Alexa Chung On Her All-Time Favorite Outfit And Why Wednesday Addams Is Her Hero

Lucky: Why did you decide to write a book?

Alexa Chung: I literally wrote a book for fun. It wasn’t a money-making scheme or part of a bigger plan. I feel like everyone wants to write a book, don’t they? When I wrote it, I didn’t think about anyone else reading it…and then they did! The photos are all ones I’ve taken—other than the ones that say David Bailey or Juergen Teller.

Senior Fashion Writer

Jane Birkin, Françoise Hardy, Clarissa Darling—I have a long, weird list of style icons. But at the very, very top of my list is Alexa Chung. Her amazing girl-meets-boy, high-low style, the long shaggy bob (currently complete with blunt, eyebrow-dusting bangs), the husky voice—I just love her.

So it’s no surprise that I completely geeked out when I sat down with the East Villager to talk about her new book It, her latest purchase and her own quirky list of style icons. What I found out? She really is the nicest and the coolest—even when I did the most uncool thing and asked her to pose for a selfie with me. Click through for the best bits from my chat with Alexa Chung!


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