Alexa Chung wearing a sequined Dolce & Gabbana animal print dress for a night out bowling, naturally. Photo: Sharif Hamza

As we previously reported, the 62nd issue of V Magazine (out Nov. 3) is shaping up to be quite a steamy affair.

First, Miranda Kerr went high-fashion pinup girl, and now we've got a sneak preview of the sultry spread featuring MTV host Alexa Chung looking glamorous (in that undone, downtown way) while enjoying a night at the ol' bowling alley.

Sporting her signature smokey eyes and two-tone hair (of which we've already declared our love), the British host of "It's On with Alexa Chung" was shot by Sharif Hamza and styled by Catherine Newell-Hanson in a mix of lace, leather and sequins by top designers including Stella McCartney, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana.

Along with the photo shoot -- which basically solidifies Chung as one of our top cool girl crushes -- she admits that there was a definite adjustment period relocating from London to New York City, and that it hasn't quite ended.

"I'm worried my guests won't like me," Chung admits in the magazine. "I don't really have any friends in America..."

She's also apparently having issues with her new Brooklyn digs.

"I think my apartment is too shiny," she tells V in a Q&A. "I just found out that ['The Vampire Diaries' actor Ian Somerhalder] used to live in it. And the other day when I was in the laundry room, I heard that Michael Douglas's son is looking to move into the building."

Well, she sounds like a normal, hard-to-please New Yorker to us!


Changing lanes. Chung hits the hardwood in a lace jumpsuit by Stella McCartney. Photo: Sharif Hamza