First of all I want to begin by saying I do rather like Alexa Chung she rocks the just out of bed effortless look like no other and was of course the muse for the now iconic Mulberry Alexa bag but her first book nope. Not at all.
Unlike many other books which I failed to become engrossed within I gave Alexa Chung's IT several chances to the point I forced myself to read it - which is easily done in around half an hour. I have flicked through the photos and tried in some way to relate to Alexa's tales of woe, heartbreak and general advice but never fully warmed to the concept. Why did I try so hard? Well it seemed to be the "IT" book with so many bloggers and magazines claiming it to be a great read. Nope. Sure the book is pretty and rammed full with photos but I am left entirely unsure to what the author was trying to achieve. I understand that in some aspects it was aimed as being a style guide (I use the term loosely) which it has in abundance to the point it clearly is style over substance. In some aspects it is terribly childish and feels like I am wading through someone's scrapbook they created throughout the early teenage angst years when you have yet to shake that I know everything mind set.
Best summed up? Empty. There is very little to this book which does shock me as I have always imagined Alexa Chung being fairly astute, well read and having more to say than the odd walk down memory lane this book provides. A style guide it is not nor is it an autobiography or a diary for that matter just a pretty, pretty book to fill a gap on your bookshelf which will seem incredibly dated in terms of content in mere months. Out of all the T4 presenters I really hope Jamila Jamil is next to produce a book not only is she stylish but she truly has something to say which I admire.
Sorry Alexa Chung this is far from IT!
You can find Alexa Chung IT via Amazon for £11.55 - link
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