The Truth About Style by Stacy LondonThe hilarious, beloved cohost of TLC’s What Not to Wear examines the universal obstacles all women—including herself—put in their way
With her unique talent for seeing past disastrous wardrobes to the core emotional issues that caused these sartorial crises, style savant Stacy London has transformed not only the looks but also the lives of hundreds of guests who have appeared on What Not to Wear. Now for the first time in print, London turns that expert X-ray insight on herself.
Like the women she’s transformed, London has plenty of emotional baggage. At eleven, she suffered from severe psoriasis that left her with permanent physical and mental scars. During college, she became anorexic on a misguided quest for perfection. By the time she joined the staff at Vogue, London’s weight had doubled from binge eating. Although self-esteem and self-consciousness nearly sabotaged a promising career, London learned the hard way that we wear our insecurities every day. It wasn’t until she found the self-confidence to develop a strong personal style that she finally became comfortable in her skin.
In The Truth About Style, London shares her own often painful history and her philosophy of the healing power of personal style—illustrating it with a series of detailed “start-overs” with eight real women, demonstrating how personal style helps them overcome the emotional obstacles we all face. For anyone who has ever despaired of finding the right clothes, or even taking an objective assessment in a full-length mirror, The Truth About Style will be an inspiring, liberating, and often very funny guide to finding the expression of your truest self.
What Happened To Stacy And Clinton From What Not To Wear?
London and Kelly were tasked with transforming the wardrobes of the fashionably-challenged, per the request of friends and family concerned for their loved one's hideous duds. The co-hosts ambushed contestants and challenged their clothing choices, and together, the trendy duo offered sage advice to help participants become the chicest versions of themselves.
Clinton Kelly born February 22, is an American fashion consultant and media personality known for his role as co-host on What Not to Wear , a reality program that featured fashion makeovers. He shared on-air duties with Stacy London. Kelly started his career as a freelance writer for several fashion magazines. Although he still continues to write, he has since expanded into fashion consulting and designing. He attended Boston College and graduated with a degree in communications in ; he was president of Boston College's University Chorale.
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If you happened to binge-watch any of the TLC series What Not to Wear the inarguably greatest makeover show in all of history between the years of and when you were either home sick from school or work, or spending a weekend in, or, you know, shamelessly electing to watch the reality show out of your own free will, then you were likely a fan of hosts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly. The stylish pair, with an uncanny knack for freeing any kind of body from the dregs it previously chose to sport, shared a winning chemistry. They made you believe that with the perfect pencil skirt, you could conquer the world. The news dropped like a bomb on Wednesday afternoon when Kelly tweeted a screenshot showing London had blocked him on Twitter, leading to a fan outcry. Thought it was hilarious. Are you talking about guests or are you talking about the crew?
After graduating from Vassar College , London started her career as a fashion editor at Vogue and transitioned into being a stylist for celebrities and designers. From —, she was a celebrity spokesperson for Pantene, Woolite, Dr. Scholl's, and Riders by Lee. She co-owns Style for Hire and is the creative director of Westfield Style. London was born and raised in New York City. She is of Sicilian descent on her mother's side and Jewish descent on her father's side.