Alexa Chung On Writing A Book: ‘I Didn’t Know What I Was Doing!’
Model turned author Alexa Chung is releasing her as-yet-untitled tome later this year, and while she didn’t reveal many deets about it when it was initially announced, she’s just dropped a few tidbits to Vogue UK.
The book will include Chung’s writing (duh), drawing, and photography. There was initial confusion as to the book’s format — style guide, scrapbook, or autobiography — though that could be attributed to Chung herself. “It’s because I didn’t know what I was doing!” she explained. “That’s the problem when people release it to press before you’ve written a word.”
But she seems to be a bit clearer on the book now that she’s written it and can see where things are headed:
“I had a meeting with them [her publishers] this morning actually. It was a struggle before as I’m so visual — that’s how I learn and imagine things. So when I was sending writing to them it was hard as I couldn’t envisage it at all. But then they sent me the proofs of how it will be laid out and we’re deciding where to put images and stuff. I literally have cut-outs of pictures I’ve taken and I get to be like: ‘That one goes there.’ It’s one of my favourite things to do.”
And one of our favorite things to do is read, so hurry it up with the book!