Alexa Chung Quotes

 

I’m not 100% nice all the time, so I find it quite hard to be really pleasant.

 

My look is pretty low maintenance, I have a great team around me for hair and make-up, and they have also taught me some great tricks over the years for when I’m doing my own.

— Alexa Chung

I didn’t mean to be a TV presenter, I just hated modeling. It feels very odd that it’s turned into this ‘It-girl’ thing. What does that even mean? I wear clothes and I go out. It’s so weird.

— Alexa Chung

Not everything happens for a reason. Sometimes life just sucks.

— Alexa Chung

I’m interested in aesthetics, in the way things look, in finding something in an image that maybe people haven’t seen.

— Alexa Chung

I think it’s every girl’s dream, a little bit, to be a model because it seems from the outside to be a glamorous industry and I was really into fashion, and I remember just being excited and wanting to be part of that.

— Alexa Chung

I’d love to interview Mick Jagger, but that might be scary.

— Alexa Chung

I’m not 100% nice all the time, so I find it quite hard to be really pleasant.

— Alexa Chung

I’ve got an allergy to looking too neat.

— Alexa Chung

Stick to the classics, and you can’t ever go wrong. I see old ladies on the street who have fabulous style and realize it’s because they are probably wearing really classic items that they’ve had for years and years. I think if you find something that suits you, you should just stick to it.

— Alexa Chung

I would get very bored if I just did one thing.

— Alexa Chung

When I was going to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, I’d often walk down the street and go into all the different shops that we didn’t necessarily have in the U.K., and Maje was definitely one of the ones that stood out for me.

— Alexa Chung

When I was a model, I started with an opinion, but was encouraged to lose it. It began as play-acting, but then I lost sight of myself a bit: so when I did the audition for ‘Popworld’ and they asked my opinion, I felt like crying with happiness.

— Alexa Chung

I’m never going to be one of those people who is good at organization. But I’m very visual. I have a catalog in my head of things I already own, so it’s easy to shop and I always know exactly what I’m looking for.

— Alexa Chung

I tend to splurge on fancy dresses because I always think I’ll get a lot of wear out of them, but it’s false logic. You should really spend more money on the things you wear every day, like jeans.

— Alexa Chung

My father taught me how to draw horses – for this I shall be eternally grateful.

— Alexa Chung

I don’t like it when people don’t know the difference between ‘their’, ‘they’re’, ‘there’.

— Alexa Chung

I’m not preaching about things you should do, I’m not political or anything. I’m probably not the best role model.

— Alexa Chung

My dad cut my hair once – I wanted a bob and he gave me a bowl cut. That was a tough few years.

— Alexa Chung

I didn’t moisturise when I was younger, but when I got to 27 I decided to start slathering myself in oil, and now I’m obsessed with moisturising.

— Alexa Chung

I get to work with great photographers, wear lovely clothes, be part of the creative process.

— Alexa Chung

If my boyfriend finds me sexy, then I don’t need that kind of male attention from anyone else.

— Alexa Chung

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.

— Alexa Chung

I’m really interested in photography, like every other human being.

— Alexa Chung

I prefer using cream-based products on my skin. I love having that summery dewy skin – I like using cream blushers as well.

— Alexa Chung

I think it’s cool that London Fashion Week is about young designers trying wacky things.

— Alexa Chung

It’s funny because I think that both France and Britain are known for their distinctive styles, and everyone says that France is so chic and elegant but I think, more than that, French women are renowned for dressing in what suits them.

— Alexa Chung

London Fashion Week is so different from any of the others. Compared to the strictness in New York, London seems freer from commercial constraints. Truer to the process, to street style, to a sense of humour.

— Alexa Chung

At school, a careers adviser asked me what I wanted to be, and I said ‘fashion journalist,’ so writing for ‘Vogue’ has provided me with the opportunity to fulfill a dream.

— Alexa Chung

I mix my own lipsticks, so I don’t really keep track of the brand as it’s usually a number of them I’ve smushed together.

— Alexa Chung

If I’m doing my hair myself, I just wash it and let it naturally dry. I’m actually quite good at doing hair; if I wear it up I usually do it myself.

— Alexa Chung

I don’t ever want to stop learning. And I really want to learn French fluently. It would be great to go and live in France.

— Alexa Chung

I’ve come to terms with the fact that if you’re on TV, lots of people like you and lots of people hate you, and once you’re OK with that, you apply it to everything.

— Alexa Chung

I worry all the time that I’m going to run out of ideas, you know? I always tell my mom my fashion ideas, because I know she’ll remember them.

— Alexa Chung

I think Maje typifies that French vibe where it’s simple items that are very practical, very wearable but also, like, incredibly chic and expensive-looking.

— Alexa Chung

I think you achieve a lot more through love than negativity.

— Alexa Chung

Whoever it is who’s filtering stuff makes it seem like women want to be more than men. My understanding… is that we’re asking to be treated the same.

— Alexa Chung

My friends found out that I was writing a book on Twitter. It didn’t seem worth mentioning over dinner. They’re all so successful themselves.

— Alexa Chung

I’d like to give anyone else a go at being scrutinised. Daily. It’s not easy.

— Alexa Chung

I feel like some women do get away with doing these sexy shoots and looking like they’re being really empowered. For me, I’d feel really uncomfortable in that situation and a bit like I was being taken advantage of.

— Alexa Chung

I’m rubbish – I’m really not good at my beauty regimes.

— Alexa Chung

I wash my face and then use lots of moisturiser.

— Alexa Chung

When I was a teenager, I used to come to Selfridges, and it was very swanky and overwhelming, and I’d think, ‘Wow, this is amazing.’ I would never have imaged having my own area in the beauty hall! It’s incredible.

— Alexa Chung

Often, I do translatlantic overnight flights from New York, and when I land, I have to do my eyes – I feel weird without it.

— Alexa Chung

No one says the word ‘quirky’ much in England. I guess because people are more naturally eccentric.

— Alexa Chung

I went out with a 40-year-old when I was 19, and since then, I don’t really think much about numbers meaning anything. But I do feel like maybe I’ve neglected to work on developing emotionally and taking care of myself.

— Alexa Chung

I’m always helping out girlfriends, and then I’m wondering, who’s going to look after me?

— Alexa Chung

Music is my sport, and I’m the number-one athlete.

— Alexa Chung

Tech companies approach you to hold something in a picture and then say, ‘This is what I want you to write on your Twitter.’ There are people who get away with that and look really cool doing it, but I’m just not one of them.

— Alexa Chung

Being excitable and passionate is what makes you look good because if you’re engaged in what’s going on, you radiate youth.

— Alexa Chung

If I can’t even be bothered to brush my hair, I don’t think I should start getting face work… I think it would look a bit try-hard.

— Alexa Chung

A bad outfit can really get me down. If I’m wearing something really normal and boring, it’s like torture.

— Alexa Chung

I just don’t like people to be dictated to. I think you should dress however you want.

— Alexa Chung

I’m in love with lots of different things. I do love love, though. I don’t think love should make you feel uneasy. When you feel sick, I don’t think that’s love – that’s infatuation. Someone who makes you feel like that is exciting – it’s the one that you imagine when you think of an amazing affair – but that’s not actually a stable love.

— Alexa Chung

My best party friend…? Fifi Brown. And Poppy Delevingne. She’s so fun and so inclusive – she really is the glue.

— Alexa Chung

I don’t think I extend my hatred to other people’s outfits.

— Alexa Chung

It’s a weird day and age when you can tire of icons simply by overexposure.

— Alexa Chung

I don’t like when people seem to put every single thing on and just walk up and down outside waiting to be photographed. I think that’s a bit lame.

— Alexa Chung

I love Simone Rocha. I just think she’s really clever.

— Alexa Chung

I’ve been learning French a bit through my work with Longchamp, and I’ve been in France quite a lot. And I really love how they express themselves. I especially love when something is untranslatable.

— Alexa Chung

I spend most of my money in Prada or plane tickets.

— Alexa Chung

I really like action movies. The ‘Die Hard’ franchise. And the ‘Bourne’ movies.

— Alexa Chung

I’m always hairy. I swear too much.

— Alexa Chung

I feel like it’s weird to list all my crap qualities.

— Alexa Chung

London street style is the best in the world. Fact.

— Alexa Chung

I’m bad at trends. Just wear what you want and what suits you.

— Alexa Chung

Dark lipstick on me is both a risk and a disaster.

— Alexa Chung

If it’s comfy, it probably doesn’t look good.

— Alexa Chung

I grew up in a miniature village in the middle of the countryside in England, quite secluded from the outside world. I was always enamored by the fashion industry.

— Alexa Chung

I did TV for a bit, and somewhere along the line, I started writing a column for ‘The Independent’ newspaper in England, and now I write features for ‘British Vogue.’

— Alexa Chung

It was once people began taking my picture every time I left the house – because it’s an easy fashion shot – that I started getting a bit weirder about going out without any makeup on, and I think that’s when I started wearing foundation every day.

— Alexa Chung

When I’m wearing makeup, I choose between doing my eyes or mouth because I don’t want to look like a beauty pageant child.

— Alexa Chung

I used to have a voice because I was interviewing people and writing, but as soon as I got swept up in the fashion world, I was just a pretty girl at a party wearing a pretty dress.

— Alexa Chung

People want an easy sound bite.

— Alexa Chung

Every day, I think of designs, but I don’t write them down, and I forget. If only I had an office.

— Alexa Chung

I respect people that find writing easy, because I have focus problems. I’ll spend five days eating cereal and YouTubing and two hours writing the article.

— Alexa Chung

I’d say I have more shoes than anything else; they’re a good way to update a look. Bags and shoes – it’s like decorating a cake.

— Alexa Chung

You know you’ve become a brat when you have a room you like at the Bristol in Paris.

— Alexa Chung

I only ever involve myself with brands I truly adore.

— Alexa Chung

My brain is a big cluster of stuff. It moves quickly and loses focus quickly, so I need many projects to keep me stimulated – it’s a luxury to be able to do lots of different things: style, write, present, DJ or just consult. It can’t be any other way; I think I would shrivel up and fall asleep forever.

— Alexa Chung

I always write ‘Magic Potion’ on my perfume bottles so when I use them, it feels magical – I make spells in the morning when I put them on.

— Alexa Chung

Everything doesn’t have to be perfect, I’ve realised. You can learn as you go.

— Alexa Chung

For my art GCSE, I did a screen print of the Queen’s head that was basically an Andy Warhol rip-off, but I didn’t realise.

— Alexa Chung

My art teacher told me I’d be suited to graphic design, but I just couldn’t, because it was what my dad had done.

— Alexa Chung

I don’t want to say, ‘Yeah, I changed at 30,’ because no, it was chronically the same. But I got more relaxed about things.

— Alexa Chung

My image has swallowed me up! I’ve given so much out to this projected version of myself, but now I have to live up to this character that I don’t even associate half the time.

— Alexa Chung

People comment on my voice. They always ask me if I’m ill.

— Alexa Chung

Everyone I’ve ever fallen in love with, I just fell in love with! I didn’t date them to try.

— Alexa Chung

No experience exists unless it’s a shared one.

— Alexa Chung

I love the ’60s and sort of wish all design had stopped in 1967. That would be my dream. They were really just nailing it – everyone looked great – but then it started getting a bit slippery after that.

— Alexa Chung

I’m indie through and through. I’ve always gone out with boys in bands.

— Alexa Chung

I admire American women because they are really good at putting a look together that is sophisticated. As British girls, we lean toward being a bit more messy, a bit more undone, and maybe a little more eccentric.

— Alexa Chung

I love Gap for affordable men’s sweaters.

— Alexa Chung

Fashion’s a huge part of my life, but I don’t necessarily feel comfortable always talking about clothes on my personal social media.

— Alexa Chung

When I used to work in television, a tip was rather than looking down the barrel of the camera and imagine people watching, which is terrifying, imagine your most discerning friend observing you, and imagine you’re just talking to them.

— Alexa Chung

I feel uncomfortable in anything tight or body-con.

— Alexa Chung

A roll-neck and some flat shoes is about as good as it gets.

— Alexa Chung

I’m just really good at dressing my body’s proportions.

— Alexa Chung

If I know something’s expected of me, I won’t wear it or do it. It just seems boring.

— Alexa Chung

I have never lived in a time when people haven’t told me what I look like.

— Alexa Chung

Being British, I don’t want to be all paranoid and arrogant and think people are looking at me because, really, I’m nothing.

— Alexa Chung

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