September 23, 2011


{Loco-motion by Kylie Minogue}
borrowed H&M dress, Dolce Vita Jamison booties, Clockwise necklace, borrowed Urban Outfitters taupe bag

This past week has been the busiest I have ever been and if you follow me on Twitter than you know what I mean. I've barely had a second to breathe much less blog, sadly. But I'm back and better than ever! Last night I made my way to the city to check out Alexa Chung's new line with Madewell. Okay, I basically went to check out Alexa Chung herself. I wasn't disappointed with either.

Alexa Chung, with her original 5'8" height was towering over me in her amazing, and already sold out everywhere, calf hair cheetah Zowie boots. I literally drooled a little. Never have I seen a lady this pretty in real life, she looks even better than she does in photographs, I swear! Her presence is dangerously silly as we grooved, jived and danced to Loco-Motion. Always a dainty smile on her face, Alexa is truly someone who just oozes cool (her British accent doesn't hurt, not one bit!) I think I fell even more in love with her if that's possible.

What I loved most about her collaboration with Madewell is the fact that each and every piece looks like something out of her own closet. This is the perfect way to recreate her vintage chill; with her silk button ups, rugged coats, soft mohair knits, and even silk palm tree pajamas, Alexa makes it easy to mix and match feminine and masculine pieces in order to create a chic tomboyish vibe, like the one she is so famously known for. While she doesn't believe that she is a style icon, I sure think so! Who else could pull off rocking what she does on the daily? 

Another reason I feel like Alexa and I are soul sisters (as if I needed more!) is that we used the same font, her for the collection and me for my blog. Coincidence? I think not!

Like always, I am running from one thing to another, this time from an interview to the event, thus my outfit is quite tame. Trying to avoid swimming in my own sweat and trying to look somewhat professional, this H&M shirtdress is what I settled on. I mean, better than cutoffs right? I am absolutely smitten with the word smitten at the moment and my Dolce Vita Jamison ankle boots. While they were a bit of a splurge for me, I regret it not one bit. With their resemblance to the coveted Isabel Marant Dicker boots, I have finally quenched my thirst.

P.S. I recently rubbed elbows with, ah!, Seth Rogen and Will Reiser to talk about their new movie 50/50. Incredibly lucky I am as I was able to sit among other journalists and just chit chat with them after viewing an early screening of the film. It was lovely. I nearly died. Actually, I did. Check out the blog post I wrote for Caliber about it!

P.P.S. How are you lovelies liking the new photo edit? I've been playing around with Photoshop, do you like it better than the old photo edit or no? Feedback please!


Coco Draws said...

Wow, can't believe you got to meet her! :)

maggie said...

I can't believe you actually met Alexa Chung! So jealous. You all look like you had a blast, and I love your outfit. And I really like your current photoedit~

xx maggie

Kat said...

ohmygosh you are so lucky to have met her!!!!! :P

pancakeSTACKER said...

Why are you so coooool?? ALEXA CHUNG AND SETH??? Come on. Share some celebs wit the rest of us! How was 50/50??? Sad I missed out on the Refinery event. Something cool finally happens in SF and I'm too lame to wait in line for it, hahaha. Oh boy. Good thing I get to feel like I was there with your pics, and Sherrie's pics and Kathleen's pics!!


Michelle Wan said...

thanks for the comment

Johanna L. said...

Oh my, you're so lucky to meet such awesome people! The pictures are great and this whole post is so amazing :) Thanks for sharing!

Yuma said...

I really love her♥How envy you:))) I wish I was you...Because I am in Japan, I can't meet her.
Great photos!I enjoyed this post;)


Sfizi e Sfarzi Moda said...

Grazie per il tuo commento hai un blog molto carino io tiseguo spero ricambierai. Baci Marcella

Oh to Be a Muse said...

that's so cool that you got to talk with Seth Rogen about his movie. as a journalism graduate, this means the world to me. congrats!

and congrats on meeting Alexa as well. such a busy yet fun week! :)

snh said...

wow! you are super lucky to have met alexa chung!


Lucy Kennedy said...

OMG Alexa Chung! You're so lucky!

Flo said...

yes great edits!! seems super fun too! haha
visit me if you have time :D

I V Y said...

oh man alexa chung <3

leopard print and florals. perfection.

xo zebra and meerkat

Olive Tee said...

Ooomg Im soo jealous! That is so so so cool you got too meet her!!

Bree said...

You met Alexa Chung is real. How cool! The photos look sharper, I believe. Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

You know how I feel about the Seth Rogen incident, so I will not mention it again!

But you and Alexa are soo cute together. She's only 22 years old! That's close enough in age for you two to fast become BFF, right? Well, for me, we aren't too far apart in age ^^

I like the new photo edit better than the old one, but the colors seem too warm. Does that make sense?

xo Sherrie
Closet Hound

Emmett Katherine said...

This looks like such a fun event! Alexa looks great, very exciting you got to meet her :D

Pramudita Puspita said...

you have a beautiful day according to me, photoshop still the best :)

yiqin; said...

amazing photos <3

marykapsi said...

Hey your blog is so sweet!
Check out mine maybe we can follow each other :)
I'm following :)

Ninja said...

I like this edit a lot :)

and oh my god I can't believe that you met Alexa Chung. I am consumed with envy (especially since my friend met Olivia Palermo at London fashion week last week!). When is it my turn? ;)
Jokes aside, you look very cute and awfully natural considering the situation(I couldn't keep a normal face around someone I really look up to!).

xxx irinja (

Anonymous said...

loving ur lovely photos!

Anonymous said...

She is the epitome of English cool - I would be worried standing next to her too - she'd make me look short and pudgy. Alas, not a bad sight to be behold!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

the shirtdress

Lucy Kennedy said...

Thanks :)

Melanie Pangilinan said...

I love the photos!!! So pretty and I can't believe you got to meet alexa chung. so lucky! will def. be stopping by your blog again soon. =)

Unknown said...

Nice photo!!!!! I like them!!!!
I'm following you if you want to follow me back that would made me happy!!!!!!

Unknown said...

omg sweets!! you met alexa!! i absolutely adore her. and love love love your booties :)

xoxo, aimee

diy blog: swellmayde

Kristin said...

I want your bootss! <3 :]

Ashley S said...

I'm so INSANELY jealous ! Alexa is amazing ! You are so lucky and the event looked fabulous as well. Die for her cheetah boots (and your's !!!)