Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Alexa Chung: I keep awards on floor

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung tripped over her British Fashion Awards prize the other day, because she keeps it on the floor.

The style icon took home the prize again at the British Fashion Awards last year, making it the third time in a row she had won the accolade.

Despite being a popular presenter and fashion muse for many, Alexa hasn't invested in a posh display cabinet to show off her achievements.

"I genuinely tripped over my Style Award the other day and it made me laugh. It was on my bedroom floor. Yeah, I keep all my awards there; my Grammy is there, my Oscar, my Nobel Peace Prize..." she joked to The Look.

"The thing about that particular award is that it's the least concrete thing to assess. When someone wins a grand thing then I understand that, but style is so subjective; it's difficult to thank people properly for that."

The 29-year-old started off as a co-host on UK show Popworld and now works for nightly music news programme Fuse News.

It was only once she hit the small screen that she started realising what a difference good clothes make.

"Basically, I didn't have much style till I started presenting TV," she admitted.

"Then they give you money to buy clothes. They give you like a wardrobe allowance and it was the first time I had the luxury to shop properly."

Now splashing out on must-have items has become second nature for Alexa.

The star shared the last piece she added to her ever-expanding wardrobe.

"A navy-blue suede and wool poncho. It's very weird, I don't quite know what to do with it yet. Apparently someone made it in the Amazon," she smiled.

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