Stacy London’s advice on your clothes — and your life
Holiday don’t! Showing too much skin at an office party
“Whatever you do with your friends and however you want to be with them is one thing, but don’t ever put your job in jeopardy by giving the impression that you’re a whore.”
“If you’re going to show skin one place, don’t show it another. So in other words, just limit the amount of skin. If you’re going to show your legs, do a dress that’s got a longer arm or a flowier top, so that it doesn’t feel like you’re just on show. If you’re going to do something like show your back, well then make sure your arms are covered and your dress is a little bit longer. It’s just being smart. Again, too much cleavage — if you really wouldn’t show it at the office, there’s no reason to show it at the holiday party.”
Bad body image day? Take inspiration from the humble snowflake. Stacy does.
The easiest way for a woman to feel beautiful? “Appreciate the fact that there’s nobody with her genetic makeup in the world.”
“I talk about snowflakes all the time on Twitter. And the reason I do is because I had a lot of very young girls contacting me, ‘You’re so pretty, you have so much confidence.’ Meanwhile, I’m like, ‘I have crappy days, and I’ve never thought I was pretty!’ Different is nice, but it’s sure isn’t pretty. That’s sort of always been my theme song. It really started to upset me that there were these girls who were heaping this idolatry onto me, when, one, I don’t feel that that’s appropriate, and two, they felt there was some magic recipe to feeling good or being perfect, when it’s about being imperfect, and that is perfection… Just like a snowflake, what is the point of comparing yourself to something that can never look or be like you? And it takes a lot of the pressure off.”
“I’ve found that a lot of the girls who follow me on Twitter have become like this little snowflake family, and they really rely on each other, and they’re really supportive of each other, and that is how to feel beautiful.”