Model, editor, television personality — what hasn't Alexa Chung done and done well at that? Her latest talent was featured in Paper Mag when Chung photographed her famous friends and fellow It Girls. Chung captured gal pals like Daisy Lowe, Cara Delevingne, and Dakota Johnson. The candid shots may not be quite as daring as Kim Kardashian West's risque, "break the internet" spread for the mag, but they're definitely effortlessly cool, much like the gorgeous ladies themselves.
There are times when people don't necessarily get the obsession with It Girls, or even what these women are. If you're one of those people, look no further than Alexa Chung and her Paper Magazine shoot with some of her closest (It) girlfriends. Alexa initially rose to fame as a model, but since then has branched out to become an author and associate editor at British Vogue. NBD, right? While impressive, Chung's real appeal lies in her down to earth, honest demeanor. She's not one to pull punches or be someone she's not, which makes her effortlessly cool. It's that cool factor and sense of self that qualifies the stunner as an It Girl, and she's not alone. Kylie Jenner has been named one, and so has Gigi Hadid. Well, it appears as though Alexa gathered some of her girlfriends and exposed through photos what makes these ladies qualify for that coveted iconic status.
Chung's photos for Paper are clearly candid shots, and that's part of their appeal. The images don't appear to be forced or posed in any way, but they feature their subjects in places non-celebs would more than likely never be. Dakota Johnson and Cara Delevingne's photos were taken in March on the Chanel boat tour, and that Daisy Lowe photo? Well, it was taken in the Maldives last summer. Despite the exclusive locations, each woman displays a down to earth air. Cara's crazy face, Dakota's surprised look from in front of the Statue of Liberty, and Daisy's euphoric glow in the water all make the women seem relaxed and normal, a far cry from what their day jobs require. It's the combination of glamorous day job and everyday relatability that create these 'it' girls, and Alexa has captured that essence perfectly.