Name: Stacy London
Born: May 25, 1969
Occupation: Stylist/fashion consultant, actress, author
Born and raised in New York City, Stacy London didn’t have an early start in the world of style and fashion. Her stepmother, mother, and father all had very different influences on her life as a novelist, venture capitalist, and the president emeritus at Hudson Institute, respectively. She studied philosophy and literature in college and didn’t take a huge interest in fashion until she started an internship in the PR department for Christian Doir.
Both Vogue and Mademoiselle have the honor of being able to say they were among the first to work with London. She’s worked directly with celebrities and has handled advertising campaigns for names like Target, Swatch, and Calvin Klein.
London’s major break came in 2002 when she joined the cast of What Not to Wear on TLC. Since then, she’s been seen on major syndications, including Wendy Williams and Oprah. She’s contributed to the New York Times and People magazine and has her own NBC TODAY segment called “Ask Stacy.” What Not to Wear will enter its final season this fall, and fans can’t wait to see what London has up her sleeve for the finale.
It’s important to note that for Stacy London fashion and style isn’t just about being trendy. Her main focuses are on boosting the self-esteem of other women by helping them feel more confident in themselves and in their sense of style. Stacy herself suffered from psoriasis as a child and later in life struggled with a myriad of weight issues and eating disorders ranging from anorexia to binge eating. While she never married and has no children, her eye for style and success within the industry has earned her an estimated worth of $8 million.
So how much is $8 million really?
Stacy London actively supports a number of cancer charities, including 96 Magnolia, the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. She not only supports them financially but has donated her time to help double-mastectomy survivors with self-esteem issues and makeovers.
But what would you really do if a fashionista handed you $8 million? I imagine if you shopped at a discount store you could make 160,000 pairs of shoes go pretty far – if you could find a place to store them. Stick to some simple $690 Prada pumps and you’ll only have to find space for 11,954 glorious pairs of shoes – give or take!