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It - Alexa Chung

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Published: 25th September 2013
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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.

About the Author

Alexa Chung is a model and the co-host of the daily music television programme Fuse News, airing in the US. She is also a contributing editor to British Vogue. The recipient of numerous style awards, Alexa has won the prestigious British Style Award (voted for by the public) three years in a row. She currently lives in New York City.

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5.0

It girl Alexa can write

By Alexis

from Townsville, AU

About Me Casual Reader

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Pros

  • Beautiful photography
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

  • No cons whatsoever

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    This book is so beautiful - it shows how Alexa Chung came to be Alexa Chung. What put the 'It' in the girl, she describes her fashions icons and has heaps of awesome photography. 5/5 definitely recommended.

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    'If you love Alexa Chung, buy it. If you are interested in fashion and style, buy it. If you're after a book full of pretty pictures and inspo, buy it'
    Cosmopolitan

    'It's a teenage girl's dream come true - an honest insight into one of the world's most copied style ambassadors Vogue Alexa Chung's debut book has got us hooked'
    Marie Claire

    'Very sweet, at times dryly funny ... It will enchant those who get her appeal'
    Hadley Freeman, Guardian

    'Alexa is a fashion trailblazer of our times. Whether working a mannish tux or demure pinafore, everything she wears inspires legions of copycats. So who wouldn't want the inside track on her style?'
    Katherine Ormerod, senior fashion news and features editor, Grazia

    'A charming combination of honesty and humour ... her tongue in cheek commentary is what makes It so relatable.'
    National Student

    'It does feel like it's been a very long time coming.'
    Metro

    'We like Alexa Chung. We really like her. We think she's good at what she does, which is essentially being a wo-man-about-town, wearing cool stuff and saying cool things and giving really good breakup advice. And she's funny on Twitter, which is always a plus. Her book, It, seems to reflect that.'
    Racked.com

    There are five items in my wardrobe I cannot live without. The cornerstones I rely upon to make newer, weirder clothing look OK. Without them I would be lost.

    My relationship with my denim hotpants is incredibly special. I pack them in my hand luggage when I travel because I fear that one day we will be separated and I will be forced to go out bottomless forevermore because no other shorts will ever be able to replace them. Since the day I found them lurking in a Brixton charity shop we have become so inseparable that even when I take them off they still retain the shape of my bum as they lie on my bedroom floor. I use them to dress down a flashy top, as a practical alternative to muddy trousers at festivals, and over the years have cut them shorter and shorter so that they are now borderline obscene (they keep getting cheekier). Until the denim disintegrates and falls off me, these particular hotpants are here to stay.

    A navy blue jumper is potentially the most boring item anyone could design and yet it’s my most important possession. The one I own belongs to an ex-boyfriend, and before shops caught on and made ‘boyfriend-fit jeans’ and ‘boyfriend sweaters’ everyone was happily throwing on their actual boyfriend’s belongings to keep warm. I have never travelled without it and it has rescued me from many mornings of outfit panic. Once when I was heartbroken a male friend of mine sent me his navy cashmere jumper to wear as a perpetual hug to cheer me up. It worked.

    My Burberry trench coat is something I saved up for a long time to buy. When I wear it I feel like a French detective from the sixties. Yet I love how quintessentially British it is, in that it’s practical yet proper. It was either this or a cagoule. I think I made the right choice.

    Every woman needs s a transportable receptacle to shove her collection of clutter into, and as much as I love some It Bag arm candy I am just as happy to pile everything into a canvas tote. Sometimes I wish I could live like a man and fit everything I need into a single back pocket but that’s never going to happen and besides, then I would lose out on the daily drama that occurs when I think I’ve lost something and have to tip the contents of my bag out only to discover my phone is in my hand. I think a canvas tote bag is as classic as a Chanel 2.55 and the bonus is you can shove it in a washing machine without having a mental breakdown.

    I thought I could narrow it down to five items I couldn’t live without but I can’t, so: ankle boots because you can wear them with literally anything. A pair of Wayfarer sunglasses—wear at night to seem extra aloof. Ballet flats—I can’t dance but that doesn’t stop me from trying. Dungarees—it’s fine that only toddlers and me like these. A white shirt—a no-brainer.

    ISBN: 9781846147548
    ISBN-10: 1846147549
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 192
    Published: 25th September 2013
    Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 16.2  x 2.3
    Weight (kg): 0.58