The Truth About Style

The Truth About Style

Book - 2012
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With her unique talent for seeing past disastrous wardrobes to the core emotional issues that can lead to sartorial crises, style savant Stacy London has transformed the looks and lives of hundreds of guests on TLC's hit TV show What Not to Wear . Now, for the first time in print, London not only shares the principles of how to dress well and why you should but also examines the reasons why so many women don't . In The Truth About Style , London moves beyond the often intimidating seasonal trends of fashion, which so often leave women heeling inadequate and judgmental about their own bodies, to the more valuable and enduring concept of style- a way to dress that enhances and celebrates who they really are. She opens the book by sharing her own history and struggle with self-esteem on the path to her discovery of the healing power of style and learning to find self-confidence. These hard-won truths from the core of The Truth About Style- a series of cast studies featuring nine real women, each of whom faces a particular issue that many women confront when shopping or opening their closet doors. Drawing upon her own experiences to assess the hurdles that have held them back, London lead them through detailed 'start overs,' in which she helps them select looks that not only flatter them physically but reflect and celebrate their personalities. If you have ever despaired of finding the right clothes or being able to love the body you have, The Truth About Style will be an inspiring, liberating, and often humorous guide to finding your truest self-expression.
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780670026234
Branch Call Number: 746.92 LON
Characteristics: 215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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AL_RACHEL Jul 13, 2017

If you loved Stacy on TLC's "What Not To Wear" then you will enjoy reading these fashion interactions from her perspective. She has a real empathy for the women she is helping and her honesty is well-placed where perhaps each woman's own perspective has become skewed over the years.

JCLJulieT Nov 25, 2013

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.

Bellfa226 Mar 21, 2013

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.

rowanquincy Dec 05, 2012

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

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ashpanda25
Nov 04, 2012

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!!!

debwalker Oct 16, 2012

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

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