Gok Wan is Coming to Australia!

Westfield today announced that it will play host to one of Britain’s top fashion gurus, Gok Wan, for a national tour that shoppers across the country won’t want to miss.

Fashion stylist to the stars, author and host of TV show How To Look Good Naked and Gok's Fashion Fix, Gok will hit our shores late March, embarking on a national tour with Westfield’s talented team of Stylists on the Westfield Style Tour.

Taking Aussie women under his wing, Gok will share his style tips through a series of revealing makeover sessions, showing ladies how to maximise their body shape with this season’s trends from the best Australian retailers.

Launching Westfield’s team of Stylists and services, the Westfield Style Tour will hit the road for 10 days – bringing Gok’s brand of bold, brassy and interactive fashion fun to Australia. During each show, one lucky winner from Westfield’s online ‘Win a Makeover with Gok’ competition will receive a full makeover, along with selected audience members.

Commenting on the tour from his home in London, Gok said, “I can’t wait to get Down Under. I love Australians and wish I could spend more time there! It’ll be fantastic to see what looks everyone’s wearing because every country has its own unique style.”

The Westfield Style Tour will further bolster Westfield’s position as the destination for style inspiration and guidance, translating the latest Autumn Winter trends into real fashion for different body shapes.

With services available 24/7 at home and in-centre, Australians can get style-savvy with the following services:
* Free 15 minute one-on-one Style Sessions – Launching mid March, these sessions will take place with Westfield Stylists at Style Lounges in selected Westfield centres;
* Personal Style Sessions – A current favourite, these in-depth, personalised shopping experiences start from one hour, with a Westfield Stylist in-centre;
* Style Workshop – Sessions designed specifically for larger groups, the Style Workshop offers tips and advice for an audience of 30+ shoppers;
*‘Ask A Stylist’ – This brand new online function joins the Westfield Style stable from mid March allowing shoppers to seek professional style guidance at www.westfield.com.au and receive free, personalised advice from a Westfield Stylist within 24 hours.

“We’re excited to be expanding our Westfield Stylists offering and can’t wait to bring Gok to Australia to help kick it off.” said John Batistich, General Manager Marketing, Westfield.

For the chance to be in the running to ‘Win a Makeover with Gok’, visit www.westfield.com.au for more details.

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Posted by Tina94Report
Hi Mr Gok,
I am in awe of you as I'm a 52 Mother & Grandmother.
I'm at a point in my life that I have experienced the worst thing a mother could have had happen.
My son Jes'se, died of cancer back in 2006.
Every day is a challenge to survive.
If I may, I would like to tell you a little history of this amazing young man.
When he was 14yrs of age he decided to learn ballet at a public high school after a holiday to the UK that he and I went on and during this trip we saw the Kirov Ballet in London, which solidfied for him the direction that he wanted to take with his career.
At 16 yrs old he was accepted into the Australian Ballet School in Melbourne - Victoria Australia (we live in Adelaide - South Australia).
Jes'se finished his high school education whilst in Melbourne and also his training with the Australian Ballet School and was accepted into the Australian Ballet Company.
When he was 18yrs old, whilst I was visiting him as I often did, he treated me to a meal out - quite uncommon as his wallet was very rarely opened when I visited.
This was a very special dinner though as he had something very special to tell me.
Once arriving at the restaurant in St Kilda in Melbourne, we were seated at an intimate table and a glass of wine was presented to us both at the table.
My darling son had a very difficult message to present to me.
Try visualizing this gorgeous looking young man, nervous and chin starting to quiver as he started to say 'Mum, I have something to tell you".
Instictively, I knew what was coming as I had read the signs for years.
Being that he was struggling to tell me what I knew 'he had to say', I lent forward and said: 'Jess, you're my son, I will love you no matter what'!!!
He then relaxed and said that he was gay.
It was the most exilerating moment of my life - apart from when he came into this world.
I was so proud of him for having the courage to tell me.
This young man was so scared that we as his parents would pull finances from him to fulfill his dream of dancing.
In fact it was the opposite, we were expecting this from him, not that he was at all camp, to look at him and hear him speak he was the 'man's - man', but we knew this was on the cards.
From this moment on we became even closer.
My Jess, was not just my son he was my closest friend.
Then when he was 19yrs old he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Lukemia - a cancer.
I moved from Adelaide to Sydney, where he chose initially to have his treatment. I then had to travel back to Adelaide once a month as my husband, daughter and grandchildren were still needing my attention.
During which time I need to find a job, as well as my way around Sydney.
All this done on a shoe sting budget as we are just your average working class family.
The stress of seeing all that he had to endure can only be appreciated by parents that see their kids have to go through Chemo, Radio Therapy, Lumber punctures and all that goes with the fight against this deadly disease they will understand the trauma that is endured, when as a parent you have to hand the care of your child to a complete stranger.
When every visit to the hospital you see your child in agony and at time near to death and there is absolutely nothing you can do to help, but just be there.
I often said to Jess, I never felt I was helping and he would say, 'Mum, just to know you're here at my bedside is enough', it used to break my heart.
Unfortunately on Nov 3rd 2006 Jess died, not before telling me,'Mum I've had a great life',
to experience your child dying in front of you is the most devastating and everlasting trauma to have to endure, it truly is a day by day thing,,,sometimes hour by hour - and we suffer in silence.
Because people think we have moved on, but we never do.
The physical pain I have experience with losing Jess is indescribable.
I'm on anti depressants, I have recently been given medication for an ulcer.
I am double the weight I used to be, purely because I have no energy to live life, but I'm surviving!
I have our daughter and our two gorgeous Grand kids that keep us going.

I, during this time gained weight and since his death have continued to do so as I numb myself nightly with my red wine.
Also due to the fact that whilst going through this time with Jess, in Sydney, my husband and I loaned a 'friend' - over a period of time - close to 1 million dollars.
Which has never been repaid.
We are carrying debts for this 'friend' and at our age now is really a millstone around our necks.
This 'friend', has never made any attempt to re-imburse us, in fact he went bankrupt, so we are really in a pickle.
Yes we were stupid, but really not thinking straight during this time, but hey, we've learnt to follow our gut instincts, out of that episode.
So getting back to you, I'm wondering if there is a chance that when you come to Australia, you might be coming to Adelaide as I would love to meet you as I know my Jess would have loved you, what you've been able to do, how you have helped people and again purely that I am so impressed with what you have achieved, as I know you have had your own demons to deal with.
You are an inspiration and it might not mean anything to you, but thank you for getting yourself on the telly!!
You are a joy to watch.
Please email me at: tina@timesaversbookkeeping.com.au
You are one amazing young man, congratulations!!!
Posted by JanReport
Posted by VerityReport
What happens to the girls of all ages in country Australia. We are 5 to 6 hours from trying on nice clothes anywhere. And shopping on line can leave you looking like a bag lady. Yes we have the same basic stores thou out Australia, but I still can't get a bra(10D) that fits or a pair of shoes, unless I shop in children's wear and at 48 its just wrong. I know Gok could help, some of us can still sew. Suitable patterns. age and size orientated. We need help too. xx verity
Posted by Margo4Report
He's so sensative to those that are in need of his direction. I am excited to see him work his magic for us girls down under. Gok come to Wollongong it's super. Thanks Margs XOX
Posted by Emma477Report
I Hope Gok Wan comes down to Melbourne!! it'll be great if he does =D
Posted by 101kitkatReport
I am incredibly excited; Gok Wan is my absolute favourite stylist & he's such a doll xx
Posted by Report
Hi Gok,I am the founder of Scoliosis Assoc. of Australia. I have been made aware of the article you produced for UK assoc. and would greatly appreciate a meeting regarding our Association. I feel we need you to help those that can not have surgery to believe they can still look good.
This is important for the young females. 9 our of 10 diagnosed will be girls. surely they should still be able to look good?
Susan Willis. President
Scoliosis Association of Australia.
Posted by Report
Thank You Susan.. I too have scoliosis, didn't become aware of it till I'd stopped growing and surgery was out of the question.At the time it was found I was told by "the best" there was nothing really I could do. Now, at 49, I find that my body has taken a significant left turn, which has pushed my right hip out of align ment with the rest of me. Apparently this is the reason that my *** disappeared along with any shape to my legs. Big shoulders though. I have watched all the programs on the TV, Trinny & Sussanah, Kimora..pfft, but I think Gok could help. The man of many talents. Tired of everything being lopsided, it's uncomfortable, and I don't recall the last time I felt ok in my own skin.
Posted by PennyReport
dont have a westfield in mackay qld im a big fan love your show learning alot and would of loved the oppertunity.... to learn in person aneetd to me it would be a experiance of a life time... Big fashion fan! Go high street