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Live webchat with Gok Wan, Mon 19 July, 7.30- 8.30pm

(310 Posts)
OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Jul-10 22:45:07

Oh yes, it's true.
We're delighted that Gok has found some time in his very busy schedule of getting people naked to join us at Mumsnet Towers next Monday.

Fresh from his new series where he styled his first man on this evening's show, he'll be answering Mumsnetter's

If you can't make it (and we realise there may be a little bit of a bedtime clash) then post your question for Gok in advance here. (no nudity necessary!)

stanausauruswrecks Wed 14-Jul-10 22:57:31

Holy crap!! Gok, can you sort me out? Look like a bag'o'shite due to sleep deprivation, big bangers (32ff if you need to know!)wobbly post baby belly and big ol' hips. To top it all I've got alopecia areata, so my hair looks like it's been attacked by a crazy lady wielding an axe. What do you recommend to make me look feel better?
big snogs from me xxx

LauraNorder Thu 15-Jul-10 13:18:39

I am not worthy shock wow wee!

LauraNorder Thu 15-Jul-10 13:21:34

I would love to be Goked! Whenever DH asks what I want for Xmas/birthday I always reply with "I want to be Goked!" grin

Saltire Thu 15-Jul-10 13:36:12

I'm 6ft and between an 18 and a 16 (due to weight loss, who hoo), big hips, and a 9according to my friends) very noticeable waist - which is actually a size 16, it's my hips that let me down, however, I live in jeans and t-shirts and trainers or hiking boots.
Some advice on how to make clothes sit better on me would be fab, also some general advice, I never wear heels becasue I think I look like a drag queen in them, but struggle to get shoes other than trainers as size 8 feet.

fruitshootsandheaves Thu 15-Jul-10 13:36:52

I'd rather have pins stuck in my eys, red hot pokers up my .... and fed mushrooms for a month than take all my clothes off for someone to tell me what clothes I should put back on. I'll stay looking scruffy and old ta very much.
I'm sure you're great thou!

MizDemeanor Thu 15-Jul-10 13:41:04

<<On knees>> You are my hero. I'm having a 50th big birthday Friday. My 14 yr old is trying to get me to look hip and happening, I think I should dress maturley more my age, is there a compromise do you think.

I really need to be Goked grin

blouseenthusiast Thu 15-Jul-10 13:49:45

do any of tne naked ladies ever actually go "eughh, I don't really like myself naked after all" at the end of the show? Or do you ever get the feeling they might be thinking that but can't say it?

trice Thu 15-Jul-10 13:56:31

Hi Gok, I love what you do with haberdashery, I adore expressive and individual style; preferably diy. Do you knit?

chimchar Thu 15-Jul-10 13:59:09

gok. i think i love you! wink

i have crap self esteem...only made a whole lot worse when i shop for clothes to find that the sizes are all to pot (12 in some, 14 in others, 16 in some...) the sales assistants are often young and sneery unhelpful, blah blah blah...

1. how do you see past the bad bits of yourself and maximize the good?

2. how do you make a shopping trip a happy and successful one?

i thank you!

Besom Thu 15-Jul-10 14:37:42

How exciting!

Hi Gok - what should you do when you reach that funny age where everything you try on either makes you look mutton or like your mother? Where is the middle ground and how do I find it?

starshaker Thu 15-Jul-10 14:39:47

I would love to be Goked but i think even he would struggle with me lol. Im pregnant with twins and dread to think how my body is gonna look after the little buggers darlings have been evicted.

Pollyanna Thu 15-Jul-10 14:42:47

I would like to be Goked too. I actually have reverse body dysmorphia I think and think I look better than I do.

I will think of a question now!

SunshineOnARainyDay Thu 15-Jul-10 14:43:09

Ooh Gok!!!

I'm 5' 3" with 36H norks, a smallish waist, wobbly tum and I hate my short legs.

I go from loving my boobs to really hating them!! In photos all I ever see are these massive things stuck on my chest and I feel out of proportion. What kind of things will flatter my shape? Pleeeeease help!

Jux Thu 15-Jul-10 14:44:44

Dear Gok

My daughter adores you (so do I, secretly but don't tell dh). She desperately wants me to be Gokked, but I'd be far too embarrassed!

I am SHORT and FAT. If something goes round me then it's too long, and if it's the right length, then it's too tight. If it goes across my shoulders, then it doesn't go across my bum etc. These days, I just chuck stuff on and worry about the colours going together and don't much care whether something fits properly or not. Long full skirts are a boon, but I have terrible trouble with tops.

thighsmadeofcheddar Thu 15-Jul-10 14:50:27

Hi Gok,

Just adore you. Really.

How do you balance out big norks, smallish normal bottoms? I am large chested (breastfeeding a 13week old, at the 34GG stage) so really struggle to get in anything other than large 14s and small 16s. Then on the bottom I'm swimming in 12's. I always feel so top heavy, and I notice myself hunching over to distract from the knockers.

Help help!

suzi2 Thu 15-Jul-10 14:57:34

I'm another 'suffering' in the big norks department. Lots of advice about things to wear for big boobs is targetted at those who are a D cup or something - not those of us who are starting to run out of letters in the alphabet. So what should we do with our J cups? Wrapover dresses don't even cover my nipples. Tops that fit at the boobs hang off my like a tent.

Any advice greatly appreciated. I too would love to be Gok'd. I look pretty decent naked but I HATE shopping so much and find it depressing. I make my 62 yr old mum buy for me!

LaTrucha Thu 15-Jul-10 15:03:16

Hi Gok,

I've just had my second baby and this time, unlike last time, I don't want to wear rubbish clothes while I wait to lose the baby weight.

I went shopping for clothes a few days ago, wanting to buy some jeans but post-pregnancy tummy made them all look rubbish as I needed an 18 to fit over my tummy but bottom and thighs are more like a 14-16.

Is there a style of jeans that will look good, or shall I just stick to skirts and tops and leggings and tunics for now?

I was a pear shape before. Now I'm probably still a pear shape with a tummy. hmm


mustrunmore Thu 15-Jul-10 15:05:45

Do you not think that in some cases you're a bit cruel, building up someone's confidence/self esteem enough to go naked, when actually it is just a confidence thing, and they actually do look dire? (like I would).

I dont think anyone in the world could make me stop looking pg when I'm not. Even when I lost 3 stone I still looked huge in the belly. And anything supposedly flattering to the belly just ends up like maternity wear sad

iamfabregasted Thu 15-Jul-10 15:06:51


Gok me please gok me please

if not, i'm size 10/12 with a fat arse and mummy belly, 34C boobs, 5ft 1

What should I wear?

WarrenPeace Thu 15-Jul-10 15:07:49

those g strings you cut off.
do you sell them on Ebay?

also how do you reconcile the "Gok Paradox"; that you promote body confidence, yet feel the need to put women in sausage casing corsets.

Gigantaur Thu 15-Jul-10 15:18:14

well i asked trinny and susannah and they ignored me so i pinning all my hopes on you.

I am 6'1 and a size 24.
Pics on me profile.

Now i find it impossible to get nice clothes. Places sell fat clothes or freaky tall clothes but they doont do a combination of the two.

What am i meant to wear? freakishly tall and i guess im an hourglass (though to me i look more like one of those ring stackers toddlers get, ya know, one lumpy bit under another lumpy bit..)

So what should i be wearing? or better still, come back to Crawley and Gok me!!

mustrunmore Thu 15-Jul-10 15:23:42

Gigantaur, you looked beautiful the other day, and I mean that genuinely not in a showbiz way smile
I have no idea if you have more than one set of clothes, but what you were wearing was fab, and (unlike me) you know how to use make up blush

southeastastra Thu 15-Jul-10 15:25:25

the bloke from the programme last night looked like he should have been in a-ha

Gigantaur Thu 15-Jul-10 15:30:51

mustrunmore - you are now my favourate Mner.
remind me again which one you were blush @ how rubbish i am at remembering names

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