MY STYLE CRUSH
Kathryn Newton ♥ Alexa Chung
ACTRESS KATHRYN NEWTON TALKS SHOP WITH HER FASHION ICON, ALEXA CHUNG
KATHRYNNEWTON: I’m such a fan, Alexa. I’m filming a movie, Detective Pikachu, and we based my character’s look on yours. How would you describe your vibe? ALEXACHUNG: Oh, that’s so nice! I’m doing my fall collection right now, and everything is playful. For me, it’s about taking something classic and twisting it so it’s humorous or knowing. KN: When I wear your pieces, I kind of feel like Mick Jagger. AC: I always say the goal is to look like you could be in a band or, at the very least, shagging someone in a band. KN: Ha! It’s a good day when you walk outside looking like a rock star. I’m in London, so I’ve been really into coats lately. AC: When I’m struggling with the weather and heavy coats, I always feel a bit more chic when I put on, like, big, massive earrings. KN: I’m taking notes. I’m into the ugly-sneaker trend lately too. It reminds me of my character Darlene inlady Bird. AC: I’ve never really been a sneaker girl, except for Supergas. I just did a collaboration with them reinterpreting their trainers in fun colors and fabrics like silk. I’ll send you a pair. KN: That would be amazing! What do you wear them with? AC: I like them with something unexpected, like an evening dress. I can never commit to being dressed up or dressed down. KN: What’s the secret to looking nice but not like you’re trying? AC: It’s more about your attitude. I’ll wear an incredible Chanel couture outfit but end up in a bar at 3a.m. eating a burger. KN: I get that—after thethree Billboardsoutside Ebbing, Missouri première, I went to Mcdonald’s in my Valentino gown [ laughs]. AC: I love Valentino. I once wore a couture look [above, right] that was so lovely, they flew someone out to make sure I didn’t spill on it. KN: My favorite was a blue Valentino dress [top, left]. One of the petals fell off, and I still carry it around in my backpack. AC: Love that. You know, when I think back on my first red carpets, the one thing I regret is not fully embracing feeling beautiful. I’d always kick against it like, “I don’t want to look like I dressed up for this.” Now I think it’s nice to really go for it. KN: Last thing: I’m turning 21. What do I wear to my birthday? AC: That’s a big one! For my 30th, I bought a Saint Laurent suit by Hedi Slimane. My goal was to wake up in that suit with a Champagne glass in my hand, and it happened! Always aim for the outfit you’ll want to wake up in.