|About the Book|
From the style guru behind the fashion on the ABC hit series Castle:What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror?As a species, we have an image problem: When we look in the mirror, we don’t see what’s there. It doesn’t seem to matter ifMoreFrom the style guru behind the fashion on the ABC hit series Castle:What do you say to yourself when you look in the mirror?As a species, we have an image problem: When we look in the mirror, we don’t see what’s there. It doesn’t seem to matter if you’re the hottest thing on the red carpet or a hairdresser from Red Hook, the minute we step in front of the mirror, the focus is on “the flaw.”Glamour is an inside job and you’re never going to feel pretty if every time you look in the mirror you make a slanderous remark about your body. It’s Not About the Clothes gives you a way to navigate through all the voices telling you what’s wrong with your image and sets the stage for your true beauty to shine through.“I’ve seen enough people in their underwear to start my own country.”A 25-year veteran of fashion, costume design, and celebrity styling, Luke Reichle takes all the tricks, tips, and fitting room strategies he’s used in more than two decades of making people look good and combines them with a series of internal exercises that will adjust your notions about how you look and forever change the things you say to yourself when you look in the mirror.It’s Not About the Clothes connects the attitude of the red carpet with how you think about yourself, bringing confidence and glamour to your daily dressing. This fresh approach to personal style will enable you to eliminate the barrier between you and your inner beauty, and equip you with the “insider” knowledge necessary to re-create yourself in your own image.If you’ve never looked in the mirror and made a disparaging remark about your face or body, then this book is not for you.However, if you can’t see your reflection without engaging in some kind of self-slander, criticizing your body parts, or wondering what life would be like if you looked like himor her, then you need to buy this book. It’s Not About the Clothes is the way out of seeing your reflection as something flawed and in need of fixing.Excerpt from It’s Not About the Clothes:“It’s important to know that you’re not alone. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve started a fitting with an actress or model or “celebutante” of considerable beauty only to have her launch into a litany of physical flaws before she’s even stepped in front of the mirror. I mean before, “Hi, how are you?” or “Get me a cappuccino won’t you, darling?” I hear: “We have to hide my thighs, and if you can do anything about my backside, I’ll be forever in your debt.” Note: more often than not, you and I would kill for this person’s thighs or backside.So are you really any different from little Miss Red Carpet Academy Award? When you look at your reflection, do you see the whole picture? I doubt it. From my experience, it’s more than likely you are seeing a “collection of parts”—a nose, waistline, bust line, upper arms, hips, or thighs—the parts that get judged and come up wanting: too big, too small, not enough here, too much there.If you’ve had enough of thinking you’re not pretty enough, thin enough, tall enough, or shapely enough, then It’s Not About the Clothes is for you. I’ve made it my mission to figure out how to help others change this point of view and do what I eventually became able to do: to look in the mirror, dress the body you have, and love the body you’re dressing.