The founder of the renowned PR firm People's Revolution, Lauren Conrad's boss herself spoke to fans of her road to success at her new book's launch yesterday evening.
Kelly Cutrone said she was the kid who smoked pot at the bus stop before going to school. She never felt like she "belonged" in her small home town in upstate New York.
She said she made a lot of mistakes, but survived them and kept going. She had no plans, but did the best she could do.
When asked the one thing she wants people to take away that night, she said, "find yourself."
"It's like when you do eye-scans or fingerprint tests. No two people, even twins, have the same prints."
She said role models can be dangerous to you and it is easy to become influenced by their styles. Whether it be a celebrity or your mother, sister, teacher or best friend, it is most important not to conform, but to figure out what sets you apart from others.
Regarding her own image, she said, "I have a non-image image"; that was my favourite part about her, because she seemed darn proud of it.
Photos from Kelly Cutrone's book launch at Eaton Centre's Indigo for her book "If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You".