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is it really possible to Gok something if you are not a stylist or are you just going to end up looking like a madwoman who wandered into a fringing shop

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Cappuccino Mon 11-Aug-08 16:17:24


nailpolish Mon 11-Aug-08 16:42:26

imo gok adds stuff like corsages and fringing like you would add a necklace - its accessorising

nailpolish Mon 11-Aug-08 16:42:45

hi Capp btw smile

FluffyMummy123 Mon 11-Aug-08 16:43:05

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Cappuccino Mon 11-Aug-08 16:45:26

i jsut watched something where he put a load of fur on a dress

i would have got that very wrong

cocolepew Mon 11-Aug-08 16:47:01

I can't sew, so there would be shiny bits of super glue all over mine.

nailpolish Mon 11-Aug-08 16:48:21

now i loved the fur dress

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 11-Aug-08 16:48:36

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cardy Mon 11-Aug-08 16:49:57

I thought the bit where he put the fur onthe bottom of the dress looked like her dress was way too short and showing an overgrown LG grin

MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 11-Aug-08 16:50:20

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Cappuccino Mon 11-Aug-08 16:50:40

I did like the fur dress

I also loved that one with the ruchy neckline even though I would have looked blardy dreadful in both of them

nailpolish Mon 11-Aug-08 16:52:33

i was in john lweis the other week trying to find fringing for my curtains and itwas almost all SOLD OUT [grr]

bloody gok

LetThemEatCake Mon 11-Aug-08 22:43:23

what did you think of those shoes that he added corsages to the other week?

I have a pair of blue strappy heels, tried to flog 'em on ebay,no takers, am now wondering, should I customise and give 'em another go?

Orinoco Mon 11-Aug-08 22:57:24

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MintChocAddict Mon 11-Aug-08 23:09:43

A woman in my work is GREAT at it. She removed some buttons from a pair of pants (i don't know why you would have buttons on your pants either) wink, and transferred them to her jumper. Looked brilliant. envy

Orinoco Mon 11-Aug-08 23:11:44

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Orinoco Mon 11-Aug-08 23:12:17

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LetThemEatCake Mon 11-Aug-08 23:13:34

I often wear a scarf. Mixed reviews but I tell you what, it's great when you;re breastfeeding. Whip it off and use as cover up when feeding. Genius.

JackieNo Mon 11-Aug-08 23:13:57

lol orinico. I wore a scarf to work once, years ago, and everyone kept asking me if I had a love biteshock (I didn't). I don't think I've tried since.

Twinklemegan Mon 11-Aug-08 23:18:42

I'd say it isn't possible to "Gok" something full stop, even if you are a so-called "stylist". They look rubbish! And besides who on earth is going to be able to do that themselves at home? You'd need eyes in the back of your head, and three pairs of hands.

Can you tell I'm not a fan?

SueW Mon 11-Aug-08 23:25:02

I've been encouraging DD to do it for years - just simple things like cutting off jeans, trimming with ribbon, adding studs/gems, etc. And she's only 11yo.

But my mum is a fab seamstress and so I've grown up with not just accepting as it is, iyswim.

Unfortunately good haberdashery is quite hard to find. Perhaps Gok's influence will lead to a resurgence (and accessibility to nice dressmaking fabrics please - most shops seem to have more craft fabrics than dress fabrics).

pointydog Mon 11-Aug-08 23:28:52

I reckon 4% of the population could gok, maximum. Other 96% will just look cack and the outfit will fall apart in teh wash.

SueW Mon 11-Aug-08 23:45:10

Probably pd, because that sort of skill isn't a) taught in schools these days, b) handed down through families any longer. I'm talking practical skills as opposed to the stylist's eye, iyswim.

MrsPorty Tue 12-Aug-08 00:07:46

It's when Gok takes scissors to a £100 'high street' dress that I'm shock shock. Especially as a £100 dress would be a bit of a treat at the moment...

chipmonkey Tue 12-Aug-08 01:17:07

My mother was always shite at that kind of thing so no surprise that I've ended up the same!

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