Alexa Chung Talked Wild Birthday Parties & Dreaming Of Free Bags At The Eyeko Dinner

03 April 2014 by

We’ve spilled a lot of (virtual) ink documenting how much we adore Alexa Chung, but it's not just her wonderful style and trademark eyeliner we're enamoured with. Alexa is also an excellent dinner companion. Last night, Grazia Daily was invited to a beauty banquet at London's Soho Hotel hosted by the lady herself in honour of her collaboration with Eyeko (she's the brand's creative consultant, dontcha know). We dined on scallops and apple crumble while Alexa, who looked gorgeously Frenchy in a Carven dress, regaled us with tales of her raucous 30th birthday party(s) and early modelling days. Want to know what else we talked about? Then consider yourself a fly on the wall...

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The hostess with the mostess at last night's Eyeko dinner [Instagram]

Alexa's feeling positive about being 30

After reaching the milestone last year, she's enjoying 'being young for your decade again. It also means you can look back on your life and realise that it's going okay and you've actually achieved quite a lot'. We'd say!

For her birthday celebrations, she had not one, but THREE parties

The first party was at a cottage in up-state New York with 12 friends and a karaoke machine, the other was in New York City and she had one at the London Edition Hotel for all her UK friends. Hello Grimmy, Daisy, Florence, Kelly, Harry...

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Alexa Chung's 30th birthday party in London [Instagram]

The party in London was the wildest

So wild, in fact, that the revellers wrecked the brand new penthouse suite at the Edition Hotel. The next day, Alexa 'woke up face down on the bed wearing half a tuxedo with my friend Gillian'. A member of staff came in at 3pm to kick them out. 'It was like being a kid when your mum tells you to get out of bed but you can't move, you know?'. Yep, we totally know.

At the start of her career, she dreamed about getting free bags

It's easy to forget Alexa started her career as a model at Storm, the same agency that kick-started a certain Mossy's career. It was there that the style-star-to-be would enviously watch a parade of designer handbags arrive for Kate. 'It was at the time when everyone wanted a Mulberry Bayswater and I thought if I ever get to the point when I'm getting free bags, everything will be okay'. Little did she know she'd eventually have one named after her. Go Alexa!

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Model mates: Kate Moss and Alexa Chung at the Mulberry show [Getty]

She didn't want to travel as a model

'I had the opportunity to fly around the world and go to shoots in Paris, but I didn't want to,' she tells us of her modelling days. 'It was when I was dating an older guy [David Titlow] and I just thought, 'I'd rather hang out in London''.

Her house is a shambles

Of course, now Alexa is constantly travelling around the world (we last saw her in Milan, remember?) and that means no time for organising her many glorious clothes. 'I can never find the shoes I need because I don't have time to unpack and get my flat sorted before I'm off again'.

Alexa Chung On Her Three Birthday Parties At Eyeko Makeup Dinner

Alexa Chung x Eyeko

With dinner and chats over, Alexa posed for a series of Instagram snaps, playfully sprawled across a pair of stone leopards before dishing out packs of Eyeko goodies (Chung is a fan of the new smudgy brush and using neutral colours). She then headed off to a Klaxons gig and we headed home happy that one of our dream dinner scenarios had finally come true :)

Click here for more Alexa x Eyeko and see her style hits in the gallery below...

Alexa Chung in New York - 19 June 2014 

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Alexa Chung wearing Carven, New York - 18 June 2014 

Alexa Chung attends the 'Charles James Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala in May 2014

Alexa Chung attends the 2014 Future Of Fashion Runway Show at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York

Alexa Chung is seen strolling on the 'Rue de Rivoli' in March

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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