Alexa Chung (born 5.11.1983)
Alexa Chung is a former model and is currently a presenter of British television programmes.
Childhood: Alexa Chung is the youngest of four children born to an English mother and part-Chinese father. Alexa's eldest brother is Dom Chung, a DJ at the London club, Ministry of Sound.
Alexa attended Perins Community College and Peter Symonds College in Winchester. She was signed to a modelling agency after leaving school so did not attend either of the University courses that she had been offered. Alexa gained two A's at A-level (in English and Art) and one B (in History).
Modelling Career: Elite Model Management first noticed Alexa when she attended The Clothes Show, at age 14. Alexa never worked for Elite, but was again noticed at the Reading Festival two years later by Storm Model Management, with whom she signed a contract.
Alexa undertook a number of high profile assignments, including cover shots for Elle Girl and CosmoGIRL! as well as advertising campaigns for Sunsilk, Tampax, Sony Ericsson and Urban Outfitters.
Alexa later appeared in a number of music videos, for The Streets, Westlife, and Reuben, among others. She also shared an on-screen kiss with Holly Valance. In January 2008, Alexa was announced as the new face of Antipodium, a collection that retails in Harvey Nichols and Liberty.
TV Career: Alexa Chung was invited to present Channel 4's Popworld when Miquita Oliver and Simon Amstell both left in 2006. She had originally auditioned when she was 18 years old but didn't get anywhere. Along with Alex Zane, her co-presenter, Alexa also presented a Popworld internet radio show for seven months.
Alexa was featured in Ben Elton's topical satire show, Get A Grip, but the show was badly received by critics. Later in 2007, she signed a 'golden handcuffs' deal with Channel 4, reported to be worth £100,000. As part of the deal, she appeared on a number of shows, including 8 out of 10 Cats, Big Brother's Big Mouth, T4 Holiday Mornings, T4 Movie Specials, T4 Music Specials as well as presenting coverage of the V and T in the Park festivals.
Alexa Chung was number 18 in Broadcast's Hot 100 Talent list of 2007 and became one of four main T4 presenters, following June Sarpong's departure. She also presented Vanity Lair, a 10-week reality show exploring contemporary notions of beauty.
The BBC has also shown interest in Alexa's presenting talents and she presents the BBC Three show The Wall, along with Rhys Thomas.
Personal Life: For three and a half years, Alexa dated David Titlow. Titlow was the singer in 1980's pop group Blue Mercedes and is 20 years her senior.
Alexa was also briefly in a relationship with the singer from The Horrors, Faris Badwan. The relationship was put under strain when The Horrors' fans were angered by a Popworld interview with Alexa and the band.
In 2007, Alexa dated Klaxons' keyboardist James Righton, though the relationship only lasted a few months. She was also linked with Lostprophets' singer, Ian Watkins.
In July 2007, The Sun reported that Alexa Chung and Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys had paired up at T in the Park. Chung was supposedly still dating Watkins, though she officially split with him in August and has been photographed on numerous occasions since with Alex Turner. It has been reported that Chung and Turner plan to buy a London property together.
Pharrell gave a surprise performance at the gallery's annual, star-crammed bash.
While most of the country was bedding down in readiness for another day of work on Tuesday night, the country's rich and famous were enjoying a glittering summer party to remember, courtesy of London's Serpentine Galleries. From supermodels to royalty, and pop stars to screen stars, London's Kensington Gardens was crammed to the treetops with A-listers.
Pharrell Williams Brought A Surprise Set To The Serpentine Galleries' Summer Party.
US rapper Pharrell Williams was the surprise performer of the evening and treated guests at the annual fund-raiser to a neat half-hour set of his chart-topping, soulful pop. "We're in the best artistic environment we could be in," Williams said as the sun set and the moon rose over the leafy gardens.
Who brought the glamour to last night's Women of the Year Awards red carpet?
Some of Britain’s most stylish women were on hand for last night’s (June 3rd) Glamour Women of the Year awards. Dame Helen Mirren took home the highest honour, being named an ‘Icon’ at the ceremony, while the ever stylish Alexa Chung was named entrepreneur of the year. But who won in the style stakes on last nights fashion filled red carpet?
Alexa Chung in Dior
Alexa Chung led the way with a stylish and subtly sexy black Dior dress, the knee length number featured a peek-a-boo lace design at the top and then flowed out into a full skirt. Of course you can always count on Alexa to be on top of the latest red carpet trends and her dress included the star's favourite feature of the moment, pockets.
Continue reading: Glamour Women Of The Year Awards 2014: Who Was Best Dressed? [Pictures]
The regal British brand picked up two of the evening's biggest awards.
Last night's British Fashion Awards ceremony at London's Coliseum were a characteristically glamorous affair yet the annual event was bigger and more publicised than ever before, showing the spotlight on the British fashion industry is only growing brighter. Hundreds of A-list celebrity guests, fashion royalty, and industry bigwigs piled into the Coliseum ready to celebrate what has been another considerably successful year in fashion by awarding those at the forefront.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Wore One Of The Evening's Most Striking Looks With Antonio Berardi Suit.
"London is renowned as the fashion world's capital of ideas and innovation and the winners of the emerging talent awards reinforce this reputation," reads the British Fashion Awards in a statement, praising the outstanding winners.
Continue reading: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Stuns At British Fashion Awards [Pictures]
Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes was among stars spotted at the Fashion Group International's 30th Annual Night Of Stars at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. FGI is a non-profit organisation devoted to improving the fashion industry and helping members with career opportunities.
British television presenter and model, Alexa Chung, has opened up about what went on for her after she broke up with Alex Turner, the frontman of the band the Arctic Monkeys.
English television presenter Alexa Chung was reportedly ''bored and sad'' following her break-up with Alex Turner, the frontman for the Artic Monkeys. Chung has spoken out for the first time since her four-year relationship with Turner ended in July of 2011, stating that she didn't know what to do with herself. The 29-year-old model and presenter apparently started a new project instead of wallow in heartache, apparently, which led to the writing of her new book, 'It'.
In a discussion about the time after her relationship ended, Chung said: ''I was approaching 30, and reflecting on how a lot had happened in such a short space of time ... And I was bored - really bored. Bored because I didn't have my fuse gig yet. Bored and sad. I shouldn't have said that. But, well, it's the truth. I was heartbroken and I didn't know what to do, so I decided to throw myself into a project.''
Will Alexa try to arm wrestle her favourite designer to some high fashion swag?
Designer Christopher Kane drew a fashionable collection of stars for his London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014 show, including Anna Wintour, Samantha Cameron, Pixie Geldof, Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung who got comfy on the F-row and were wowed by the Scottish designer's SS collection to a Pink Floyd soundtrack.
Alexa Chung Was Amongst The Guests At Christopher Kane's Show.
With Kane's catwalk spectacle, dubbed "undoubtedly the show of the season so far," also came the announcement that his brand will join Lanvin, Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood at the exclusive shopping destination in London's Mayfair by launching their flagship store.
Enough about the winners of the Grammy Awards, what we want to know is who won when it came to the fashion parade! Yes, whilst Mumford & Sons might well have taken the evening's top prize, album of the year, their folky style has no place in this piece, the best dressed last night (February 10, 2013) as usual proving to be those who constantly show pedigree when it comes to stepping out of an evening looking glamorous. We'd count Beyonce among those; even when she is putting a foot wrong - like lip-syncing the national anthem - she manages to come out it blooming, so choosing an outift to wear for the Grammy's should be no problem for her. So it proved with the above black and white retro looking number.
Fresh from her recent court appearances, it was a disheveled looking Lindsay Lohan that took to the amFAR Awards red carpet in New York last night (February 6, 2013). The star has been in court again after allegations that she broke the terms of her probation by getting into another car-relates scrape. Various reports have been knocking around that she's struggling with the ongoing troubles in her life - albeit many of them self-inflicted - and she looked less than 100% last night.
Ah, it's that time of year again, when the London's fashion glitterati descend on The Savoy Hotel to try outdo each other with their designer dresses, towering heels and flashy bags. Actually, it was a little more elegant than that this year, with some of the leading names in British fashion turning out for annual event. Sure, that Nick Grimshaw guy was there, but he kind of had to be given that he was hosting.
The evening saw 14 awards presented to leading figures in fashion, with Stella Mccartney scooping the top accolade of Designer of the Year. Outstanding Achievement went to Manolo Blahnik for his contribution to fashion, while Jonathan Saunders won the Emerging Talent (Menswear) Award (presented by Ronnie Wood). So that's the boring ones out of the way: who won the exciting stuff? Model of the Year went to the new darling of British fashion Cara Delevingne, who pretty much dominated the fashion stakes on the evening too. The 20-year-old wore a metallic green shift dress by Burberry with silver peep-toe heels. It was big night for the Burberry star, who graced the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in November. She was joined by her close pal Rita Ora, who opted for an aqua gown by Vivienne Westwood before later dressing down with cream trousers and knitted top. Delevingne became the face of the fashion house in 2010 though has also appeared in high profile campaigns for H&M, Zara and Chanel. She appeared in a huge 31 shows at London Fashion Week in September, modelling for the likes of Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi and Stella McCartney.
It wasn't hard to work out the theme for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards shindig in New York last night (November 13); namely seeming to be 'get as many glamorous women in a room together as possible', and boy did they succeed. Miranda Kerr - seen up the page there - was leading the way in the fashion stakes with a gorgeous salmon pink and black gown, but she was far from the only one making an impression. In what's turning into a busy week for them, Ashley Greene and Dakota Fanning travelled from Los Angeles, where they'd been attending the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 premiere with the rest of the cast, to appear. The travel seemed to have little effect on them though, both looking radiant as usual.