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Alexa Chung vs. Audrey Tautou: Who wore Valentino Red better?

For this week’s fash-off, two beauties from either side of the Channel bring their A-game to rightfully take their place under the style spotlight. Brit beauty, Alexa Chung, and our favourite ‘Coco Chanel’ this side of the 21st century, Audrey Tautou both wore the same Valentino number, albeit  a few months apart. Alexa was the first to take to the red carpet in the pretty tea-length dress at the 2013 Grammy Awards, back in February. Sporting her signature, popping red lips and wispy, swept back locks, Alexa finished off her look with ankle strap crystal pumps, also by Valentino. Second in line to slip into the dress was French beauty Audrey Tautou, who injected a copious dose of gamine charm into the opening photo call for Cannes 2013. Bestowed with the duty of mistress of ceremonies at both the opening and closing of Cannes 2013, Audrey sure took her role seriously in the fashion department, pairing the tea-dress with nude pumps and going virtually makeup free. But who takes the honourable title of fash-off champ? Both ladies went sans accessories, and put their own slant on the dress, but the overall look was a definitively girly one. Although we’re struggling to decide, we’ll have to give this one to Alexa, simply for jazzing up the entire outfit with crystals on her feet and a red pout. The dress is quite a subtle colour, so needs a little lift, and Alexa’s styling does just that. Audrey’s look, on the other hand, was saccharine sweet but a little too washed out for liking. Do you agree with our fash-off verdict?

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Alexa Chung talks layering, pyjamas, and hating everything “sexy” in Time Out New York

It’s been a bit quiet on the Alexa Chung front these days now that she’s spending more and more time in New York. Sob! However, one perk of the 29-year-old presenter and general it girl moving to the Big Apple is that her wardrobe has a whole new lease of life and we get to see her tackle more trends than the British weather might permit over here. “I find spring and summer in NYC particularly difficult to dress for because my style is absolutely based on layering,” she told Time Out New York magazine. “When I can’t do that, I don’t understand what I’m going to do. I hate anything sexy, and I hate a lot of flesh showing, but there’s no other option. If I could walk around in a bikini I’d be okay, because it’s that hot.” Alright for some. You can read more great fashion quotes from Alexa in Time Out New York‘s spring fashion issue, including her style philosophy and her current style obsession… hint: it’s all about comfort! “Well, today I turned up in my pyjamas, so that is sort of an indication of where I’m at, clothes-wise,” she continued. “I’m on TV every day so I have to wear a full done-up outfit, so when I get home I’m really focused on jeans, sweatshirts and comfort.” Sounds good to us! Check out Time Out New York to read more!

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Alexa Chung scoops Best Dressed of the Week in Chanel

With fashion month officially here, it’s only fitting we end our week with a name often affiliated with a distinct sense of style. Yes, we’re talking about the inimitable Alexa Chung who, not content with sitting pretty at every front row, has only hopped across the pond to become America’s fashion darling! Kicking of New York Fashion Week, the A-listers flocked to the annual amfAR New York gala in all their finery, and Alexa was once again waving the flag for us painfully stylish Brits in a gorgeous Chanel number. Looking more girly than school girl (bar the school photo stance), Alexa wore a pearl-embellished, black and white tweed dress from the Spring 2013 collection. She went for the look exactly as it was shown on the runway, but gave the heavy pearl choker a miss, instead accessorising with a Chanel shoulder bag and PVC toe-cap pumps. We couldn’t stop envying Alexa’s anything-but-perfect hair even if we tried, and the low, mussed up pony tail and peachy hue on the lips work well to give Alexa’s look a girly touch without wandering into stereotypical saccharine sweet territory. That just wouldn’t sit right with our favourite tomboy in a dress! Way to go, Chung!

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Alexa Chung vs. Chloë Moretz: Who wore Simone Rocha better?

We love a style stand-off between two seriously credible fashion mavens, and who better to pit against each other than Brit fashion force, Alexa Chung, and the inimitable young style star, Chloë Moretz! Alexa and Chloë wore the same spring 2013 Simone Rocha dress, opting for different colours, and rocked it in their individual ways to perfection! Alexa was up first, wearing a black version of the embroidered organza dress, embellished with outsized daisies, to the 2012 British Fashion Awards. True to her ultra-cool style, Alexa accessorised her look with a lady-like top handle bag and embroidered Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Belle Epoque’ mesh booties. Her hair had that perfect Parisian gloss to it, whilst makeup was kept to a minimum, accented only by feline eyes. Chloë Moretz started off 2013 with a bang, when she wore the same dress to the People’s Choice Awards last month. The 15-year-old, who is already considered a serious style contender amongst the fash pack, opted for a fun neon colour (an age-appropriate choice for a young fashionista) and accessorised her look with black Casadei ‘Blade’ pumps and a slick of colour on her nails; such a loud dress really needs nothing more. So, how are we expected to choose between two pristinely dressed ladies when both look equally fabulous?! Alexa picked up her third gong for the ‘British Style’ Award on the night (no surprises there), and Chloë racks up red carpet style praise like its going out of fashion, but there can only be one winner… We love how artfully constructed Alexa’s look is; those embroidered booties would never work, but there’s nothing Alexa cannot pull off! However, we did inhale deeply with awe when we laid eyes on Chloë’s eye-opening look, so she kinda steals the fash-off champion title this week (sorry Alexa!). […]

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Rita Ora replaces Alexa Chung as face of Superga!

Hot singer-of-the-moment Rita Ora has just been named the new face of Superga, replacing former brand ambassador Alexa Chung. Don’t feel bad for Alexa though; she wasn’t unceremoniously dropped… it was more a case of her being too busy with TV commitments in America to carry on. Superga assures us that there’s no hard feelings though! Although we will miss Alexa and her effortlessly quirky and stylish ways, we’re excited to see what Rita Ora will bring to the brand and how she incorporates the iconic shoe designs into her wardrobe. We can expect to see Rita’s debut spring/summer ad campaign drop in March next year, so still quite a bit of time to wait to see what she and the brand have up their sleeves. Do you think Rita was a good replacement?

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Watch Alexa Chung’s Gossip Girl cameo

Americans must be quite fond of Alexa Chung, as she seems to be spending a lot of time over there these days. While she’s been in the States, Alexa’s been to many a high profile fashion event, shown her support for Barack Obama by taking part in a public service announcement video, and of course, filmed a cameo appearance for Gossip Girl.  Alexa’s episode aired in the US earlier this week, and thanks to some technological wiz-kids, it’s already available to watch online. We don’t know a great deal about the context of her appearance, but she seems to be taking part in a fashion show that Leighton Meester’s character Blair Waldorf is organising. But in true Gossip Girl fashion, it doesn’t seem to have gone according to plan… Check out the amusing clip below and let us know what you make of Alexa’s acting talents. Season 6 of Gossip Girl is on ITV2 at 7pm every Wednesday.

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Alexa Chung and Tavi Gevinson sing their support for Obama

With the day of the US presidential elections edging closer and closer, it looks like Barack Obama needs all the help he can get if he is to defeat opponent Mitt Romney who plans to axe funding for Planned Parenthood if he is elected. A host of A-listers from the likes of Beyonce and Jessica Alba have been keen to show their support for current President Barack Obama, but that’s not where it ends. Even Alexa Chung has jumped on the bandwagon, and has joined Tavi Gevinson, Tennessee Thomas and more ladies in lip-synching Lesley Gore’s 1964 hit You Don’t Own Me in a bid to encourage women to vote against Mitt Romney. The video was spearheaded by Sarah Sophie Flicker, the leader of cabaret act The Citizens Band. “In a year that has seen the greatest backlash against women’s rights in recent history, now is the time not only to vote, but to send a mandate,” Sarah told Examiner. “I’m struck by the fact that we are teetering dangerously close to a situation where my daughter won’t have the same rights I’ve enjoyed my entire life and that scares the heck out of me. Women constituted 60 per cent of the last election’s voters. We can win this thing. We just have to agitate, motivate, and get out the darn vote!” You heard her, American readers!

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Alexa Chung: “You can appreciate my style without having to appreciate my weight”

We regard Alexa Chung as a bit of a style maven, and we know that we aren’t the only ones. However, Alexa’s tall, svelte and generally supermodel-like frame doesn’t go down well with everyone, with many accusing her of sending out the wrong body image message to young and impressionable girls. With that in mind, it seems only fair that she has a chance to hit out at the critics and express herself, which is exactly what she’s done. “I think it’s about time people stopped judging women on their appearance and more on their intellect, like you can appreciate my style without having to appreciate my weight,” she said. “It’s not actually mutually inclusive. I just get frustrated because, just because I exist in this shape, doesn’t mean that I’m like advocating it and saying: ‘I look great.’ How do you know I’m not looking in the mirror and going: ‘I wish I could gain ten pounds?’ Which is actually quite often the case. “But if you say that you sound like you’re bragging that you’re naturally thin, and you’re not allowed to do that because even though it’s not the ideal weight, it kind of is as well.” We couldn’t agree more; hopefully this will silence the critics. Do you guys agree with her? [Vogue] 

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Alexa Chung rocks Chanel Resort in New York

It might not have been hot off the spring/summer 2013 runway a’ la Diane Kruger yesterday, but Alexa Chung was also one of the many celebs to step out in Chanel for the fashion House’s “Fine Jewellery” celebration the other night. Our Brit gal rocked up to the prestigious event in a gorgeous off-white embroidered dress from the Chanel Resort collection, looking feminine and innocent as she strutted her stuff on the black carpet. We’ve seen a few other ladies slip on similar dresses from the collection, but we think Alexa has mastered the exaggerated skirt detailing the best so far. She could have gone for an intricate updo or something more defined as far as her hairstyle was concerned, but we kind of like how she kept it simple. Alexa’s style is usually quirky and somewhat androgynous, so we think her personality may have been lost in an overtly feminine ensemble. Well played, Chung!

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Alexa Chung is releasing her very own book next year!

Looks like Alexa Chung’s cameo appearance on Season 6 of our beloved Gossip Girl isn’t the only thing we have to look forward to next year. Our fave Brit fashionista has just revealed that she’ll be penning her very own book, and it’s set to be released in September of next year! Sure that’s quite a long way away, but hopefully we will gain some insight and even some cheeky snippets from the book before then. At the moment, details about the book are a little vague, but it will reportedly give fans an insight into Alexa’s fun, quirky and fashionable world, where she’ll spill the beans on how she decides what to wear, reveal who her fashion influences are and even dish out some style tips! We’ll keep you posted when we know more; will you be buying her book when it hits the shelves next year? [Telegraph]

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Alexa Chung gets girlie in floral Anna Sui

Alexa Chung and Janelle Monae, as well as a host of some of the biggest designers, have shown us that dressing like a man has never been hotter! It’s safe to say that our Alexa nails the androgyny trend better than most, but it’s also really refreshing to see her get girlie with her sartorial choices too. We saw a hint of feminine dressing when she hit up the Gossip Girl set for her cameo in the show (still very excited about that by the way!) but this time her Anna Sui floral playsuit from the spring/summer 2012 collection was all for her and not the cameras! Even though Alexa tried something different as she cycled around New York, she still stayed true to herself by wearing her favourite black Charlotte Olympia kitty flats, which add her own personal quirky stamp to an otherwise very girlie outfit. Plus, you only need to look at Choupette Lagerfeld to see how popular kitty cats are at the moment! Do you like Alexa’s playsuit or should she stick to a more boyish way of dressing? [Image] 

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