So I know everyone is blogging about this outfit that Alexa Chung wore recently to the MET Institute Costume Gala and the general consensus is that she pulled it off. I agree, and how! The tuxedo and sequin blouse I believe, belongs to the 2010 Fall collection of 3.1 Phillip Lim and the shoes I think are Louboutin.
I really don’t know where to start with breaking down this outfit. Theoretically all the pieces together including the ribbon neck tie should look like a Coco The Clown special but it doesn’t on her at all. If anyone else were to wear this they certainly would look part of the circus. So do I like the look? Well, yes and no.
Here at least, Alexa is doing what Alexa does best which is sticking to the style she is most comfortable with, only dressed up a little bit more. For some ladies the comfort zone is a velour tracksuit for Miss Chung it has to be a witty, edgy, 1960’s insouciant mess!Her style is very tongue-in-cheek. I personally love the trousers and jacket combo but not so much with the shirt. The sequins just push it over the top for me. Perhaps if it was silk , lighter and plain it may have looked better. But, saying that, she still looks damn good to me. Don’t you just adore the way she wore the jacket draped on her shoulders? Very gansta! I would definitely notice her in the crowd dressed like this, the look stands out in a sea of frou frou dresses and if I didn't’ know who she was, I would certainly be more than a little intimidated of a woman who has the balls to wear this and be comfortable. Yes, I would remember her for a long time after.
The hair is still messy but shiny. The eyes are smudgy, golden bronze and black khol rimmed. Gone is the cat eye corner flick for this look. The lips though are probably what surprised me the most. We seldom see her in bright lipstick, she normally favours none or a pale pink. I love the fact that the red is dark. I found it to be very vampy and I think it suits her complexion well. Has anyone else noticed the tan she is sporting recently? I quite like it. Alexa is normally a pale girl but I think the soft gold skin really makes her blue/green eyes pop!
New York living is most definitely having an effect on her. She is becoming more polished. I guess we have to wait and see what effect this has on her street style.