She had been in a soulmate romance (don’t quote us, this was our collective projection on their private relationship) with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner.
The couple had broken up by the time we were obsessing over them on Tumblr, but the band dropped their most iconic album AM during those years, and it was also EVERYWHERE.
One Direction may have been the biggest boy band in the world, but this indie rock band from Sheffield fully cemented itself within our fantasies of 70s rock glam, Arabella, and slick base.
We digress, but before we get back on track, who can forget Alex’s leaked love letter for Alexa.
The poem begins with the line, “My mouth hasn’t shut up about you since you kissed it,” and we still read it once a year.
Looking back, Tumblr was quite a British place because its Grunge aesthetic will always have roots in the UK, and Effy from Skins had our misplaced worship, all while Twee can be credited to British pop and fashion (Alexa wasn’t the only gal playing with it).
America has its influence here, too, because, as TikTok reminded us, Zooey Deschanel was its Twee figurehead (Although she was more schoolteacher vibe, whereas Alexa had that model off duty rocker chic look we aspired to).
And musical acts The Neighbourhood, Lana Del Ray, and Halsey filled the US’ grunge soundtrack.
Alexa’s aesthetic was stylised by her French girl cardigans, blouses, tights, double-breasted coats, tights with skirts, tights under shorts, overalls, Mary Janes, loafers, and stripy jumpers.
Because we have been looking for an excuse to talk about circa 2013-2015 Alexa (although she still serves now and is an accomplished designer for her namesake label), we’re seizing the moment by revisiting her best Twee fashion moments.
Outfit highlight: Those chunky Mary Janes.
Outfit highlight: Straight leg jeans with back stockings - twas a vibe.
Outfit highlight: A nod to the Victorian era.
Outfit highlight: The dashing bow around the nape of her shirt.
Outfit highlight: A chunky sweater with a slick leather min-dress.
Outfit highlight: The blush blue coat styled with a purple mini-dress.