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Die-hard fans will no doubt embrace this slim, whimsical offering, or delight in receiving it as a gift. Alexa Chung is a model and the co-host of the daily music television programme Fuse News, airing in the US. This book is exactly how I imagine Alexa to be, down to earth and the kind of girl that feels she can tell you anything whilst still keeping some mystery to her private life. Already a hugely popular television personality and a muse for Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld, Chung is now a co-anchor of the nightly music show Fuse News , covering today's hottest acts and entertainment news. It was a lot of word vomit and random pictures thrown in that made me think of Tumblr and those quirky blogs of troubled teens who think they're special (news flash, you're like everyone else).
I’m kinda joking it’s not that serious but her favorite influences are Woody Allen movies, The Talking Heads, Wes Anderson, aforementioned Lolita, Brigette Bardot, Anna Karina, and Twiggy.Second, it reminded me of the value of documenting my life and what fuels it amid a time where everything remains digitalized and seems to move too fast. 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. As the “self-proclaimed groupie” that she is, Chung admits to think that “Girl bands can dominate music but only ever one at a time. Some of the main motifs in IT consist of photo booth picture strips with no context at all, point-and-shoot images (nowadays extremely popular and loved online), doodles occupying one to two pages, lists, her oyster card scan, and oversaturated photos of writings in the sand that read “fuck you” and “the end” towards, you guessed it, the end of the book. In fairness, one thing that can't be disputed is that "global trendsetter" Alexa Chung is a British 21st-century "It" girl, but, without meaning to be pedantic, what "It" is it?
What you get are poorly written excerpts of word vomit by Alexa Chung that don't give you any insight into her life/ her style/ or anything of interest AND on top of that some shitty hipster pictures (in all honesty my personal tumblr has better inspo pics). Just as the notorious "thinspiration" community are said to worship Chung, others viciously deride (thinsult? You could flick through the whole thing in less than 30 minutes, but I imagine some fans will pour over this and the pictures of Chung and her friends used to illustrate the book for hours. I’m very glad I did not spend 30 dollars of my hard earned babysitting money bc this was a bunch of nothing! Chung could have utilized this space to give visibility to the lacking diversity, maybe even condemn it, or show empathy for other peers with a similar experience at the very least.However, all these extended quotes are also very personal insights into the girl: for example when Alexa tells how her love for horses influenced her style (»That silhouette of skinny trousers, ankle boots and an oversized sweatshirt is one I never managed to get away from. The sense that some people deem it OK, even laudable, publicly to attack very thin people in a way they wouldn't dare to deride, for instance, the obese. Once again, Chung reinforces her status as a twenty-first-century IT girl bringing back gadgets and aesthetics from the 90s and other eras.
If this wasn't written by one of the most famous models of all time it would most likely have terrible reviews.though it just at a glance looked ridiculously awful and I don't even know who Alexa Chung is (she's a model, I find out, but…) and fashion is something I don't care about. It reminds me of that Kate Hudson pic from a magazine interview that was like "I have a passion for DOING things. I found, as I was reading it, more to be like a small art-project which people are interested in not because of its one-of-a-kindness but because it contains the soul of someone famous which, to be honest, everyone is eager to peek into. Fellow followers of her Twitter and Instagram feeds will know that she’s witty and charmingly self-deprecating.