus stop? (That was stupid, who takes the bus anymore, right? No more cheap jokes, I promise.)

The merchandise is organized by style: Classic, Romantic, Casual Chic, Edgy, Street and Boho. After a simple registration process Google and I become acquainted and the virtual shopping begins. You select your style (and to no one’s surprise I am a hybrid of Casual Chic and Classic with a tendency toward neutral shades. I throw in a few flairs of Romantic and Boho but I really just like my basics) and then start filtering your preferences by selecting loves and hates for silhouettes, colors and patterns—there is also a designer category. Like, I HATE Juicy Couture, so I select JC for the “Designers You Hate” portion. I also apparently don’t care for the bubble silhouette or the color yellow. It is really fun. I discovered designers I wasn’t familiar with, like Rick Owens, who seems to be designing clothing directly from my inner space. Check out the screen shots from my browsing…

You can follow other boutiques and have your own followers (FOLLOW ME!)…you can browse boutiques by categories: Recommended (based on your personal preferences and style), Celebrity (No Alexa Chung, though—she’s my fav), Designer, Blogger, Retailer, Trend, Style Genre, Featured, Popular and Recent. Not only does the site serve as an ever-revolving style inspiration mood board (and virtual fantasy closet)–you can search an assortment of stores and online retailers for the perfect pair of boots and filter the results by Free Shipping, On Sale or Luxury Only, in addition to specific styles like lace-up or platform.

It’s a fun tool…but beware… I lost three hours of my life to this site last night and only awoke from my reverie when I realized I wasn’t being honest with myself because I couldn’t afford anything in my own boutique. What does that mean?