Sunday, April 20, 2008

Endtroducing..... the lovely Alexa Chung

While I should be studying for the F.I.N.A.L.S. (Fuck, I Never Actually Learned Shit), I am here blogging about nonsense. Oh well, I wanted to write an article about UK's current "It Girl", model-turned-TV presenter Alexa Chung. I am particularly thrilled about her, which is a rare occurence since I have never been a fan of any of those starlets hailed by the popular press as the next fashion icon. Indeed she's got it all, she is young, beautiful, she has a great sense of humour (meaning that she doesn't take herself so seriously) but more importantly, she is all about the rock and roll.

Alexa Chung came into the public eye in 2006 when she co-presented the now-defunct british music program Popworld, alongside darling Alex Zane, former MTV Europe VJ. She is famous for having dated many british rockers and some of her conquest include Faris Badwan of The Horrors (which is quite unbelievable), James Righton of the Klaxons (right on!) and Ian Watkins of Lostprophets (but I seriously doubt that one, come on! do I even have to explain myself here?). As of today, she is currently dating Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, yes the same band that released the fastest-selling debut album of British music history.

As far as her style is concerned, she states that she is "a very lonely shopper", that she actually like "quite classic things: cable knit jumpers, blazers, satchels, preppy long college scarves" and that she is "obsessed with the Sixties and Seventies". Here are some more quotes that I gathered, mainly from her interview with English newspaper The Guardian.

"What I hate about fashion is how it changes so much and so fast."
"Annoyingly, looking my best always happens when I'm on my own at night and I'm about to go to sleep."
"I have doubles of everything because I keep buying the same thing. I have lots of cable-knit cardigans and a variety of blazers."
"My cupboards are ridiculous. I've got too many clothes and not enough space, so I forget what's at the back of my wardrobe and I end up wearing the same thing for months, while the rest gets pushed further and further back."
"I am really bad at taking off my makeup, I go to bed with my makeup on and then scrub it off in the shower in the morning"

My jaw litterally dropped the first time I read this article. WHO is this girl, and when did she steal my personality!! No seriously, it blows my mind how she shares some of my opinions on fashion and other sutff. And you know what, her favourite stores are H&M and Top Shop (the English equivalent of the Swedish clothing company). I am utterly speechless. Anyone who knows me well enough knows that H&M and Urban Outfitters (which she modelled for by the way) are my favourite stores ever. So next time you see me (if you do), don't freak out if you see me dressed like Alexa Chung...I'm just (half) kidding! (but more about me in another article).

Anyways, I recommend that you check Alexa out on Popworld or on the more recent Vanity Lair, which is a tongue-in-cheek reality tv show that involves putting self-professed beautiful people (who rated themselves 10 out of 10) in a mansion. Most of the fun stems from laughing at the rather ridiculous (and often quite dim) candidates and the way they take this competition oh-so-seriously.

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