What am I looking to fund?
A unique style and fashion workbook. There are many resources that will show you what fits your shape, or what colors to wear. This guide is different. It takes you on a journey to define your personal style, and help you develop a working wardrobe that suits your taste.
What will I use the funding for?
I have used a bit of my own money in getting a website together, and professional editing etc. But, I really would like to get this book laid out nicely, and being that its a workbook - that will be very expensive to get it done properly. I am hoping to get some funding to help with that.
Why did I want to write this book?
I was a huge fan of What not to Wear, but as time went on over the years, I started getting annoyed with it. Its one thing to help people throw out things no longer in style and upgrade to new clothes, and find things that fit - but its another to make them all look alike - and like a JC Pennys circular ad, no less. I think people need to have personal taste in the final reveal, and it just doesnt seem to work that way.
For me, the transition out of the 20s and into the 30s was really when I started to identify that I had no cohesive style, and I wanted to have a great wardrobe but didn't know where to start. I wanted my style to reflect me and my unique taste, not someone else's.
So, I went on sort of a style journey. And because I am an analyst by trade, I went about it the same way I handle data.
1. Collect Info
2. Drill down the data
3. Assign meaning to the data
4. Present the data
I basically converted this process into a way to identify my style by collecting everything that inspired me style wise, focusing on the elements that resonated most with me, define what that meant in relation to my clothes and lastly, developing my closet to match this definition and that is exactly how my book rolls out.
I thought this might help others, and so I started writing and ended up with a complete resource guide for women looking to define their style.