Fashion designer Christian Siriano, in his book Fierce Style: How to be your most fabulous self, does more than show us how to present ourselves as self-confident “fierce and fabulous.” Feeling fierce outside comes from learning to feel fierce and fabulous inside.
What does fashion designer Siriano reveal in his book Fierce Style: How to be your most fabulous self, about how to be fierce and fabulous?
To be fierce, we need to own who we are and not try to be something or someone we aren’t. While there is nothing wrong with emulating those who dress well and seeing how they put things together to look fierce and fabulous, we should seek our own style and not try to be someone else. Remember, just because something looks good on someone else, doesn’t mean it will look good on us. Know yourself and what makes you look and feel self-confident, fabulous and fierce.
Siriano says that clothes should express who we are, because what we wear impacts how we feel. And, we need to be the best we can be to feel fierce. How we present ourselves on the outside has a direct bearing on who we are inside.
As for clothes, fashion designer Siriano, in Fierce Style: How to be your most fabulous self, gives some common sense suggestions like–before you buy, always try it on. Do the clothes wear you and do you wear the clothes? Whatever you buy seek to personalize your clothes and your look. Have a signature piece, look and style-something uniquely you.
Work with, not against, your body shape, proportions and silhouette. The same goes for your hair. In Fierce Style: How to be your most fabulous self, Project Runway 2008 winner, Christian Siriano says every woman still needs that fierce and fabulous little black dress. Though as a fashion designer you might not expect Siriano to be down-to-earth, his advice makes great sense. One of which is to dress your age. Young people can be fierce and fabulous and chic without seeking to be something they aren’t-older.
In his book Fierce Style: How to be your most fabulous self, designer Siriano makes it clear he knows most cannot afford the prices charged for the clothing he designs for his celebrity clients. Instead he shows us how to be fierce and fabulous, chic and stylish, will a much lighter wallet. He shares what we can find from Target to Old Navy and still look and feel great.
Stock up on the basics, Siriano advises. Find your signature style and buy clothing consistent with that style. Spend more for better quality, but buy fewer pieces. Don’t buy fakes, Siriano tells us. Buy what will last year after year in clothing, handbags, jewelry and other accessories.
Fashion designer Siriano, in Fierce Style: How to be your most fabulous self, encourages us to take risks. Don’t be boring, the ultimate opposite of fabulous and fierce. After all, feeling fierce is an attitude as much as it is an actual look.
Of course, taking risks means we’ll sometimes get it wrong. Fashion designer Siriano says that’s OK. We need to find our own fierce style, what makes us look and feel self-confident. There will be times we’ll change our style, but that all comes with learning, growing, and taking calculated risks. We need to weigh risks with benefits and make decisions accordingly in dress and hair styles as well as in life.
Fashion designer Siriano, in Fierce Style: How to be your most fabulous self, says the only person who can really keep us from feeling fierce is us. We must not be phony, but learn to be comfortable with who we are.
Siriano, in Fierce Style, encourages us not to allow failure to stop us from taking risks or looking for new opportunities. He has an amazing work ethic and advises us to do whatever we do, no matter how menial the job, to the best of our abilities and do it with a positive attitude.
Accept, he says, that no one is perfect. Learn to accept who we are and move beyond our flaws, focusing on the positives to become self-confidence and fierce.
No one is “on” all the time. Things do get us down. Siriano advises to look not at the particular problem, but at the big picture. Work through the down times to feeling fabulous and fierce once again. Burn-out is real. Take time to recharge. We all need it, even Siriano.
In Fierce Style: How to be your most fabulous self, fashion designer Siriano doesn’t just give advice, he shares his own story of failure and success. Of dreaming a dream and seeing it come to fruition. Enjoy the ride and appreciate what you’ve achieved, he says. Then dream new dreams and go after them.
Fierce Style: How to be your most fabulous self by fashion designer Christian Siriano shows us how to do just that.