Jane Birkin, Françoise Hardy, Clarissa Darling—I have a long, weird list of style icons. But at the very, very top of my list is Alexa Chung. Her amazing girl-meets-boy, high-low style, the long shaggy bob (currently complete with blunt, eyebrow-dusting bangs), the husky voice—I just love her.
So it’s no surprise that I completely geeked out when I sat down with the East Villager to talk about her new book It, her latest purchase and her own quirky list of style icons. What I found out? She really is the nicest and the coolest—even when I did the most uncool thing and asked her to pose for a selfie with me. Click through for the best bits from my chat with Alexa Chung!