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Danielle LaPorte , Carrie McCarthy
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April 8 2008
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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STYLE STATEMENT is an inspiring take on the power of style and authenticity. Deemed "style psychotherapists,"Carrie 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 Danielle's Lifestyle Map, readers then explore how their own unique Style Statement can generate momentum in every area of their life.

About 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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Style Statement is a must have - Carrie and Danielle have eloquently and elegantly written a manual for life. With the crazy hectic pace of modern life this book is like a much needed oasis smack in the middle of the desert. It's like liquid poetry, soothing to the soul. It's like years of therapy, in a beautiful, painless package.

Beyond the exquisite images the book contains, Style Statement has helped me rediscover me. As a business owner and mother, I've found it extremely helpful in all areas of my life. I've found my focus which is reason to celebrate.

From picking out new dishes easily and effortlessly to creating a new hairstyle to helping me partition aspects of running my business, my style statement (cultured designing) has played a role. It's a map, it's a guide, it's magical - it's a path back to you, no matter how buried the real you has become.

My only question is - so when is the next book out Carrie & Danielle?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Work, but worth it Aug. 31 2008
Format:Paperback
I bought this book as a skeptic, and approached it with some reservations. As I worked through the self-reflective questions, I came to appreciate the depth of thought that went into its design and purpose. Finally, a book that does not classify the reader into a "pear" or "apple" or advise you to cuff your pants or not. This book goes to the essence of style. It's already saved me from numerous mistakes, and I both want and buy less. It's essential for me to add that the book also examines one's relation to the world: how you connect with family, friends and community, how you share your gifts. It's an exercise in self-awareness, not self-absorption.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Luscious and Illuminating April 13 2008
Format:Paperback
Holding this book in my hands and taking in the beauty and wisdom of each page was a luscious and illuminating experience. I LOVED the intimacy and humour of the Style Statement profiles - each one is like a little movie or a story vignette. Workbooks usually turn me off but this book was different; there's lots of build up, explaining and examples before you actually get down to your own work. I found the exercises short, snappy AND super effective. Ask yourself enough of the right questions and a real clarity emerges. I get it now. I get me.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have! April 14 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is a must, not only for women, but for men.

This book will guide you to find the ability to be authentic in all parts of your life - at home, in your relationships and at work.

I've found that using my style statement, (with the accompanying exercises), as my own personal mission statement, has helped me clarify my goals, vision and direction of my life!

I highly recommend this, not only as a good read - but as a map and guide.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read May 21 2008
Format:Paperback
A great tool in assessing the real you. I really enjoyed reading the various style statements and seeing how one's style statement can really influence decisions made in every day life. I like that it can help you better define your 'look' on the outside AND on the inside. Pick it up - you'll enjoy it.
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