The Truth About Style

The Truth About Style

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by Stacy London
     
 

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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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

This new book by TLC What Not to Wear co-host Stacy London is about style, not fashion. Thus, The Truth about Style won't advise you about which designer bag matches which fashionista shoes, but it will help you find a way to dress that enhances and celebrates who you are. Filled with illustrated case studies, personal stories, and spirit-lifting sidebars, this attractive hardcover strips down the emotional baggage that most women carry about their bodies and their wardrobe choices, replacing that weight with start-over choices and the joy of spontaneity. London's approach is strengthened by her own candid discussion of her own problems with medical problems and eating disorders. Style that begins with an 'e' for emotion.

From the Publisher
“[London is] the Dr. Phil of fashion.”
~Women’s Wear Daily

“An honest and heartfelt look at how we dress from the inside out.”
~Flavorpill.com

Library Journal
Preteen psoriasis left London physically scarred and emotionally burdened; later, she endured bouts of anorexia and then binge eating. So the cohost of TLC's What Not To Wear understands that how we feel about ourselves affects all our choices; our worst fashion don'ts often stem from deep-down crisis. Here, she helps us see the crisis, deflect those choices, and develop a style all our own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670026234
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
497,429
Product dimensions:
7.66(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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“An honest and heartfelt look at how we dress from the inside out.” —Flavorpill.com

Meet the Author

Stacy London is the cohost of TLC’s What Not to Wear and has a regular segment on NBC’s Today show called “Ask Stacy.” She’s the cofounder and stylist in chief of Style for Hire. In addition, she has appeared on numerous TV programs, including Oprah, Wendy Williams, and Access Hollywood. A contributing editor at People magazine, she previously worked at Vogue and Mademoiselle.

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