E250 - Clinton Kelly - From What Not to Wear to Style Esteem - Liz Theresa

E250 – Clinton Kelly – From What Not to Wear to Style Esteem

Liz on Biz with Liz Theresa
Liz on Biz with Liz Theresa
E250 - Clinton Kelly - From What Not to Wear to Style Esteem

Clinton Kelly is a television personality, style expert and entrepreneur. He won an Emmy as a cohost of ABC’s daytime hit, The Chew. He also cohosted What Not to Wear, TLC’s longest-running primetime reality show, for a decade.

The Chew, a food-centric lifestyle show, ran for seven seasons with Clinton as moderator. Airing every weekday, The Chew reached up to 4 million viewers each week.

Clinton starred in more than 300 episodes of What Not to Wear over the course of 10 years, offering honest style advice with a sense of humor. More than a million people watched the popular makeover program every week.

Clinton is the author of Freakin’ FabulousFreakin’ Fabulous on a BudgetOh, No She Didn’t and I Hate Everyone, Except YouYou can find his latest book on AmazonBarnes & Noble, or at your local independent bookseller. Find the audio version—read by Clinton himself!—through Amazon and Audible.

Clinton served as a spokesman for Macy’s for a decade. He’s also appeared in high-profile national television commercials, consulted on private-label ready-to-wear brands, conducted 100+ style seminars across the United States and launched interactive social media campaigns. Other partnerships have included Tiki Brand, Chambord, The Mango Board, Sargento cheese, Dole salads, and The Pampered Chef.

Before entering the world of television, Clinton was a New York-based magazine editor and freelance writer. He received a Master’s in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s in Communications from Boston College. Born in Panama City, Panama, he was raised in Port Jefferson Station, Long Island, and now splits his time between Manhattan, Connecticut and Miami.

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Show Notes:

  • What is style?
  • What is fashion?
  • What is style esteem?
  • How did you land the gig at What Not to Wear?
  • How has your perception of fashion and style changed through the years?
  • What lessons can a business learn from thinking of style in a new way?
  • What is a good way for someone to get started when trying to rediscover their personal style?
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