Alexa Chung Ignores Alex's Advice03 May 2010
Alexa Chung claims boyfriend Alex Turner doesn't understand her fashion inspirations but helps her accessorise.
Alexa Chung Ignores Alex's Advice
Alexa Chung doesn't take style advice from her boyfriend.
The British TV presenter - who claims her style icons are the model Jean Shrimpton and actress Charlotte Rampling - admitted Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner has stopped giving her his opinion on her outfits, though she thinks he has good taste when it comes to accessorising.
She said: "Boys don't get my female heroes. But Alex doesn't pass judgement on anything I wear. He's good at picking shoes, though."
The 26-year-old brunette insists she doesn't think about her own style very much as most of the things she wears don't belong to her.
She said: "I genuinely dress to please myself. People think my wardrobe is more extensive that it is - most of it is on loan. I was joking before that everything I own has 'sample' stitched in it."
Alexa, whose skinny frame has been a subject of much debate, also insisted that she only lost a bit of weight when she was stressed out with work and drinking less alcohol.
She said: "Stress manifests itself in different ways for different people. I tend to get thinner when I'm more tired. I know plenty of skinny girls who get thinner when they're tired or stressed - it just shows up more on me because I've got a small frame anyway.
"I just tend to get more gaunt in my face when I've been working that much. I had a fatter face when I was drinking just whiskey - that's probably more unhealthy! But I don't think you can compare pictures of me and ever say I've been big."