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Originally Posted by Les_Sucettes View Post
I think it is.
And Alexa's book is so embarrassing that i think is enough to kill the It girl straight away. I was reading extracts at the weekend on the newspaper and i couldn't believe it. Some reviewers were saying that Pippa's book next to hers is literary genius, and truth the told some stuff she wrote i had to reread because i honestly thought i just missunderstood. Pearls like, Lolita being her style icon" for the summer months" and that pigtails “ can look ridiculous if you’re under 16 or over 25 but I’m willing to keep paying tribute to this limby literary icon … at least for the time being".
I'm sure 12 year old Lolita disagrees.
I guess she never read the book

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^You'd think she was able to read the wikipedia entry at least...

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I think what makes an "it" girl "it" is that she has to have that certain Je Ne Said Quoi quality about her. She's like a breath of fresh air, she has that charm, a certain X factor you can't really place about her. I also think there is a certain air of mystery about her too.

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Originally Posted by Not Plain Jane View Post
You know what's funny? And I am not being cheeky here - I have not heard of any of these people:

And not sure I agree 100% with this:

I agree that they are by no means "defacto arbiters of style"; however I think that all of them have a very loyal and strong group of followers who admire their style still - their threads are some of the busiest in "star style".

And yet, I wouldn't think of them as "It" girls in the first place. Maybe Sofia to a degree, since she really came into her directing career later. But Gwyneth and Kirsten were known primarily for their acting.

I've always thought of an "It" girl as one whose career path is kind of nebulous but yet one who becomes famous more through presence - through being a key presence in a happening "scene".
Too funny ... I am literally under a rock with multiple media blackouts, and I know who Daisy and Lauren are

I thought calling her book 'It' was pretty ballsy of Alexa Chung. The sequel should be 'Chutzpah.' I haven't looked at hers, but I did pick up Tina Fey's book ... and quickly put it back down. Disappointing, as she is much more my idea of 'it' ...

PS I think an entire chapter of Chutzpah should be devoted to the concept of 'Je Ne Said Quoi' referenced above. That I would make a point of reading

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Originally Posted by caughtulikeacold View Post
I think what makes an "it" girl "it" is that she has to have that certain Je Ne Said Quoi quality about her.
That might have been true of the old days, but today i think you make yourself into an "IT" girl. Alexa is a case in point, everyone seems to forget that she started in Popworld and her role was actually making fun of all those musicians self inflated egos. Only when she changed physically to a point that always attracts a rabid fanbase and she became (in extreme) everything she used to mock, she became Alexa the IT girl. True be said, her book is the proof how micro managed her IT girl status is. There is a formula. And a lot of people are doing really well simply following it.

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