Saturday, March 19, 2011

Trinny and Susannah - Have They Lost Their Magic Touch?

Woodall (left) on What Not to Wear book cover ...Image via Wikipedia I am a big fan of Trinny and Susannah, you know "What Not To Wear" and such...So I was so excited when I read in the newspaper that they're "doing" Israel. I even recorded the first episode (I understood there is a mini-series) in order to be able to savour it...Personally, I also needed some tips...But....what can I say? I was VERY dissapointed. And to be clear, in Israel people dress casually, so they had plenty to choose from. Anyway, I don't think the people they chose were the main problem of the show, but the way T&S managed their garderobe and style problems.
Firstly, in the end almost all of the people on the show ended in gray, leopard prints and brown (one exception, a green, horible dress). No color, not at all. The clothes were absolutely hideous! Almost all of them looked better before the makeover and not after. They took the sweet 17 yo girl and transformed her into a bad copy of Rhianna. The lady that looked good in turqouise and dressed her in some sort of animal print dress that showed up her not so nice legs. The guy, Dror tried to explain Trinny that he won't be able to wear a coat/jacket in a month because it will be to hot...
And the dialogues...
The Goth single mum, the one that before the makeover wore only black, coming out from the dressing room:
"I feel so exposed without my black..."
Trinny: "Darling, you are wearing gray..."
All in all, it was embarassing...The hugs and tears and psychological counseling attemps, it all had the stamp of artificiality. There was this one lady who kept saying she dresses the way she does because she wanted to hide away her beauty...That since she was a kid, blah, blah...oh, come on, really? She wasn't even that beautiful. A pretty face, to say the most.
Now, I don't know who's to blame. Maybe there are no nice clothes in Israeli shops, maybe the Israeli stylists that helped T&S are bad, but I hope the next episode gets better. Otherwise, I will think that Trinny and Sussanah have lost their touch...


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6 comments:

Hevel said...

The whole thing (I only watched part of it) is that they do not get Israel. They have no clue. None. I won't watch the next episode, but I'm eagerly awaiting your review.

Alex said...

They came to Australia and did a series of TV commercials dressing up models. They looked ridiculous, way too many accessories. And pants under dresses? Stupid.

Alone in Holy Land said...

I agree with you guys, T&S didn't do their homework. Israel or Australia is not the UK, or Europe not weather like and not to say anything about culture...I would've liked to see some ethnic clothes, they are so colorful and nice...
I will watch the series - out of curiosity, maybe they'll get it in the end and I'll share with you my thoughts.

Tamar said...

I agree! I expected more from them. I also don't understand why they chose dressing six participants in evening outfits instaed of choosing 1-2 people and working with them to make a change with day-to-day clothes which would make more of a lasting change for them

Hevel said...

Tamar, from what I've seen on the show I would have hated it if they did that. Their evening dress ideas were bad enough.

Alone in Holy Land said...

Tamar, they usually do that, I know, but this time....as hevel said....enough was enough...
Still thinking about the show, still dissapointed...