Alice Levine is a busy girl. You would possibly know her as a BBC Radio 1 DJ with impeccable style in music. Then once more, you could possibly additionally know her from her work as a part of Jackson & Levine, the supper membership she runs with pal and fellow presenter Laura Jackson. Maybe you’ve seen her internet hosting and reporting stay from prestigious awards reveals. Lastly, you would possibly recognise her as one-third of the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast, which she does with buddies Jamie Morton and James Cooper.
As if that isn’t an exhaustive record of labor, Levine has lately collaborated with Finery to create a “perpetually” shirt. And what a shirt it’s: The dusty-pink silk high comes with ruffles (at all times a superb signal), however alas it’s already bought out. Nevertheless, let’s hope there’ll be one other one arising quickly. Within the meantime, we had a chat with the broadcaster about this collaboration, what she wears to prepare dinner when internet hosting a cocktail party (and nonetheless handle to look good) and what her guiltiest vogue pleasure is. Spoiler: You undoubtedly personal it.
Preserve scrolling for London’s funniest woman’s tackle vogue’s guiltiest pleasure.
WHO WHAT WEAR UK: How did you begin working with Finery for this collaboration?
ALICE LEVINE: That is the second merchandise we’ve accomplished collectively, which was a transforming of the shirt we did final 12 months. They’d requested a gang of ladies what they purchased again and again—one thing that was their uniform. Instantly I selected a shirt (I’m sporting one proper now); as for me, that needed to be one thing female however not too girly. I needed it to be like one thing Gillian Anderson would put on in The Fall. So we tweaked the end and the color so it’s a sheeny shiny pink quantity. It feels glam, and though I’m tremendous pale, it doesn’t wash me out.
WWW UK: Have you ever at all times been into vogue?
AL: Like anybody, I’ve at all times been all for vogue. Nevertheless, I’ve by no means been anyone who follows excessive vogue actually carefully; I’m not significantly on pattern, and I’m not somebody who has an encyclopaedic data of vogue. I’m undoubtedly extra into design. I’ve at all times had an curiosity, however I had no technical data on how you place a garment collectively, the place to place the buttons and the way it hugs the physique. So working with Finery was like the most effective internship ever.
WWW UK: Do you could have an outfit that’s like a responsible pleasure?
AL: My responsible pleasure that not many individuals get see is that the second I get house I’ve to get became one thing actually cozy. Ideally legging with holes that really feel like when an outdated T-shirt softens up. Yeah, one thing like that. And a greying, saggy jumper excessive. I do that podcast [My Dad Wrote a Porno], and the fellows I do it with are at all times like “Oh, you’ve actually dressed up for us.” They came to visit final evening and weren’t too impressed with my apparel. Solely the interior circle actually will get to see that look, although.
WWW UK: You and Laura Jackson prepare dinner collectively and host supper golf equipment. What’s the most effective factor to prepare dinner in? And the way do you host a cocktail party with out ruining your garments?
AL: Nicely, we at all times give ourselves the five-minute rule. She will get 5 minutes, and I get 5 minutes. It’s one minute on the eyeliner, a minute on the lippie, after which a couple of minutes to vary. Clearly once we’re within the kitchen we prepare dinner every little thing, so we now have to really feel snug—frilly sleeves are a no-no. In fact, a white shirt is an error always, and in a tense kitchen state of affairs, you’re simply asking for hassle, so we often throw on a gown or a jumpsuit. And we at all times put on flats.
WWW UK: What have you ever learnt fashion-wise from Laura? And what have you ever taught Laura in return?
AL: She is the oracle. That is why I’m tentative about saying I do know something about vogue. She’s an actual swot, and I choose her brains on a regular basis. I simply did Glastonbury [presenting for BBC], and he or she was wonderful and helped me select what to put on. I believed she’d ship a fast message again, however she ended up WhatsApping me 35 photos of all of the issues I might get within the retailers for it.
She’s acquired such a superb eye, and though we now have very completely different kinds, she is aware of what’s proper for me. Like, she says, “I purchased this in Zara and considered you” (obvs I pay her again, although). I do the identical, although. The opposite day I used to be strolling previous IDEA in Dover Avenue; it makes these Winona tees [Ed. notice: the Winona T-Shirt, £25], I acquired her a type of on a whim, and it went down an absolute deal with; it’s in all probability her new favorite T-shirt.
WWW UK: How do you prepare for a purple carpet occasion? Do you discover them daunting?
AL: They make me really feel sick. I discover them actually tense. I not often simply stroll them; I don’t actually ever do this. Everybody’s simply so cool and easy, and it worries me. It’s a stage of being dressed up that I don’t do fairly often, as I’m fairly scruffy, actually. The considered being that put collectively is difficult.
With the BRITs this 12 months [Alice was presenting], I attempted on a Vilshenko gown and instantly felt actually good in it; my posture modified. I felt like I appeared very nice in it. There’s additionally one thing about having your hair and make-up accomplished that helps, however when you’re working, you’re so within the head house of doing that that you just don’t have time to fret about the rest.
WWW UK: What’s your greatest vogue mistake?
AL: Have you learnt what? Earlier than I found my form, I feel every little thing earlier than I labored that out was a catastrophe. I’ve labored out that high-waisted trousers swimsuit me. If you happen to’re curvy like I’m, you may’t put on low-rider denims, and at school, that wasn’t a superb search for me. Additionally, should you’ve acquired boobs, you may gown them improper, as you may find yourself wanting matronly. However that’s why a shirt is sweet—you may undo a few buttons and never really feel too uncovered.
WWW UK: How would you describe your personal private type?
AL: I bear in mind my buddy, James from our podcast, as soon as mentioned to me, “You gown like an outdated girl in a very harsh winter.” I appear to be I’m hunkered down for a Russian winter and have numerous pockets to maintain an apple or nuts in.
WWW UK: Do you could have any go-to inspirations?
AL: I at all times assume Michelle Williams from Dawson’s Creek seems wonderful. Gillian Jacobs from Love, too; she seems wonderful on a regular basis. Oh, and Eleven from Stranger Issues.
WWW UK: Do you steal any garments from your pals and “overlook” to present them again?
AL: Usually in life, I’m not good at giving something again. And really I borrowed a jumper from a male buddy, and he mentioned, “You’ll by no means give it again,” and I mentioned, “Shut up. Be beneficiant; I’m chilly,” as I used to be utilizing it for the evening. That was about 5 years in the past. I truly now don’t borrow garments from folks, as I’m horrible about giving them again.
WWW UK: We couldn’t allow you to go with out asking one MDWAP query. Who’s higher dressed—Belinda or Bella?
AL: Belinda may be very not often dressed, we’ve solely actually seen her in a tennis outfit, however I’d nonetheless should go together with her.
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