Any fan of TLC’s “What Not To Wear” knows who Clinton Kelly is. Those of you who don’t What Not To Wear is a reality program where Clinton and his co-host, Stacy London, who have both worked in the fashion world, do makeovers for the woefully in need. The new season debuted on Oct. 26th with former Facts of Life star Mindy Cohen in need of help. I’ve been watching the show, based off a British show of the same name, pretty much since it debuted in 2003.
Clinton has also written several books, the newest being “Oh No She Didn’t: the Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and How To Avoid Them” This book is hysterical yet sadly true! Each 100 examples has a very funny picture, some staged some actual fashion faux pas. Some of my favorites include “matching your mate” , “hairy legs under hose” , “pajamas in public” (which really is a very annoying trend!!! Why oh why???), he even takes on “bad posture” ! Clinton is outspoken and some might say not always very nice…. but he does offer advice on how to change these mistakes. For example with the “I give up dress” which is basically the ugly shapeless boxy dresses so many women (me included) purchase at some point, he actually tells you a few simple facts to look for in any dress you buy. If you take one thing away just remember, if it looks like a box on the hanger, what do you think it will look like on you??? And importantly, dress the body you are in! Don’t dress and shop for “I want to lose 10 lbs”.
Clinton has also authored the book “Freakin” Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate and Generally Be Better Than anyone Else” , “Dress Your Best: the Complete Guide to Finding the Style That’s Right for Your Body”, and of course there is a “What Not to Wear: Mom Makeovers” DVD. So check one out, have some fun and learn if you are a fashion victim!! Oh my!