'It's like an oil spill if oil was clothes'
This quote from Alexa Chung's 'It' is probably my favourite from the book.
I was given this as a present for my birthday last week and it took me all of two minutes to pick it up and dive in. It was definitely not what I expected. The only way I can think to describe it is a grown up scrapbook, filled with her opinions on fashion, beauty and growing up, along with a lot of photos.
Unlike many people I have seen mention the book, I have enjoyed flicking through it, it's nice to see how someone can discover their style without their opinions coming across as tips for other people to take. She shows that everyone is different and that inspiration can be found in unlikely places; that people who may inspire many of us can do so in ways that may not effect people other than yourself.
Her personal style is very different from my own yet I often see her wear clothes that I would wear, but in a way that is a world away from the way she does. I also noticed many people whose make up she loved, were people who I also loved yet why I liked them was different.
Although I personally love the book, I wouldn't necessarily say it was gripping and I can understand why many people will disagree with me. Who else liked it?? Are there any people you find inspirational in the world of fashion??