Showing posts with label Alexa Chung. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alexa Chung. Show all posts
Do my eyes deceive me or do I see sunshine?! To say it's been a long time in coming is something of an understatement, but now it's here I'm hoping we'll have it for a little while at least. It might be overly optimistic I know, but I'm just about to sift through my wardrobe in search of some long neglected summer pieces. If you're in the process of doing the same, then I think I've found the perfect inspiration in the shape of Alexa Chung's latest campaign for Vero Moda:

Beautiful, don't you think? The shoot and accompanying video capture a really tranquil, summer holiday feel and I love the sheer simplicity of the pieces from this collection- perfect to take away in your suitcase. I'm now seriously considering having my fringe cut back in after growing it out for the last year- thanks Alexa!

What do you think of Alexa's latest campaign for Vero Moda? And are you happy to see the sunshine?

(Image credit: Vero Moda. Video credit: Vero Moda on Youtube.)

21.05.2012- Alexa Chung for Vero Moda

Alexa Chung's style is quintessentially English. Part school girl, part granny (her words, not mine!), Alexa's look has become extremely sought after and much replicated since she made her breakthrough hosting Popworld back in 2006. I remember tuning in to an episode and being amazed to see her wearing a smock from Primark identical to one I had hanging in my wardrobe (needless to say I was a very cool sixteen year old!) Alas said smock has now bitten the dust, but Alexa's appeal has not abated and she's now one of the most sought after faces in fashion, regularly appearing in Vogue, ELLE and Harper's Bazaar to name but a few. It's thanks to Miss Chung that Mulberry gave us the Alexa, and this week her second collaboration with Madewell proved so popular that it crashed their website. In fact, Alexa's come a long way since that bargain Primark smock:
Alexa's signature style has spawned a myriad of copy-cats (how else do you explain the sudden popularity of loafers?), but the thing I love about her look is its simplicity. She knows what suits her and she sticks to it, which is why she's regularly seen in mini-dresses, chunky knits and 60s inspired shapes. The 'school girl meets granny' vibe is the perfect thing to keep in mind whilst trying to emulate a slice of Chung style, so be sure to incorporate opaque tights, school uniform shades (charcoal greys, plum reds and navy blues) and of course the now globally famous satchel. Even if you can't stretch to the eye watering expense of a Mulberry original, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives about. My standout item from this 'Style Steal' is this gorgeous navy military coat from New Look- it looks so much more expensive than the £49.99 price tag, and the swing shape, cute collar and bright gold buttons all scream Alexa. Happy shopping!

Are you a fan of Alexa Chung's style?

(Image credit: Look,, Google Images, New Look, Jane Shilton, Topshop, River Island, Mulberry and ASOS.)

25.09.2011- Sunday Style Spotlight #5: Alexa Chung

This weekend, I wish I could carry off the 60s look as well as a certain Miss Chung does in the latest issue of UK Harper's Bazaar ...

Alexa Chung by Ellen Von Unwerth, UK Harper's Bazaar, October 2011.
Monochrome magic. What do you think of Alexa's shoot for Harper's Bazaar? And what are your wishes for this weekend?

(Image credit: Harper's Bazaar via Image Amplified.)

09.09.2011- Weekend Wishes

Anyone who knows me well will tell you that going to a music festival is my idea of hell. Although I'm sure the atmosphere at places like Glastonbury and Reading is fantastic, I've never seen the appeal of being stuck inside a tent without access to hot water, a proper loo or a comfortable bed. As 'old-before-my-time' as it makes me sound, I'd much rather watch festival coverage on TV, sat on the sofa with a mug of tea and a biscuit or two, content in the knowledge that I don't have to worry about my tent flooding or getting trench foot from my waterlogged wellies. However, if I was to be seduced into going to one festival, it would, without a shadow of a doubt, be Coachella. Not only does the festival attract amazing headliners year on year, but it also takes places in California, so perfect weather is guaranteed. Coachella 2011 took place over the weekend, and, as we've come to expect, was as star-studded as ever. Here are my picks of the Coachella crew's festival fashion:

Diane Kruger in a relaxed maxi skirt and sun hat combo.
Kate Bosworth showing her patriotic side.
Isabel Lucas in a hippy inspired outfit.
Alexa Chung in a failsafe dress and summer sandals.
And, as if more proof were needed that sunny Coachella was the place to be over the weekend, Emma Hill hosted a Mulberry pool party, complete with cocktails, kebabs and more well-garbed guests...

Alexa (again!)
Camilla Belle.
Emma Hill and Gia Coppola.
Nicole Richie.
The pool...
...and the food!

If looking at that photo of the pool doesn't make you want to book a one way ticket to next year's festival then I don't know what will!

What do you think of music festivals? Have you ever been to one? And who was your best-dressed at Coachella?

(Image credit: Harper's Bazaar, and Mulberry Blog.)

18.04.2011- California Dreamin'

Alexa Chung is the star of the August issue of Paris magazine L'Officiel, in an editorial which features a distinct 1960's flavour:

There is a really cinematic feel to this shoot, which I love, and the vintage inspired styling is really cute, especially with the Peter-Pan collars and gorgeous pea coat. I also love the way the hazy quality of light makes the images look like they belong in a old photo album and brings a really mellow quality to the composition of the shots.

What do you think of Alexa's shoot?

(Image credit: Curiouser and Curiouser.)

27.08.2010- Alexa for L'Officiel

The annual V Festival took place last weekend at two sites in the UK: Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire, and acts performing this year included Kings of Leon, Florence and the Machine and Kasabian. As if more proof was needed that today's music festivals are as much about who is wearing what as who is headlining, was on site in Chelmsford, snapping the best dressed attendees, including:

Alexa Chung, in lace up wellies, denim cut-offs, Kurt Cobain tee and Aran cardigan.

Drew Barrymore, looking very bohemian with Justin Long.

Florence Welch, carrying a Mulberry bag.

Gemma Arterton.

Karen Gillan.

If you're feeling inspired by the outfits of either Alexa or Florence in particular, get yourself down to Topshop. They've got a gorgeous Knitted Aran Cardigan which is almost identical to Alexa's and a Mustard Short Sleeve Shirt which I'm pretty sure is the very same as Florence's.

£48, Topshop.
£38, Topshop.
To see the best of the rest from V Festival, visit What are your thoughts? Also, is it me, or have Topshop really hiked up their prices for Autumn/Winter? Thank goodness for student discount! 

(Image credit: and

24.08.2010- Best Dressed at V

Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway in Mad Men.
One of my best friends and I were traipsing around Oxford Street's enormous branch of TOPSHOP at the start of the week, trying to pick up some autumn inspiration. The conversation steered to the midi- next season's most desirable skirt length, which I think will be pretty tricky to pull off without looking like you've raided your mum's wardrobe. The midi is causing such a revolution at the moment because for the first time in what feels like ages, high fashion (and, thanks to Mad Men, television) is embracing the fuller figure. Indeed, the designer behind 'midi mania', Marc Jacobs, recently announced plans to produce his designs in plus sizes, making him the first contemporary designer to cater for, rather than shun the fuller figured customer. Jacobs' most recent collection for Louis Vuitton was a celebration of curvaceous proportions, cinched in waists and the 1950's silhouette:

'And God created Woman', Louis Vuitton Fall 2010.

For me, the key to the midi will be how to wear it and still keep it youthful. Although I love the shape, it does create a very mature look, which will be tricky to master without looking like you've been caught playing dress-up. With this in mind, we turn again to Marc Jacobs and his own Fall 2010 collection:

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010.

Jacobs here keeps the midi feeling young by styling with ankle socks, basic tops, and unkempt hair, in contrast to the chic, swept back ponytails at Louis Vuitton. Bright young things Kirsten Dunst and Alexa Chung also demonstrated how to wear the midi at the opening of the Louis Vuitton Maison in London back in May:

Alexa's ankle tie espadrilles and sequin blouse keep her ensemble looking fresh, and Kirsten's hair really pops against the dark blue of her dress. If like me you are a bit reluctant to embrace the midi, the best thing to do is, as always, try before you buy. You never know, you might just find the perfect shape for you. I've just spotted this one over at MANGO which I'll be looking for when I'm next shopping:

What do you think of the midi? Will you be investing in one? How will you wear it? Or will you be avoiding it at all costs?

11.08.2010- Tricky Trend: The Midi

This weekend, at Worthy Farm in Somerset, Glastonbury Festival celebrated its 40th birthday. I've got to be honest, I don't really see the appeal of festivals- I put this down to the fact that I hate camping and love showering, but there's no denying that Glastonbury is probably the biggest and best of the U.K's summer music events. Thanks to a weekend of glorious sunshine, the festival escaped the mud caked misery of recent years, and played host to some brilliant acts. For me the highlights (which I watched from the comfort of my sofa) included Florence and the Machine leading a chorus of Dog Days Are Over, Stevie Wonder belting out Superstition, Vampire Weekend performing Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, possibly the most summery song ever, and The Doctor collaborating with Orbital. However, with A-listers and fashonistas descending on the farm garbed in designer outfits, Glastonbury has become as much about the fashion as the music, amidst outcries that the festival has become 'too middle class'. Here then, are some Glastonbury looks from over the weekend:

Emma Watson, sporting an Alexander Wang side plait, was seen wearing Yves saint Laurent on Day One of the festival, with denim cutoffs and wellies.

Lighter denims and more practical footwear for Day Two as temperatures soared, top marks for casual cool. Also, on the subject of Emma Watson, how fantastic is the trailer for The Deathly Hallows, I cannot wait until November!

Pixie Geldof, black, socks, boots- maybe she has a very high tolerance for the heat?

Alexa Chung, the new face of Lacoste, in a Lacoste shirt and denim cutoffs...I'm spotting a trend here!

Florence Welch, typically kooky but that's why I love her. 

Jameela Jamil, I adore this colour! 

Alison Mosshart, rock star cool. 

Ellie Goulding, in denim cutoffs (see!)

Shakira, wearing an Alexander McQueen vest.

Kate Nash, owww my eyes.

If they could guarantee good weather and a tent with an ensuite that didn't cost the earth, I might be tempted to give Glasto a go. Until then, I'm happy enough watching on telly with my feet up! 

What do you think? Are you an avid festival goer? What did you think of Glastonbury this year? 

(Image credit:, and ONTD.)

29.06.2010- Fash-ton-bury