Wit and wisdom from the innovative, influential, and empowering wellness guru and designer Norma Kamali
In her first book, fashion legend Norma Kamali offers readers a stylish, inspiring, and heartfelt handbook for gliding boldly through each of life’s decades with purpose and power. Manifesto, memoir, and essential guide, its pages are informed by 50 years of Kamali’s twists, turns, triumphs, and failures experienced while ï¬?nding the courage and conviction to race after her dreams and never look back.
At 75, Kamali looks—and acts—nearly half her age. The secret, she writes, is learning to age with power: Embracing a healthy lifestyle and looking forward to every milestone and the changes they bring, with the realization that reaching one’s potential has no date. With wisdom and wit, Kamali imparts her lessons on authentic beauty, timeless style, career-building, ï¬?tness, and health through personal stories, worldly insight, and actionable advice designed to help women of every age create their happiest, healthiest, most successful and fulfilling lives.
Fashion designer Kamali (Facing East) shares valuable wisdom for women on building a healthy lifestyle in this empowering handbook. To create a more replenishing routine, Kamali recommends holistic solutions (such as acupuncture treatments and regular meditation) as well as quick fixes (like giving oneself a morning massage). She shares tips for sleeping, such as investing in one's bed, creating the perfect space, and limiting screen time at night, and provides wellness recommendations and immune boosting tips from celebrity doctor Andrew Weil, including to follow a plant-based diet, avoid sugar and GMOs, and take probiotics. For exercise, Kamali suggests a mix of simple practices (among them, dancing) and more structured routines of at-home exercises and stretches. In the book's second half, she dispenses hard-won advice and observations ("If you look good and feel good, your actual age makes no difference for all you are able to do") alongside her own life story, including a toxic first marriage, becoming a designer to celebrities, finding "reinvention" in her 50s, and meeting her soul mate at age 65. The beautiful design is a standout feature, with gorgeously rendered affirmations ("Little girls with dreams become women with vision") and delightful photos peppered throughout. Kamali's message of positivity will be a treat for women of all ages.