Sunday, 26 January 2014

Book of the Week: It

"Boys say they don't mind how you get your hair done. But then they leave you for someone with really great standard girl hair and the next thing you know you're alone with a masculine crop, crying into your granola."

I'll be honest, this feels like a bit of a cop-out, as every blogger and their nan seems to own this book, but I was trying to go for a bit of variation, and I actually found It by Alexa Chung really fun to read!

It's a very quick, effortless kind of book; nobody would call it challenging and you could whizz through the whole thing in about half an hour, and for that reason, I'm going to keep this review simple and to the point. There's not really much critiquing to be done with this quirky little volume. Presented beautifully, it is full of interesting anecdotes and humorous insights, and I dare you not to have a little smile whilst perusing the pages. A particular favourite moment of mine is when Wednesday Adams is listed as one of Alexa's many style icons - you would have never considered it before would you, but Wednesday actually has pretty spot on fashion sense, with her collars and her gothic chic. So thanks for that, Alexa. 

As for Miss Chung herself, I've always been a little jealous of her effortless coolness and off beat sense of humour, and this book has done little for me in the way of alleviating said envy. She is no more relatable, and still just as cool as she was before I picked up the book. I particularly resent her knack for the perfect eyeliner flick - I'm not as blessed in the liner department as she, and I dwell on it way more than I should. But hey, that's neither here nor there - I still love her, and will continue to love to hate her, no matter how many times I will inevitably leaf through this unconventional ode to the many lifestyle and fashion influencers of Alexa Chung.

Have you read It? What do you think? Let me know! 


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  1. This looks like a really pretty addition to someone's book collection - a nice coffee table book to peruse through at leisure. Yet to purchase, but secretly hoping someone will do so for me!

    Nell at And Nell Writes

    1. Yeah it's definitely a coffee table book! I got mine for Christmas, so it really makes a good gift - here's hoping somebody gets it for you soon! xx

  2. Alexa Chung is one of my favorite people and therefore I am ashamed to say I haven't read this book yet! I'm going to the book shop right now to pick it up though - she's simply amazing - even though like you, I am totally jealous of her effortless style. Great review!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

    1. It's so irritating that someone could be that cool isn't it?! I hope you enjoy reading it when you get a copy =) xx

  3. I love your blog

  4. I didn't know she had a book out?! Well, thanks to you, now I do! :)
    And I agree with all of you: one of those people that you hate to love, because it's just like uuuugh, why are you so fabulous?!
    Adding to my wishlist now, thanks!

    1. Haha, you're welcome! Maybe we should start some kind of Alexa Chung fan/hate club! xx

  5. I've been thinking of buying it, not because of the writing, but because I think it's a lovely object with nice pictures and design xx