Multi-talented Alexa Chung, a fashion icon, a model, a TV personality, an IT girl and a few other things, has recently ventured into yet another admirable enterprise and added a new title to her long list of achievements – now she is also a writer, author of the newly released book IT. The book is still fresh on the bookstore shelves, as it was only released in Canada a couple of weeks ago, on October 29th 2013. In UK, the book was released at the beginning of September.
IT is like a personal diary of a 12-year old. Alexa Chung shares some of her style and beauty secrets and tips, and talks about some of her fashion experiences, her wardrobe and her favorite looks. Half of the content of the book is pictures, and the other half, the actual text, is printed in large font, which looks like at least font 16. The hard-cover book is 192 pages long, but when you hold it in your hands, it feels like it would be 250 pages long at least – thick paper. If the font of the book were smaller, and if the entire page space were used (and not just half of the pages), and if there weren’t that many pictures included in the book, and if the paper used for printing were of a regular thickness, IT by Alexa Chung would probably look more like a brochure and less like an actual book.
The book has already attracted some media attention from other fashion publications here in Toronto – among other publications, it was featured in Flare magazine, November 2013 issue.
Alexa Chung concludes her book in a less than conventional way. The last page of the book is a picture with the words “THE END” written on sand – nothing unusual here. However, the previous page is another picture, with the wording “F*** YOU” (on sand as well), which I can only reproduce partially here, because if I were to reproduce the entire wording, the same way Alexa Chung has put it in there in her book, the Examiner writing platform would detect it as obscene and wouldn’t allow me to actually publish it. Yes, “F*** YOU”. Really Alexa Chung? This is the best way you could think of to conclude your IT book, with an obscenity? So how the reader is supposed to take it, because I refuse to take it literally, it must mean something. I wonder what exactly is the hidden message here if any, eum…
But good thing for Alexa Chung that she still gets to be a fashion icon, a model, a TV personality, an IT girl and a few other things. You don’t have to be perfect at everything, Alexa.