Gok Wan touches down in city

BRONWYN WILLIAMS
Last updated 13:15 29/05/2012

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FASHION GURU: Gok Wan will be making a string of appearances in Auckland.

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He cracked lewd jokes, talked about bosoms, and kissed a young man on the mouth, and the hoards clapped and cheered.

Hundreds of Gok Wan fans turned out to Albany's Westfield Mall for the first of the celebrity stylist's three Auckland appearances.

The UK based TV star  - famous for his witty banter, dead honest approach and his love for women's bodies gave a one hour talk on body shape and fashion.

The show was an interactive affair, with Gok pulling members of the audience up to chat, make jokes, and in one case- pash.

A good looking young man hauled up by the stylist proceeded to strip off his jacket (in order to show Gok his T-shirt).

Gok was clearly excited, and cheekily gave the young man a full frontal kiss on the mouth. The young man reportedly whispered to Gok "You inspired me to make this T-shirt".

As one can imagine, the crowd went wild.

Gok's approach to fashion and personal style may be unorthodox, but he has garnered a strong following by women who find his style positive and refreshing.

"He's like one of us" Katie Hughes, winner of one of the Westfield VIP seats said after the show, "he really understands women. I watch all his shows, but he's even funnier in real life than I expected."

Eight lucky women got a Gok style makeover with hair, makeup and styling, and were paraded before the audience at their final reveal.

Chantall Turner sent in a photo of herself standing behind a wooden cut-out of a bloke, with just her head poking through.

Westfield deemed the image dire enough to award her a makeover.

Turner received a three hour styling session, Westfield vouchers, and her clothing, hair and makeup were made over on the day. "I have completely overhauled my wardrobe" she said.

"I learnt to get the grey out of my closet, and learnt some new makeup tips. My makeup routine was pretty stuck in the 80's".

During the public talk makeover winners and audience members were taught how to dress for their body shape with Gok, and the stylist also launched Westfield's new online Body Shape Calculator.

Gok will appear at Westfield Manakau City tomorrow at 12.30pm and  Westfield St Lukes on Thursday at 5.30pm.

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