Carol Schaal '91M.A. | Apr. 29, 2014 | Notre Dame Magazine
The hit TLC show What Not to Wear could make me laugh, make me cry, and sometimes would send me scurrying to the closet to throw a shirt into the Goodwill bag. Then, last year, it ended. No more Clinton Kelly casting an evil eye on a pair of elastic-waist jeans? No more Stacy London telling a zaftig guest to keep “the girls” under control? No!
I can’t have WNTW anymore, but at least I could get Stacy London’s The Truth About Style. The former co-host of the show, with her enjoyable wit and sly asides, offers advice “on using style as a tool to help create the image you want to put out in the world that tells others how you want to be treated.” Her take on fashion versus style is particularly helpful. Fashion, she says, is an industry; creative and ever-changing. Style, on the other hand, “is about enhancing who you are, and not attempting to look like someone you’ll never be.”