Tess Whitehurst, who was born and raised in Los Banos, has written another book.
Magical Fashionista looks at ways of perceiving fashion as a personal art project.
I had been working with the principles of feng shui for some time, and I found that they also apply to our wardrobes and the whole way that we interact with our bodies and self-care regimen, she said about why she decided to write the book.
Whitehurst is also a feng shui consultant. Feng shui is the arrangement of an environment to create positive change in life. She consults with clients in their homes and discusses changes they can make in order to help them love where they live and activate their most ideal life conditions.
It can be very healing to treat the way that you dress as a meditation and a way of honoring your eternally beautiful self, she said. Fashion often gets a bad rap as being purely fluffy and materialistic, when it can actually be employed as a conscious practice for healing and personal expression.
Whitehurst said that you dont have to go out and buy all new clothing or other items.
You can work with what you have. Go to secondhand stores and swap your old clothes and accessories with your friends, she advised. Then youre being good to yourself and the environment.
Although Whitehurst no longer lives in Los Banos, she said she visits family in Turlock often.
Her book can be purchased at Phoenix Books Mind & Body, 936 Sixth St.
Whitehurst is also a public speaker and author of four other books: The Magic of Flowers, The Good Energy Book, Magical Housekeeping and The Art of Bliss.
For morr about Whitehurst and her business, visit www.tesswhitehurst.com.
Reporter Marina Gaytan can be reached at (209)826-3831 ext. 6562 mgaytan@losbanosenterprise .com.