October 31, 2016

Archive By Alexa: Season 2

By In Writing
Good evening everyone, and Happy Halloween! I had so much fun celebrating the occasion over the weekend, and spending hours creating the coolest make up looks! But turning my attention to the focus of this post: Archive by Alexa. Back in April, I published a post on Alexa’s collection with Marks & Spencer, which is one of my most popular and most read posts to date! So I’m back with a new post in celebration of her new collection.

Earlier this year, Alexa Chung released her debut collection with Marks & Spencer titled: Archive by Alexa. The spring collection, a mixture of M&S’s archive and Alexa’s own personal style, was a great success, and hugely popular with women of all ages. As of tomorrow, the public will be pleased to discover a new winter based collection between Alexa and M&S, full of new clothes, new shoes, and an entire new winter wardrobe for women. Today, in celebration of this, I travelled to M&S on Oxford Street to see the opening of the collection, and meet Alexa herself.
In contrast with the spring collection which was dominated by pastel colours and pretty, playful designs, the winter collection takes on a much more masculine form, and as Alexa describes, is ‘more grown up’. From tailored items to structured shirts, the collection reaches out to women of all ages. The need for a winter collection called for more outerwear, and so season 2 of Archive by Alexa focuses a lot on winter coats, which are sure to be the most popular items in the collection. If you’re in need of a new winter coat, be sure to check out the collection. The Crown Jacket is the perfect beige faux fur jacket, with a cosy hood and modern ring-pull zip. The Briggate Trench is a super chic and stylish PVC mac with a retro buckle belt and pointed collar. The Templar Coat is is a remodelled version of a classic M&S girl’s coat, featuring a delicate velvet collar, velvet pockets, and double rows of shiny gold buttons. Amongst other key outerwear pieces, each coat is completely different, therefore allowing the collection to cater to a vast variety of women. 
A clear favourite of mine amongst the second collection has to be the Clarendon Tux, which is the perfect statement suit that is sure to remain in fashion for a long time. Alongside this, the stunning silk blouse has a beautiful pointed collar which falls perfectly over the velvet tailored tux. Alexa has made sure to maintain some prints in the collection, most notably the striking kimono print which features on the Albion Blouse, enhancing its elegant, elaborate natureMany of the items compliment one another perfectly, so needless to say, it’s likely that you’ll want to purchase many, if not all, of the items! There is certainly more emphasis on evening wear in this second collection, so it should be a hit at Christmas time due to its clear party spirit. It is completely fitting to autumn/winter trends, but has a signature look which resembles both M&S and Alexa. 
Today, at the unveiling of the collection, I was lucky enough to see Alexa introduce the pieces, as well as DJ for her guests! M&S gave their Oxford Street store a party-like atmosphere, hinting at the filmic world which dominates the backdrop of the collection. Alexa herself styled the the stunning long velvet black dress and spent the evening playing party tunes in accordance with the Halloween holiday! It was a wonderful celebration to mark the release of the second Archive by Alexa collection.

Check out my photos of the collection as well as the launch event below, and let me know your thoughts in the comments box! Wishing you all a wonderful Halloween!
Faye .x
The Collection

Launch Event

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  1. Joel Moore November 1, 2016

    Alexa is actual goals..


  2. Mercy F November 1, 2016

    Nice collection, I like the metallic and floral concept.


  3. LuxuryColumnist November 1, 2016

    I love the metallic shades as well as those flowery loafers

  4. taislany November 1, 2016

    Lovely post babe!


  5. Straight A Style November 1, 2016

    Love her style. Cool collection.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. Lindsey Simon November 1, 2016

    Love Alexa Chung! These pieces are amazing – especially those floral loafers 🙂

    Love, Lindsey

  7. Jalisa Giron November 1, 2016

    I thought the whole concept for the collaboration was genius! It's basically a curated collection with pieces already debuted by M&S, which I've never really seen done before with another brand and influencer! I look forward to the new collection! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the best week ahead!



  8. LARA ROSE November 1, 2016

    Wow that looks so great! Nice blog you have!


  9. Izabela Nair November 1, 2016

    This is such an amazing collection. I love those floral shoes.


  10. Emma November 1, 2016

    Tbh I didn't like the first collection, but I'm absolutely obsessed with this one! Also, these photos are beautiful. Please tell me that you used VSCO to edit them? x


  11. This what i call a super nice blog. Perfect pics.
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  12. What Would V Wear November 2, 2016

    Love her style! Great collection!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  13. Fashionably Idu November 2, 2016

    She has great style. I love this collection.


  14. The Fashion Folks November 2, 2016

    The collection looks so good, love the dark glam and Alexa definitely has a lovely sense of fashion. And lovely write up on the collection too, always so much fun reading people's thoughts! Xx


  15. Meron Njambi November 3, 2016

    I am in love with the collection because of the floral, the metallic and the stripes. Everything looks so fabulous and your look amazing!

  16. Bangs Bang November 4, 2016

    Loved the collection!

  17. Stella Scarlett Rose November 7, 2016

    So fab! Lovely collection.

    ♘ http://www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

  18. Marta November 8, 2016

    Alexa is such a cool and inspiring woman! Love her, love the collection 🙂

  19. Elena Dal Maso November 8, 2016

    I love her new line, this black tuxedo looks edgy!


  20. Faye Fearon November 10, 2016

    Haha I agree Joel! .xx

  21. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    Beautiful isn't it, Mercy?! I'm glad you like it, thanks for visiting! .x

  22. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    Definitely, they're perfect for winter! .x

  23. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    Thanks lovely! .x

  24. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    Me too Amy Ann! I'm glad you like it, thanks so much for visiting! .x

  25. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    Thanks for your comment Lindsey, I'm glad you like the collection! .x

  26. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    I completely agree Jalisa! It's so nice to see M&S collaborating with such a fashionable influencer like Alexa! There's certainly a sense of the M&S archive here, but also Alexa's own personal touch! Thanks for visiting lovely, have a wonderful day! .x

  27. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    Thank you very much Lara, I'm glad you like it! .x

  28. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    I agree Izabela, they're gorgeous aren't they! .x

  29. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    I'm so glad you like this collection Emma! Thank you as well for your thoughts on the photos! I added a touch of VSCO filters at the end of editing them haha, glad you noticed! Have a wonderful day .x

  30. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    Thank you very much!! .x

  31. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    I agree Vanessa! Thank you for visiting! .x

  32. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    I'm glad you like it! Have a wonderful day! .x

  33. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    So glad you enjoyed reading my thoughts, thank you so much! Have a wonderful day lovely! .x

  34. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    Most definitely Meron! Thanks lovely! .xx

  35. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    I'm so glad! .x

  36. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    I agree Stella! Thanks for stopping by .x

  37. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    Most definitely Marta, she always looks so chic! Thanks for visiting! .x

  38. Faye Fearon November 11, 2016

    The black tuxedo is stunning isn't it, Elena?! I'm so glad you like it .x

  39. Kathryn November 11, 2016

    What an amazing collection! I love all of the different textures, like that chunky knit paired with metallic pieces. So rad.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

  40. Faye Fearon November 12, 2016

    Thanks for your comment Kathryn, I'm so glad you like the collection! .x

  41. moda en un link fashion blog November 13, 2016

    I LOVE IT. This is amazing! How to style hats

  42. Hun Tature November 13, 2016

    Such an interesting post! Great collection! Thanks for sharing beautiful xoxo


  43. Faye Fearon November 14, 2016

    Thanks lovely! .x

  44. Faye Fearon November 14, 2016

    You're welcome lovely, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! .x


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