Alexa's got a new apartment - and it needs decorating.
Just in case you missed the memo, Alex and Alexa are no more. That's right, Ms Chung is single, and we had a lot of fun playing Cupid to potential suitors. We can now report that Chung's moved out of the Williamsburg digs she shared with the Arctic Monkeys frontman and into a new apartment in Manhattan. According to a property listing by Corcoran agents Lindsay Barton Barrett and Trisha Lawton, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom art-deco residence has extensive closet space - a no-brainer, really, when you have THAT many Chanel handbags and sweetly-irreverent vintage dresses.
It seems that solitude comes at a cost - Chung forked out $600 000 for the apartment. But it's no box - a floor plan shows that Chung will be able to flop down in a roomy 190-square-foot bedroom. The building itself is full of cute architectural details like parquet floors and original mouldings. It's also only a hop, skip and stone's throw away from both of New York's Madewell outposts, very convenient seeing as her new collaboration with the retailer hits stores soon. Even better, it's just down the road from Whole Foods, so Chung can buy overpriced organic food to her heart's content.
As for the interiors, Fashionista reports that Zac Posen's boyfriend, French stylist Christopher Niquet, has been helping Chung source furniture and textiles. "It's great with Alexa because she doesn't need to spend any money at all on clothes," he said. "I was at a shoot with her recently and she took like a trunk home full of clothes and I said, is this normal? And she said, 'Yeah, pretty much.' But anyway, she doesn't have to spend very much on clothes so she can spend more on furniture." Whet our voyeuristic appetite, Niquet, and tell us: to what sort of furniture is Chung inclined? "Alexa's [taste] is very Laduree, you know. Very Marie Antoinette."
Going by images of her previous abode, Chung enjoys exposed brickwork, the stamp du jour of all trendy New York spaces, but not without referencing her native London - cue a Union Jack duvet and a David Bowie record propped up against the wall. There are a whole bunch of fashion/furniture collaborations that are probably right up Chung's alley, but we're thinking a couple of Margaret Howell pieces would be a nice Brit tip-off. The designer recently teamed up with house goods manufacturers Ercol for a 1950s-inspired set of tables and chairs.
Perhaps the homes of fellow it girls are good points of reference. Chloe Sevigny's Soho loft is well-documented - images were first published in the January 2007 issue of House and Garden, and a lo-fi set appeared in Apartamento's October 2009 issue. Photos include a sneak peak at Sevigny's shoe collection, her guest bedroom (also known as the acid trip room for its overdose of floral prints) and a well-stocked library of books.
Images of Erin Wasson's apartment were published on The Selby and reveal a furry shag rug, a menagerie of papier-m