Style expert Clinton Kelly (from the popular television show What not to Wear) says there are four essentials to dressing well: fit, proportion, appropriateness, and good shoes. "Shoes always set the tone of an outfit," Clinton Kelly told an enthusiastic crowd gathered last Wednesday evening at Book Passage in San Francisco. "There's a reason why nuns don't wear stilettos and strippers don't wear orthopedics."
Promoting his new book, Freakin' Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate, and Generally be Better than Everyone Else, Kelly sported a casual look in a pair of dark wash jeans, a multicolored striped shirt, and navy blue blazer. He entertained his mostly female fans offering style tips and answering questions about his TLC show What not to Wear, which he co-hosts with Stacy London. In the crowd was his British grandmother, who at 90 was looking pretty stylish and fabulous herself!
Kelly has a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Before his big break into television five years ago, he was a freelance writer and editor for fashion publications such as Marie Claire, Mademoiselle, and the men's fashion trade magazine, DNR. A grammarian, his new book includes a section on how to speak and write properly, as well as entertain properly, and how to be the "fabulous person you always knew you could be." Check out Clinton Kelly's website at: http://www.clintonkelly.com/