Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Alexa Chung: It

Was anyone else internally screaming with joy when Alexa Chung brought out her book, It? To be completely honest with you I wasn’t sure what to expect from it, but the promise of photos alone was enough to send me straight onto Amazon to purchase it. I say straight to Amazon, I actually went to Waterstones first but they only stocked one copy and it had been sold already. What bookshop only stocks one copy of a book by the most loved model in Britain?

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Each page is like a different chapter. I liked that each topic spanned no more than a double page spread, it felt more like a personal journal rather than a book intended for mass public viewing. Alexa covers a wide range of topics that every girl can relate to. From her early experimentation with make-up, her oh-so indie style obsessions from the music and film world (Jane Birkin, Jeremy Irons, George Harrison and co), her basic rules for getting dressed, her festival know-how, to the perils of taking a good #selfie.

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Her snippets of writing are interspersed with some incredible personal photos, doodles and quotes. If her writing itself isn’t enough to create some inspiration within you then her photographs certainly will. Festival disposables, photobooth strips and pictures of her style crushes had me melting at every turn of a page; her doodles and quotes made me giggle and feel the need to instagram these pearls of wisdom before anyone else beat me to it.

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By the time I’d finished reading It I was ready to cut my hair to shoulder length, dye it brown and invest in many a peter pan collared shirt or dress. Although Alexa leads a far more glamorous life than the rest of us it was reassuring to see that a lot of her thoughts and worries are very much the same as the rest of us. Concerns about VPL, bad decisions about festival-wear and an obsession with the Spice Girls? Alexa, we’re made to be BFF’s.

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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Bunny Sweater and Skater Skirt

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BUNNIES. I have never been more in love with a jumper than I was when I first laid eyes on this Topshopbeaut. It's one of those things that we all sort of jokingly said we liked but in actual fact we all adored. I eventually caved and bought it (in a bigger size so that it's massive and cosy) and now all I want in life is it to be cold and windy so I can snuggle up inside it. I paired it with my old black skater skirt and these heels the other day (I was being optimistic about it being less warm) and although it's probably not quite cold enough to dig out the knitwear, I survived.
I'm currently trying to put together some outfits for the Bloggers Style Showcase at the Dress Up Live Friday event this week and I'm just going round in circles. God help me.

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