not only am the biggest fan of alexa chung. i just admire how she directional she has been to the British fashion scene. although she is currently located in new york, london has not forgotten its one and only it-girl. Vogue UK features her as the current June 2011 cover girl.

While Alexa has been on the covers of the British editions of Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar and was identified last month by The Sunday Telegraph as one of the 100 most powerful women in Britain, the American mass audience thus far appears to be more interested in the antics of the Kardashian sisters and Kate Gosselin than Alexa’s brand of offhanded chic.

Her penchant for flats being but one characteristic, along with her oft-copied ombre hair, that has captivated fashion’s capricious higher ranks. 
“All of my beauty icons are men,” she said in her throaty alto. “It’s all about effortlessness. It’s all about looking underdone.”

Alexa Chung,  a model, a presenter of various fashion and music shows, and the girlfriend of Alex Turner, the frontman of the band Arctic Monkeys, does not employ a stylist, which has earned her a kind of a street cred.

Corin Nelson, who was an executive producer and show runner for “It’s On With Alexa Chung,” said that while television hosts typically wear what is picked for them, Alexa said the clothes that were bought for her weren’t really her style. So she dressed herself each morning instead, mixing her own vintage items, like high-waist Levi’s denim shorts, with Chanel booties, new T-shirts and sweaters.

“She very much marches to the beat of her own fashion drum,” Ms. Nelson said.

With one of the world’s most enviable wardrobes and a Mulberry bag named in her honour, Alexa Chung is an unrivalled British style icon.

the alexa chung bag by mulberry
Alexa Chung in Christopher Kane dress covered with paillettes at The Met Ball, 2 May 2011 in New York.

Since moving stateside, her style status – and designer wardrobe - has notched up a gear and has wowed us with some beautifully pulled-together looks. With a unique ability to stay ahead of the trends, she adds her own effortlessly chic twist to any outfit. Put simply, whatever she wears, we want.

Alexa Chung styles her Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony heels with a layered denim look at the W Hotel launch party, London. March 2011

sources: NY Times, Elle UK, Vogue UK

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