“Worst: sitting on a wicker chair in hot pants and having the imprint on your arse and thighs when you stand up. Another reason to givem up,” tweeted Alexa Chung from the shoot of her latest collaboration with budget friendly Danish brand Vero Moda. I think that’s what they call a #firstworldproblem in Twitter-speak, or an #itgirlproblem in Chung’s case.
The debilitating drawbacks of being a sought-after clothes horse aside, we’re guessing that we’re not alone in hoping that Chung doesn’t decide to relinquish groin-skimming denim short shorts for Lent this year. For the sake of both her collaboration with Vero Moda and the enjoyment of teenage boys trendy enough to watch fashion films worldwide, please don’t take those short off, Miss Chung—ever.
The prim but playful SS12 collection abounds with cap sleeves, button up shirts, Sailor Moon-esque collars and variations on the indie trademark floppy hat. We blame her in advance for a thousand clones running around Glastonbury, with their very own piece of Chung purchased for less than 50 quid. A word of warning—although the vintage style dresses and lounge pants may translate well on a mere mortal, approach the Daisy Dukes with caution, as the cash cow Bambi eyes and Legs 11 are sadly not included in the recommended retail price.