Right before the holidays, I had wonderful time hanging with Project Runway star Tim Gunn at the flagship Walgreen’s store at Hollywood & Highland. P&G, Walgreen’s and Tim Gunn are all partnering up for the 2014 People’s Choice Awards. The store was very impressive, stocking almost every affordable beauty product you can imagine. And I went on a tour of the store with a Procter & Gamble beauty expert, checking out all of the goodies in preparation for getting red carpet ready for the People’s Choice Awards, which I will be attending on Wednesday! Some of my favorite P&G products were on display including CoverGirl Bombshell lipstick in Explosion (btw, I am completely obsessed with this sultry fuschia color!), Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream and Pantene Weekly Rehab Creme. And I had a chance to chat with Tim, who could not have been more lovely, about his style advice, baby bumps in Hollywood, getting red carpet ready and more.
RCR: Do you have three style tips for the everyday woman that she can use to get glamorous and red carpet ready?
TG: I do have 3 things and they are going to sound intangible, and they are not really. The 3 things are silhouette, proportion and fit. And when they are in harmony and balance a woman will look great no matter what she is wearing. And that translates from the red carpet to T-shirts and jeans. It’s what is all about.
RCR: Are you a fan of tailoring your wardrobe?
TG: It really depends on what you like. Some women love clothes that have more volume and draping, in which case you have to be especially mindful of proportion. I am always saying if you like a fuller top, you need to wear something sleeker on bottom. And vice-versa. And when I am talking about proportion, I am saying think about yourself in a series of thirds from your shoulders to your toes. Don’t cut yourself in half. And it applies to both women and men.
TG: Show it off!
RCR: Is there any fashion item or style trend that you wish would just go away?
TG: Yes! Cargo capri pants. Our clothes provide us with an optical illusion. I would like to believe that every woman’s style goal would be to look as long and lean as possible. A cargo capri pant makes you look shorter and wider. Who wants that kind of illusion?
RCR: What is the best piece of fashion advice that you have ever received and who was it from?
TG: It was from Diane von Furstenberg. And she said something along the lines of,”Fashion allows us to be whatever we want to be.” And that says something about semiotics, that the clothes we wear send a message about how the world perceives us. So what’s the message you want to send? When people say to me ‘I don’t care about clothes’ or ‘I don’t care about how I look’ I say, how can you say that? When someone enters a room and you don’t know them what is the first thing you notice about them? Probably their gender and the second thing is you start making assumptions about them based on the way they are dressed. But at the same time, I don’t believe in trying too hard. I think people can become fashion victims when they try too hard. Amen, Tim!
What do you think about his fashion advice? Be sure to catch Tim at 8PM EST on January 8th where you can see him talk style with all of the celebs on the red carpet before the shows starts at 9PM EST on CBS.