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Florence Welch at the 2012 NME Awards

Florence in Florals: Florence Welch at the 2012 NME Awards

Florence is just baiting us now, isn’t she? Oh, and while we’re on the subject: So is Alexa. Is it just us, or does she essentially wear exactly the same outfit (short dress, opaque tights, trench, messy hair…) to EVERYTHING, and get called a “fashion icon” for it? Someone please explain this to us – we feel like if we could understand the appeal of Alexa Chung’s fashion, we’d be close to unravelling the mysteries of the universe… [Image: PRPhotos.com]

Alexa Chung wins British Fashion Award

Alexa Chung wins British Style Award for second year running

At last night’s UK Fashion Awards, Alexa Chung won the British Fashion Award for the second year in a row. This is the only title which is the result of a public vote, so while the appeal of Alexa has always been a bit of a mystery to us, if we’re totally honest, we are presumably in the minority with that one, and Alexa is a true icon of British style. We’ll allow you to be the judge of that. For ourselves, we will simply say that she looks very nice here (wearing a Christopher Kane dress and Charlotte Olympia ‘Kitty’ heels) and leave it at that. What do you think of Alexa’s style? A deserving winner of the British…

Fashion Police at the Burberry Summer Party: Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung is here for her interview, readers. She’s interviewing for the junior accounts executive position, and as you can see, she’s dressed in a very office appropriate manner: neat little suit, prim, high-collared blouse, shoes which aren’t quite “sensible” – or at least, not in the heel department, anyway – but which somehow manage to create the illusion that they are. Excellent work, Miss Chung! Now, if you could just start out by bringing us some coffee and donuts, that’s a good girl… So, yes, an outfit that wouldn’t look out of place in any reasonably conservative office in the country. Except Alexa Chung isn’t clocking in for her 9-5, she’s arriving at the Burberry Serpentine Gallery Summer Party….

Celebrity Style on Trial: Alexa Chung

We talk a lot on The Fashion Police about crimes of fashion and the people who commit them, but what about the ones who get it right? We think we need an icon: a guiding light, someone we can look up to and say, “HER: that’s how it’s done.” The problem with that, however, is that most of the people commonly granted “icon” status by the fashion world are people who make us scratch our heads and say, “HER? Really?” And of course, everyone has days when they get it right, and days when they get it oh-so-very wrong. We want to find someone who gets it right more often than wrong, though, and who we can look up to…

Fashion Police at the Chanel Collection Croisiere Show 2011

Hot pants and blazers: it’s the only outfit suitable for a fashion show, readers! Here’s Poppy Delevigne, for instance, at Chane’sl Croisiere Show yesterday. Poppy was waching the show, not walking in it. Maybe we’d want to wear hotpants and blazers too, if we looked like her… Rachel Bilson¬†also went for the shorts n’ jacket look:

The Good, The Bad and the Confusing: Kate Bosworth, Rachel Bilson and Alexa Chung at Burberry Prorsum

THE GOOD: Kate Bosworth On paper, it wouldn’t work. On Kate Bosworth, it somehow does. THE BAD Rachel Bilson OK, so “bad” is maybe a bit strong, and we get that it’s freezing right now, but this still looks like Lord Vader’s puffa jacket. Which means that Rachel Bilson has gone over to the Dark Side. Another good one lost! THE JUST PLAIN CONFUSING: Alexa Chung She seems like a nice girl, but you’re never going to make us understand why Alexa Chung is the fashion icon she is to so many people. You’re welcome to try, of course, but we very much doubt you’ll succeed… [Images: PRPhotos.com]

Case Closed: Alexa Chung wears YSL’s slashed bermuda shorts

Remember those $1,000 YSL Bermuda shorts we cautioned earlier this month? This is the leather version, as worn by Alexa Chung, who has allowed us to answer the question “Who on earth would wear these?” and to close the case on this mystery. They’re a little less confusing now we see them being worn, but still, rather Alexa’s bank account (Or YSL’s, as the case may be – this was a party to launch the label’s new fragrance, so the shorts may well have been a freebie) than ours, we say. What do you think of this look?

Alexa Chung Met Ball

Celebrity Style on Trial: Alexa Chung’s menswear-inspired look at the Met Ball

Although there seems to be widespread agreement within the fashion world that Alexa Chung can do no wrong, menswear-inspired looks can be hard to pull off, which makes us wonder what you think of this Phillip Lim suit, which comes complete with ribbon tie? It certainly stood out among the much more conventional party dresses on show at this week’s Costume Institute Gala, but did it stand out in a good way or a bad way? One thing’s for sure, and that’s the fact that Alexa looks comfortable and confident in this look, which always goes a long way towards making an outfit work. Has she convinced you that it does?

Naomi Campbell Elle Style Awards

Fashion Police at the Elle Style Awards

Not just an awards ceremony, but an awards ceremony for STYLE, these images are from last night’s Elle Style Awards, in London. Our favorite fashion dementor, Kristen Stewart, picked up the Woman of the Year Award, but barely managed to crack a smile at that piece of news, so we’re thinking no more awards for Kristen, who is also grounded until she can improve her attitude, young lady! Alexa Chung, meanwhile, managed to break out of the short skirt/ankle boots rut she’s been in for a while, but stopped short of combing her hair, Agyness Deyn took recession fashion a little too far by apparently cutting up an old carpet and sticking it to her dress, and the Olsen Twins…

Style Stealer: Alexa Chung’s Chanel clogs on an ASOS budget

Ever since Alexa Chung appeared on the cover of UK Vogue’s March issue, one thing was clear: clogs were on the way back “in”. Is this a good thing or a bad thing, we ask ourselves? Well, we’ve never really been huge fans of the clog, but at the same time, we wouldn’t slap these particular ones in jail either, so you could say we’re on the fence on this one. What we DEFINITELY wouldn’t do, though, is pay Chanel prices for shoes like this. So it’s a good job we don’t have to, because if we did suddenly decide we couldn’t last one more day without a pair of Alexa-like heeled clogs on our hooves, at least we know…

Red Carpet Watch: MTV Video Music Awards 2009 arrivals

We’ve already shown you what Lady Gaga wore to the MTV Music Video Awards last night, now here are some of the celebrities she was attempting to steal the limelight from.¬† Remember to tell us what you thought of these outfits – who was your favourite and least favourite? Above – Katy Perry, in a dress we could’ve sworn we’ve seen her in before…