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Do you want to be (with) Alexa Chung?

Ah, Alexa, Alexa – the girl all girls want to be, the girl all (sensible) guys want to be with. Because, let’s face it, TV career aside, she seems a bit like the kind of girl you’d go on a …

Wed, Nov 9, 2011, 11:30

   

Ah, Alexa, Alexa – the girl all girls want to be, the girl all (sensible) guys want to be with. Because, let’s face it, TV career aside, she seems a bit like the kind of girl you’d go on a night out with, get royally pissed and roll in at 4am with a damn good story to show for it. Of all the “slebs” today, she’s the one I’d most like to go partying with, although, only if she thought I was cool enough to be in her gang . . . I’ve also always wanted to be Alexa. You know, fashionable, cool, invited to all the best parties and, oh-so-gorgeous. Then I saw this pic on Vanessa Jackman‘s street style site and I did a complete 180.

I just . . . there are no words. I don’t want to get into a long convoluted conversation about body image because I don’t think there is a right and a wrong, necessarily, and especially not when it comes to fashion* but this is not a healthy look for anyone.

In other news, ex-Mr-Alexa looks smokin’ hot in this video.

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* I realised the other day, while styling a segment for Xposé, that my aim, when styling, is to make people think of new ways to do old things – of ways to reinterpret trends or make them work in a way they hadn’t previously considered. I guess it’s as if I want to remove the filter and bring everything down to ground level. I don’t really believe in discriminating in terms of size or height or age . . . they don’t matter. So I’m not hating on Alexa for being thin, this is just not a healthy image for street-style photographers, fashion editors, luxury brands etc to be promoting, is all.