WHAT’S YOUR FASHION PET PEV?
I’m not a big believer in wearing a designer head to toe…unless you are like completely not creative then it’s fine.
WHO’S BEEN YOUR FAV GUEST ON FASHION POLICE?
You know who was actually great was Karma Lee Simmons she was so funny. Nicki Minaj was great and she was pretty sweet too, a little unexpected. You wouldn’t expect her to be sweet but she was. We’re always hoping to get actresses on the show but it’s really hard, cos no actress wants to come on the show and judge their peers.
HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THE CRITICS OF THE SHOW?
Ultimately I view it as a comedy show and I’m there to give fashion advice. I’m not there to critique people personally or professionally but to talk about the clothes and simply whether it’s good or bad. I also talk about what they can do to improve their look in someway, making sure women watching at home can learn something, especially with our “Takeaways”.
Hosting RUNWAY TO HOPE's charity fashion show in Orlando, FL, Sept 2011.
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST MISTAKE A CELEB CAN DO ON THE RED CARPET?
Not wearing the right undergarments I don’t care how beautiful your dress is – if you don’t have the right foundations underneath it will ruin the entire look. Posture and how you carry yourself is also so important.
George Kotsiopoulos and I in Orlando, FL.
WHAT CAN WOMEN DO TO LOOK THEIR BEST AT AN EVENT?
Wearing clothes that don’t fit you properly is a HUGE mistake, but so many people do that. I always say know what your size is — too small doesn’t work, too big doesn’t work. Sometimes you just need a great tailor. Also, not dressing your age. I think it’s important to dress a little bit older when you’re younger and a little bit younger when you’re older. Now, I’m not talking 15 years, more like five years.
WHO ALWAYS GETS IT RIGHT?
Right now Emma Stone has been nailing it 99% of the time. She’s a star, a total star and seems to get it. She likes wearing fashion and knows not to wear just one designer. She’s fortunate enough to have the body that can wear many things and she’s willing to take chances and risks. What Emma’s managed to do is please the Us weeklies and the Vogues. When you can please both those audiences then you’ve completely utterly succeeded. Because you can only push fashion so far before you start alienating people. I always like the idea of mixing a little wired with a little glamour, which Emma does so well.
WHO ALWAYS GETS IT WRONG BUT HAS POTENTIAL?
That’s a tough one. Well I think someone like Miley Cyrus, I’m not really a fan of the way she dresses, but also I give her a lot of credit for trying new things. She’s a young girl trying to find her style. She’s taking these chances cos she’s at an age where she wants to be taken more seriously. I feel she’s dressing older than she should and it just isn’t working. But she does actually have a lot of potential.
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Cover of M, The Mall at Millennia magazine
This interview was originally conducted back in Sept 2011 when George was hosting the charity fashion show, RUNWAY TO HOPE at The Mall at Mellenia. As editor of M magazine I was covering the event and sat down with George to get his thoughts on today’s fashion scene.