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This Saturday, Tanger Outlets at National Harbor's Gap Factory store is hosting a special guest, E! Fashion Police co-host George Kotsiopoulos, direct from Hollywood to D.C. He'll be in-store at 1 p.m. to share star styling tips and showcase looks he created exclusively for Gap Factory Stores. Then at 2 p.m., George will meet and greet, sign autographs, and shoppers can buy his new book Glamorous By George.
Dressing starlets is about as glamorous as it gets, but we quizzed him via email to share a few tips for that 9-to-5 life, AKA real life. Keep reading for Kotsiopoulos's shopping shortcuts for everything from the office to cocktail hour, and he also reveals what it takes for a joke to get cut on Fashion Police. And if you check out Kotsiopoulos's presentation at Tanger Outlets, don't forget to register for a chance to win a trip to L.A. to see him on-set, along with $500 courtesy of Gap Factory Stores. That sweepstakes is happening between now and April 20 at Tanger Outlets at National Harbor.
What is one thing normal women can learn from stars' red carpet routines?
Planning ahead is always best. Anything cocktail attire can be tricky for all women, starlet or not! I always say ask yourself when shopping "Where am I wearing that?" and if you have no answer, do not buy it. The only caveat is if it's cocktail attire. If it's special occasion dressing you will always find a place to wear it and it's the one look all women scramble to find last minute.
Are there any new spring trends that you love? Name one or two new pieces readers should add to their professional wardrobe this spring.
Most of the spring trends aren't really suitable "professional" attire like florals, metallics and the fringe that was shown. I suppose all the pastels if you aim to look like Kerry Washington in "Scandal." There where many variations on the menswear shirt which would could be quite appropriate.
Do you or your co-workers ever scrap a joke on Fashion Police because it's just too mean?
I'm the "fashion expert" on the show so that rarely, if ever, happens. I don't know if any of the jokes are too mean but many end up being a little too blue and NSFW so that would be the only reason they get edited out. Fashion Police is a comedy show, it's not about being mean. The same types of jokes are told on all the late night talk shows and many sitcoms. Are all of those programs considered mean?
Are there any politicians you would give style pointers to?
I'm not into politics so none in particular but overall I would say just make sure your clothing fits you properly and start a relationship with a tailor. There's nothing worse than an ill-fitting suit on a man or a woman.
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