At last month’s SDCC, we attended the Her Universe Fashion Show, as always. The goody bags at that show are always amazing! This year was no different. We all got a free copy of Her Universe founder, Ashley Eckstein’s, new book, “It’s Your Universe”.
Now that the dust has settled from SDCC, I picked up my copy and gave it a quick read. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is not only a memoir of sorts, but also a workbook so you can get to work on your own story.
At the end of each section, there is a section for you to work on your own thoughts, ideas, dreams, whatever. There are exercises such as make an action plan to reach your goals and jot down those little ideas that pop into your head that can turn into big ideas and dreams for your future. Eckstein encourages you to write in the book and make it your own kind of dream journal.
The illustrations by Ashley Taylor are really beautiful as well. I would love to have several of these in a frameable format!
That is one thing that I’ve always liked about Eckstein. She likes to not only share her journey, but guide you on a journey of your own. The fashion show being a prime example. The winners of that show get to design a line not only for Her Universe, but the line is sold in Hot Topic and Torrid stores worldwide! Yes, it helps her company for sure, but makes new fashion stars in their own right.
The book inspired me to put pen to paper and write down my ideas so that I can expand on them later on. I now have a ton of projects that I’d like to tackle! I have this on my desk now for inspiration, actually.
The book is a very quick read, which I really liked. I also liked the “all ages” aspect of it. This is a great book to give to a child to encourage them to dream and make things happen. The book takes a very relaxed approach to new ideas and projects you’d like to accomplish. Let them flow. Break ideas down into milestones. Big ideas are a journey. By teaching our kids to break down things into manageable goals, big ideas seem less daunting and achievable.
Pick up your own copy of the book here. Happy reading!
Love, Kim and Scout
*All photos from “It’s Your Universe” by Ashley Eckstein and Illustrations by Ashley Taylor. Published by Disney Editions