a haiku book review: it by alexa chung

September 18, 2014 § 3 Comments

alexa chung it

I was having a particularly bad day when I bought It by Alexa Chung: I mistimed my TB test so I had to pay another $20 to get a second needle in my arm, I busted my ass over a poorly paid gig on a pretty damn hot day in the Tenderloin (just being there makes any person feel extra grimey and sweaty), and USPS may have lost my package. The day was getting more annoying as it went on and it’d only been a couple hours. So I went to Anthropologie downtown unenthused to shop for the thing that USPS probably lost, and I found It instead.

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personal style and do you have it?

August 3, 2014 § 1 Comment

I recently watched this talk by British Vogue on personal style, featuring interviewees Alexa Chung, Amanda Harlech and Lucinda Chambers. Hearing their responses to questions such as “what is chic?” and “what is personal style?” is insightful. For one, the word “chic” gets used so often to describe style and fashion, and after listening to this talk I had the realization that what many define as “chic” is usually something entirely different – when it’s more like a sub-group of people who dress, well, understated, or what is most commonly seen as French. It’s a good talk and well worth the background-noise-listen as you browse your Tumblr feed or wash the dishes.

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