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Growing More Beautiful an Artful Approach to Personal Style Perfect Paperback – February 1, 2008
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If you want a rah-rah, you're beautiful, be yourself, be authentic sort of chat with your mom or best girlfriend, this is the book for you. If you're seeking to improve your appearance by taking concrete steps - and still be your true self, I would look to some of the other style books out there, like Isaac Mizrahi's How to Have Style, The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own, or Garza and Lupo's Life in Color: The Visual Therapy Guide to the Perfect Palette--for Fashion, Beauty, and You!, or Color Me Younger.
Sorry, ladies, I can't recommend this one.
It truly speaks to every woman.
I am very visual and for me to see the colors and read the descriptions brought this book to life.
It inspired me to get my own "rack" and start putting together those "cute little outfits" that Jennifer talks about. I will confess I am a buy-one-thing-at-a-time shopper and I usually end up with tops and bottoms and no outfits.
Reading this book really made me want to dress more beautifully and as a result - I feel more beautiful.
This is a "must" investment for any woman who wants to radiate her inside beauty to the outer world.
Thank you Jennifer for giving so much of yourself in the writing and designing of this truly Beautiful Book.
Carole Martin -- LaJolla, CA
The collage theme... When I made my first collage inspired by this book, it was not for clothes but for a love relationship. I experienced true therapy: images that deeply touched me popped up in magazines. I sorted them while feeling and thinking of what drew my attention to them. It helped to understand my true desires, values and my true nature. I glued them on paper. Now it is on the wall inspiring me to look further for somebody who is my true match.
We created a team collage in our company. It is a source of inspiration and shows what every team member wants deep inside for the company. I noticed I am highly motivated not only by the images I chosen myself but also by those brought in by my colleagues. (However, be gentle and respectful since the collage is a sensitive and revealing tool for team building and planning, not superficial.) While the book does not say any word about business, I highly recommend it for women building their businesses.
Now, six months later, I am creating my wardrobe collage and discovering myself. It makes it easy to go out and buy clothes that I finally love to wear.
The book contains practical tools related to building a rewarding and highly functional wardrobe, great budget considerations, a good note on accessories and the third element for any garment, nice pictures, and good paper.Read more ›
To understand one's colors, Robin advises that everyone take into consideration their skin tone, hair color and what colors they are drawn to. A lot of her theories revolve around the idea that everyone is drawn to the colors that naturally work for them. As well, she believes that we naturally gravitate towards the fit that best works for our body type. I like this idea because she believes that we instinctively know the best colors and style for ourselves.
At times I thought this book was a little to artsy for me as I am a practical thinker. But I loved the overall concepts that a woman should be in control of her wardrobe and shop sensibly. I would pass this book along to all women of any age because whether you are just out of college starting a wardrobe or on the older spectrum where they may need a re-working of the wardrobe.
* Learning to see ourselves is artistry. "Vision" is seeing not only with your eyes, but with your mind, your heart, and your life experience.
* Learn to see ourselves without judgment or self-doubt -- those things which choke our true essence. Check the inner critic at the door. The negative voice isn't ever totally silenced, but in the other ear can be the voice of love, affirmation and pleasure.Choose empowerment over self-criticism.
* You can't reach full potential always worrying about what others think (of you). Be un-willing to have your power sucked away by negative thoughts or people. Don't allow "well-meaning" friends to criticize you -- don't take it in.
* Allow compliments in!
* Focus on your assets, rather than your perceived imperfections. Find aspects (of your body) to admire. Adjust the mirror to find a more pleasing reflection.
* How you see yourself will be transformed when you approach looking your best in a way that reflects your personal values. Decide what matters to you and stand in it!
* Do what you love, not what you loathe -- choosing what makes you happy creates wholeness and unmistakable confidence!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lusciously beautiful book, filled with gorgeous photographs and spot-on practical tips guaranteed to make a difference.Published 12 months ago by The Alchemist's Heart
Excellent: filled with her unique and timely insights! Inspires the reader to express yourself as a personal work of art. Read morePublished on June 29, 2014 by ~Interested~
I love the cover - it was the initial reason I was attracted to this book. My notable complaint is the pictures inside are primarily paintings created by the author along with... Read morePublished on April 14, 2014 by Samantha Billinsky
This book spent a great deal of time discussing colors and how they relate to dressing. A variation on the color analysis process I underwent in the 1980's. Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by Kim Frentz
What makes a woman's outfit look stylish? Is it the way the fabric flows or hugs her figure? Do the colors match her complexion and hair? Read morePublished on March 24, 2011 by Alice Berger
I think this is a wonderful concise book and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in embracing personal style.Published on March 13, 2011 by Vanessa
Growing More Beautiful by Jennifer Robin is a fresh way of looking at style and figuring out how to dress your best. Read morePublished on December 29, 2010 by Christina Lockstein