Step into Summer with my latest Sainsbury’s collection

Posted on April 18th, 2013 in Fashion,News

Gok for Tu Summer 2013

Hey guys

Summer has at last come to say hello! And not a moment too soon! My new collection gets full inspirational from the incredible 1960s and I can’t think of a better era to bring some summer love and happiness to us all!

Take a look at the full collection on Sainsbury’s website. Hope you love the collection as much as I do!


Catch me on Celebrity Juice!

Posted on April 4th, 2013 in News,TV

Celebrity JuiceCatch me on Celebrity Juice on ITV2 Thursday 4th April at 10pm – and on catch up!

It was filmed on Weds night and was huge fun! It’s a rude one, I warn you all!

Gok x

Happy 7th birthday Twitter!

Posted on March 21st, 2013 in Gok's Chatter,News

@therealgokwanTwitter is 7 today so to celebrate, they’ve given me a little page of my own!

Join the birthday fun by tweeting #Twitter7 and if you’re not already, follow me @therealgokwan

Hugs, Gok x

Sign up now for FREE KS3 self-esteem / body confidence workshops in your school

Posted on March 19th, 2013 in News

beat - beating eating disordersDid you know that there are free facilitated KS3 self-esteem & body confidence workshops being offered in schools right now?

The workshops are organised by Beat: the national UK charity that aims to prevent eating disorders, and The Dove Self-Esteem Project: an initiative that aims to equip young people with the tools they need to feel confident.

Find out more and get your school involved!

Gok x



  • Over 60% of girls avoid activities because they feel bad about their looks
    (The Real Truth About Beauty; Dove Global study 2010)
  • 34.4% of boys have been on a diet to change their body shape or to lose weight
    (Diedrichs, P.C., & Paraskeva, N., Centre for Appearance Research, 2011)
  • Psychologists say that timely interventions on the topic of self-esteem can help to inoculate young people from the pressures to conform to narrow stereotypes.
  • People with high self‑esteem often have the confidence to achieve their full potential. Yet those with low self-esteem can feel excluded, may surrender their individuality and / or develop destructive behaviour.

The offer?

  • Schools can book up to 3 hours of workshops to help pupils aged 11-14 build body confidence. The materials aim to help in understanding and dealing with feelings about physical appearance.
  • This resource has been created by Beat: the national UK charity that aims to prevent eating disorders, and The Dove Self-Esteem Project: an initiative that aims to equip young people with the tools they need to feel confident.

What’s in the workshop?

  • Understanding what affects ‘self-esteem’ and ‘body confidence’
  • Exploring how media imagery may shape our thoughts and feelings on body shape
  • Practising building self-esteem

How do I book free workshops for my school?
Go to and click on “Are you a teacher?”  in the middle of the page. (Or go direct to Then you can register for workshops.

“I’ve worked in the Education industry for the last 15 years. The quality of the pre-planned material is the best and most thorough I’ve seen to date.” Hilary Connelly (Schools Management Advisor, Randstad Education)

What’s behind my Spring 2013 Sainsburys collection

Posted on February 6th, 2013 in Fashion,News

Here’s a video of me talking about my Spring collection for Sainsburys Tu and how it comes from my 90s roots – an homage to when I first fell in love with fashion – and also it’s so current! Hope you enjoy it! Gok x

Daily Mail: FIRST LOOK: Gok Wan’s new ‘laidback luxe’ spring collection for TU at Sainsbury’s

Posted on January 31st, 2013 in Fashion,News,Press Cuttings

FIRST LOOK: Gok Wan's new 'laidback luxe' spring collection for TU at Sainsbury'sWith an impressive five sell-out collections for TU at Sainsbury’s under his studded belt, flamboyant fashion expert Gok Wan is back with a sixth stylish offering.

It is clear that the stylist knows a thing or two when it comes to women’s fashion – last season one of his red wrap dress sold every 24 seconds and the thigh-slimming black jodhpurs in his third capsule collection sold one every minute – but his latest line shows a lot more cool than the previous designs for the supermarket brand.

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Telegraph: Gok Wan’s Paris

Posted on January 11th, 2013 in Fashion,News,Press Cuttings

Gok Wan, the fashion stylist and television presenter, adores Paris for its art, culture, food and the Galeries Lafayette department store.

Why Paris?

I adore the shopping, the art and culture, and, of course, the food. I love the idea of going somewhere that is so different from England, but is only a train ride away. And I think Parisians’ reputation for being rude is unfounded: I’ve always found them welcoming without being over the top. They just allow you to do your thing.

Anything special I should pack?

Sunglasses, regardless of the time of year. Paris is effortlessly chic and the moment you put on a pair of shades, you become just that bit more stylish. I love watching Parisians going about their business, invariably wearing a pair of sunglasses.

Read the complete article here

Cosmopolitan: Dating tips we learnt from Gok’s Style Secrets

Posted on January 9th, 2013 in News,Press Cuttings

As soon as we saw the trailer for Gok Wan’s new show, Gok’s Style Secrets, we knew it would be a hit. But y’know what, it wasn’t just entertaining, it was downright educational

On the first episode of Gok’s Style Secrets, we saw super-stylist Gok Wan meet 33-year-old Zoe Burgess – a nursery nurse who lived at home with her mum and has never had a long-term relationship. We watched as Gok transformed the single lady into a bonafide babe – but it wasn’t easy. Write a to DON’T list and wear OLD clothes: Gok Wan’s unusual tips on how to feel good about yourself this year

Posted on January 7th, 2013 in News,Press Cuttings

He’s an expert style and how to boost your confidence by wearing the right clothes and make-up but now Gok Wan is on a mission to help women feel good ‘from within’.

The TV presenter believes people should make 2013 the year to ‘feel good’ – and they can do this without spending a fortune by making a number of simple lifestyle changes.

‘It’s all very well doing your hair and make-up, but if you really want to be at your best, and feeling really good, you have to start by looking after yourself on the inside,’ he said. ‘If you get that right then everything else falls in to place. You know what I’m talking about – that extra bit of fabulousness!’

Read more… Gok Wan interview

Posted on January 7th, 2013 in News,Press Cuttings

Gok Wan is known for making us look good on the outside, but now he’s encouraging us to take care of ourselves on the inside too. He talks to us about diet, fitness and New Year’s Resolutions

Tell us about your new campaign that’s launched this New Year with Activia.
It’s the brand new campaign for 2013 and it’s all about feeling good from within, the campaign is completely on point with everything I’ve been doing for the last 10 years on television. It’s about getting women to feel good about themselves and not succumbing to the pressures of yo-yo dieting, hard-core campaigns or the plastic surgery side, it’s all about treating yourself and making sure that you’re ok and looking after yourself and everything else will fall into place.

Why’s it important that women take time for themselves and make themselves feel good on the inside?
I think that women are under more pressure than they have ever been under, and that’s down to lots of things like the economy, work, keeping up with your lifestyle, families and so forth and I’ve found that a lot of the women that I’ve worked with over the years the person who comes last in their lives is themselves because they spend so much time caring about other people. That is brilliant and that is great, I do believe in looking after the people around you but at the same time, health and wellbeing is about looking after yourself. It isn’t about having expensive massages or going to weekend spas it’s about you looking after your standard of living and your health is a massive part of that. As everybody knows I don’t promote diets, I don’t tell people that they should lose weight, what I do do is I tell women that they have to look after themselves, whether that’s a manicure once a month or eating the right food which gives them a level of energy to get on with their lives or being kind to themselves and putting themselves first for once.

Read the complete interview here