Alexandra Spencer is not your average blogger. This girl oozes sex, style and sophistication and in just a few short years she has managed to turn her blog 4th and Bleeker from a boredom project into a lucrative business venture with clients such as Louis Vuitton, The Viceroy hotel and J Brand.
Where most run-of-the-mill personal style bloggers deem the suburban street as a suitable back drop and post exorbitant amounts of unnecessary images, Spencer cleverly set herself apart from the begining with her editorialised point of view, tight edit and effortless unique style. To say she has a particular kind of je ne sais quoi is an understatement.
Her power lies not only in the images she creates but also in her lifestyle and identity as a brand. The 4th and Bleeker girl travels the world, shops not only at Givenchy and Balenciaga but also at Topshop and Zara. She is at home in New York or by the beach in Rio De Janeiro and hangs with the obligatory cool kids in every town. She has managed to create a brand with an allure that it is both attainable and out of reach at the same time, always leaving her readers wanting more. Spencer is a blogging force to be reckoned with and if the last few years are anything to go by the future looks bright on 4th and Bleeker.
Spencer wears Bottega Veneta sweater. Lanvin silk satin skirt from Belinda.
Miss Alexandra Katherine Berry Spencer
Twenty three years young
WHERE ARE YOU AS YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
I started on the way home from Palm Springs, Tried to finish at Sunset Towers and am now finally getting them in from home in West Hollywood.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO START YOUR BLOG?
Boredom! I googled 100 things to do when you’re bored and landed on number two, Start a blog.
Balenciaga, Dion Lee, Josh Goot, James Perse Menswear, Prada
FAVOURITE COLLABORATION SO FAR AND ANY NEW COLLABORATIONS IN THE MIX?
I have collaborated with Friend of Mine for four years as a model, stylist, Creative Director, Designer and most recently I shot their latest campaign in Las Vegas which was the first time I had ever shot something for someone else. I am actually on the way to cast the next campaign which we are going to shoot before we both leave for the holidays. Earlier this year I collaborated with Los Angeles Jewellery designer Luv Aj to create The Septum collection which was based around 90’s body piercings and am starting to work with The Viceroy hotel group which I am super excited about. I also have one really big collaboration coming up next year which I can’t wait to show everyone.
BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE?
I’m flying home next week to shoot the Bonds Campaign which is so exciting because I grew up looking at Bonds girls and campaigns thinking how amazing they were and to be asked to be one is just crazy. It’s a personal one and I think because i’ve been living overseas for so long I am feeling incredibly patriotic!! But my favourite job to date is still the very first job I ever did for Australian Vogue that you picked me for! Thanks Ilona!
FIVE THINGS YOU COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT:
3. My Passport
5. Moscow Mules with Tequila
I AM CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
spottieottiedopaliscious by Outcast
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF HAPPINESS?
With friends and family on the beach in summer.
IN 10 YEARS TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE…
With friends and family on a yacht bigger than Puff Daddy’s somewhere off the Côte d’Azur and in love and with a few babies.
YOU TRAVEL A LOT FOR WORK AND PERSONALLY – BEST TRAVEL TIP?
Always be the last one to board! Make it very clear that the arm rest is YOURS and Crying at check in always gets you upgraded.
SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS…
I have been to see Shakira in concert. I’m sorry.
FAVOURITE PLACE OR CITY IN THE WORLD?
Rio De Janeiro!!
WHAT HAS BEEN INSPIRING YOU LATELY?
Will Smith quotes. Trust me!
WHAT IS THE BEST PURCHASE YOU HAVE EVER MADE?
My camera and I’m a little too into my iPad.
NEXT BIG PURCHASE ON YOUR MIND IS?
Your Chanel bag! I knew when I picked it up at this shoot I would be buying myself one for Christmas. The classic 2.55 in Caviar. Of course!
Photography: HOLLY BLAKE
Styling: ILONA HAMER
Hair: JENNY KIM
Make up: NAOMI MCFADDEN
Shot at LUXE STUDIOS, Sydney.