True Whit: Designing a Life of Style, Beauty and Fun
Fashion icon and MTV mega-star Whitney Port shares personal stories, beauty and fitness secrets and invaluable advice on everything girls need to know to start out their independent lives in style. Intimate, honest and funny, this is Whitney Port revealed. Whitney shares her philosophy on fashion, beauty, romance and careers, balancing it all in this conversational guide for twenty-somethings setting up on their own, something she knows plenty about…
MTV’s The City followed Whitney Port as she moved from Los Angeles to New York City and learned to navigate her new life in the Big Apple. From backstabbing co-workers and bitchy bosses to cheating boyfriends and a daring new career in fashion design, Whitney – the ‘everygirl’ – handled it all with grace and style. For the first time ever, through personal stories and private snapshots, Whitney shares the true reality of being an emerging fashion designer, including her creative process, sketches and fabrics. Beautifully illustrated with Whitney’s private photos, and with advice from her friends Lauren Conrad (star of The Hills) and Kelly Cutrone (The City), this book is everything a girl could possibly need to figure out what she wants from her life, and how to make it happen.
If you followed Whitney Port and her life on The Hills and The City, then you’ll know she oozes fashion, beauty and brains. Now she’s turned her hand to writing, releasing True Whit: a self-help book for ambitious girls in their early twenties, inspired by her own personal experiences.
As a huge fan of Whitney Port, I loved this book. I found it really interesting as I am going through a similar time in my life, so I could really relate to the topics she wrote about. It’s a comforting but honest portrayal of life after you finish university; a perfect ‘coming of age’ book for anyone going through what Port calls a quarter-life crisis. She discusses everything from moving into your own space, to getting ready for a job interview or dinner party with friends.
The book shows that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and that working hard and being ambitious will pay off in the long run. Her life is often seen as very glamorous, but this shows it in a more realistic way – she talks about starting out in a small, inexpensive apartment and budget shopping. She writes very honestly, which is why I enjoyed it so much. It is not a fairytale celebrity memoir, but a true portrayal of Port’s whirlwind life.
If you’re 20-something girl and a fan of Whitney Port, you’ll enjoy this. It is not going to fix all of your problems, but it’s a light, easy to read book with lots of tips on living in the city and growing up.