Before habitually late Lindsay Lohan arrived at the Cynthia Rowley Spring 2012 show, all the other celebrities in attendance were patiently sitting in their front row seats. As we scanned the crowd, we came across none other than Brit It Girl, Madewell designer, and glittery Miu Miu boot-wearing Alexa Chung. Since we missed her on the celeb-filled Fashion’s Night Out , we briefly interrupted her friendly convo with writer/man-about-town Derek Blasberg for a quick chat. Fashionista: So what brings you to the Cynthia Rowley show? Cynthia is a friend of mine and I’ve never been before. I was intrigued to see this collection and I just think she’s really funny and lovely and I’m here to support a friend. Cynthia Rowley’s Glambulance has been going around town to fix any fashion emergencies and disasters during Fashion Week. What types have you ever experienced? I feel like fashion disasters aren’t the real ones and maybe I don’t see what can really go that wrong. It’s only as bad as clothes can get. No, I haven’t had any ripped crotch problems or sweat down my clothes. It’s usually all right. So what’s your thought on those Fashion Police type features in the gossip magazines when people who, well, don’t truly understand fashion judge fashion? I think it’s good. I like it when I’ve made the worst dressed page in a gossip mag because it means it’s like the best dressed in another context. I don’t want to dress like everyone else, I’m quite happy. This is kind of embarrassing, but whenever I go in for a haircut, I bring in a photo of you, but it never seems to work (yes, another straight-to-the-source hair question). How do you do it? I guess….(pause, as Derek Blasberg interjects: “She’s a magic unicorn, it just happens") I don’t know…it’s just different textures. It just lends itself to being messy and I try and do it neat and it just doesn’t work, so, if I had thicker, longer hair, I’m sure it would be shiny and neat, but… So do you use any product? I don’t. I hate products.
Alexa Chung Tells Us How To Dress Like Her ('Wear Stupid Shoes!') and Elle Fanning and Kate Bosworth Gush Over Her New Collection for Madewell
LOS ANGELES--When it comes to personal style, there’s no better embodiment of a brazen fashionista than Alexa Chung; and it’s no wonder that Madewell tapped her for a second collaborative collection (sales of her debut collection went through the roof) this fall. InStyle hosted a celebratory soiree in her honor last night, the eve before the collection hits stores, at the Chateau Marmont and packed the house with a stylish set including Amanda Seyfried, Diana Agron, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Zelda Williams and more. A pop-up shop displaying the entire line occupied guests for hours, while we made the rounds to see just what it is about Chung’s style that’s so decidedly addictive. “She’s my favorite kind of sexy,” said Kate Bosworth, hot off her European run as the face of Vanessa Bruno. “I think Alexa is so chic and unique and playful. That tomboyish femininity…like she’s not trying too hard. You can tell she’s sharp, totally a smart girl.” Clad in a prim ivory lace dress from the collection, Elle Fanning excitedly fawned over the fashion before embracing Alexa in a sweet hug to congratulate her. “Everything is so cute! I love Madewell and I love Alexa…having them together is like heaven!” enthused the young actress, who first met Chung at the Met Ball months ago. “She’s really, really fun. I love how she sort of wears baby doll dresses but still has the tomboy thing going on. It suits her so well.” So what did the girl of the hour have to say about all of the fashion flattery?