Back in February, I mulled over the idea of wearing red pants and decided that they were a necessity in my life (see post here). But, I never ended up finding any in stores so my obsession faded and I moved on.
Fast forward to early May and I see this photo of the most amazing faded red Levi’s. Alexa Chung in faded red Levi’s, no less. Consider the red pant obsession reignited.
[Image via becauseimaddicted]
I’ve been waiting ever so patiently (8 months to be exact) for Alexa Chung’s Madewell collection to arrive and when it did, I was positively giddy. Though it launched online September 9th, it didn’t actually hit stores until the 11th and I made sure to be at Madewell’s Century City location exactly when it opened (ok, 5 mins late). Unlike my usual experiences with collaborations (ahem, Target and H&M), Madewell was FULLY stocked and well prepared for the influx of Alexa-lovers, including yours truly.
Every piece in the collection looks like it actually came from Alexa’s closet. The fabrics and colors embody that ladylike and graceful charm from decades past. Silks and velvets. Polka dots and peter pan collars. High-waisted jeans and flowing skirts.
I told myself I could buy only ONE thing. That’s all I could afford, thanks a lot Alexa. So I chose the Annie Blouse. But then a certain special someone (who not only drove me to Madewell at 8:30am but then sat patiently while I tried on 3 dozen pieces of clothing) bought me the Betty Tea Dress! He makes me smile. And now my life is complete.
P.S. I also got a FREE (!) Alexa Chung for Madewell pencil pouch, ribbon, and handwritten (ok, photocopied) note from Alexa! Best day ever.
You’re probably thinking I have a mild to unhealthy obsession with Alexa Chung. Well, I won’t deny it (and it’s probably veering toward the unhealthy). Where was I going with this?
Oh yes, Alexa debuted her collaboration with Madewell last night and it DID NOT disappoint! It was a medley of oxfords, Peter Pan collars, high-waisted trousers, loose blouses, and velvet shorts (plus much more).
I literally want every single piece which is probably not faring well with my (ever depleting) bank account. Luckily I have until fall to save up!
For more info and glorious photos of the collection, check out Refinery 29 (my fave!).
[Images via Madewell Facebook]
Coming up on The Style Eater:
- New York Fashion Week has officially begun. 3 words: layers, layers, layers. Image above is from Rag & Bone.
- NYFW Beauty trends: Bare, makeup-less faces & messy hair
- Blogs are posting runway photos quicker than Style.com
- LA Street Food Fest: I’ll be there tomorrow and let you know how it goes. 30+ food trucks=my kind of heaven.
- Alexa Chung sending daily photos of her outfits to Vogue UK??
- Peach lips for spring. A little Rouge Coco, s’il vous plait?
[Image via The Cut via Imaxtree]
According to Vogue.com, Alexa Chung will be collaborating with Madewell later this year.
My favorite style maker (who’s currently helping me with my New Year’s Resolution) and my favorite store joining forces to create exactly what my personal fashion gods have always dreamed of?
All I have to say is: BE STILL MY BEATING HEART!
P.S. In the article, the author says that Alexa Chung has “gamine-redux style.” If that’s not my new favorite phrase, then I don’t know what is.