General chatter - Stacey London may be one of my new heroes




srmb60
01-19-2007, 02:19 PM
There seems to be a What Not to Wear Marathon on or something. Which is super fine with me ... wish I didn't have to go to work :)

I've been watching Stacey London. This gal has an unfortunate nose, a grey steak in her hair and is definitely hippy without much up top. But she looks great! Even simply dressed .... a t-shirt and skirt ... she looks great.

Fear not the pear shape girls .... what do you think?


marbleflys
01-19-2007, 02:34 PM
but Stacey is a VERY thin, taller pear....BTW, she is a regular on Oprah (website too), telling you what jeans look best and why, all body types and sizes.

I enjoy watching her and ....whatsisname? for years....I'm afraid they will come knock on my door and throw my clothes away one day, nominated by UD.

L144S
01-19-2007, 02:40 PM
I watch this show every week. I love that they have real people, ok they don't have super large women, but many are plus size and they always leave the show looking great! Clinton Kelly is the male counterpart! He is great too!


Crescendo
01-19-2007, 02:46 PM
I saw them at Macys on Wednesday. They were filming a clip for WNTW -- they look EXACTLY like they do on camera.

I LOVE the show :)

srmb60
01-19-2007, 02:46 PM
I'd bet she thinks she has to stay that thin because the first place she gains weight is on her hips. AND ... I'd bet a dollar on control top pantyhose!
Is she tall? I'll have to watch some more.

Su-Bee
01-19-2007, 02:49 PM
I would LOVE to be nominated for WNTW. I want the shopping spree! I don't mind if they throw away everything I have - even my faux-leopard winter coat!

Yoo-hoo - Clinton & Stacey - over here!!!

srmb60
01-19-2007, 03:09 PM
I am wearing a pair of the shoes they just made fun of !!! They're my best pair!

Su-Bee
01-19-2007, 03:14 PM
Did they make fun of the shoes, or the shoes on the person? Maybe they were bad for her, but perfect for you!

My friend has a pair of pants that they once made a gal throw out - but they look good on my friend!

srmb60
01-19-2007, 03:16 PM
No they're flat, broad, brown bass clogs .....

BlueToBlue
01-19-2007, 03:25 PM
I love Clinton and Stacey and WNTW! I desperately wish I could be on the show, not for the new clothes (knowing what I spend on clothes, I'm not really sure $5,000 is enough) but because the whole experience seems so uplifting (and I'd love new hair from Nick and a makeover from Carmindy).

I'm not sure how tall Stacey is but I know she is a size 2 because it was mentioned on one of the shows. But if Stacey is hippy, I hate to think what I am :eek:.

BlueToBlue
01-19-2007, 03:27 PM
I am wearing a pair of the shoes they just made fun of !!! They're my best pair!

They would totally trash all of my shoes. It's one of my main fashion downfalls (that and a shocking lack of accessories).

srmb60
01-19-2007, 03:28 PM
I only mean to comfort gals who think that there's something wrong with being pear-shaped. There isn't, it's a womanly shape that's all. One of the many wonderful sizes and shapes that women come in!

muzikjunky
01-19-2007, 03:46 PM
Mom is watching that downstairs, and the woman that's on now is a big tomboy. heh. Love it! Made me sad when they threw all those AWESOME clothes in the trashcan. She grabbed the star shirts from them, and said..these..are mine. LOL. Would have done the SAME thing. :P

Also, I would sneak back later and dig all the clothes out and put 'em back in my closet. LOL.

marbleflys
01-19-2007, 04:00 PM
OK, Stacey is a size 2 and has NO boobs.....she's probably about 5'8" or 9. Clinton would probably look fantastic in clogs and a ratty bathrobe. he's got a great way of tossing away your favorite shirts....

I'd love for the colorist to do my hair, and I need about triple the amount on a Visa card to buy those nice new clothes....one thing I really like is how they pick good JACKETS.

melekalikimaka
01-19-2007, 08:26 PM
Susan, that is funny about the shoes :lol: I love watching WNTW too, i get teary eyed sometimes when the women (or men) put on a brave face while getting critiqued in the 3-way mirror, but then when they talk to the camera they let it show that they were way p.o.'ed about having their sense of style (or lack thereof) trashed. At least I heard the clothes were donated to charity or something, and not exactly just tossed away.

I love that white streak in Stacy's hair, I think she and I are almost the same age and i'm starting to go gray. I would love to have the guts to pull that off.

willmakeit
01-19-2007, 09:21 PM
Stacy does have a pear shaped body but she does not seem to be overweight!

If you are on your ideal BMI, being pear shaped is actually good for your health!

There's 2 types of obesity: Android (masculine) and Gynecoid (feminine).
Now android means heavy on your upper body and belly which actually reflects your heart's condition.(belly circumference is proportionate to arterial atherosceloris)
Gynecoid means heavy on your lowr body and thighs. Which is because of estrogen and active estrogen is good for heart (ofcourse this would not count if you are overweight, this is just about proportions)!

So someone with 34-28-36 may be healthier than 32-24-32!!!

BTW, I hate stacy's gray streak

melekalikimaka
01-20-2007, 12:07 AM
BTW, I hate stacy's gray streak
:p :boxing: :lol:

Crescendo
01-20-2007, 04:48 AM
I don't know why people always have a bad idea about being pear shaped. I LOVE being peared shape. I LOVE having hips. I LOVE that my body looks COMPLETELY different from a man's. I think being a pear, for me, is ideal! I just can't say how much I love it. I love knowing that regardless of my size that my waist will ALWAYS be the smallest part of my body.

I am TIRED people saying peared shaped as if it is bad thing (even the medical establishment loves the pears :P ). I rather be a pear than an apple or a ruler any day. WOMEN IT'S TIME TO EMBRACE THE HIPS!!

jtammy
01-20-2007, 09:11 AM
Actually, there is a WNTW book "Dress your best", and in the book, they show photos of how to dress for different body types. Stacey is the model for dressing an hourglass figure, not the pear figure.

I love the show also, and would love to be on it, when I get to my goal weight. I would especially like for Nick to do my hair, as would my daughter. His website shows that he charges $400 for a haircut and 10 minute blowdry, so I think the only way I would ever have him doing my hair is to be on the show. I can't imagin ponying up that kind of money otherwise.

srmb60
01-20-2007, 02:27 PM
Hourglass? really? How interesting cuz apparently I'm not the only one who thought she was a pear. Hmmm ....
At any rate this turned into a thread cheering for the beauty of pears!

WildWoman
01-21-2007, 05:19 PM
Stacey is 5'7",( I would not say pear shape)-very slender-probably 120ish, chain smoker and the gray streak is natural, and the nose is due to her Jewish heritage-don't think she would change that for the world.:D

sweet_talker
01-22-2007, 04:33 AM
i don't think of myself as pear shaped, i think of myself as having curves. :)

snuggle
01-23-2007, 02:07 PM
I looove Stacy and Clinton and What Not to Wear. I want to have a friend nominate me for the show and let me know so I can dress like a bum for a few weeks while they secretly video tape me. $5000 wardrobe.... *sigh*

Stacy looks awesome though yep.