Alexa Chung 1

It’s funny because I think that both France and Britain are known for their distinctive styles, and everyone says that France is so chic and elegant but I think, more than that, French women are renowned for dressing in what suits them.
Alexa Chung

London Fashion Week is so different from any of the others. Compared to the strictness in New York, London seems freer from commercial constraints. Truer to the process, to street style, to a sense of humour.
Alexa Chung

At school, a careers adviser asked me what I wanted to be, and I said ‘fashion journalist,’ so writing for ‘Vogue’ has provided me with the opportunity to fulfill a dream.
Alexa Chung

I mix my own lipsticks, so I don’t really keep track of the brand as it’s usually a number of them I’ve smushed together.
Alexa Chung

If I’m doing my hair myself, I just wash it and let it naturally dry. I’m actually quite good at doing hair; if I wear it up I usually do it myself.
Alexa Chung

I don’t ever want to stop learning. And I really want to learn French fluently. It would be great to go and live in France.
Alexa Chung

I’ve come to terms with the fact that if you’re on TV, lots of people like you and lots of people hate you, and once you’re OK with that, you apply it to everything.
Alexa Chung

I worry all the time that I’m going to run out of ideas, you know? I always tell my mom my fashion ideas, because I know she’ll remember them.
Alexa Chung

I think Maje typifies that French vibe where it’s simple items that are very practical, very wearable but also, like, incredibly chic and expensive-looking.
Alexa Chung

I think you achieve a lot more through love than negativity.
Alexa Chung

Whoever it is who’s filtering stuff makes it seem like women want to be more than men. My understanding… is that we’re asking to be treated the same.
Alexa Chung

My friends found out that I was writing a book on Twitter. It didn’t seem worth mentioning over dinner. They’re all so successful themselves.
Alexa Chung

I’d like to give anyone else a go at being scrutinised. Daily. It’s not easy.
Alexa Chung

I feel like some women do get away with doing these sexy shoots and looking like they’re being really empowered. For me, I’d feel really uncomfortable in that situation and a bit like I was being taken advantage of.
Alexa Chung

I’m rubbish – I’m really not good at my beauty regimes.
Alexa Chung

I wash my face and then use lots of moisturiser.
Alexa Chung

When I was a teenager, I used to come to Selfridges, and it was very swanky and overwhelming, and I’d think, ‘Wow, this is amazing.’ I would never have imaged having my own area in the beauty hall! It’s incredible.
Alexa Chung

Often, I do translatlantic overnight flights from New York, and when I land, I have to do my eyes – I feel weird without it.
Alexa Chung

No one says the word ‘quirky’ much in England. I guess because people are more naturally eccentric.
Alexa Chung

I went out with a 40-year-old when I was 19, and since then, I don’t really think much about numbers meaning anything. But I do feel like maybe I’ve neglected to work on developing emotionally and taking care of myself.
Alexa Chung

I’m always helping out girlfriends, and then I’m wondering, who’s going to look after me?
Alexa Chung

Music is my sport, and I’m the number-one athlete.
Alexa Chung

Tech companies approach you to hold something in a picture and then say, ‘This is what I want you to write on your Twitter.’ There are people who get away with that and look really cool doing it, but I’m just not one of them.
Alexa Chung

Being excitable and passionate is what makes you look good because if you’re engaged in what’s going on, you radiate youth.
Alexa Chung

If I can’t even be bothered to brush my hair, I don’t think I should start getting face work… I think it would look a bit try-hard.
Alexa Chung

A bad outfit can really get me down. If I’m wearing something really normal and boring, it’s like torture.
Alexa Chung

Share