I can’t even begin to tell you how fun this book is. Fashion–literally–it girl Alexa Chung’s part memoir//part scrapbook//part style guide is exactly the sort of piece I would want to put together if I ever had the chance to be published. I could hardly put it down over the course of a weekend, and now I’m constantly grabbing it for inspiration.
I don’t think it was until I read this book that I realized what an impact the Spice Girls, Britney Spears circa Baby One More Time, and even Wednesday Addams had on the female world. Chung is hysterically honest in her analysis of the past few decades of fashion and the effect they had on her career in the industry. And at the same time, she makes you stop and think, huh, where did my flair for flannel come from?**
But then there’s a whole lot of just plain old fun photos and sketches as well.
It really is such a fun, witty read. Pick it up for yourself or to give any gal with even just the slightest interest in fashion.
By Alexa Chung
Penguin Books, 2013
**My flair for flannel definitely came from my grandpa. It all makes sense now.