Book Review: It by Alexa Chung


The beauty of walking into a bookstore just to browse is that you end up finding books that have been in your mind to read but are yet to physically get your hands on it. I saw It by Alexa Chung almost a year ago but at the time I was not interested, mostly because I had no idea what the book was about. Bringing me onto why I like writing book reviews, it gives the reader an insight into what it's all about. I recently read a review and the very next time I went into Waterstones I saw It on the table with a 'buy one get one half price' sticker, perfect as I already picked up another book with the same promotion.

It feels so good to hold, similar to a thick magazine but smaller. I read it in about the same time I would a magazine cover to cover. About an hour. A coffee table, with your breakfast or lunch break kind of book. Alexa Chung is known very well in the fashion world. I still remember her as a presenter on T4, back in the day. Always loved her style and personality. Her flowing and friendly voice in the book has her telling you a few stories about her life, beauty and fashion tips, advice on love and heartbreak and discussing her idols. The way she writes is what I could only imagine a big sister would be like when giving advice. In between her words are beautiful photographs that are from her personal collection and other illustrations.

I was left feeling inspired and thinking everything will be okay. Probably one of the best things to come from a book. Whether you're a fan of Alexa or not It is worth reading, especially for any young woman or teenager out there who could do with an easy-going read.

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