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This week we are pleased to announce that our favourite fashionista, Alexa Chung has released her very own denim range for AG Jeans, available to shop online NOW.

The collaboration has Alexa’s signature aesthetic stamped all over it: from A-line denim skirts to indigo dungarees, it’s clear Ms Chung has been very involved in the design process (Which we LOVE!)

The 21-piece range covers all of your denim needs and desires, meaning you will no longer be short of denim!

Check out a few of our favourites below:

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First, Alexa Chung, Next Poppy Delevingne – It’s safe to say all the IT girls are talking about Rag & Bone.

Debuted back in February, Rag & Bone sent its models down the runway in a host of personalised pieces – everything from dresses to polo shirts were given the monogrammed touch – it’s the brands bomber jacket that got the FROW snapping.

We are pleased to say you can NOW get your hands on your own unique piece.

Selections of the collection will be made customisable for those lucky shoppers who live near Rag & Bones London store between the 12th and 16th of September to celebration London Fashion Week. (Yes you have 2 more days, get calling girls!)

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Visit the Rag & Bone website here

Don’t forget to tweet us your bomber @snapfashion

From Jennifer Lawrence’s incredible Dior dress for the Oscars and Marc Jacobs’ final collection for Louis Vuitton, to scrums at H&M trying to bag a piece of Isabel Marant’s superb collaboration and wearing pink as adult – 2013 has been quite a year for fashion.

But never fear because 2014 is looking great!

Daring debuts: You can look forward to Alexa Chung’s very own clothing line and Nicolas Ghesquirere’s first collection for Louis Vuitton – We can’t wait! Plus, who will take the reins at Jil Sander and Mulberry?

All hail Alexa!
All hail Alexa!

Costume and the comeback kid: John Galliano is doing the costumes for a forthcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s enduringly witty The Importance of Being Ernest in London. Book your tickets asap.

Fashion flicks: This year all fashionable cinema goers will be obsessed with Yves Saint Laurent as two documentary style flicks with imaginative titles – one called Yves Saint Laurent and the other Saint Laurent – will hit the silver screen.

Saint Laurent - coming to a cinema near you!
Saint Laurent – coming to a cinema near you!

Kickass collaborations: Yes, they’re still going strong. This year fasten your seatbelts for the return of Kate Moss for Topshop, Sophia Webster for J.Crew and Peter Pilotto for Target (Oh to be in the U.S.)

Massive new magazine: Net-a-Porter is launching a new glossy magazine that is super high end. Rumoured to be prices at around £6, will it out-luxe Vogue?

We loved it the first time round and Kate's coming back!
We loved it the first time round and Kate’s coming back!

What are you most looking forward to?

Autumn is the perfect time to try out a new hat style. After all the weather is getting cooler but it is often crisp and dry – perfect for wearing felt hats, which can smell a big like a wear dog if you get drenched!

The floppy hat: Whimsical and a little bit 70s, channel Alexa Chung and pick a leopard-print or chic black floppy hat that will frame your face and add a touch of mystery to any outfit. We think they look amazing with a sick of retro eyeliner, a trapeze dress or a cosy-layered look with a shaggy 70s-style coat or furry gilet, which are right on-trend.

Alexa owns a floppy leopard print hat [Pic via Discthequeconfusion.blogspot.com]
Alexa owns a floppy leopard print hat [Pic via Discthequeconfusion.blogspot.com]
Try this beauty from Whistles with its slightly more understated leopard print trim. £60 but it's a keeper!
Try this beauty from Whistles with its slightly more understated leopard print trim. £60 but it’s a keeper!

The 90s beanie: It’s the super model’s off duty hat of choice and adds an urban edge to an outfit. Cara Delevingne is a HUGE fan as well as Rita Ora and Jourdan Dunne who often opt for classic 90s brands like Stussy or fun slogan hats. Pair with dunks and a statement sweater for updated sports luxe.

Cara and Jourdan are bestest beanie buddies [Pic via Yahoo!]
Cara and Jourdan are bestest beanie buddies [Pic via Yahoo!]
Make like Jourdan with this covetable hat from Reason via ASOS for £30
Make like Jourdan with this covetable hat from Reason via ASOS for £30

The fedora: Kate moss rocks a Fedora and we love H&M’s slightly folky take on the classic hat with its embroidered ribbon. This hat means business and works well for rock chicks. It’s possibly the easiest of the three to wear and suits most face shapes and looks luxurious teamed with this season’s furry jackets a la Mossy.

Kate Moss' signature Fedora look [Pic via Californiadiva.wordpress.com]
Kate Moss’ signature Fedora look [Pic via Californiadiva.wordpress.com]
Why not put a autumnal spin on a classic with this amazing hat from H&M - and it's only £12.99
Why not put a autumnal spin on a classic with this amazing hat from H&M – and it’s only £12.99

Which is your favourite?

Selfridges’ new denim mecca is proof that while denim never died, it’s hotter than ever. Denim dresses have steadily been gaining in popularity since Celine and Chanel produced some killer pieces a couple of summers ago – one very minimalistic and another with a full, swishy skirt. And now dungarees and tunics are big fashion news.

The best thing is that much like jeans, there’s a denim dress to suit every body shape, from fitted minimalistic forms for athletic girls, flattering a-line and skater shapes for pear-shaped girls, retro numbers with cinched-in waists for apple-shaped ladies and western styles for pretty much everyone…just  to name a few.

I love the way you can dress an LDD up or down and tap into the latest trends whilst remaining safely stylish. Try teaming a cropped top under a denim tunic for just the right amount of nineties or edge, or a light denim number for a breezy summer look. How do you wear yours?

Here’s some celebrity inspiration and below, in case you’re interested, three looks I put together from random things in my wardrobe within 5 minutes…to prove the See by Chloe splurge dress I purchased after some deliberation, is indeed as versatile as I promised myself!

Alexa wears her LDDs frequently and well!
Alexa wears her LDDs frequently and well!
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Inspiration!
Dress - See by Chloe, clutch - Pierre Hardy, Shoes - Zara and my fav summer perfume - Daisy by Marc Jacobs
Dressed up: dress – See by Chloe, clutch – Pierre Hardy, shoes – Zara and my fav summer perfume – Daisy by Marc Jacobs. Think I need to get a neon necklace of some description to finish it off!
Summer casual: same (beloved) dress, super spangley sandals - Zara (in store now), bomber jacket - last year's Zara
Summer casual: same (beloved) dress, super spangley sandals – Zara (in store now), bomber jacket – last year’s Zara
Overcast summer outfit: dress as before, jacket - really old Zara, bag - vintage, ankle boots - Topshop and lipstick - Revlon in Wild Watermelon for a pop of colour
Overcast summer outfit: dress as before, jacket – really old Zara, bag – vintage, ankle boots – Topshop, necklace – Marc by Marc Jacobs and lipstick – Revlon in Wild Watermelon for a pop of colour

Pics: Vogue, Just Jared and moi.

A little disclaimer. I’m a hoarder of Breton stripes so I love Petit Bateau. If I had more cash I would also be a hoarder of Carven– all of it. Lazer cut leather, AW12 tapestry print and the fast-becoming-iconic dresses with pointy collars (you know the ones).  So when I saw this collaboration I actually let out an audible squeal of excitement.

The two quintessentially French brands have partnered to bring us the most amazingly useful capsule collection featuring lots of red, white, blue with grey and stripes, plus loads of collars. There is an intriguing bib-type clip-on collar too to Carven-up your basics.  Needless to say that I’m obsessed with the lot and think I might be able to channel my inner Chung with the navy dress – maybe that’s going a little too far!

Alexa models a Carven classic in Elle

Pics: Stylist

It was a matter of time until a book was written about Alexa Chung’s distinctive style and the good news that it will be written by the model/presenter/BFC ambassador/contributing editor to Vogue/plimsoll collaborator/the list goes on… herself.

The news comes after Alexa said that she is working on her own fashion label, having collaborated with numerous brands so far. While I’m excited about that, I’m really stoked about the book, which although without a title, promises to give readers an “unparalleled chance to enter Alexa’s world and search for inspiration”, according to The Telegraph.

Detailing how she decides what to put together, her style influences (we might be able to guess a few of those!) styling tips, plus Chung’s photos and drawings, it’s bound to be a big seller. I admit to being a little obsessed with fashion books recently and blame my new-found addiction on the bookshop at London Fashion Weekend and the Coverteur blog.

The only bad news is that there’s no point putting this read on your Christmas list (yes, we have started one!) as it’s due to be published in September next year.

One of my fav pics from Elle

There have been two swanky Chanel dos in the past week welcoming a host of Hollywood and fashion’s finest.

The fashion house celebrated the 80th anniversary of its Bijoux de Diamants jewellery collection with a pretty party in New York.  Blake Lively stole the show in a couture gown in her first official fashion outing after marrying Ryan Reynolds, while Diane Kruger wore an SS13 dress hot off the runway.

Meanwhile things looked slightly quirkier in London for the opening of Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition which opens this week. We loved model Edie Campbell’s androgynous look and Alice Dellal’s signature punky style.

Blake Lively (HUGE engagement ring not shown)
Alexa Chung
Leigh Lezark
Diane Kruger bags herself a new IT frock

 

Edie Campbell

 

Poppy Delevingne
Suki Waterhouse
Alice Dellal

Pics: Vogue and Telegraph.

It had to happen. Alexa Chung, the world’s most stylish 28 year-old (non?) has told the press that she’s working on her own clothing line. And why not as so many people are influenced by her inimitable style?

The model/presenter/DJ/designer/everything else told Numero magazine that she has ‘nothing to lose’ by going for it (and she’s already designed a line with Madewell so kinda knows what it takes).

Hair crush!

She reportedly said: “In this current era of celebrity no one believes you actually design the stuff anyway, even though I sketch everything myself. So if it sucks I can say I had nothing to do with it, and if it’s really good I can say ‘Here are the drawings, it’s all my own work!'”

Maybe she has a point- just look at Victoria Beckham and there’s no doubting Alexa’s fashion credentials (BFA British Style Icon, BFC Young Style Ambassador and Mulberry muse…) Are you excited?

One of my fav shoots (for Elle)