22 February 2014 by

VIDEO: Alexa Chung On Her Excellent Fashion Week Style + Following Rihanna On Instagram

Yesterday we spent the afternoon with one of our favourite style stars on the planet: Alexa Chung. The 30-year-old was adding another string to her bow, that of judge. Yep, Chungers joined the likes of Frida Giannini and Franca Sozzani to find the winner of the 2014 International Woolmark Prize at the event during Milan Fashion Week. You can get our full run down here, but for now we've got the second part of our chat with the best-dressed beauty as she dishes on being a fashion icon and who she follows on Instagram...

 

Watch our exclusive interview with Alexa Chung

Q: How does Milan Fashion Week compare to other fashion weeks around the world?
AC: I guess Milan is not seen as such a hub of new, fresh talent compared to London, which has always been the place for that. But this is only my second time here and I just came for the Prada show and to judge the Woolmark Prize. I'm more familiar with London, New York and Paris.

Q: Your fashion week style is considered amongst the best - why do you think that is?
AC: I don't know. I'm in a fortunate position where I was - and still am - a television presenter and that afforded me a budget to have access to an excellent wardrobe. Obviously it's harder if you don't have that at your disposal, but most of the things I wear are just borrowed from nice designers. I don't think I'm different to anyone else, it's just easier for me because of my position.

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Alexa Chung's fashion week wardrobe [Rex]

Q: Well that's encouraging - if only us mere mortals had a few designers on speed dial...
AC: I mean, I've always loved clothes and styling things together but there's only a handful of people who are lucky enough to get to wear certain outfits.

Q: For now, we can look at them - and we often do on Instagram. But whose pictures do you love?
AC: I follow Drake. And Rihanna so I can see what it's like to be completely happy showing your body 24/7. But I follow people then unfollow them because some people's lives look so perfect, that I can't handle it. I'm like, "stop showing us your nice house, I can't keep looking at it!"

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Grazia's Jessica Vince meets Alexa Chung, who became quite attached to our mic [Grazia_Live]

Q: We know the feeling. Do you have a model crush you're loving this season?
AC: I had dinner with a model called Tati [Tatiana Cotliar] last night and she's really funny.

Q: Finally, you're a big championer of up-coming talent - what are the challenges you've experienced in the fashion industry?
AC: Some of the biggest obstacles I've faced have been overcoming my own self-doubt and worrying about how you're being perceived. I'm put off things because I can see how blogs will write about it before I've done it, so it's about letting go of giving a s**t.

Hear hear! Thanks Alexa. See the star's greatest 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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