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      14.08.2010 23:20
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      be the fashion queen!

      Gok's fashion fix is to help all women around the UK to wear clothing whether you're a high street or a designer and Gok will prove that you do not need to break the bank to look amazing 365 of the year! The program is on channel 4 and starts normally around 8pm. If you miss an episode you can always catch it on Youtube on their channel four channel. The show lasts around an hour and is on either a Wednesday or a Thursday. The show is about various things in the fashion industry. You have Gok on the hunt to find a woman who needs a wardrobe make-over and yes, there have been some pretty embarassing things including fashion from eras including 70s and 80s. He will then prove to her and women out there you can wear the same thing everyday, but change it slightly and still look good! So more pounds and pennies for you. You can also watch how Gok convinces some of Britian's top celebrities including Danni Minogue, Kelly Osbourne, Alan Carr and Mischa Barton and they do include stories of best, worst and items that should have seen the light of day. There is also one big battle between Gok and Miss Brix Starr who battle out between Gok's high street gear and Brix's designer gear. (Gok normally wins, but there has been the odd occasion where Brix has won!) It is amazing in the battle as some times you can't tell whether the clothing is high street or designer and you could save hundreds! I love this show, cause it is so amazing how Gok can create his fashion and how he can change a high street item into a designer looking outfit, also you get some great fashion tips to what ever your body shape.

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        07.07.2010 21:25

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        I am just amazed and perplexed with the reaction and review of the British people about Gok's show. Cant the women in the Western culture see that they are being used as some sort of objects ? Gok's show objectifies women. Women don't need to show off their cleavage or their naked bodies in order to be accepted in society or do they? Do they neeed to be naked in order to be identified as women and beautiful in your society?

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        30.06.2009 21:14

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        Gok's Fashion Fix is not just another typical makeover show, but also a fashion show. Gok has to pick four killer outfits, all originating from the cheap high street shops. Feisty Brix Smith, his tough competitor, also searches for four outfits, but all coming from the high end fashion. It's a war, River Islands Vs. Prada, High end Vs. High Street and Brix Vs. Gok. The fashion walk off is then on! The audience vote with a pink or black paper, being either Gok's collection for one colour or and Brix's for the other. The winner is announced at the end on the catwalk, but no matter who wins, Gok always believes the best Queen won. When Gok loses the catwalk a few times, I cannot help but sympathise for him, because we all know the hard work and determination he put in creating his outfits.

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        23.05.2009 12:43
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        Yet I still watch it...

        Over the last couple of years Gok Wan has quickly replaced Trinny and Suzannah becoming the 'best' stylist on televsion. He's done a number of fashion programmes for channel 4 and most recently he got his own self titled show called Goks Fashion Fix. Every show sees Gok meet a women, they tend to be around 30 to 45. He goes through their entire wardrobe, (usually displays it on a washing line somewhere really public first!) and usually bins a huge amount of it. The women he sees are in desperate need of being shown what suits them and what colours to wear. After giving them a make over with a decent hair dresser and make up artist the women is then shown her capsule wardrobe. It contains 20 interchangeable items including shoes and handbags. All of these items are picked because of their shape, cut and colour. The women is predictably overjoyed and vows to never go back to the frumpy baggy things most of them previously owned. Not great in my opinion, same type of woman every week who just needs a bit of help but isn't terribly entertaining to watch. Another part of the show sees a group of over weight women 'test drive' a range of clothes made for bigger women. For example boots have been tested by them all taking part in a line dancing class, mac's have been tested at a theme park etc. Quite entertaining as there is usually one brand and product that gets slated when all the buttons pop off or the zip breaks. Gok also meets a celebrity to show them what available on the high street compared to their wardrobe of designer buys. These have included Ruby Wax (last week), Lorraine Kelly and Cilla Black. When they high street though they don't been the likes of Primark which in my opinion would be more interesting than the usual Topshop. Most often though they go to the more high end places such as Coast and All saints. Slightly cheating I think. Then there is the best part of the show, Gok goes head to head with a major fashion buyer, Brix. He has to get his four models outfits from the high street while Brix has an unlimited budget to buy her clothes from the big designers. The models then go in front of an audience where the audience chooses the best set of models not knowing which is designer and which is high street. Gok often customises his clothes too to give more detail to make them look more designer he thinks. Most of the time I think the clothes look better before he 'customises' them. Predictably Gok and the high street always win. Brix has only won once out of all last series and the approximately 6 episodes of this series. In my opinion it's an absolute fix. Goks outfits are sometimes terrible and would not appeal to the average girl who's doing the voting. This is on every Tuesday at 8pm on Channel Four. It also get's repeated on E4 I believe. All in all I watch it but I don't think it's amazing. The transformations are very similar every week (he always adds a horrible neck scarf) so it doesn't feel like your missing much if you don't catch that bit. The best part is without a doubt the catwalk show but again even that has it's negatives.

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          06.05.2009 01:00
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          It's great - watch it!

          Awww, I love Gok Wan - he is amazing! He is so talented when it comes to fashion. If you watched the first series of Gok's Fashion Fix you will have seen how he can totally transform an outfit just by chopping this, stitching that or sticking something on. He created so many beautiful outfits and showed us how to create catwalk looks by just adding a few touches to clothes already in our wardrobes. Last series, puffball mini skirts were everywhere and he showed us just how easy it is to make one out of any knee length skirt with enough material. It inspired me to update an old skirt I had and saved me a lot of money as I have 2 wardrobes of clothes that I don't wear so my sister and I had a lot of fun customising clothes - MOST of which turned out well! lol! I have noticed that he is not doing this as much this series and tends to just put outfits together, which is a shame. Every week he goes head to head with fashion buyer and boutique owner Brix Smith-Start. They both have to create four outfits and see who has designed the best look at a fashion showdown at the end of each episode. Brix has her pick of any Designer labels she can get her hands on while Gok can only use items available on the high street. Throughout each episode he will also meet someone who is desperately in need of a style overhaul. He not only styles them but points out where they are going wrong and shows them the best type of clothes for their body shapes and which styles will flatter them rather than just look fashionable. This section is quite similar to his original programme - How to look good naked. He also meets a celebrity each week. They discuss the celebrity's style mistakes, how much they spend on clothes, their favourite outfits, etc. He usually takes them shopping while chatting. Season one was co-presented with Alexa Chung, she is not around in this series. I'm not sure why but I am very pleased about it as her voice REALLY grated on me, lol! Each spisode, Gok usually findss a crowd of women to help him road test a certain type of clothes, this week it was knee high boots. This section is quite useful if you are in the market for something as the women describe comfort, fit, style, durability - everything you will want to know before deciding which style to go for. I would highly recommend this show to every woman who is interested in clothes and fashion as it is fun to watch and gives you great ideas on what to wear.

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            05.05.2009 16:55
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            well worth a watch if you like your fashion

            I first came across Gok Wan when he did the series on channel 4 on @how to look good naked' & at first I couldn't get on with this guy at all. However, I've been watching 'Gok's Fashion Fix' for the past few weeks now & have to admit that he's growing on me, earstretcher & all! I like 'characters' & to me Gok is defintiely a character although despite his confidence I've a feeling that underneath he's quite a shy man? He definitely knows his fashion whether or not you like it - his fingers are all on the pulse of the hottest trends & can sometimes forecast future ones. He's there at hand to help an individual who's struggling with her wardrobe - be is shape, colour, size or age-inapproriate. By the end of the programme he's usually helped transform their wardrobe essentials whilst helping to show what really suits/doesn't suit their frame or personality. He also has other interesting parts to his show which involve women trying out & giving their opinions on bras, slimming aids, underwear, swimwear etc ; all impartial & with often surprising results. another part of the show may involve a celeb who insists on buying only haute couture clothes (funniest one was Janet Street-Porter) which often poses a huge problem for our friend Mr Gok! Finally his models compete (usually in a shopping centre) on the catwalk to members of the public who view a fashion show. Here Gok kits his models out with high street fashion which he's tweeked with accessories or customised the clothes using items bought from haberdashery shops. The other models are wearing designer outfits & the public vote on which they think are best. Initially I thought this programme was just for 16 -36 year olds but the more I've watched it the more I've learned (& I'm 56). He has some weird ideas sometimes but on occasions I've liked his use of accessorising & have re-considered the use of colour in my wardrobe. I can understand why he isn't loved by everyone - he can be very OTT & even a bit scarey as well as a bit irritating but as I say I DO like a 'character' & after watching an episode of this I always think I've learned something new. summary ~ - Gok's on the ball with fashion although sometime OTT. - persuasive & imaginative. - often has good ideas especially if you want to change the look of an outfit without spending a lot of £. - worth at least viewing 1 of his programmes if you like fashion.

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              09.02.2009 18:51
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              Highly Recomended For Fashion Enthusiasts Like Myself!

              Gok's fashion fix is one of my favourite fashion programs to watch on television. He is a great guy with a lot of passion for women's fashion!. Whilst many women will go out and decide to buy an expensive desginer outfit from the high street, gok wan shows how great you can look without spending an awful lot of money and still look great thus saving you a lot of money. The show. It usually starts off with with four models which gok himself transforms them into using high end desginer clothing. During the show he explains each outfit and reccomendations, he also explains exactly where to buy the outfits he is showing and how to make them more 'stylish' and 'nice'. Then comes the cat walk face off where the models come out wearing the outfits he has chosen for them and the audience has to vote on which looks the best. The show is always the same every week and becomes quite boring at times, for me anyway in my opinion. Gok himself. I think he is quite witty and outspoken about his knowledge of fashion and is not scared to say his opinions. I think gok is genuinley a nice guy. His knowledge in the fashion industry is bright and appealing to some women. I have to admit that some of the outfits he models on the show is not of my taste bit would be to other woman. It's great to watch his show as he does have some outfits and advice to give on fashion. Overall i think it's a great show to learn some tips! Thanks for reading. Nicole xxxxx

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                28.01.2009 15:55
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                A great programme that can help revamp any wardrobe.

                Gok Wan, that man should be crowned! I just think he is fantastic, he is down to earth and in most respects understands the 'average' person . On gok's fashion fix he takes on designers and fashion gurus to create stunning outfits. Of course the fashion designers go for the very expensive dresses not readily available for the 'average' person, not to mention being able to afford some of the outfits they present. Gok however, takes on a budget and creates outfits to compete down the catwalk with designers. Gok then styles 4 people with a budget of £800. With an average of £200 a head that could still be considered to be a lot more than you may spend normally but what he does with these outfits is amazing. He purchases clothing items from, more often than not, normal high street stores some higher end stores such as Zara and some lower such as new look and vamps them up with materials purchased from haberdasheries and such like. If you are handy with the sewing machine this is a great idea but if you are more like me and useless with that kind of thing you can watch in amazement at what this man can do with the plainest of outfits. He has definitely given me some ideas to go with even without sewing and sticking things. When Gok has done his handy work on 4 different outfits they take part in a catwalk show against the designers choices then the audience has to choose which outfits they prefer. I know I have not seen every episode but in the ones I have Gok has won every time. This show is just great.

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                  28.01.2009 13:12
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                  Its fabulous darling.

                  Gok's show is fantastic, he understands all there is to know about fashion and is not afraid to speak his mind. He's fabulous The show itself takes us into the world of high fashion and highstreet retailers. He shows us how to turn a plain outfit into something fun and sassy, simply by just adding something or making the hem slightly different. His co-presenter Alexa is a bit annoying and the last person i thought would get to present with the fabulous Gok. He makes the women feel special and doenst intimidate them. Its probably one of the best fashion shows at the moment, and its hard to find a fashion show thats as genuine as this one. Gok is the gay best freind every girl should have. The show is fun and helpfull, lots of little tips that everyone can do to make their outfit look sexy and fab.

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                    20.11.2008 21:59
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                    Goks Fashion Fix

                    Gok Wan's programme Gok's Fashion Fix often does not get the credit it deserves in my opinion. Everyone talks about how they hate being stereotyped because of the clothes they wear or the stores that they shop at. Gok is someone who has a good sense of style and knowledge about fashion. He really knows his stuff and because he is quite in touch with his feminine side, he really knows how to connect with average women. His show, presented by him and Alexa Chung, is called Gok's Fashion Fix and is basically about how sometimes the high street stores come out on top of the designers. He has a budget of £800 on which he has to buy 4 complete outfits from high street stores. He is up against 4 designers who have an unlimited budget. His show proves that its not just designer clothes that make you look good. I think there should definitely be more shows like this one.

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                      20.11.2008 21:12
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                      I preffered How to Look Good Naked

                      I was a bit dissapointed by this show. Usually I love Gok and think he is a genius. And I totally get where he is coming from with the high street vs Designer stuff. But - I didn't like the layout. Firstly - Alexa Chung annoys the hell out of me. She doesn't look good and dresses oddly. Why did Gok's high street clothes always win?!I stopped watching it so maybe the designer clothes did win once? And the celebrity thing where they got an audience member to get into their clothes was daft, they started the 10 seconds before they were even in the changing room! I prefer Gok when he is helping helpless women find clothes that will flatter them, help them feel better about themselves and improve their lifestyle. This show just didn't do it for me and I hope he doesnt do another series - stick to How to Look Good Naked!

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                        13.09.2008 01:46
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                        A show worthy of many series

                        Even though this series has finished now, I'm sure it will be back. A decent fashion/magazine type show was really needed in this time of weekly fashion magazines such as Grazia and fast fashion in stores such as Topshop and Zara. Each week Gok was challenged to create 4 designer inspired looks on an £800 high street budget, to rival 4 fashionistas extortionate designer looks often running into thousands of pounds. There were also interviews with top designers, led by the fabulous Alexa Chung, and insights into their working environments. Another feature was the 'street-style' element, where Gok hand picked the best UK trendsetters, and celebrities revealing their worst outfits. It was a perfect show for someone like me and with Gok's fabulous and down to earth personality, it couldn't go wrong. I was glued to it every week. My main gripe with this, was the fact that the Designers vs High Street bit at the end always had Gok winning. As much as I love him, I do feel that some of his outfits were a bit over-accessorised for the catwalk. Sure he had some good tips and techniques, such as adding corsages and wearing skirts as tops, but I somehow feel that he took it too far. The designer pieces were often simpler and had exquisite looking materials, which the High Street couldn't always live up to. The audience may have preferred Gok's every week, but the voting always seemed flawed with people holding up a card either for the fashionistas or Gok. However the so called fashion boutique owners did annoy me because they found it so hard to understand why everyone couldn't just go out and buy a £2000 dress and £10,000 necklace. At least Gok is helping us to create looks that are a bit different with affordable high street clothes. I also enjoyed the other parts of this program, such as the designer interviews and fashion shows. Though I was very jealous of Alexa Chung trying on her Cavalli dress and speaking to Karl Lagerfeld, it was nice to get an idea of what some of the designers were like in person and where they worked. I definitely think they should keep this part of the programme. So if a second series is comissioned, I will definitely try and get in the audience, namely because of the celebrity section. I am determined to be in the part where if you can fit in one of their old outfits, you get to keep it and we all know that I love free stuff! I have my tactics planned....

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                          05.09.2008 12:53

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                          I just love his show! I think he is utterly amazing. Keep up with the great ideas and never disappear! I am writing from Canada and enjoy what he does! Wish he would come to Canada to help me...although not sure if I would go naked to the world...I need to shed 55 pounds first. Geo2008

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                          02.09.2008 19:26
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                          A great fashion programme for young and old alike.

                          Gok Wan is someone you either love or hate! I think he's great but he makes my husband squirm! However, it's not my husband reviewing the programme! Gok does seem to have his finger not just on the fashion pulse but also on how women really feel. It is obviously his very feminine side coming out but I think he does a great job. His Fashion Fix has been a real eye-opener. I have found the designer buyers irritating beyond belief with their patronising comments such as 'I wouldn't buy swimwear from the high street' and so on; it's been so good watching them get their come-uppence from Gok on a budget that is tiny compared to theirs. I couldn't believe one of the designers describing a pair of shoes as a 'bargain' at £705! Gok is brave to take scissors to the clothes he finds. I don't think I'd dare do that to something I may have spent a fair bit of money on but the results he achieves have been amazing. He knows just how to mix different textures and colours and I feel I have learned a lot from these programmes, one of them being that a good designer dress will not have a seam showing around the waist - they will always have it covered with something. I didn't know that previously and think it's a useful way of being able to make a high street gown look designer. Gok is very flamboyant but I suppose we wouldn't take him seriously in this game if he wasn't. He is a fascinating character but one you would feel completely at ease with. I love how he transforms women in his How to Look Good Naked series. The premise of the series is that Gok competes with four designer fashion buyers who have an unlimited budget with which to buy four outfits for that week's theme. Gok has the much lower budget of £800 (£200 for each of four different outfits). We see the buyers and Gok shopping for their items and then we see Gok putting the outfits together in his own imitable style. Each week the studio audience is invited to judge the outfits on a catwalk without knowing which are designer and which are Gok's. I am delighted to report that Gok has won every week of the eight week series, which tells us a lot about how much people can be ripped off by the fashion designers. Gok also shows how he achieves his great results using cheap accessories and his knowledge of dressmaking alterations. There is usually a celebrity on the show who donates a fashion item from their own wardrobe; members of the studio audience are invited to try the item on and the first one to actually get it on, within 10 seconds, is allowed to keep it. Alexa Chung - the so-called 'fashion icon' on the programme (who, to my mind, always looks as if she is wearing someone else's clothes which are too big) tests different items each week; for example, she recently invited a rugby team to test machine-washable men's suits. She also meets up with some of the big names in the designer world and finds out how they tick and what they predict the next season's fashions will be. Another great section in the programme is Gok's search for the UK's fashion icons. He visits a different city each week and chooses someone he sees about town whose fashion style impresses him. He then holds a fashion parade in the town itself and chooses from around eight people he has selected, those he wants to compete for the final title. It is for Gok himself that I watch the programme, though. I think the format is great. He is eminently watchable and full of good and practical advice. Long may he and his mission to make every woman in the land feel good, continue!

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                            26.08.2008 22:30
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                            gok wins everytime

                            When Gok got his own show again i was so happy,Gok's Fashion Fix, he is a man who knows his fashion and believes that you do not have to spend thousands to look good. Alexa Chung helps Gok to present this show and together they make a great team. The programme does a beat the designer section where designers from big well known department stores compete for first place in the audience deciding their favourite outfits, and from what i have Gok seems to beat them hands down whilst shopping on the high street with a budget of £800 for all outfits where as the designer have no limit, in my opinion the big designers have some nice pieces but i think it is over priced and something that does not really appeal to me. Also Gok gets to go shopping and through the wardrobes of some great celebrities Geri Halliwell, Kelly Osbourne and Danni Minogue but to name a few. He then brings them back on the show and suprises them with a fashion mishap they had. The show gives you whats hot and what not without having to blow the budget. Also Alexa interviews world class designers and test drives a variety of different outfis from Suits to swim suits and gives the verdict of what is the best after a variety of tests. A great programme from channel 4 and the fact that it goes from designer to high street fashion, what more could you ask for in a show, well worth a watch. You will have lots of fashion ideas by the end of the show.

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                            Presented by renowned stylist Gok Wan, the man with his finger on the fashion pulse, with fashion icon Alexa Chung, the show dives into the world of fashion.