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Trinny and Susannah

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BrianButterfield Sat 02-Jan-16 21:37:27

I just mentioned them on another thread and felt all nostalgic. I don't think there's been a good S&B show since then. Ok the fashion might have been a bit grim at times but it was so fun to watch.

FlatOnTheHill Sat 02-Jan-16 21:40:51

Loved their programme. You are right as in not been one like it since.

HappyGirlNow Sat 02-Jan-16 21:44:14

Can't say I was particularly impressed by them. Some of it made sense, but more and more of it was a formulaic snoozefest, no real sense style.

And in real life they're still wearing the same clothes 15 years later! And looking very dated.

HappyGirlNow Sat 02-Jan-16 21:45:12

*sense OF style

Oblique27 Sat 02-Jan-16 21:59:22

They were invariably nasty to the women involved in their programmes, that was hard to take. At least Gok seems to like people

LynetteScavo Sat 02-Jan-16 22:09:32

Oh, they were bitches! I listed to w

LynetteScavo Sat 02-Jan-16 22:11:09

Sorry dropped phone! blush

I listened to their advice though. But they don't seemed to have kept up with the times (I sound like my mother now!) from what I can tell.

MairzyDoats Sat 02-Jan-16 22:11:42

I miss The Clothes Show on a Sunday evening!

BrianButterfield Sat 02-Jan-16 22:12:37

I always thought they did actually want people to change though. It didn't seem nasty as much as straight talking (and.a lot of the did look like shit tbh).

BrianButterfield Sat 02-Jan-16 22:13:12

Ooh yes the Clothes Show. I used to like that but I was a bit too young for it really.

MairzyDoats Sat 02-Jan-16 22:15:10

I was early teens and couldn't afford anything they showed but it was great viewing. Odd time to put it on though, right before Antiques Roadshow and Songs of Praise!

SauvignonPlonker Sat 02-Jan-16 22:16:37

I didn't think they particularly liked women - remember that awful 3-way mirror room? And always commenting on the woman's "tits" - often grabbing them too?

At least Gok Wan liked women & genuinely tried to improve confidence, or for women to feel better about themselves.

But I agree, yes there doesn't seem to be an equivalent nowadays.

Donge13 Sun 03-Jan-16 00:27:14

I loved the clothes show

looki Sun 03-Jan-16 00:41:09

I loved T&S but even though I didn't have children at the time, I remember wondering how the mums they styled (they spent a day in their lives first as far as I remember?) managed to maintain the style afterwards. I must try to find them on YouTube and check again <now that I have kids>.

SmellyFartado Sun 03-Jan-16 00:48:49

Gok Wan has a celeb style programme on soon. Was on Daily Fail yesterday & think it airs this month.

Destinysdaughter Sun 03-Jan-16 07:41:14

I loved it too! Really enjoyed the transformations. Also loved Ten Years Younger, the women looked so amazing afterwards it made me feel really happy as it gave me hope!

missmargot Sun 03-Jan-16 09:00:25

I loved She's Gotta Have It (I think?) with Liza Tarbuck. More shopping than style strictly speaking but it was still great.

Swampmonster39 Sun 03-Jan-16 09:22:58

Ten years younger when it was with the lady with long blonde hair was fab!

It's still a bit of a catchphrase with me and my mum when we go clothes shopping. X

afghanda Sun 03-Jan-16 09:30:22

I loved them. I thought that Gok Wan regularly made women look awful in the outfits he picked for them.

leb33 Sun 03-Jan-16 11:13:01

They seemed to get nastier as the series went on however their books are really good. Don't laugh but the book that Coleen Rooney wrote a few years back was actually quite good for basic tips, sort of re-programming if you like. She obviously had help writing it but it's worth a read if you can pick it up cheap.

NattyGolfJerkin Sun 03-Jan-16 11:21:36

Ten years younger was hideous! All plastic surgery & cosmetic dentistry. Yuck

Donge13 Sun 03-Jan-16 12:12:31

I did love Lisa Eldridge on 10 years younger. I still watch her you tube page

dannydyerismydad Sun 03-Jan-16 12:17:05

Years and years ago there was a slot in some daytime TV show with David Emmanuel called "you can't wear that". I bloody loved it.

SauvignonPlonker Sun 03-Jan-16 13:39:23

Ah, I remember Nicky Hambleton-Jones from 10 years younger too! I didn't think she had very much warmth about her.

We definitely need a new style/beauty programme though!

Nettletheelf Sun 03-Jan-16 15:27:46

I loved T&S. I wish they were still on telly.

I think they blew it when they moved over to ITV and started churning out pop psychology nonsense, loosely linked to clothes. They should have stuck with the original formula.

I quite enjoyed their briskness. Their premise was 'your friends will tell you that you look great even if you don't, but we're not your friends and we'll tell you the truth!'

Agree that their books were great. I learned loads from them.

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