Suicide the biggest killer at Uni last year

Mental health is a serious problem, and is not something that can be ignored.

The number of people in the UK suffering from a mental health problem is on the rise. According to mental health charities, such as MIND, approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.

This statistic is only going to get worse unless something is done to help those in need. Earlier this year, Prime Minister Theresa May promised to tackle the “stigma” around mental health and the government pledged to ‘transform’ the way mental health problems are dealt with. In February last year, NHS England said an extra £1 billion a year should be invested in mental health services by 2021. Despite this, spending budgets on mental health services are continuing to be cut. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Sefton, Scarborough, the Isle of Wight, St Helens and Walsall are set to reduce spending on mental health by £4.5m, leaving very little help available to those who may need it.

The problem isn’t just among the general population, and it’s a particularly rife problem among students at university. With university funding repeatedly being cut, I constantly ask myself this question: “How on earth are mental health problems going to get any better?”

This morning I read an article in The Guardian by Sarah Marsh, reporting that suicide rates at UK universities is at ‘record level’, and the number of students disclosing a mental health problem in their first year has risen fivefold in 10 years. I have pasted the article below for anyone who may be interested. This is an issue close to my heart and home, and there should be more awareness on the matter.

With love,

Victoria

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A growing number of undergraduates are reporting mental health problems, according to a report that shows a record number of students have killed themselves in recent years.

The scale of the mental health crisis at UK universities is revealed in a study by the IPPR thinktank. It shows that the number of students who disclosed a mental health problem in their first year rose fivefold to reach 15,395 in a decade.

Analysts also found that a record 134 students killed themselves in 2015. In the same year a record number of students with mental health problems dropped out of university. Experts put the rise down to growing pressure on students who leave university with huge debt, as well as increased awareness – meaning more people are reporting problems.

Mark Salter, a spokesman for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “We know that the government needs to do much more to stop people reaching the level of desperation where they take their own lives. Suicide is preventable … without proper resourcing and funding, we will not reduce suicide in England,” he said.

The report called for universities to ensure that their counselling services had close links with local GPs and mental health services.

Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham, said the findings were “shocking” and should act as a “massive wake-up call to universities to take this area much more seriously”.

He said: “Some vice-chancellors still think [mental health care] is not the business of universities and it’s just about development of the mind, but developing minds means nothing unless you also help people learn how to become settled down and ready to learn.”

The Labour MP Luciana Berger said the research uncovered worrying levels of mental ill-health: “The wellbeing of students cannot be an afterthought. The government and universities must take on board the recommendations and create the conditions in which our next generation can get help and flourish.”

New analysis found female first-year students were significantly more likely than their male counterparts to disclose a mental health condition in 2015-16, whereas four years previously both were equally likely.

Ruth Caleb, wellbeing consultant at Brunel University, said the rise could be down to the fact that more students now came to university already anxious and worried about the degree they would get, as well as the debt they would be saddled with as their working lives began.

“The rise is due to a combination of more awareness of mental health issues, a lowering of the taboo previously attached to mental health services and a greater sense of anxiety about the future. Young men are still a concern to us as they tend not to present as much to counselling and wellbeing services,” she said.

The report also highlighted soaring demand on services. Through a survey of 58 UK higher education providers, it found 94% had experienced an increase in demand for counselling services over the past five years, while 61% had seen demand jump by more than a quarter.

The proportion of students using, or waiting to use, counselling services was as high as 26% at some universities.

The report recommends that the Department of Health introduce a new NHS Student Health Fund, with local partnerships of health and education providers bidding to deliver innovative models of integrated care to students.

It also called for a new student premium to top up the funding of GP practices with high proportions of patients who are students, as these practices receive less funding per head.

Thorley said: “As a first step, the university sector should make a firm commitment to drive up quality and increase access to support services. Along with strengthened NHS provision and funding, this will help ensure that no student is held back by their mental health.

A Department for Education spokesperson said the government had worked with Universities UK to improve mental health support. “We expect all universities to take the wellbeing of their students seriously and ensure that they are providing them with the right support … Later this year the government will also publish a green paper with proposals to improve mental health services,” they said.

 

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Brass Lovin’

Polished brass finishes have long been popular, and brass finishes have been making a comeback in recent years due to the rise in ‘shabby chic’ and ‘vintage’ interior design crazes. 2017, however, has seen a shift away from polished brass and instead a shift towards satin or brushed brass, creating a warmer and modern appearance.

Satin brass finishes are transitional and can complement a number of styles and colours, making it the perfect addition to any room. For this reason, it is expected to see rooms with satin brass continue to dominate the interior design scene for quite some time, although it is likely that they will begin to be mixed with other finishes to achieve a more quirky, unique and contemporaneous looks.

This trend is becoming increasingly popular in both kitchens and baths over the last year or so. Adding brass tones to the kitchen creates a combination of something very natural and clean, like white marble, and something industrial, hard, and a little bit glamorous with the brass, for a traditional, modern style.

t is important to remember that this trend can work virtually anywhere, with brass being used as a stylish alternative to the ever-popular chrome taps and accessories seen in people’s abodes.


Brass inspo:

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Kitchens

Living Rooms

Dining Rooms

Thankfully, you’ll be pleased to know that brass finishes aren’t going to set you back too much as they don’t have a hefty price tag attached. So get re-decorating!

What do you think of this trend?

With love,

Victoria

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Glossy lids

Over the last few months the glossy lid trend has taken a long list of celebrities and bloggers by a storm. It’s a look that most of us love, but feel it’s hard to pull off in day-to-day life. However that’s not the case – it’s totally wearable when you know how and if you use the right products (according to make up artists), without looking sticky or sweaty.

The ‘jelly eye’, or also known as the ‘wet-eye look’, has gone viral since the beginning of the year, with searches on Pinterest and social media increasing tenfold, particularly after New York and London Fashion Week where a number of fashion designers showcased the glossy eye.

Forget glossy lips. Now it’s all about those glossy lids


How do I do it?

Essentially, you place a gloss-like product onto your eye-lid and just pat it into place, et voila! It doesn’t have to be perfect – that’s the beauty of it. Sometimes a more ‘lived-in’ eye look creates a flirtier appearance, much like a smokey eye too. That is simply it. There is nothing more to it. It literally takes two minutes – if that – that’s the benefit of it. So, if you’re ever in a rush doing your make up and need a simplistic, yet stylish, go-to look, the glossy eye is for you.

Over the last month, it’s quickly becoming one of the biggest summer make up trends, with a plethora of models, celebrities and make up artists showcasing their work of ‘art’ – make up is basically a form of art, right?


The ‘pro’ way

Bobbi Brown senior pro make up artist, Hannah Martin, is frequently seen on Snapchat and Instagram showcasing the glossy look, and often posts tutorials on how to achieve the popular trend. She has a YouTube channel where she does this, but despite the fact she does not post often, when she does it is simply a treat. I say “quality over quantity”. Click here to find out how a Bobbi Brown professional make up artist creates the glossy eye look.

What do you think of this look?

With love,

Victoria

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Hair Must-Haves

Keeping your hair looking healthy and feeling happy can be difficult, especially when you’re a girl and your best friends are the hairdryer, straighteners and curlers. I am guilty of this, and I’ve become all too aware of the consequences it can have on your hair. My once fresh, bouncy and free-from-split-ends hair has taken a drastic turn for the worse a few months ago. Since having it cut, I have vowed to keep my hair in good condition and not neglect it.

I have recently been gifted some wonderful hair products from various brands which I have been trialing for a few months in order to try and tame my limp, dry and lion-like mane. I have tried four products from the brands Philip Kingsley, Swell and NUXE. I have been so excited to try these and see how they transform my hair. Read on to hear my thoughts about the products…


Philip Kingsley

Philip Kingsley is known by many as the world’s leading expert in hair and scalp care. He has been branded the ‘Hair Guru’ by the New York Times, the ‘Hair Wizard’ by Vogue, the ‘Hair Doctor’ by the Sunday Times after the successful unique, award-winning product range that helps to bridge the gap between science and hairdressing.

From Kingsley’s range, I tried the Citrus Sunshine Swimcap and Instant Beach serum:

Citrus Sunshine Swimcap, £15

Sadly this product is no longer in stock as it was limited edition, however they have a normal Swimcap serum which works the same – without the citrus fragrance – so if you’re interested – there’s an option for you.

This cap intends to guard against discolouration and damage for all hair types due to the sun, chlorine, salt water and wind. It aims to freshen hair, giving it an energising ultra-conditioning treatment, with a fruity and floral fragrance, to protect hair from the summer elements and keep coloured hair in tact.

Review

Although I haven’t been on holiday to reap the benefits of using the Swimcap whilst swimming in the pool and sea water, I have been wearing it on my hair whilst sunbathing during the mini heatwave we’ve had in London over the last few weeks. For the week that I used it, I noticed a stark difference in the condition of my hair. Usually after sun exposure, my hair tends to feel dry and dull, however after using this serum, my hair has been soft and silky not only immediately, but for 2-3 days afterwards too.

I would definitely recommend this product. 5/5


Instant Beach, £22

This product aims to give you beachy, tousled waves without drying your hair out and causing breakage. The salt-free texturising spray is said to give you effortlessly cool, texturised waves with incredible volume and hold. 

Review

At first glance, I was skeptical about this product as I’ve used a number of texturising sprays over the years to achieve the ‘beachy waves’ look, but nothing seems to work perfectly on my hair. However I was highly impressed with this. It nourishes the hair and conditions it, leaving it soft and healthy, as well as creating effortless beachy waves without the problematic knotty hair either.

I was very happy with this product. Philip Kingsley definitely knows his stuff! 5/5

(The only downside to these products is that they’re slightly on the pricier side, but a little goes a long way so you won’t have to purchase these products often.)


Swell

Many hair products give temporary, cosmetic results and often damage hair in the bid for more body. However Swell is all about protecting hair and finding a long-term solution for fine, limp and thinning hair using their unique all-natural formula, giving you immediate and sustained volume (even with difficult to manage baby-fine hair) from day one. Swell crucially nourishes the follicles, resulting in increased hair growth and reduced hair loss when used regularly.

Ultimate Protect & Renew Serum, £20

This product claims to banish frizz and give you a sleek, hydrated and healthy appearance in order to create a professional finish.

Review

This serum is easy to apply and just one pump of serum to the middle and ends of your hair keeps it protected from heat and styling products. I blow dry my hair every few days which creates dry hair and gives me split ends from the heat damage, but this product I have found creates an immediate difference. The ends of my hair after blow drying look healthy, soft and bouncy, creating a shinier, thicker and sleeker blow dry – a girl’s dream!

I will definitely be purchasing this again. 5/5


NUXE

NUXE was founded by Aliza Jabès who wanted to create a natural cosmetics brand inspired from the pharmaceutical approach and adapted to cosmetics. NUXE uses natural ingredients, and guarantees you will be blown away by the ability of their products.

Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse, £29

NUXE’s Huile Prodigieuse is the iconic dry oil, branded No. 1 in the Oils category in French pharmacies, is made using seven ,Precious Plant Oils, and claims to nourish, repair and soften skin and hair. Its fast absorbing silicone-free formula is said to leave skin satin-soft and adds gloss and suppleness to hair in a single step.

Review

This product works wonders. This is a multi-use product that can be used on your face, body and hair to help get rid of dryness, reduce the appearance of stretch marks and to strengthen and condition hair. I have tried this on all areas, but I find it’s most effective on hair as it instantly reduces the dryness and leaves it looking fresh and conditioned like I’ve just walked out of the hairdressers. It also smells divine!

I really do like this product. I’m not sure I’d pay £29 for it but if it’s ever on sale I’d definitely stock up! 4.5/5


Do you have any hair products you can’t live without?

With love,

Victoria

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Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

Are you ready to escape England’s unreliable weather forecast? I definitely am.

When going on holiday, it’s important to pack light. Taking a capsule wardrobe is the best option as mixing and matching is key to packing successfully. You don’t want to end up over-packing or going over your baggage weight allowance and having to pay a fine (what a perfect start that would be for your holiday?).

Dive in to see my must-have pieces for your summer holiday and 10 ways to style them…

Dress | £22.99 New Look | Shoes | £18 ASOS | Bag | £39.99 Mango | Bikini | £59 Calvin Klein | Hat | £10 Boohoo
Dress | £28 River IslandBag | £39.99 MangoShoes | £16 ASOSBikini | £15 Wolf & Whistle
Top | £12 TopshopSkirt | £19.99 New LookShoes | £18 ASOSBag | £26 Topshop
Top | £16 TopshopTrousers | £19.99 New Look | Shoes | £16 ASOSBag | £39.99 MangoHat | £10 Boohoo
Top | £17 TopshopTrousers | £40 River Island | Shoes | £18 ASOSBag | £26 Topshop
Dress | £22.99 New Look | Earrings | £4.50 TopshopBag | £26 Topshop | Shoes | £18 ASOS
Bikini | £8 Topshop | Skirt | £19.99 New Look | Bag | £39.99 Mango | Shoes | £16 ASOS

 

 

Top | £16 Topshop | Trousers | £40 River Island | Earrings | £4.50 TopshopShoes | £18 ASOS | Bag | £26 Topshop
Dress | £28 River IslandShoes | £16 ASOS | Bag | £39.99 Mango | Bikini | £59 Calvin Klein
Top | £12 Topshop | Trousers | £19.99 New Look | Shoes | £16 ASOS | Earrings | £4.50 TopshopBag | £26 Topshop

 

Get your holiday wardrobe ship-shape!

With love,

Victoria

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Wardrobe Inspiration

New season = new wardrobe.

As the temperature is beginning to rise in England (albeit, not today), give your style a revamp with some fresh summer outfit ideas: from bright colours to matching co-ords and denim overload. Here are some warm-weather-ready outfit looks to inspire your summer outfits-of-the-day this season.


One of AW17’s hottest colours will be red. This matching crop top and culotte set looks super chic and summery. Monochromatic outfits create a sleek, streamlined look – a perfect ‘hot’ hue for summertime.


Lace-up details are a highly popular choice this season. This pinstripe, shirt dress combination is the perfect way to take the trend into workwear territory. The corset clinches in at the waist, creating a flattering update to a boxy shirt dress silhouette.


A breezy white midi dress is an elegant alternative to the slip dress trend for occasions that call for a little more sophistication. Add chunky gold hoop earrings and a straw basket bag for a summer-ready, picnic-date-ready look.


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Millennial pink is on-trend this spring/summer. This stunning hue acts as the perfect neutral when styled with a blazer – like above – to create a stylish outfit that suits the office to the street.


If you’re all about those sporty vibes, a ribbed light-weight knit dress and trainers will create a chic athletic-inspired outfit. The white striped trim along the neckline and sleeves makes all the difference to transform this black dress from classic to cool.


Bring the ’90s back to life by pairing a bold strappy cami dress over a plain white tee for a bold look. Accessorise with casual canvas-style trainers, a denim jacket tied around the waist, and perhaps a bold lip.


Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are a chic feminine and romantic wardrobe staple this summer. Juxtapose an off-the-shoulder top with distressed denim for a super ‘cool-girl’ street style look, or culottes if you want a more light-weight casual outfit.


A culotte jumpsuit is not only an effortless wardrobe staple, but allows accessories to do the talking. Pair with a bright, bold crossbody or tote bag, and colour-coordinated sandals for a stylish look.


Logo tees are a must-have for your wardrobe this summer. (A popular choice at present is the Topshop £15 ‘Femme Forever’ tee or River Island’s £18 ‘Girl Gang’ tee). Add a stylish patent/leather skirt and you’ll be sure to make heads turn this season.


Replace your usual blazer and trouser look with a co-ord set. Think pink with a two-piece combo, like this bandeau top and wide-leg ruffle trouser look. Alternatively, pair a matching colour-coordinated blazer and shorts with a crisp white shirt or logo tee for a lighter, stylish casual look.


Straw accents – from wide-brim hats to basket bags – make the ultimate neutral summer accessory this season, and will match with pretty much any outfit.

What’s your favourite look?

With love,

Victoria

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Decluttering

It’s come to that time of year where we’re beginning to buy our summer clothes (YAY) and a declutter is much needed. I would say I’m a highly organised person and I like my wardrobe to be the same, so I tend to sort out my wardrobe a minimum of two to three times a year, in order to discard any clothing I don’t wear or don’t like (if my style has evolved) and make way for new season buys. Important as after all, shopping is my favourite hobby.

Here are some of my top tips for decluttering:

When did I wear it last?

This is important. I’ve had a few pieces of clothing stay in my wardrobe for almost 5 years because it fits, but I would never in a million years wear it. What’s the point? It’s taking up valuable space and if it’s not your style anymore, why keep it?

If you wore it a week or month ago, then keep the item. But if not, I think you know the answer… Get rid of anything you have doubts about because if you haven’t worn it in months, realistically when are you going to wear it?

Where will I wear it?

In your wardrobe you need a balance between day-to-day casualwear, workwear and formal occasionwear, but if the clothing doesn’t fit into any of these categories, when will you wear it?

If it does come under one of these categories, how much use do you get out of it on a weekly basis? Does it fit your style? Does it suit your dress code for work/school/college? If you begin to question this, throw it and give it to a charity shop or sell it (e.g. depop) – other people will get more use out of it than you.

Does it still look good?

I am guilty of ignoring this. Sometimes I love items of clothing too much and over-use them, resulting in them going bobbley after a long period of time. I, for one, can hold my hands up and say it’s not a good look – I’ve been there and got the t-shirt. I know how hard it is to part with a piece of clothing you wear consistently, but if it’s lost its shape or colour and looks ‘old’, it’s time to go.

Do I still feel comfortable in it?

Never ever leave the house feeling uncomfortable. It’s a rule.

You won’t feel good or look stylish if you’re worrying about how you look, how the fabric is irritating your skin, or how your feet are hurting in your shoes. Get rid of anything that bothers you in the slightest because you will never feel comfortable if you feel that your clothes are too baggy, too tight or too revealing. It’s time to toss those items aside and shop for some new clothes.

What else does it match?

This is an important one. There’s no point in having clothes sitting in your wardrobe that don’t match with anything else – they’ll never get worn. If the piece of clothing doesn’t match anything, there’s no reason to keep it. You’re not going to change your entire wardrobe just because of one or two items…

If it doesn’t fit, will I tailor it?

If the answer is a “no”, the likelihood is you don’t want it strongly enough to keep it in your wardrobe. If it doesn’t fit you, get rid of it. There’s not much point in keeping something that doesn’t suit you or make you feel comfortable.

Following these simple questions makes it easy to see what you need and what you don’t. It’s surprising how refreshed you feel after a good declutter. You can make room for new clothes that you will wear and can mix and match – that’s the key to a great capsule wardrobe (the same goes for all seasonal wardrobes).

Get your summer wardrobe ready!

With love,

Victoria

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Throwback Thursday: Italy

Approximately a year ago (April 2016 I believe), I went travelling around the south-western coast of Italy with some of my friends as a break from studying for our A-levels. We began our trip on the south-western coast of Sorrento, before moving onto Pompeii and Rome.

Out of all of the cities we travelled to, Rome was my favourite by a long mile. From it’s hustle and bustle to the romantic winding streets with cafes, restaurants and ice-cream parlours, it is a place that I would definitely – without a shadow of a doubt – name as one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. Of course I haven’t been everywhere so don’t take my sole word on it, but it’s a city I would love to travel back to with my boyfriend for our anniversary, one of our birthday’s or Valentine’s day because it’s a special place that is so full of love.


Here are a few of my holiday snaps:

London Heathrow Airport

P.S. Early morning flights are never a good idea…


Sorrento, Italy

Our first stop was Sorrento. Situated on the south-western coast of Italy and facing the Bay of Naples, it was a location perfect for taking in the picturesque views of the coast. We stayed in a small hotel high into the mountains, which I must admit was a nightmare to travel to due to the roads being so unbelievably narrow and busy (I’m pretty sure we had one or two near misses), but it was definitely worth the journey. The views of the sunrise and sunset across the harbour were heavenly.

One of the beautiful sea views a short walk from our hotel
The view from the harbour below our hotel | This was a workout (and a half) to walk back up!

Mount Vesuvius

After a few days of exploring in Sorrento, we grabbed a coach to Mount Vesuvius, located on the Gulf of Naples. This was a place we were all keen on visiting as it a place of historical importance due to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius 79AD, which saw the Italian town of Pompeii get buried (and preserved) alive, making it one of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in European history. It is estimated to be about 17,000 years old and measures approximately 30 miles around its base and goes as high as 4,203 feet above the sea level.

The (cloudy) view walking up the volcano
The view from the top was priceless
The pit of the volcano, which last erupted in March 1944

Pompeii, Italy

Our next trip was to the site of Pompeii. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, but now an archaeological site located in southern Italy’s Campania region. Pompeii was buried in ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, and now the well-preserved site features excavated ruins that visitors can freely explore. This has to be one of the most amazing places I have seen, historically and architecturally, in my 19 years of life.

The streets where once houses stood and families lived
Statues from Ancient Rome
A 3D sculpture in front of the ruins of Ancient Rome
The amazingly preserved Roman ruins in Pompeii

I will never forget this city. It’s amazing how the ruins and bodies of our ancestors are so well preserved, giving us a taste of what life was like for those who lived there thousands of years before us. 


Rome, Italy

Next stop: Rome. 

Rome was by far my favourite city of them all. So beautiful, picturesque with beautiful architecture surrounding us left, right and centre.

When in Rome…
“It’s not a car, it’s a cult!”
The River Tiber, the third longest river in Italy
A restaurant situated on one of the stunning cobbled streets of Rome
These cars were everywhere…
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Trevi Fountain, a.k.a Fontana di Trevi | Make a wish!

Vatican City, Rome

The Vatican – home to the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope. I can remember this day so vividly. It is one of the most beautiful places we visited on our trip, in terms of history, art and architecture. The Sistine Chapel, most famous for its ceiling painted by Michelangelo, left me in awe. (I would have taken a picture but sadly you’re not allowed phones or cameras out, but here it is on Google.)

St. Peter’s Basilica
The stairs from the Vatican Museum
300+ steps later… | The view from the top of St. Peter’s Basilica, looking across Vatican City and Rome

The Colosseum, Rome

The Colosseum in Rome is an oval amphitheatre sat in the centre of Rome. Built of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built, holding an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 spectators.

A panoramic view from inside the Colosseum
It’s amazing how large this place is
The view from the exterior

Looking for somewhere to travel to this summer, or for a special occasion? Italy is the place to go ♥

With love,

Victoria

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AlexaChung

Let’s be honest, we’d all love to be a little like Alexa Chung.  Smart, stylish and cool. And now that her much-anticipated clothing collection is here, we can.

Her label, AlexaChung, was debuted on Wednesday (31st) at the Danish Church of Saint Katharine in Regent’s Park in a wedding-themed runway. The concept of the wedding theme had come about after Alexa had been joking about marrying herself to this brand. She wanted it to feel “ceremonial”  and “to bring a sense of occasion to the unveiling of the collection”.

With over 150 items, there’s plenty to choose from, from super chic party dresses with Glamour Girl written all over them, to delicate and pretty day pieces, to shoes and even accessories. Thankfully we don’t have to wait too long for the next installment as Alexa claims she will produce 4 in-season collections a year (but only available from select retailers including Style.com, Selfridges, Net-A-Porter, Matches and Mytheresa) – what a time to be alive!

Some of us may have expected to see her infamous, signature Peter Pan collars, but whilst talking to Vogue earlier this year, she said the collection has ‘had to avoid the obvious’. She wanted to create clothing that had a distinct “Alexa” touch, but wasn’t necessarily too predictable, which she certainly has delivered. In a recent interview, Alexa suggested that she would wear “nearly all” of her collection, bar a couple of pieces, giving us an idea of just how stylish her collection is.

“I’m always drawn to traditions, so I wanted the brand to be traditional… But also weird. Unexpected” – Alexa Chung

Harley Viera-Newton, a model and DJ, best known for her work in Vogue and Elle magazines says “one of [Alexa’s] greatest qualities is that she doesn’t take herself too seriously”, and that’s what we see in her debut collection – unique, but stylish – just like Alexa herself.


Take a look at a snippet of the collection:

An Alexa Chung classic: the collared shirt
Dungaree lovin’
Frills and floral are a summery match made in heaven
The trench coat is one of Alexa’s signature looks
Stripes are prevalent throughout the collection
Stripes + denim = retro chic
You can never go wrong with a bit of leather

Prices range from £75 for a T-shirt to £1,350 for a suede jacket, placing her in the ‘luxury’ price bracket, but understandably for the chic styles and air of opulence in her collection. The collection can be found at alexachung.com.

What’s your favourite piece?

With love,

Victoria

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