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Reason #22 to Hate this Past Decade

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The Swan

Reason #22: Makeover Shows

A few years ago I had the chance to star in the pilot for a makeover show.  While I jumped at the opportunity, I also did everything I could to try to dictate the terms in which I’d participate in the program.  I didn’t want to make another show about the journey of self-discovery that defined every other makeover show.  The reason?  Self-discovery doesn’t happen when a light bulb goes on overtop your head.  It happens all day, every day, and it will continue to happen throughout your life.

If I thought anyone could get their life on track by purchasing a new face or a pair of heels, I would be all for makeover shows.  I wish people could figure out that life is more complex than that.  Then perhaps they would stop producing these programs that perpetuate the notion that your life can turn on a dime.  For most of its victims, it’s crash and burn TV.

The Antidote: What Not To Wear

I put “What Not To Wear” into its own category for one reason: It focuses on fit, and fit is the cardinal virtue of style.  Stacy London is fabulous, too.

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December 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Posted in Two Dozen Reasons

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