About the book
**NOW A TOP TEN BESTSELLER** A truly one-off collection of Alexa's writing, doodles and photographs, It combines stories of early style inspirations such as her grandpa and the Spice Girls with discussion of figures of obsession like Jane Birkin and Annie Hall, and reflects on heartbreak, how to get dressed in the morning, the challenges of taking a good selfie, and more. Interspersed with pages from Alexa's notebooks and many a photo of a good night out, It appears in real cloth with hand-crafted marbled endpages covered in polkadots, stripy head & tail bands and luxuriously creamy paper. Witty, charming and with a refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, It is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, worries about growing up, or loves just about everything Alexa Chung. Alexa Chung is a model and the co-host of the daily music television programme Fuse News, airing in the US. She is also a contributing editor to British Vogue. The recipient of numerous style awards, Alexa has won the prestigious British Style Award (voted for by the public) three years in a row. She currently lives in New York City.
If you love Alexa Chung, buy it. If you are interested in fashion and style, buy it. If you're after a book full of pretty pictures and inspo, buy it Cosmopolitan
If you love Alexa Chung, buy it. If you are interested in fashion and style, buy it. If you're after a book full of pretty pictures and inspo, buy it * Cosmopolitan * It's a teenage girl's dream come true - an honest insight into one of the world's most copied style ambassadors * Vogue * Alexa Chung's debut book has got us hooked * Marie Claire * Very sweet, at times dryly funny ... It will enchant those who get her appeal -- Hadley Freeman * Guardian * Alexa is a fashion trailblazer of our times. Whether working a mannish tux or demure pinafore, everything she wears inspires legions of copycats. So who wouldn't want the inside track on her style? -- Katherine Ormerod, senior fashion news and features editor. * Grazia * a charming combination of honesty and humour ... her tongue in cheek commentary is what makes It so relatable * National Student * It does feel like it's been a very long time coming * Metro * we like Alexa Chung. We really like her. We think she's good at what she does, which is essentially being a wo-man-about-town, wearing cool stuff and saying cool things and giving really good breakup advice. And she's funny on Twitter, which is always a plus. Her book, It, seems to reflect that * Racked.com *
Alexa Chung Biography
Alexa Chung (born 5 November 1983) is a British writer, blogger, television presenter, internet personality, model, and fashion designer. She wrote the book It (2013). Her fashion label Alexa Chung, stylized ALEXACHUNG, launched in May 2017 and closed in 2022.
Early lifeChung was born in Winchester, Hampshire, England, the daughter of Gillian and Phillip Chung. Her father is of mostly Chinese descent, while her mother is of English descent. Growing up she had a pony and took dancing classes. Chung attended secondary state school at the local Perins School and spent sixth form at Peter Symonds College, Winchester. She was accepted at King's College London to study English and Chelsea College of Arts to study art, but at the age of 16 was scouted by a modelling agency at the Reading Festival before attending.
ModellingChung was scouted after being seen in the comedy tent at the Reading Festival at the age of 16. She modelled for teen magazines, such as Elle Girl and CosmoGIRL!, and worked for companies including Fanta, Sony Ericsson, Sunsilk, Urban Outfitters, and Tampax. She appeared in music videos for artists including the Streets, Westlife, Delta Goodrem, Reuben and Holly Valance and starred as Jake in a scripted reality show called Shoot Me, broadcast on Fashion TV in 2005. After four years, Chung quit modelling with the intention of beginning an art foundation or fashion journalism course, having become disillusioned. She had developed a "distorted body image" and "low self-esteem" through modelling.After she became a TV personality, Chung made a return to occasional modelling. In 2008, she was the face of Australian fashion label Antipodium's SS 2008 collection and Oxfam's ethical fashion range, Revamped. In September 2008, Chung walked the catwalk as part of the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring/Summer 2009 show at London Fashion Week. In early 2009, she became the face of British High Street giant New Look. Chung then joined London-based modelling agency Select Model Management and, in April 2009, she modeled Wren's Holiday 2009 collection, alongside her friend Tennessee Thomas. In July 2009, Chung moved to NEXT Model Management and became the face of DKNY Jeans. Chung was the face of South Korean brand MOGG's Spring/Summer 2010 campaign. In January 2010, she became the main model of the Spring/Summer 2010 Pepe Jeans London campaign and reprised her role for the Fall/Winter 2010 campaign. She was announced as the first celebrity face of Lacoste in June 2010, appearing in both the TV and print advertising campaigns for their "Joy of Pink" fragrance. In January 2011, Chung was announced as the face of Italian sneaker brand Superga, in a campaign to mark their 100th anniversary. In February 2012, she took part in the London Fashion Week show for designer Stella McCartney, where she acted as a guest assistant to magician Hans Klok in a number of illusions including being levitated and sawed in half. ... Read full biography
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Illustrations:||w. numerous photographs (mostly col.)|
|Publication date:||Sept. 5, 2013|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|