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Alexa Chung: “Creepy Men” Used To Exploit Me As A Young Model

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  • Alexa Chung revealed that earlier in her modeling career “creepy men” would ask her to take her clothes off. “I didn’t want to tell [my parents] too much about the reality of what was going on — when I was taking the train to London and being asked to do certain things,” she explained. “I already knew it was wrong. So, you know, if there was a casting where some creepy man there had gone on to his flat in Ilford, and , you know, ‘Take your clothes off…’ and if I’d have done it, I won’t tell my mum because I know that’s wrong. You had lots of castings where they were like,’This is for swimwear,’ and in hindsight, I look back and think, ‘Did you really need an 18-year-old girl to strip in your front room?’” Sadly these exploitative tales are all too common. [Cosmopolitan UK]
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Alexa Chung, Miranda July & Tavi Sing “You Don’t Own Me” To Mitt Romney

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  • This rocks: Rookie Mag’s Tavi Gevinson, model/presenter Alexa Chung, writer Miranda July, and a whole bunch of other ladies got together for a cover of Lesley Gore’s iconic song “You Don’t Own Me.” As if you needed another reminder that Mitt Romney is like the boyfriend that you can’t believe you ever thought was not a douchebag. [YouTube]
  • Uh oh: “Lea Michele” and “pregnancy rumors” in the same sentence. [Celebrity Cafe]
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Alexa Chung On Body Image & How Naturally Thin Girls Can’t Win Either

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“I think it’s about time people stopped judging women on their appearance and more on their intellect. Like you can appreciate my style without having to appreciate my weight. It’s not actually mutually inclusive. I just get frustrated because, just because I exist in this shape, doesn’t mean that I’m like advocating it and being like, ‘I look great.’ How do you know I’m not looking in the mirror and going ‘I wish I could gain ten pounds?’ Which is actually quite often the case. But if you say that you sound like you’re bragging that you’re naturally thin, and you’re not allowed to do that because even though it’s not the ideal weight, it kind of is as well. So it’s really fucked up. And how people that are bigger can be on the front covers of magazines being like ‘I’m really happy with my shape.’ But if I was to do that, I’d be compeltely criticized and ridiculed. But why can’t I be happy with how I look? …  I’m just a bit sick of it. I just think that whole culture of hatred, and also feeling like it’s your right to judge people when you don’t know them is really fucked up.”

– This is Alexa Chung talking to Fashionista about the controversy that erupted awhile back when she posted a picture of herself looking quite thin on Instagram. Chung was derided by commenters on the site for being “thinspiration” for women with eating disorders. The whole interview is quite good and I recommend you read the entire thing. She says some very smart things about how naturally thin and skinny women are not immune to body scrutiny and, while it doesn’t compare equally to larger-sized women, it’s still body-policing. As a naturally skinny person, Chung is on the receiving end of insinuations and comments that she must have an eating disorder. Larger women can’t win and skinnier women can’t win, either. Alexa is right: it’s time we stopped judging all women on their appearance.  [Fashionista]

This Week In Style: Valentino Demystifies Anne Hathaway’s Wedding Headband!

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  • Anne Hathaway’s interesting bridal bandana, explained! [NYMag.com]
  • TV host and girl-about-town Alexa Chung is set to release her first book, “a glimpse into Chung’s secrets to successful dressing, style tips, sketches, and personal photos,” next September. [Vogue UK]
  • Despite all the drama and criticism that’s surrounded Hedi Slimane’s first collection for Yves Saint Laurent, bigwig buyers from giants like Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman are loving the wares, which is kind of the whole point. [Refinery29]
  • Elizabeth Olsen talks shopping, style, and borrowing/stealing clothes from her sisters in an exclusive interview. Girlfriend’s got it rough! [Grazia Daily]
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Style Stealer: Alexa Chung Is In The Trenches

How much do we love Alexa Chung’s style? Let us count the ways. Is it in her delicate fusing of Sloane Ranger prep with downtown chic? Or is it in her ability to make black tights and pink sunglasses look ineffably cool? Or is it simply that she seems so quirky and fun and like someone we’d want to hang out with, despite the fact that she’s totally gorgeous beyond words? The model/TV presenter/designer was caught walking through London in this casual ensemble, a perfect picture of ease, and we decided we’d like to steal her look. So, without further ado …

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Love It Or Leave It: Alexa Chung’s Scottish Fashion Awards Ensemble?

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Alexa Chung usually nails it sartorially — after all, she’s known for her quirky style — but even our finest dressers cop to a miss from time to time. The combination of hot-off-the-runway Christopher Kane dress, buttoned-up white shirt with metallic embellishments, and tasseled loafer-esque pumps is certainly true to her eccentric, English boy-meets-Gallic girl aesthetic, and I really like each individual piece, but this incohesive look just isn’t doing it for me. Are you into the kooky mix of elements, or have you seen better on Alexa?

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