Gok Wan: The Biography

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Leading British fashion consultant, author, and television host Gok Wan, born in Leicester in 1974 to an English mother and a Chinese father, went from an overweight teenager to a slimmed down leader in the world of fashion—he started as a session hair and make-up artist but soon after he moved into fashion styling. Over the last 10 years, Wan has worked with many personalities and musicians including Bryan Ferry, All Saints, Damien Lewis, Erasure, Vanessa Mae, Wet Wet Wet, and Johnny Vaughan....

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Leading British fashion consultant, author, and television host Gok Wan, born in Leicester in 1974 to an English mother and a Chinese father, went from an overweight teenager to a slimmed down leader in the world of fashion—he started as a session hair and make-up artist but soon after he moved into fashion styling. Over the last 10 years, Wan has worked with many personalities and musicians including Bryan Ferry, All Saints, Damien Lewis, Erasure, Vanessa Mae, Wet Wet Wet, and Johnny Vaughan. His work has been published internationally in magazines such Tatler, Glamour, Times Style, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, The Face, and People and he has worked as an on-screen fashion consultant on many television shows including MTV Shakedown, Big Brother's Little Brother, Battle of the Sexes, Make Me a Grown Up, The Xtra Factor, and T4. The host of How to Look Good Naked, he also authored the accompanying book, How to Look Good Naked: Shop for Your Shape and Look Amazing!, hosts Gok's Fashion Fix, and has a range of shapewear lingerie. Gok Wan is hugely popular, but very little is known about the man behind the phenomenally successful TV show that has the UK daring to bare.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781844549689
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Emily Herbert's other biographies include Robbie: A Life Less Ordinary.

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Table of Contents

1 East Meets West 1

2 A Butterfly Emerges from the Chrysalis 19

3 Reality Bites 31

4 How to Look Good Naked 51

5 Gok 'N'Roll 69

6 Gok Wan: Public Service Provider 87

7 Gok and the Gorbals 105

8 A Family Man 123

9 Guru Gok 141

10 Gok's Fashion Fix 159

11 Life in a Time Capsule 177

12 Edinburgh Nights 195

13 The Superstar Next Door 213

14 How to Look Good Naked - For Men 231

15 Will the Real GokWan Please Stand Up? 243

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