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As a firm follower of unremitting British style icon Alexa Chung – who taught me (along with a generation of girls) that being flat-chested could be sexy – I found ‘It’ disappointing. The pink hardback is pretty, but there’s no clear point to it. Chung begins discussing her ‘first love’: horses, but is straight on to Spice Girls as soon as you turn the page. A page further and she’s describing her Grandpa Kwan. On top of this, nothing is labelled, so you have to play a guessing game with all the images.
Nor is there any explanation as to why Chung has put this book together. Is it an autobiography? Is it a step-by-step style guide? Or is it just a collection of musings from a scatter-brained socialite? We’re leaning towards the latter, based in particular on Chung’s notes on how to nail the perfect Instagram selfie. It’s a quick read, too (an hour tops), and unfortunately serves as little more than a collection of charming pictures bound in an overpriced scrapbook.
Alexa Chung's debut book 'It' is published by Particular Books on September 5 priced £16.99. Click here to buy a copy.