Archive by Alexa


Hello everyone! Today has been a wonderful day, as it has marked the launch of Marks & Spencer's collaboration with Alexa Chung: Archive by Alexa. Alexa Chung has long been a style icon of mine; she incorporates 60s vibes into many of her outfits, and continually adopts a timeless chic and classy look, for which I admire. Following M&S's revelation of the launch event on Oxford Street, I was more than excited to see Alexa unveil the collection herself and hopefully manage to purchase that oh-so-famous Harry Blouse which has been catching everyone's eye from the moment she styled it in the first promo photo for the collection.




Archive by Alexa is a collection of thirty pieces that Alexa has re-discovered from the M&S archives. Initially taking inspiration from the history of the high-street store, she has added both a modern twist and her own personal touch to each piece of clothing. Upon entering M&S for the launch of the collection, I was welcomed by delicate and pretty displays promoting the event, though more importantly, the elegantly hung clothes that so many people have long been waiting to see for themselves.

Ranging from simple shirts to patterned dresses, the collection offers a vast amount of choices for shoppers, yet all pieces have the same aura about them: they are encrusted with Alexa's personality. The collection is perfect for the Spring/Summer seasons that are upon us, yet it doesn't try too hard to fit in with the typical expectations of clothing during holiday season. Yes, it does include some patterned pieces, most notably the Eliza paisley-print dress, but it mostly incorporates block colours and simple designs, which ensures it to remain fashionable for a long time.

The launch event was equally as popular as the collection. Alexa styled the Elsie Dress, looking extremely elegant and pixie-like as always. I was honoured to be able to meet her at the event, and discuss my love for the collection, as well as how helpful her Vogue: Future of Fashion series was for me, as it gave me the help and advice needed to secure a job in the Vogue House! I styled the stunning Harry Blouse to the event, to which Alexa remarked: 'wow, that looks so good on you!' It was certainly a massive compliment, due to the fact that it came from the most fashionable woman herself, so thank you, Alexa!! I had a wonderful day celebrating the launch of a wonderful collection. Does Archive by Alexa disappoint, you may ask? Most certainly not.

If you haven't watched it already, Alexa has also teamed up with British Vogue to create a youtube series offering advise on how to secure a job in any of the multiple aspects of the industry. 'Future of Fashion', or 'FOF', as us 'foffers' tend to re-phrase it, is a highly interesting and insightful collection of documentaries which I would strongly advise watching if you are interested in breaking into the fashion industry. Alexa certainly knows how to help us aspiring fashionistas; not only has she given us great advice in 'FOF', but she has now also produced a truly unique and stylish collection with M&S that will not just attract eyes, but majorly impress any of the leading fashion faces at Vogue. Thank you M&S, and Alexa!

Faye .x

Below are some photographs of the collection which I shot at the launch event today, as well as those of the woman herself: Alexa Chung.


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  1. Fun! She is such a style icon. Looks like the collection is beautiful!

    xx, Elise
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    1. Most definitely, Elise! Thanks for visiting! .x

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  2. The pictures are incredible! It seems like a great event!
    Lits of love
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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so glad you like the photos! .x

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  3. Looks like the best kind of event!

    Shauna

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    1. Ahh it was amazing thank you, Shauna! .x

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  4. you are such a cutie

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  5. Nice clothes! xx
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  6. Aw, seems like a great event!

    Happy Friday babe! Kisses,
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    1. It was so much fun, thank you! Have a lovely day .x

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    1. It really was Cielo - so much fun! Thanks for your comment and for visiting! .x

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    1. I agree Hanna! Thanks for visiting .x

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  9. Great event!

    dont forget to visit me back,

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  10. Alexa Chung definitely made a great job in her designs, I love them so much!

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    1. Ahh I completely agree Camila, they're so lovely! .x

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  11. Looks like such an amazing event! Jealous you got to see the frocks up close - been dying to check em out! But alas NYC will have to wait...
    xL

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    1. It was so much fun, thank you! Ahh that's so annoying, hopefully you'll be able to purchase them soon! Have a lovely day .x

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  12. Absolutely amazing post, great collections as well, I love this blog, thank you for sharing!!!

    xxx

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    1. Ahh thank you so much Nora, that means a lot!! Have a lovely day .xx

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  13. Great post! I love Alexa Chung and that's so cool that you got to meet her. Her style is so effortless and amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much Katherine, she's so cool and lovely! I agree haha, I'm so happy the collection resembles her own personal style! Thank you for visiting .x

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  14. How many beautiful things!!

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    Federica

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  15. Great post dear! I love Alexa Chung! These pictures looks so beautiful! And your outfit is awesome!:)
    Have a wonderful day!
    XO Pisa ❤
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    1. Ahh thank you very much Pisa, so glad you enjoyed the post! .xx

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  16. Love her and her style!! I am especially loving that white and floral dress.

    Amy Ann
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    1. Same here Amy; it's a lovely piece! .x

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  18. looks great !
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  20. Looks like there are some really great items there, and how exciting that you got to meet her!

    P.s LOVING your boots

    Filipa xxx
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    1. It's a wonderful collection Filipa, and ahh I know, she was lovely! Thank you for visiting .x

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  21. Wow, i love the collection and what a great opportunity to attend such event! Looks like a fun event!

    xoxo,
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    1. It's a great collection, isn't it Shaira? Haha yes it was a really fun event! .xx

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  22. Amazing collection!
    xx
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  23. Beautiful collection! Love these photos!!
    Hugs,
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    1. Thank you very much lovely, that's so nice of you to say .x

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  24. Alexa does indeed have amazing style and she seems so nice, too, how awesome is that, that you were able to meet her?! I love the whole concept behind the collection, which is so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a wonderful start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
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    1. Her style is always so chic and timeless Jalisa, so I completely agree! Ahh I know, she was so lovely! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for visiting! .xx

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  25. I like every piece! LOVE Alexa Chung. Her style is so unique and she just seems like the coolest girl. Thanks for sharing!
    Love, Lindsey
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    1. They're great aren't they, Lindsey? She's so cool - the best person to create this type of collection! Thank you for visiting .x

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  26. This is so nice. Thank you for sharing.
    Xo, Christianne
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  27. I can't wait to go and see this collection in person, it looks gorgeous!
    Brigitte x

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  28. Such a cool event- thanks for sharing, lady!

    -Ashley
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  29. Pictures are wonderful, lovely blog!

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  30. This collection perfectly captures her style! I love that white blouse with the frills. It must have really awesome to have met her! She seems really sweet!

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    1. I completely agree! That's my favourite piece, it looks lovely on! It was a great event, thanks lovely! Have a lovely day .x

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  31. She's so cute! This looks like such a fun experience!

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    1. It was wonderful thanks, Yuka! Thank you for visiting .x

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  32. Looks like such a fun event!

    xx Yasmin
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  33. It looks like a lovely collection and she sounds so nice too! :)

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  34. Amazing pictures, the collection looks so good! I would love to follow each other, let me know if you would too x

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