When Kelly Cutrone’s first book, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside, was initially published, young people flocked to this new voice—finally, someone was telling it like it is, in a language they spoke. It quickly became a bestseller and stayed on the list for eleven weeks. Fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone of Purple Revolution became more than a personality; she became a beloved guru, mentor, fairy godmother and what I call fashion-spiration. Kelly Cutrone motivational, inspirational
History is full of successful, world-changing people who did not fit in. Think Nelson Mandela, Joan of Arc, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, John Lennon, and Bono. Instead of changing themselves to accommodate the status quo, these people hung a light on their differences—and changed humanity in the process.
Kelly Cutrone has long been going against the grain. From her all black, no makeup trademark look despite her career in the image obsessed fashion industry, to her being living proof that you don’t have to do things in a certain order to be successful, to her being a very happy working single mom.
An invitation to rethink who you are, what you value, and what you want from life, NORMAL GETS YOU NOWHERE goes beyond how to reinvent yourself and create your own brand, and begins to investigate what it means to live in this world as a tuned in, conscious, and caring individual with a passion for making a difference.
From Normal Gets You Nowhere:
On Being Normal:
The truth of the matter is history is full of successful, world-changing people who did not fit in and were definitely not normal. It’s time we started seeing words like “kooky,” “abnormal,” “crazy,” “eccentric,” and “freak” as what they are: character differentiation. As you have your own Divine revelations and nurture your own intuition, I want you to share them with the world. And don’t retreat or feel bad if no one gets it at first. Because, let’s face it, you can only hope they don’t get it. This will give you an edge, otherwise known as a patent or a trademark opportunity. In commerce, in literature and in life, normal gets you nowhere.
On Work and Business:
As you follow your intuition and pursue your dreams, you must be very careful about who you do business with. Doing business with people is no different than moving to a big city. You can’t just see every man as a potential boyfriend; you also have to see him as someone who could be dangerous to you at night. And if you open your own company, you should be aware that all those who pass through your doors, whether visitors, clients, messengers, or employees, are not just a potential boon to your business – they are also a potential menace.
Cutrone founded People's Revolution in 1996. The company has grown into one of the most powerful fashion PR companies in the world, having produced shows for such artists as Longchamp, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino, Jeremy Scott, Paco Rabanne, Thierry Mugler, Bulgari, Christie's, Agent Provocateur, and Alexandre Herchcovitch, in London, Paris, Moscow, Los Angeles, New York and Milan. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Paris
Kelly Cutrone has lived an extraordinary life, experiencing both the highs of fame and riches and the lows of poverty, drug addiction, single parent and overcame all the struggles into a successful PR guru, BWTV deals with People Revolution during Fashion week to arrange interviews with designers. We look forward to seeing Kelly this season of NYFashion Week Sept 6-Sept 13th 2012.
Kelly Cutrone life quotes:
This is an important lesson to remember when you're having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won't feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most. I believe you can't feel real joy unless you've felt heartache. You can't have a sense of victory unless you know what it means to fail. You can't know what it's like to feel holy until you know what it's like to feel really fucking evil. And you can't be birthed again until you've died.”
― Kelly Cutrone,