Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design
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Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design

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by Danielle LaPorte, Danielle Laporte, Carrie McCarthy
     
 

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STYLE STATEMENT is an inspiring take on the power of style and authenticity. Deemed "style psychotherapists," Carrie and Danielle are the creators of the Style Statement: a two-word compass that helps you make more confident choices in life — from your wardrobe to your relationships, your living room to your career plans.

Part workbook, part

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STYLE STATEMENT is an inspiring take on the power of style and authenticity. Deemed "style psychotherapists," Carrie and Danielle are the creators of the Style Statement: a two-word compass that helps you make more confident choices in life — from your wardrobe to your relationships, your living room to your career plans.

Part workbook, part inspirational narrative, STYLE STATEMENT presents a series of inquiries that lead readers to the personal words that guide the spirit, look and feel of their life. The first word represents your foundation, your 80%. The second word, your 20%, is what motivates and distinguishes you.

Via Carrie and Danielle's Lifestyle Map, readers then explore how their own unique Style Statement can generate momentum in every area of their life.

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According to the authors, your two-word Style Statement defines your authentic self: "It is a compass for making more powerful choices, a guide for designing a life that reflects your whole being. An anchor, a symbol, a mantra. A declaration, an affirmation, a reminder. You, fully expressed." To help you identify your statement, the authors provide a lifestyle map and human exemplars of different styles. Part workbook, part inspirational narrative, and part style guide, this large-format book will speak to anyone who has ever tried to design a wardrobe, a room, or their life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316067164
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/08/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Carrie McCarthy is a graduate of the London College of Fashion. A former fashion model, award-winning interior designer, and head of "Robe," a successful wedding dress company, Carrie is a regular design personality in the media. She is featured on a regular basis in Canadian House & Home, Style at Home, Coastal Living, Western Living and Vancouver Magazine (where she was dubbed "one of the hottest designers in Vancouver"). Carrie is married and lives in Vancouver. Her Style Statement is Refined Treasure.
Danielle LaPorte is a writer and seasoned marketing strategist in Vancouver. She has worked as Executive Director of the Arlington Institute—a think tank in Washington, DC—where she led a team of world class analysts in studying market trends for the liked of IBM, The Pentagon, and The World Bank, and was granted a position on the White House Council in 2000. She also headed her own communications agency for ten years, providing branding expertise and national publicity campaigns for clients ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners to pop stars. Danielle has appeared in The Globe & Mail, Fashion Magazine, and Washington Post, to name a few. Her Style Statement is Sacred Dramatic.

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Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took me 2 years to finish as I was going through a deep depression but it was a fantastic exploratory tool when I felt like I didn't know who I was right after college and marriage. Don't get thenook version though. Photos are much more vivid in the boom and the font and layout design is way more intriguing.
LoracCP More than 1 year ago
I love the title and pictures. This book expands one vocabulary and motivates one to express themselves with beautiful words...if you can read the writing. The ink print is too light. While I was trying to comprehend the authors ideas and reasoning behind writing this self-help literature, I had to strain to see the writing. Yes, I do wear reading glasses, but that was not the issue. It is the light print on the pages. These girls need to address this with their publishers.
elinwoods More than 1 year ago
I loved the book. I was so excited when I picked it up from the store and I couldn't wait to get home and find my style statement. To be honest, I'm not certain if I've properly labeled myself, but the book was so inspiring and really made me think about myself and who I am. I am seriously considering an actual consultation with the women because I believe in this and everything they've said that much. I enjoyed the book a lot and I really think that it would be a great read for anyone who wants to think they are the most fierce person on the planet when the world has them down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I received my copy of Style Statement, I was very excited. What style am I? This beautiful book will make a great gift for someone. The information is interesting. However, the arrangement is confusing. I never did find my style statement. I think I am a combination of several. Style Statement includes questions to assist you in discovering your two words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Who are you? What is your style? What two words best describe the authentic you? I guess I am nobody, because I never did find my style. Style Statement has a lot of potential, but it fell short of reaching it. The layout is confusing. I suppose my style is redneck and country. Carrie McCathry and Danielle LaPorte speak with great authority. I have no doubt that they know their topic well. Their book has a sophisticated aurora to it.
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The authors promise a lot but do not deliver. Style suggestions are stupid.
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