Alexa Chung is featured in the latest FRAY I.D fall/winter 2012-2013 collection. The beautiful British style icon strikes a pose as she rocks some of the brand’s uber-stylish goodies. As usual, the label brings some utterly beautiful pieces characterized by a refined and polished “elegance”.
Speaking about the brand’s creations, Alexa admits that, “I really liked FRAY ID’s clothing, and it has been really lovely to shoot with everyone today. Strangely I think the clothing had a French vibe to it, and it was reminiscent of some French scenes. I loved the classic tailoring of the jackets, I loved the styling that we did today with the shirt and jacket and skirt, which was closer to my style, and there was a beautiful mohair coat I really liked that – I got to wear it by the swimming pool. Everything was chic, easy to wear, nice things.”
In a chat with FRAY I.D, Alexa also shares her perception of Japanese women’s fashion and style. “I have a huge admiration for the way Japanese women put their clothes together. I think that they always try something new and interesting and sometimes quirky. I live in New York, and often times women in New York dress in a really amazing way, but sometimes I feel the styles are almost uniform, where as Japan is similar to England in a sense that people indulge in their eccentric vibe. They are not afraid to try something new, they juxtapose interesting materials and fabrics together, and their style is always far out there and unique,” she says.
On her music favorites for autumn and winter of 2012, Alexa reveals that, “If it’s around Christmas time, the Phil Spector Christmas album is always the best thing ever. Apparently, it was what Phil Spector thought to be his masterpiece, but when it was released in the 60’s no one really liked it, and now it has become something amazing to listen to, with great artists like the Ronettes featured in the album.” “I also really like Lesley Gore, but for some reason I am listening to a lot of sad songs at the moment, from artists like Tom Waits. I also like songs like ‘Strange’ from Patsy Cline, ‘Raw Power’ from the Stooges. I feel like I do not have a seasonal music taste, I listen to my favorite music all year around,” the 28-year-old beauty added.
In the interview with FRAY I.D, Alexa Chung also shares some particular items or areas she tends to focus on in terms of styling. “When I am styling, I usually wear something quite ordinary, but I really like playing around with shoes and bags. I usually have quite a strange bag with me, and I am definitely known for wearing odd footwear. So I could be wearing a normal jumper and jeans, but I got these new maroon velvet ankle boots which is quite good, and I like kind of a quirky bag. I like badges and statement rings as well. I just found out about amazing Georgian era jewellery called Lover’s Eyes, and they use to paint their eyes on rings and give them to their loved ones. I think it’s sad that we kind of lost that romanticism around jewellery,” she explains.
What about the kind of coat she thinks she might wear this autumn and winter and the trends she’s excited to wear? “I always buy the same kind of coat every autumn and winter, which is like a navy blue pea-coat, but recently I really got into blankets. I would wear blankets as a warm item because New York is so cold during the winter, and there is nothing you can do about it. It is so hard to look nice in the winter, I have no idea how people do it, and I do not personally wear fur, so I have been getting these Tartan blankets to cover up and stay warm,” Alexa says.
Photos courtesy of FRAY I.D