04 March 2013 by

Modelling Made Alexa Chung Sarcastic And 7 Other Things We've Learnt About Her

Grazia Daily has long been a fan of Alexa Chung so you'd think that by now, we'd know all there is to know about her. She's an excellent dresser, she loves palm trees and is lots of fun on holiday - but that's not all! Alexa is the gift that keeps on giving and today, we've learnt a whole lot more about her.

In between ‘It’ girl–ing, modelling and doing a bit of designing, the Brit has been larking around a music store in New York City with The Cut. Why a music store? Because Chungers is proving her musical résumé since landing a job as presenter on Fuse News, a TV show that launched in February devoted entirely to music.

Did you know she's learning to play the drums? And why she got her job at Popworld? No? Then read on for more AC insights. The question is: will she set up a band with fellow model-slash-musician Cara Delevingne? We can but hope...

8 New Things We've Learnt About Alexa Chung - Including Modelling Made Her Sarcastic & She Plays The Guitar

1. The band Pavement helped her get her Popworld job

'They were like, ‘Okay, finally, who would you not be able to interview because you love them so much?’ And I was like, ‘Stephen Malkmus.’ And they were like, ‘Yeaaaah, you’re gonna be fine.’'

2. She's 'obsessed' with Buddy Holly 

The first place Alexa visited on her first American road trip, at age 19, was Buddy's grave. 'It was pretty boring. I remember getting there and being like, Have I made a mistake?'

3. Marianne Faithfull gave her relationship advice

...during Paris Fashion Week. 'I was D.J.ing this thing for Stella McCartney, and I was like, ‘Marianne, I’m having boy troubles.’ And she was like, ‘Oh, darling.’'

4. She is not currently attached

'If you’re photographed next to someone, then you must be shagging, I suppose.'

5. She's a bit musical

'I play guitar a bit. I’m trying to learn drums—I feel like I can play violin. I’ve never tried, but I just feel like I can.'

6. Modelling got her ready for TV

'I think it was good that I was having a bit of a shit time because it made me quite sarcastic. As a 22-year-old model type, they’re not really expecting you to be like, ‘Here’s the thing, Paul McCartney.’'

7. She makes it a point to repeat outfits

'That’s what you do in real life.'

8. She's more than just a FROWer

'None of my American mates know that I’m really a TV host. They were like ‘What? I thought you just sort of went to fashion shows and stuff.’ And I was like ‘Well, yes. But other things as well.’'

See Alexa's greatest style hits in the gallery below...

Alexa Chung in Valentino at International Woolmark Prize on 21st February 2014

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Alexa Chung at the Marc Jacobs show on February 13, 2014

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Alexa Chung at the Marc By Marc Jacobs show on February 11, 2014

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Alexa Chung at Peter Pilotto For Target Launch on February 6, 2014

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Alexa Chung at the British Fashion Awards 2013 on December 2, 2013

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Alexa Chung launches her Eyeko make-up collection at Selfridges on November 14, 2013

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Alexa Chung in Chanel at MoMA's 6th Annual Film Benefit, New York - November 2013

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Alexa Chung in Marc Jacobs at 'It' book signing, New York - 30 October 2013

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Alexa Chung in Valentino at Alexa Chung 'It' Book Launch, New York - 29 October 2013

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Alexa Chung at 2013 Whitney Gala And Studio Party - 25 October 2013

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Alexa Chung in Christopher Kane at 30th Annual Fashion Group International Night of Stars - 21 October 2013

Alexa Chung at Christopher Kane at London Fashion Week - September 2013

Alexa and Cara Delevingne at Mulberry at London Fashion Week - September 2013

Alexa Chung at Burberry at London Fashion Week - September 2013

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Alexa Chung in Jonathan Saunders at the Longchamp Regent Street Grand Opening Party - September 2013

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Alexa Chung out and about in London - 4 September 2013

Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung at 'It' By Alexa Chung Book Launch Party - 4 September 2013

Alexa Chung in Carven at GQ Awards - 4 September 2013

Alexa Chung in Kenzo out and about in New York - 25 August 2013

Alexa Chung out and about, New York - 04 Aug 2013

Alexa Chung in Valentino shoes available at mytheresa at Bvlgari evening party - July 2013

Alexa Chung at Chanel show, Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013, Paris Fashion Week - 2 July 2013

Alexa Chung at House of Holland Resort Collection dinner, New York - 19 June 2013

Alexa Chung at Tate Americas Foundation artists dinner and after party, New York - 08 May 2013

Alexa Chung at Met Gala - May 2013

Alexa Chung out and about in New York - 3 May 2013

Alexa Chung at Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby Opening Cocktail Party, New York, - 30 April 2013

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Alexa Chung At Heathrow - 23rd May 2013

Alexa Chung at Heathrow Airport, London - 26 April 2013

Alexa Chung at Chanel Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner, New York - 24 Apr 2013

Alexa Chung at Coachella - April 2013

Alexa Chung in Carven at British Airways & Visitbritain celebrate the opening of The Big British Invite, New York - 21 March 2013

Alexa Chung at amfAR Benefit Gala - February 2013

Alexa Chung at the British Fashion Awards - 27 November 2012

Alexa Chung at Chanel event - 12 October 2012

Alexa Chung in J W Anderson for Topshop at J W Anderson - February 2013

Alexa Chung at Mulberry - February 2013

Alexa Chung at Valentino Master of Couture opening - November 2012

Alexa Chung at Moschino Cheap And Chic at London Fashion Week - 15 September 2012

Alexa Chung at House of Holland, London Fashion Week - 15 September 2012

Alexa Chung at Margaret Howell, London Fashion Week - 16 September 2012

Alexa Chung at Mulberry, London Fashion Week - September 2012

Alexa Chung out and about, New York - 15 July 2012

Alexa Chung at Field Day Festival - 2012

Alexa Chung at Louis Vuitton fashion show, Shanghai- 19 July 2012

Alexa Chung New York Fashion Week - 10 February 2012

Alexa Chung at Chanel, Haute Couture Fashion Week - 03 July 2012

Alexa Chung in Christopher Kane at Scottish Fashion Awards - 11 June 2012

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Alexa Chung at the Launch Of The Alexa Chung For Madewell Fall 2011 Collection - 21 September 2011

Alexa Chung at Louis Vuitton show, Paris Fashion Week - 05 October 2011

Alexa Chung at Marc Jacobs show, New York Fashion Week - 13 September 2010

Alexa Chung at Yves Saint Laurent's New Fragrance 'Belle D'Opium', New York - 17 June 2010

Alexa Chung in Marc Jacobs at Costume Institute Gala Benefit - 7 May 2012

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Alexa Chung at Chanel, Paris Fashion Week - 9 March 2010

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Alexa Chung in Chanel at British Fashion Awards, London - 07 December 2010

Alexa Chung in Erdem skirt at London Fashion Week - February 2012

Alexa Chung at Burberry show, London Fashion Week - 21 September 2010


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Claire Kelly (Mon Mar 04 10:07:55 GMT 2013): She makes it a point to repeat outfits. 'That’s what you do in real life.'