Why Alexa Chung’s Capsule Collection for Madewell should be called: “Things I like to wear by Alexa Chung.”

It’s always a curiosity meeting celebrities, especially ones you’ve already formed opinions of well before you’ve ever actually ever seen them in person or talked to them. I get a huge kick out of times when I expect someone to be one way, and they turn out to be completely another. Meeting stylesetter Alexa Chung  at Madewell on Thursday night was sort of in that “didn’t expect that” category.

Former MTV host, model, and designer/it girl Alexa Chung at Madewell in San Francisco. Photo by Michelle Drewes.

In town for a personal appearance, on a national tour,  to fete the launch of her sophomore capsule collection for the prep-meets-indie-hipster retailer, the 27-year-old model/host/designer/it girl surprised me with her quirky personality (at one point she was doing the Charleston in between signing autographs) and her rather relaxed attitude (she’s a New York transplant but didn’t seem the least bit rushed even as crowds were hovering during our couch interview).

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Summer Events for San Francisco’s Brides-to-Be

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When you’re in the throes of planning your dream wedding, it’s easy to go from happily motivated to overwhelmed and fatigued all in the same day. As a recent bride, I found that the best way to get back into that creative state of mind was to attend a low-key yet inspired bridal event—especially one that serves up plenty of eye candy and, of course, bubbly.

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