- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Gallery Books (October 12, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439163162
- ISBN-13: 978-1439163160
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
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Oh No She Didn't: The Top 100 Style Mistakes Women Make and How to Avoid Them Hardcover – October 12, 2010
About the Author
Clinton Kelly is best known as Emmy-award-winning moderator of The Chew on ABC, as well as cohost of the wildly popular makeover show, What Not to Wear. Originally from Port Jefferson Station, New York, Clinton now resides with his husband, Damon, and dog, Mary, in Manhattan and Connecticut.
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THE ATROCITIES I’VE SEEN
I mean, seriously, sometimes I’m surprised I haven’t already gouged out my own eyes. Truth be told, I did come pretty damn close once. I was in Pittsburgh, at the airport, or maybe it was Cincinnati. Doesn’t matter, really. There I was, just minding my own business, reading the newspaper and waiting for my flight to board, when a couple of women approached me.
“Are you Clinton?” one of them asked.
This question always kind of bugs me. You know it’s me. Just say hello and go back to your quadruple mocha latte. “Yep,” I replied, and looked up to see two of the most horrific outfits imaginable. Both women—both—were wearing horizontal-striped turtlenecks tucked into high-waisted Mom Jeans with white cross-trainers.
“We love your show!” said one.
“We watch it all the time!” declared the other.
I smiled and said thank you, because I’m a gentleman. But inside my little head, I screamed to the heavens with all my might: Why, God! Why do you hate me so much!
Maybe I get a tad exasperated from time to time, but certainly you can understand why. I’ve spent the good part of a decade explaining, with as much patience as I could muster, why you shouldn’t pair socks with sandals, why you might want to avoid tube tops after the age of forty, why elastic-waist pants are evil incarnate. But, evidently, not everyone is listening.
Still, I continue on with my mission to make America a more beautiful place. I’m like that Native American dude from the commercial who cries when he sees people litter. Except, I’m not crying. It’s more like I’m laughing at you. In fact, he’s laughing at you too. We’re having gin and tonics right now, and I was just telling him that your outfit was revolting. And you know what he said?
And how! Couldn’t you just die? I almost peed my pants a little.
© 2010 Clinton Kelly
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Never once does he say something to the effect that a woman who is overweight should just accept that she can't be as beautiful as a thinner woman. Or that if you aren't going to buy high end designer accessories then you aren't going to be as in touch with fashion as the women who do. He makes a point to let women know they can wear trends at any age just be aware that what works for a 20 yr old will not always work for a 60 yr old, but that doesn't mean a woman can't be any less fashionable or sexy. He laughs at himself and just reveals his frustration in giving the same advice over and over again.
He tells women that they can be beautiful if they make fashionable choices that flatter their bodies. If you can get through an episode of "Sex and the City" then you can make it through this book! I have learned so much from reading his books and watching the show. I think the harshness is just a way to make it stick in your mind. If he just went through the motions of saying wear this and don't wear that then the book would become quite boring. Some comments are a little harsh, but his advice totally makes up for it! I highly recommend this book. It is a keeper!