Alexa Chung's 'It'

I still have plenty to tell you about being on the transplant list but today I fancied a break! While everything has been going on I've gotten back into reading big time so thought I'd pop a few reviews on here. I was so excited to receive this from my cousin at Christmas, being a self confessed Alexa fangirl I'd wanted this book for ages! And yeah I know you don't judge a book by it's cover but how pretty is that shade of pink?

Alexa Chung's 'It' review

I wasn't sure what to expect, I knew it wasn't an autobiography/advice book so I was intrigued to find out what exactly it was about. And to be honest, I'm still not sure! There's not a lot of structure, there's just loads of random photos and illustrations (by Alexa) with bits of text mainly about things and people she likes. If you're buying it for style advice or you want the goss on Alex Turner you'll be sorely disappointed.

Alexa Chung's 'It' review

There's quite a big section on her style icons (both male and female) which is fun but I feel like she's missed a trick by not talking about her own style that much as, let's be honest, it's what she's most known and loved for. I understand why she might not have wanted to do this because I'm guessing she wanted to be seen as more than a clothes horse! Saying that, I don't feel like we get to see her personality that well either. On TV she's quite sarcastic and funny but I'm not sure it translates that well on paper as it just seems to come across as a bit pretentious. But I feel like she's got a sense of humour that you either get or you don't, personally I see what she's trying to do but I can see why it might grate some people.

Alexa Chung's 'It' review

Basically it's pretty much a printed version of Alexa Chung's personal tumblr or something. I think most of it is supposed to be tongue in cheek although sometimes it's hard to tell when she's sending herself up and being serious! But she never promised anything deep or a tell-all memoir, I just found it to be an enjoyable and pretty book to flick through. It's definitely one for the die hard fan rather than someone looking for something meaty to read! I'm much preferring her little series on the British Vogue Youtube channel.

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