While majorly girl crushing on a slew of kick-ass talented and cleverly funny stars at the Glamour “These Girls.” event last night, I spotted my style idol Alexa Chung (well, she and Rachel Bilson are a constant tie in my book) before she was set to hit the decks–er, insert a pre-recorded CD–at the after-party. I had a few burning questions on my mind to ask the DJ/TV host/Gossip Girl guest star/designer/spokesmodel (did I get them all?), who was looking gorge as usual sporting winged eyeliner, a bouffant-styled ponytail coif and a very downtown girly printed navy dress.
Fashionista: How are you going to DJ today? Did you really bring a CD?
Alexa Chung: I usually DJ with CDs because vinyl is very heavy and I’m literally so bad at computers—like, I call them “computers”—I’m not computer literate. I don’t have Serato or software, so I do it from CDs.
So what do you think is the best outfit to wear while DJ’ing?
Uh, [laughs] I don’t know. I don’t think DJs really have outfits that are really different from anyone else’s so whatever I’ve got on that day. I’m always quite scruffy. I don’t know—I don’t think I’m renowned for putting on a gown and DJ’ing. That’s not really my style.
Tell me more about your book.
It’s basically a compendium of drawings, photographs and I’m going to write about a bunch of stuff. It’s not like a “style bible”, which I keep reading it being reported as. It’s more like just imagery I find interesting and it’s going to have a sense of humor and I guess more into the things that Rookie has done. I don’t really know yet. I haven’t written it yet.
When will it come out?
Well they said September, so I guess September. Next September.