We’ve encountered fashion muse and on-air personality Alexa Chung twice: Once in an elevator, in which we stared at her casually chic short shorts and jaunty top and then looked at our own outfit in disgust; and another time on Sixth Avenue, where Chung, wearing a black leather miniskirt, was smoking a cigarette, oblivious to the tourist gawking at her. That effortless style might come easily to her after years of modeling and serving as inspiration for designers such as Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld, but what about the rest of us who want to look cool, too? Answers await in Chung’s new book, IT. Through personal writings, drawings, and photographs, she reveals her style wisdom and thoughts on life, love, and music. Join her tonight at this book-launch event when she talks to Refinery29’s Piera Gelardi. We’re not stalking, we promise!
Tue., Oct. 29, 7 p.m., 2013