What I am beginning to love about New York is that there always seems to be a fun event everyday. The other day that fun event was a book signing and q&a session with none other than PR Queen and MTV's The City star, Kelly Cutrone!
I am currently reading her book, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside and if you haven't already picked it up, then go buy it! The book has Kelly's well-known straight forwardness and a lot of insights to her personal life that many may be surprised to find out, such as her brief stint as a tarot card reader and recording a song. Despite all of this, Kelly has some really incredible advice for not only how to make it in the fashion industry but also how to be a strong woman.
Some of my favourite parts include:
-When it comes to one's personal life.......Chapter Three "It's Not a Breakdown, it's a Breakthrough" in which she describes that going through a tough time is sometimes there to help you learn something about yourself in order to better yourself.
-When it comes to living your life.......Her bottom line of being true to yourself no matter what and always knowing what suits you best.
-When it comes to your career........Never de-value the importance of being an intern and to always treat each task with a pro-active and positive attitude!
All in all it is an amazing book and Miss Cutrone is one wise lady, so you can only imagine my excitement when I was able to see her in-person. Dressed in her signature all-black ensemble, she arrived in cool shades and bright nails. She spoke with the same confidence and honest attitude that what we all love about her and when it came to answer everyone's eager questions, she delivered. Some of the points that I took away from it were:
-To not feel the need to follow the expectations that society places on you as a woman or a human being. For example, getting married at a certain age and having a certain amount of children, etc. It is better to be your own person and do what makes you happy.
-It is always important to know who you are, what you are and what you want to do.
Pretty good advice, eh? Kelly was really nice to everyone. She personalized each book signature and gave free t-shirts to everyone who had a birthday in the month of June. It was a great experience to hear such a successful and empowered woman speak about things that we all can identify with first hand.
Kudos to you Kelly!