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The Truth About Style

London, Stacy (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"The 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. "--
Authors: London, Stacy
Title: The truth about style
Publisher: New York : Viking Adult, 2012.
Characteristics: 215 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.
Contents: What this book is not
Learning to shed my skin
Ashley
Ty
Janis
Sarah C.
Tania
June
Sarah M.
Tracy
Annie
Getting comfy in my skin.
Summary: "The 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. "--
Local Note: 1 6 15 17 18 35 53 57 60 61 65 74 79 80 102 112 118 133 143 148 150 151 152 172 173 193 198 203 210 211 216 222 228 242 244 250
ISBN: 0670026239
9780670026234
Statement of Responsibility: Stacy London
Subject Headings: Expression (Philosophy) Self-esteem. Personality. Fashion Psychological aspects.
Topical Term: Expression (Philosophy)
Self-esteem.
Personality.
Fashion
LCCN: 2012015144
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Nov 25, 2013
  • JCLJulieT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Here is how I came to read this book: 1. My husband was busy, 2. I love Trinny and Susannah, of the British What not to Wear, 3. I found the American What not to Wear on Netflix and started watching it. There are no British accents, but I like it. 4. I put all of Trinny and Susannah's books on hold at the library and found Stacy London's, too.

And now my review: I quite enjoyed this book. I read it in two days. It has a lot of body-type specifics that will only apply to a portion of women, but those are couched in honest, revealing and personal stories about the women in the book. Also, honest, revealing and personal stories about Stacy London - who, by the way, I now Love. This book was very autobiographical for her. (and she's totes cool, funny, smart, beautiful and introspective)

I will read more from her and watch more American What not to Wear based on my style-respect for Stacy London.

Mar 21, 2013
  • Bellfa226 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book! It does have a lot of Stacy's story, but it is a great inspiration. All of the makeovers are great stories. There were thought provoking and encouraging quotes. It was a confidence boost to read.

Dec 05, 2012
  • rowanquincy rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Had too much about the author's tastes. the update on the models was not always appealing.

This book is more about Stacy and her personal experiences. Clinton has his own book which is more comical. They are both great Fashion Stylists and great life coaches and personal supporters! I love their show!!!

What happened to Clinton? Love their witty take on style.

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