People are like snowflakes—uniquely beautiful because of the details. To compare snowflake to snowflake is not very productive.
~ C&D’s Manifesto of Style
From the shape of our cells to the swirl of our fingerprints, each human is profoundly, almost incomprehensibly unique. In all the eons of time, amongst trillions of human eggs that have been fertilized and hatched—there is only one you: microscopically remarkable, positively unrepeatable, original, and beyond compare. That’s style.
Comparison is crazy-making. And for the most part, envy wastes energy that could be put towards getting what you want or optimizing what you have. It’s a trap. So here’s the trick…
IDEA: Bless the people you feel envious of—the rich, skinny, in-love, confident, powerful people. Quicker than you can say “I wish I had that…,” say to yourself, or even better, to them, “Way to go….You look great.…I admire you.” With envy out of the way, you’ll have more space for your own greatness to step forward.
Deemed by the media as “Style Psychotherapists” and “Canadian Oprahs,” Carrie McCarthy & Danielle LaPorte founded Carrie & Danielle, Inc. to “start a revolution in authenticity.” They are the creators of Style Statement. Your Style Statement defines your essential self. It’s a two-word compass to guide your choices—from your wardrobe to your relationships, to your living room to your business plan.
Featured in Domino, Elle, The Huffington Post, Fashion, Flare, The Globe & Mail and Vogue Australia, Carrie & Danielle have worked with over six hundred Style Statement clients, and regularly advise women entrepreneurs.
Their on-line daily magazine, IDEAS & ICONS, will launch in early 2008, followed by their book, Style Statement: Live By Your Own Design, from publishers Little, Brown & Company, New York.
Carrie McCarthy has designed and styled for homes, magazines, and luxury hotels; she has been a fashion designer and a competitive track athlete. Her Style Statement is Refined Treasure.
Danielle LaPorte is the former director of a Washington DC-area think tank for global futures strategies. For ten years, she ran her own communications and business development agency to promote visionary people and projects. Her Style Statement is Sacred Dramatic.
Carrie & Danielle live in Vancouver, BC.
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