She was twice named Journalist of the Year (1997 and 2003) in the British Fashion Awards. She is editor-at-large for Hello (magazine) Fashion Monthly and continues to freelance as a stylist and broadcaster. In May 2001, she was awarded the title Visiting Professor by the University of the Arts London (the former London Institute) which is responsible for the fashion colleges, Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion and the Chelsea and Camberwell Art colleges.
In November 2007, she was honoured with the title Doctor of Design by Nottingham Trent University.
She has extensive broadcast experience that includes three years on British Broadcasting Corporation 2’s Style Challenge, appearances on GMTV, Lorraine Kelly, British Broadcasting Corporation Breakfast and various documentaries for BBC1, BBC2 and Channel 4. She has also appeared in national channels in Germany, France, Spain, Russia and China.
The Weakest Link and Strictly Come Dancing: lieutenant Takes Two (British Broadcasting Corporation). And is often interviewed for some fashion cable channels including Fashion File, Fashion television and Video Fashion as well as for some radio stations.
She is the regular stylist and presenter for the Designer Catwalk shows at the annual Clotheshow Live in Birmingham.
She was the featured stylist in the Living television series Britain’s Next Top Model in 2005 and 2006 and also appears in the 2016 series. In June 2011, the British Fashion Council and The Daily Telegraph hosted a party to celebrate Alexander’s career in fashion. Designer Michael Kors who presented the award called her "unsinkable".
In April 2013 Alexander marked the death of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher with an analysis for The Daily Telegraph of her status as “a global style icon”, explaining how her image was “beyond the dictates of any designer, let alone the catwalk”.
lieutenant also detailed the origins of the verb to handbag somebody, a reference to Thatcher"s accessory as a symbol of her style of government. Alexander was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to fashion journalism.
In 2016, she has 298,000 followers at Twitter.