Alexa Chung dresses for herself and doesn't try to be sexy, according to handbag designer Luella Bartley.
Alexa Chung dresses for herself, according to handbag designer Luella Bartley.
The British model-and-presenter is known for her unique laidback style and Luella says she is a classic Example of how English women should look.
Luella - who the best-selling Gisele style bag for Mulberry in 2002 - told the Observer newspaper: "English women are more concerned with looking cool and interesting than sexy or alluring. Alexa dresses in a very stylish way that is not about being sexy. I like to think she dresses for herself. That's quite English. Men don't come into it in a way. English women are feminists without thinking about it. We spend more time trying to make statements than looking nice. But not all English girls are like that - there are still the Cheryl Coles."
And despite designing an iconic bag, Luella - whose own label closed in 2009 - insists she's not a fan of It-bags.
She said: "It seems awful - I mean the It-bag, that's the beginning of the end of culture in general. My label Luella was supposed to be lighthearted and all about individuality - not about the most wanted handbags."