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Alexa Chung is working on her own clothing line!

It had to happen. Alexa Chung, the world’s most stylish 28 year-old (non?) has told the press that she’s working on her own clothing line. And why not as so many people are influenced by her inimitable style?

The model/presenter/DJ/designer/everything else told Numero magazine that she has ‘nothing to lose’ by going for it (and she’s already designed a line with Madewell so kinda knows what it takes).

Hair crush!

She reportedly said: “In this current era of celebrity no one believes you actually design the stuff anyway, even though I sketch everything myself. So if it sucks I can say I had nothing to do with it, and if it’s really good I can say ‘Here are the drawings, it’s all my own work!'”

Maybe she has a point- just look at Victoria Beckham and there’s no doubting Alexa’s fashion credentials (BFA British Style Icon, BFC Young Style Ambassador and Mulberry muse…) Are you excited?

One of my fav shoots (for Elle)

Alexa Chung joins Gossip Girl!

Hello Upper Eastsiders, we’ve heard that there’s a new girl on the block and it’s Alexa Chung. Do you like her look? xoxo

Hell yeah Alexa!

Blair Waldorf returns

Pic:Daily Mail.

Alexa Chung + leopard skin

We spotted Alexa Chung in this sensational leopard print outfit for Louis Vuitton’s star-studded party in Shanghai. Proof that animal print can be subtle, sexy and super stylish.

Purrrrrrfect

Obsessed with Alexa + Nylon magazine’s super cute presentation

Oh and Clemence Posey looked amazing in a bookish chic way – complete with a Charlotte Olympia clutch

All pics: Nylon

Top 5: Couture Week FROW

Of course Hollywood starlets and Brit IT girls flocked to couture week. We were particularly taken with classic tailoring (well it was France and a Chanel show) but also has a soft spot for demure daytime sequins and a high fashion double denim (almost) moment.

Alexa at Chanel. Textbook style = A*

Zoe Saldana proves sequins can be understated

We really should do a style crush on Sofia Coppola. She never gets it wrong!

OMG they practically match (mercifully in a non Britney and Justin double denim way) I love Diane Kruger’s dress and Joshua Jackson is looking good!

Clemence Posey shows us how to do glamour the French way (although I’m not a fan of the shoes!)

Alexa Chung turns sixties siren for Maje

It’s like Christmas come early as we hear that one of our fav models, Alexa Chung, is the new face of one of our fav brands, Maje – and its AW12 campaign to be exact.Image

Alexa is doing what she does best- looking amazing and slightly brooding in a 1960s way. These amazing shots by Glen Luchford (down a Metro station in Paris) remind me of a Rolling Stones cover and are rather different to Alexa’s recent bright and breezy Superga campaign.

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Maje said: “Elegant yet edgy, her attitude reflects a personality that is both glamorous and rock ‘n’ roll.”

We say: “We agree and we love it.”

Pics: Glen Luchford via The Telegraph

Top 5 Best dressed: Scottish Fashion Awards

Alexa Chung hosted, Christopher Kane won Designer of the Year and model Stella Tennant was inducted into the Hall of Fame and Tali Lennox won Model of the Year at this year’s Scottish Fashion Awards. News over, lets oggle at some dresses shall we?

Stella Tennant wears Christopher Kane AW12

Tali Lennox sparkles in Nicholas Oakwell

Alexa wears Christopher Kane in her own unique way

Karen Gillan looks a-mazing!

Dionne Bromfield looks hot in Holly Fulton

Pics: The Telegraph.

Best Dressed: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The fash pack descended on The Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition and so we picked our three favourite outfits…and no surprise readers, we liked Alexa Chung‘s summery simplicity best. While you might not get to sip champers with the celebs, if you’re an art fan or just fancy an interesting afternoon, the exhibitions are always wonderful and make us want to pick up a pencil or paintbrush!

Alexa keeps it chic in mono Moschino

Jerry Hall looks amazing as usual. We love her dress and think it might be by Vivienne Westwood

I LOVE Tali Lennox’s frothy dress by Nicholas Oakwood

All pics from The Telegraph.

Cat’s eyes: Prada vs the high street

Hello sunshine (at last) we can now wear 50s summer dresses and all those pastels we’ve been hoarding – hurray! And what better thing to team it with than pointy shoes and super cute retro cat’s eyes sunglasses a la Prada. Enjoy x

SS12 inspiration from Prada

ASOS Wing Cat Eye Sunglasses £9.50

pic: Tumblr: pixxie–dust

Amazing Prada editorial from somewhere

Glitter Arm Cats Eye Sunglasses £16 from Topshop. So sweet they’ll give you toothache

More Prada

Small Plastic Oval Sunglasses £16 from Topshop

Alexa has the wrong idea 😉 She’s wearing Christopher Kane btw. Pic: Vogue.com

Why Breton is best

Sometimes it is exhausting keeping up with trends and fashion angst can set in – print clashing is a perfect example of a tricky trend. We always hear fashion editors banging on about wardrobe staples – a good pair of jeans, white shirt etc etc and while we love individual style, we also adore handy items of clothing you can thrown on with a favourite pair of jeans and still look chic whatever the season…which is why we love Breton stripes.

So this fashion blogger diligently did some research (ahem Wikipedia) and it confirmed that Breton does indeed come from Brittany France (they even have a stripy flag) but is also a breed of horse (not stripy) and a type of crepe– who knew?!

Hello sailor!

The stripy shirt we all know and love made its first appearance just after the 1858 Act of France which meant that all guys in the French navy in Brittany wore this most stylish of uniforms, although it was called a marinière and had 21 stripes for each of Napoleon’s victories (my equivalent from H&M does not!)

Unsurprisingly folks around the area realised how effortlessly dashing these sailors looked and adopted the Breton top for themselves…as have plenty of fishermen and sailors since. Aptly I believe the real McCoys have a ‘boat’ neckline!

Coco Chanel made Breton chic again in her nautical collection of 1917 and posh folk holidaying on the French Riviera couldn’t get enough of it – women were still cramming themselves into corsets, which are not so handy on the beach so you can see why! Apparently Coco’s Breton top was designed to be worn with long flared trousers and in the 1930s women updated the look teaming their stripes with a natty blazer and shorts.

Coco

Onto 1950s Hollywood now and Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn were big fans. Apparently it first popped up in Marlon Brando’s film The Wild Ones, but was more famously worn by eyecandy of the day James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief.

Oh to look like Audrey!

James Dean

Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick ensured that the simple design survived the swinging sixties and it has always been big on the art scene with Pablo Picasso a MASSIVE fan.

SO sixties – Edie

I have been a Breton devotee through the nineties, noughties and now…and will never give it up! It is so rare that you find a pattern that never lets you down and is truly effortless – skinny jeans, ballet pumps, Breton top and trench coat – done. Current obsessions include: Cos’ bright Breton tees, Alexa Chung’s Breton addiction, Kurt Cobain’s indie take and forever the work of Jean Paul Gaultier. How do you wear yours?

Adore

Info: Wikipedia and WikiFashion

Best dressed: Mulberry + Frieze Projects

Mulberry’s exclusive dinners are fast becoming one of the best ways to see the hottest celebs of the day and some of Mulberry’s up-and-coming handbags.

The brand’s creative director Emma Hill threw a dinner party in honour of the artists of Frieze Projects (a charitable scheme to commission art for outdoor spaces) and in the process outed a new handbag – ‘the double handled Lily in Flame Exotic Tweed’ – like it?

We do. And we also like Alexa Chung’s chic look and Lana del Rey’s totally tangerine outfit.

Alexa can do no wrong!

Lana with Emma Hill and that new bag

Pics: Mulberry blog

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