Author: Alexa Chung
Goodreads Blurb: “With influences that range from Jane Birkin to Mick Jagger, Alexa Chung is a unique fashion icon. Her first book, It, provides her legion of fans with a long-awaited inside look at her world. A truly one-off collection of Alexa’s personal writings, drawings and photographs, It covers everything from her thoughts on life, love and music to her favourite looks and how to decide what to wear in the morning. With wit, charm and a refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, this gorgeously designed full-colour book is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, music and just about everything Alexa Chung.”
Alexa Chung’s It can best be described as a range of topics with little blurbs, photos, and doodles.
I had been wanting to read this book for over two years and got it as gift for Christmas. I had been saving it to read after an intense book, which ended up being Fahrenheit 451, with the thought that it would be enjoyable and chill. Seeing as I had first heard about it on a Youtuber’s channel, claiming that it changed her style and helped her find herself, I had high expectations. But sure enough, I ended up being let down.
I read this book in less than twelve hours which shows the poor quality and weak length. It was as if Chung only wrote her first thoughts about the topics ranging from childhood to beauty to underwear. I admit that her writing was not bad but she could have put more time into it. For a book that is priced at $12.00 (£10.00) and made with heavy-duty, expensive paper (publishing student moment), it should have gone into more depth.
The photos and doodles included throughout were nice but not exactly relevant. She and her editor could have worked together better and selected photos specifically for the topics and just overall, more interesting. I found it annoying that I would read ten or less sentences and then must go through two pages of photos. Not a layout for me.
Would I suggest this book to a friend? No.
Did I go into London to shop with her advice on my mind? Yes.
Goodreads Rating: 2/5