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Alexa Chung is face of Lacoste perfume

alexa_chung_cdfa.jpgAlexa Chung has been announced as the face of Lacoste's new fragrance!

Alexa is the first celebrity to be the face of one of Lacoste's perfumes - the brand said she "perfectly encapsulates the brand's youthful, modern image: stylish and vivacious with a free-spirited aura".

The former model said, "I'm very flattered that Lacoste invited me to model for its new female fragrance. I've always liked Lacoste's casual chic image, so I'm excited to be representing the brand in this new campaign."

But don't get excited just yet - the campaign won't be out until Janury 2011.

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Posted by Steph Powell on June 17, 2010 12:47 PM
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Alexa Chung says the US 'doesn't get her'

Anna-Wintour-and-Alexa-Chun.jpgAlexa Chung has been lamenting the loss of her American MTV show, It's on with Alexa Chung, and blames it's failure to take off on US audiences not "getting" her.

The T4 presenter basically says that she had too much personality and individual style for a woman host in America, saying, "They don't have the tone that T4 has anywhere in American TV. If you're a girl and you're my age, you're on a shiny night-time show and you've got your boobs hoiked up, and you're not really giving opinions. You're merely a conduit."

For example, she explained, "Sometimes I'd be in the middle of interviewing [a celebrity] and I'd aim to have a joke and be irreverent, and then it would transpire that they weren't getting it and I had to switch back and do a straight interview."

And it's not just our TV Alexa's been missing - she even misses the London paps too.

"In New York they do it on a long lens. In England, because I know some of them, they'll take the p**s out of me and they're quite funny", she admitted.

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Posted by Steph Powell on April 21, 2010 8:30 AM
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Alexa Chung refuses to return to the UK

alexa-chung-plaid-dress.jpgAlexa Chung has reportedly refused to come back the the UK after her MTV show It's On With Alexa Chung was cancelled.

The TV presenter had moved to America to film the show, and was allegedly asked to come back to work for T4 again.

A source said, "The cast and crew have been begging Alexa to come back but she sees it as a step down the ladder"

"Alexa agreed to host another series of Frock Me for T4 but she's insisted on filming it in New York. Everyone thinks she's got too big for her boots. She shouldn't turn her nose up at an opportunity to return."

Meanwhile, a source for Chung said: "There are no plans to come back to the UK - it makes sense for everyone's schedules for her to be in the US."

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Posted by Steph Powell on April 5, 2010 10:45 AM
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Alexa Chung and Tavi get goofy at Chanel

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It's the couture, it's Chanel and it's Alexa Chung so that means... er, goofing about in front of the cameras?

Alexa was spotting trying to impress her new BFF, teen blogger Tavi, with her nerdy face-pulling. Clearly unable to rid herself completely of her inner nerd, the fashionable Brit teamed her LCD (Little Chanel Dress) with grey schoolgirl tights and this season's unlikely fashion hit, a pair of impossibly high-heeled clogs. Of course these aren't just any old clogs, these are Chanel clogs, so that makes them entirely acceptable. Honest.

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Posted by osorebecca on January 27, 2010 8:39 AM
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Alexa Chung designs for Madewell

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Latest news on the celebrity-designer front is that Alexa Chung has been signed up to design for Madewell, the brand owned by J. Crew. The popular US label is a favourite of Alexa's and she was their top choice as guest designer, 'Alexa is totally cool. It's not the way she looks or dresses. It's the way she is', says Millard Drexler, Chairman of J.Crew Group.

As well as designing tea dresses, high waisted skinny jeans and bomber jackets, Alexa has had input in other areas - her own sketches will also appear in the look books.

Blimey, are there any actors/singers/models left not designing clothes collections?

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Posted by osorebecca on January 20, 2010 8:42 AM
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Alexa Chung inspires Mulberry bag

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Fashionista of the moment, Alexa Chung has inspired not just one bag but a whole family of them for Brit brand, Mulberry. The new Alexa bag is a slouchy twist on the uber-successful Bayswater bag and comes in a range of sizes and colours.

The waiting list is already overflowing (the line launches on 11th January) with the smallest size the most popular option so far. Which one does Alexa have? Well, lucky Alexa has the oversized one in oak but has also commissioned an extra special money-can't-buy black patent one according to Grazia Daily.

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Posted by osorebecca on January 8, 2010 8:59 AM
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Alexa's modelling career - it's back on

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Gutted though we were at the ending of her MTV show, we're pleased to see Alexa Chung going back to the modelling day job.

Her latest shoot from the ss10 campaign for Pepe Jeans shows her at her fashionably dishevelled best in worn-in denim jackets and cut-off shorts (well, why would you cover up those endless legs?).

Note to those in charge: more fashion campaigns for Alexa please!

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Posted by osorebecca on January 4, 2010 2:20 PM
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Alexa Chung does her bit for the kids

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Alexa Chung was doing her bit for the kids in New York this weekend - by hosting the Louis Vuitton and Teen Vogue Holiday Celebrations. Not sure how many teen Vogue readers can afford Louis Vuitton, but that's probably not the point.

Meeting some of her adoring fans, and brandishing - yep a rather large Louis Vuitton bag, Alexa was just explaining to these impressionable young ladies that if they want to be able to afford pretty clothes and $4000 accessories when they're older, all they have to do is land a couple of TV presenting gigs, go out with a the lead singer of a rock band and bag a few magazine covers. Simples.

That said, with reports claiming that Alexa's MTV show It's On With Alexa Chung is about to be canned, maybe the bag's just on loan...

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Posted by osorebecca on December 14, 2009 6:40 AM
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Alexa Chung turns the humble satchel into a statement piece

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It may be icy in New York mid-December, but that isn't going to stop London girl Alexa Chung from flashing a bit of leg in a cute plaid pinny and ankle socks.

Alexa's personal take on girlie-preppie has become her signature style in a city full of high-gloss actresses and singers, and we love her all the more for it.

We also love that she's managed to turn her favourite tan satchel into her statement piece. She's been lugging it around everywhere with her, and its quirky vintage look fits in perfectly with her style.

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Posted by osorebecca on December 10, 2009 6:47 AM
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Alexa Chung gives the (fake) fur coat a modern twist

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Alexa Chung abandoned her usual pinafore and brogues combo and went dead classy for the Vogue Fashion Fund Award in New York this week.

If you're going to wear a full on fur coat, there's always the danger you could come across all Melanie Griffith in Working Girl. Or even worse, Pat Butcher, the Frank years. However, by resisting the urge to team her (fake?) fur coat with any sort of bling, and keeping everything else relatively simple, Alexa looks modern and fresh.

Tights might have been a good idea, however. Blue knees aren't a good look on either side of the Atlantic.

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Posted by osorebecca on November 18, 2009 9:36 AM
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