If You Have to Cry, Go Outside : And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You
Kelly Cutrone has long been mentoring women on how to make it in one of the most competitive industries in the world. She has kicked people out of fashion shows, forced some of reality television's shiny stars to fire their friends, and built her own company—one of the most powerful PR firms in the fashion business—from the ground up. Through it all, she has refused to be anything but herself. Kelly writes in her trademark, no-bullshit style, combining personal and professional stories to share her secrets for success without selling out. Let's face it: this is a different world than the one in which our mothers grew up, and Kelly has created a real girl's guide to making it in today's world. Offering a wake-up call to women everywhere, she challenges us to stop the dogged pursuit of the "perfect life" and discover who we are and what we really want. Then she shows us how to go out there and get it. Much of our culture teaches us to muzzle our inner voice and follow the crowd; Kelly enables us to stop pretending and start truly living. With chapters on how to find your tribe (those like-minded souls who make your heart sing), how sometimes a breakdown is really a breakthrough, and how there is no such thing as perfection, Kelly also shares practical advice, such as how to create a personal brand and how sometimes you have to fake it to make it. Raw, hilarious, shocking, but always the honest truth, "If You Have to Cry, Go Outside" calls upon you to gather up your courage like an armful of clothes at a McQueen sample sale and follow your soul wherever it takes you. Whether you're just starting out in the world or looking to reinvent yourself, "If You Have to Cry, Go Outside" will be the spark you need to figure out what you have to say to the world—and how you're going to say it.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 152 x 228 x 24mm | 299.37g
- 02 Feb 2010
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
"Intelligent and witty works of wonder...literary bitch-slaps of unfettered straightfoward speech....an honest, instructional pseudo-memoir targeting a new generation of "young girls and gay boys" who want to break into the fashion industry but are unsure they have the chops for it. "--Bay Area Reporter
About Kelly Cutrone
KELLY CUTRONE is the founder of the fashion public relations, branding and marketing firm People's Revolution. People's Revolution currently represents 46 clients including Longchamp, Vivienne Westwood, Sass and Bide, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Pat Fields, Rachel Comey, Marisa Ribisi, and Nicky Hilton. Cutrone first appeared on MTV's hit reality series The Hills in 2007 as the employer of Whitney Port. She has made recurring appearances on both The Hills and its spinoff series The City and in April 2008 Cutrone was featured on MTV's The Hills: I'm Going to Fashion Week. Prior to founding People's Revolution in 1997, Cutrone was cofounder and president of Cutrone and Weinberg and previously director of PR for Spin magazine. Cutrone lives in Manhattan with her six-year-old daughter Ava.
"Kelly's book is full of anecdotes from her personal and professional life as well as motivational tips." People.com