Alexa Chung, former British model, TV presenter and at just 29 years old she is definitely one of the UK's biggest fashion influences to this day!
Style Crush ♥
At the age of 16, she was scouted by a modelling agency while in the comedy tent at reading festival. Chung was then taken on by a London based agency called; Storm Model Management and began to work for multiple teen magazines such as Elle Girl and CosmoGIRL! Not only has she modeled she has also worked for companies such as Fanta, Urban Outfitters, Sony Ericsson, Sunsilk and Tampax and has featured in music videos produced by The Streets, Westlife, Delta Goodrem, Reuben and Holly Valance. She also stared as 'Jake' in a reality TV show broadcasted on Fashion TV called 'Shoot Me' in 2005.
After four years in the modeling world, she decided to go a different direction and set off with the intention of beginning an art foundation or becoming a fashion journalist (Just like me and Becky!) However, after becoming a TV personality, she returned back to her modeling days and became the face of Australian fashion label called Antipodium's SS 2008 collection and Oxfams ethical fashion range, Revamped. In 2009, Alexa strutted down the catwalk as part of the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring/Summer show at London Fashion Week.
Through a course of 3-5 years, Alexa has found herself becoming the face of many well known high street shops like New Look, Next, Lacoste and many more! She has also moved on to a new modeling agency; Select Model Management and taken part in London Fashion Week 2012 with Stella McCartney.
With her shoulder length brown waves and her famous winged liner, and not to mention her AMAZING fashion style, Alexa is one of my favorite people to get inspiration for a 'new' look.
She can put two of the most clashing items together and make it work. Plus many of her outfits are very 60's and unusual to today's eye which is one of the things I love about her! I mean, leopard print and stripes? I would never be so daring! Not only does she go for daring prints, she also goes for big statement jewelry like huge chunky necklaces and an array of coloured gem rings.
In many of her outfits, she never seems to wear heels but I think that's one of the things I love about her. She doesn't need 6 inch glittery heels to make her style 'look good'. She seems quite happy with a pair of oxfords or boots teamed with a thrilling outfit. (Seriously wish I could see her wardrobe, I'll be like a kid in a sweet shop!)
She also dated the magnificent and so god damn beautiful Arctic Monkey's front man, Alex Turner. Well jel!
Here are some of my Alexa Chung inspired outfits!