Alexa Chung living in cardigan and jeans during lockdown

Alexa Chung has been living in a cardigan and jeans combo during lockdown. The Next in Fashion host has been making sure she changes out of her pyjamas and wears proper clothes every day in self-isolation, and once she put on a cardigan and jeans from…

Alexa Chung has been living in a cardigan and jeans combo during lockdown.

The Next in Fashion host has been making sure she changes out of her pyjamas and wears proper clothes every day in self-isolation, and once she put on a cardigan and jeans from her eponymous fashion line, there was no going back – and it has become her lockdown wardrobe.

“Every day I make an effort to get dressed. It’s keeping me sane. Before we went into lockdown, my brand ALEXACHUNG launched a capsule of cosy essentials, so I’ve mostly been living in a navy-blue cardigan and jeans, and I just change the shirt out,” she told The Cut.

Although the British TV personality hasn’t had the opportunity to rock her favourite heels in the past few months, she has been getting them organised in preparation for the day she can venture out in them once more.

“I haven’t worn a pair of heels for a long time, but I’ve been arranging them in my attic so they’re ready to go when the time is right. My faves are a sparkly, strappy silver pair of Saint Laurent heels that I haven’t had the opportunity to wear yet but like to stare at,” she explained.

The 36-year-old, who was recently made the first-ever brand ambassador for London-based luxury beauty brand Code8, has also been spending lockdown in London making some “really weird” online purchases, such as some “knitted hot pants from Zara”, and doing virtual group exercise classes with her friends.

“It’s just a class that my friend Pixie (Geldof) leads for three or six of us, depending on how hungover people are. She does mat work with stretchy bands and lots of squats,” Alexa added.

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Alexa Chung keeps skincare regime simple to avoid psoriasis flare-ups

Alexa Chung keeps her skincare regime as simple as possible so she can avoid psoriasis flare-ups.The model/presenter has cut out certain food groups in an effort to get the chronic skin condition under control and now only uses products that are suitab…

Alexa Chung keeps her skincare regime as simple as possible so she can avoid psoriasis flare-ups.

The model/presenter has cut out certain food groups in an effort to get the chronic skin condition under control and now only uses products that are suitable for her sensitive complexion.

“I wash my face in the shower; at the moment I am using a new Dr Loretta face wash that I discovered when I made a YouTube video for sensitive skin. Then I put on whatever products I’m experimenting with at present,” she said in a chat with Porter, before revealing she’s currently using Holidermie serum, Weleda Calendula face cream, and Augustinus Bader’s The Cream.

“My skin is pretty good, but it can get a bit dry and I do get these chronic spots, one on my chin and one between my brows, so heavier creams don’t work for me. I don’t have an eight-step skin regimen or generally mess with my skin too much,” Alexa explained, noting that sometimes she uses the Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask while getting ready for the day.

The 36-year-old has also ditched white potatoes, tomatoes, aubergine, and bell peppers from her diet while trying to get to the bottom of her psoriasis flare-ups.

“I just cut out the nightshades food group, (including potatoes and tomatoes) to see if this helps my psoriasis problem; it’s tough as I love eggplant, onions, and tomatoes. It’s very early days so I’m not sure if it helps yet, but it’s a skin issue that comes and goes,” she explained.

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Alexa Chung and Tan France’s Next in Fashion cancelled

Alexa Chung and Tan France’s design competition show Next in Fashion has been axed after one season.The programme, which debuted on Netflix in January, followed 18 designers from around the world as they competed in challenges based on style and runway…

Alexa Chung and Tan France’s design competition show Next in Fashion has been axed after one season.

The programme, which debuted on Netflix in January, followed 18 designers from around the world as they competed in challenges based on style and runway trends.

However, France confirmed during an interview with Variety on Thursday that a second series had not been greenlit.

“This is a one-season show, we don’t know what will happen in the future,” he told the publication, hinting that the show may be picked up at another network. “But it was honestly one of the proudest things I’ve ever worked on. I love the show and Alexa so much. My focus is definitely on Queer Eye and moving forward with that.”

Filmed in May 2019, the show was won by Minju Kim, with the South Korean designer taking home $250,000 (£198,000) and the offer of debuting a collection on Net-a-Porter’s website.

British fashion star Daniel Fletcher was the runner-up, while Angel Chen and Ashton Hirota rounded out the top four.

Produced by Robin Ashbrook, Yasmin Shackleton, and Adam Cooper, guest judges on Next in Fashion included Instagram’s Eva Chen, celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart, designers Prabal Gurung and Kerby Jean-Raymond, as well as model Adriana Lima.

Other recent shows to be scrapped by Netflix bosses include Spinning Out, Messiah, and AJ and the Queen.

At present, France is promoting Netflix series Queer Eye, on which he serves as a style expert, with the fifth season of the hit series premiering on Friday.

Meanwhile, TV personality/designer Chung is keeping busy by working on future collections for her namesake fashion label.

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Alexa Chung responds to Melania Trump wearing her designs

Alexa Chung has responded to Melania Trump wearing her one of her coat dresses.The First Lady of America was photographed on the steps of the White House with her husband Donald Trump in March last year when they met the Czech Republic Prime Minister A…

Alexa Chung has responded to Melania Trump wearing her one of her coat dresses.

The First Lady of America was photographed on the steps of the White House with her husband Donald Trump in March last year when they met the Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his wife Monika Babisova.

Melania was wearing a dark green leather double-breasted coat dress from Alexa’s eponymous label, that was cinched in at the waist with a belt, and retailed for $1,585 (£1,252).

When quizzed by Britain’s Daily Telegraph for her opinion on the controversial First Lady wearing one of her designs, Alexa simply replied: “Good on her for really loving fashion.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the 36-year-old revealed she’s been taking style inspiration from the films she’s watching during lockdown, including the 1985 romantic drama Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep.

“It has got a bit housewife-y dream… I’ve been very influenced by film during lockdown,” she shared, noting that she was on a mission to find a similar pair of shorts worn by Meryl in the movie.

“I really had to hunt down those safari shorts. No one was doing them, but I thought some label has to have designed them by mistake. And Max Mara was the one,” Alexa quipped.

She also revealed she’s been working “every day” on designing new pieces for her eponymous fashion line and has been enjoying wearing impractical dresses while at home, including a peach floor-length dress.

“When you don’t go out much you don’t have to think about the practicalities so much,” she laughed.

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Alexa Chung avoids following make-up trends

Alexa Chung isn’t a fan of experimenting with new make-up trends.The 36-year-old model and presenter was recently named a brand ambassador for London-based cosmetics label Code8, and she decided to collaborate with the company’s founders Sophia Chikova…

Alexa Chung isn’t a fan of experimenting with new make-up trends.

The 36-year-old model and presenter was recently named a brand ambassador for London-based cosmetics label Code8, and she decided to collaborate with the company’s founders Sophia Chikovani and Nadine Ayache because they share the same practical approach to beauty.

“Code8’s values align with mine in terms of an approach to beauty,” Alexa told Allure magazine. “I feel a bit overwhelmed by products a lot of the time. When it comes to like the practical day-to-day interaction with make-up, I’m a less-is-more kind of person. I want things that are semi-practical.”

“I’m not gonna sit down and contour my face,” the Next in Fashion host laughed. “I don’t really know what I’m doing when I’m putting concealer or foundation on, as you might have seen on my attempts at beauty tutorials on my YouTube.”

And Alexa is also determined not to embrace returning make-up trends, because she made plenty of mistakes while experimenting with cosmetics in her youth.

“I’m also of an age where I really know myself and I really know what suits me and my style,” she shared. “I’m less experimental. I’m not going to put stickers on my face. I lived through the ’90s, so I don’t really want to revisit like some of the mistakes, like a thin brow or silver eye shadow.”

As for her skincare and make-up routine during lockdown, the model and designer has a more subtle approach.

“I’m definitely remembering to moisturise and cleanse,” she said. “As for make-up, I’ve not done a full face.”

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Alexa Chung named brand ambassador of CODE8

Alexa Chung has been appointed as the first-ever brand ambassador for luxury beauty company CODE8. The British TV presenter, fashion designer, model and DJ has been tapped to front the imagery for the independent make-up brand’s latest campaign, title…

Alexa Chung has been appointed as the first-ever brand ambassador for luxury beauty company CODE8.

The British TV presenter, fashion designer, model and DJ has been tapped to front the imagery for the independent make-up brand’s latest campaign, titled Beauty Decoded.

In a statement, Chung explained that she wanted to partner with CODE8 because their “straightforward” approach to beauty aligns perfectly with her own.

“Make-up for me is about accentuating and enhancing your features rather than masking or reinventing them and that’s why I love the campaign imagery so much. It’s serious make-up for people who don’t take make-up too seriously,” the 36-year-old said. “As much as I enjoy putting on a cat eye or a bold lip, for the most part, my approach to beauty is simple and devoid of products that seem intimidating to use and I think that’s mirrored in the ethos of CODE8.”

Sophia Chikovani and Nadine Ayache launched CODE8 a little over a year ago in the U.K., followed by an exclusive partnership with luxury retailer Net-a-Porter in the U.S. The company has since served as the official make-up sponsor for luxury brands like Lanvin, Helmut Lang, and Peter Pilotto.

Chikovani and Ayache wanted to create an uncomplicated, multi-functional, and inclusive line enabling women to develop their own individual beauty ‘code’, regardless of age, skin colour or look preferences, and they believe Chung is the “perfect personification” of their mantra.

“We share a belief that make-up should be effortless, uncomplicated and multi-functional, leaving women more time to make the most of their busy lives. This is the reason we created the CODE8 range and we are delighted to welcome her to our CODE8 family,” they said.

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Alexa Chung shares star-studded Met Gala throwback snap

Alexa Chung has treated her social media followers to a star-studded throwback picture from the 2011 Met Gala.The fashion designer and Next in Fashion host shared the star-studded snap from the prestigious event, letting her followers see the candid sn…

Alexa Chung has treated her social media followers to a star-studded throwback picture from the 2011 Met Gala.

The fashion designer and Next in Fashion host shared the star-studded snap from the prestigious event, letting her followers see the candid snap she took of Yoko Ono, Rihanna, Salma Hayek, Lauren Hutton, and Stella McCartney in the bathroom at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Ancient maybe even Blackberry photo of a Met Gala bathroom scene,” the 36-year-old captioned the post. “Yoko, Rihanna, Stella, Salma, Lauren. Solid line up.”

In the photo, the Umbrella hitmaker can be seen watching designer McCartney adjusting her black one-sleeved gown, which had a see-through lace side panel, as philanthropist and activist Ono talks while wearing custom Karl Lagerfeld.

Meanwhile, iconic supermodel Hutton can be seen rocking a Giorgio Armani ensemble and taking a drag of her cigarette, while Hayek looks directly into the camera wearing a nude Alexander McQueen gown.

Chung herself wore a short, sheer silver Christopher Kane yoke dress teamed with a matching clutch and black platform heels.

“Put this in the history books,” one Instagram commented on the snap, while another joked, “Somebody hang this in a museum.”

The model hasn’t been the only one to take pictures in the bathroom at the prestigious fashion event. At the time, ethical fashion campaigner Livia Firth also shared similar snaps from the toilets of the Met Gala, which featured Rihanna, Ono, McCartney, Hayek, Hutton, and British fashion journalist Hilary Alexander.

The 2020 Met Gala, which was due to take place in May, has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Alexa Chung: ‘Dungarees are my comfort blanket’

Alexa Chung is so obsessed with dungarees that she wakes up most mornings and thinks about what pair she wants to wear.The model, designer and presenter opened up about her love for the denim garment, known as overalls in America, in an op-ed for U.S. …

Alexa Chung is so obsessed with dungarees that she wakes up most mornings and thinks about what pair she wants to wear.

The model, designer and presenter opened up about her love for the denim garment, known as overalls in America, in an op-ed for U.S. InStyle magazine, in which she revealed they are her go-to outfit almost daily.

“Every morning when I get up and think about what I want to wear, dungarees – or overalls, as Americans call them – are the thing that pops into my head most often. They’re like a comfort blanket for me in terms of style. I know that they suit my body shape,” she explained, adding that they are a “good reflection of my tomboyish personality.”

The 36-year-old confessed that she relied on hiding behind the androgynous look of dungarees to help her when she wasn’t comfortable showing off her body.

“In my 20s I used to wear them on dates because whenever I’d try on something sexy, I’d just freak out and put my dungarees back on,” the Next in Fashion co-host said. “The idea of being in my prime and not wanting to show off appealed to me, so as my own churlish way of refusing to play dress-up for the boys, I’d also wear them when I was modelling or hosting on TV.”

Alexa had the perfect opportunity to create her “ultimate pair” of dungarees when she started her eponymous fashion label back in 2017.

“I wanted to make them more form-fitting so that they are snug at the hip and then relax into a flare,” she shared. “That way you can see that you have a bum and a waist, and they can be kind of secretly sexy.”

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Henry Holland’s fashion label goes into administration

Henry Holland’s fashion label House of Holland has gone into administration. The British designer, who gained attention for his T-shirts bearing rhyming slogans such as “I’ll Tell You Who’s Boss Kate Moss”, had been searching for investors for his fas…

Henry Holland’s fashion label House of Holland has gone into administration.

The British designer, who gained attention for his T-shirts bearing rhyming slogans such as “I’ll Tell You Who’s Boss Kate Moss”, had been searching for investors for his fashion label, which he founded in 2008, after battling “difficult trading pressures”. He has now called in the administrators.

“House of Holland rose to prominence as a forward-thinking British label, with its signature slogan T-shirts and collaborations with a number of high street brands,” said Will Wright, a partner at KPMG and the joint administrator, in a statement, according to The Guardian. “However, with apparel experiencing the same difficult trading pressures as others across the U.K. retail market, the company needed to raise additional investment in order for it to continue.”

The administrators plan to continue the business via the House of Holland website while they find new investors to protect the future of the brand.

The news comes shortly after Holland announced he was stepping down from his own label at the end of February.

“After the most incredible ride, my journey at the helm of House of Holland has come to an end,” the 36-year-old said in a statement. “No one could have predicted the success that we would achieve and the fun we would have. I want to thank everyone who has supported me to this point, most importantly my team who have worked tirelessly throughout. I will forever be indebted to them and the industry for embracing House of Holland and everything we stand for.”

Holland added that while he was sad to be closing that chapter of his life, he was excited to pursue a career as an independent brand consultant.

House of Holland began in 2008 as a PayPal link on Holland’s Myspace page when he was still the fashion editor of teen magazines. His range of slogan T-shirts were popularised by his childhood friend, model Agyness Deyn, and promoted by his famous pals such as Alexa Chung and Daisy Lowe. He also had a long-running collaboration with U.K. department store Debenhams, which is believed to have come to end last year just before it went into administration itself.

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Chloe explores ‘ethereal womanhood’ with fall 20 collection

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If Yo…

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.

Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If You Listen Carefully… I’ll Show You How to Dance, attracting celebrities such as Lucy Boynton, Kate Bosworth, and Alexa Chung.

Marianne Faithfull was in attendance too, with the French designer having tapped the singer to recite poetry for the soundtrack. In addition, Ramsay-Levi utilised prints from her friend Rita Ackermann’s artwork in the ready-to-wear range and engaged sculptor Marion Verboom to create the gilded totem poles that lined the runway.

According to the show notes, the designs are “an exploration of masculine codes and ethereal womanhood,” as well as an examination of the “women who reject the boundaries of classical definition”.

Showcasing muted earth tones, the spectacle opened with Kaia Gerber walking the runway in a beige shirt dress with orange embroidery on the sleeves and a brown leather belt. The outfit was accessorised with dark red socks and chunky brown leather brogues.

Silhouettes verged on the conservative side, with models sporting long polka dot dresses with wide white collars, long denim skirts with forest green cardigans, beige wide-legged trousers and plaid tops, while elements of Ackermann’s creations appeared as patchworks on shirts and pleated skirts.

Elsewhere, coats were a big focus, with Gigi Hadid modelling a long brown wool version over a long dress with sheer black panelling, and other models showing off quilted uniform-style options and belted trench coats with oversized shoulders.

To conclude, Ramsay-Levi included a line-up of feminine dresses, with highlights including a dark green number featuring voluminous sleeves, and a buttery yellow gown with jewelled elements on the neckline.

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