Clinton Kelly draws a new audience second time around

October 13th, 2008
By Nadine Kam

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Clinton Kelly hosted a fashion show at Macy’s Ala Moana for women sizes 14W to 24W.

Clinton Kelly made a quick return to Macy’s Ala Moana after appearing in Honolulu in June for a petites fashion show, on Saturday afternoon for HER, an event showcasing styles made for women sizes 14W to 24W.

One of the points made by the “What Not to Wear” TV host is that larger women tend to hide behind baggy clothing, which has the effect of making them look not only larger, but sloppy. A better option is to choose styles with shape built in, and at best, styles that nip in the waist, to enhance natural curves and give the illusion of an hourglass figure, no matter what your size. It’s actually advice that would work for anyone and he doled it out with self-deprecating quips and humor characteristic of the TLC series.

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Clinton Kelly signed copies of his book, “Freakin Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate, and Generally Be Better than Everyone Else” after a fashion show and Q&A session.

One of the event’s attraction was a prize drawing of a $500 Macy ’s Women shopping spree. The winner, Natasha Nairn, is a social worker with Child Protective Services, and, having dropped 100 pounds over 10 months, proved ready for a new wardrobe. Congratulations, Natasha!

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Shopping spree winner Natasha Nairn with Clinton Kelly before going shopping. Natasha already started with a good sense of style.

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One Response to “Clinton Kelly draws a new audience second time around”

  1. Sybil:

    Oh, I love his show. It’s so bad my 4 and 2 year old watch it and my 4 year old has asked me: mommy you wearing that today? This article is very true about larger women trying to hide behind bigger clothes and they make them look sloppy. I’ve been shopping with a girlfriend of mine that falls in the sizes 14w+ and I’m always telling her to stop hiding behind her clothes it’s just not flattering. I would’ve loved to have taken her to this event.


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