Trinny and Susannah Meet Their Match

Style queens Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine are launching their own online reality show.

The pair will feature in the web series entitled Trinny and Susannah: What They Did Next.

“It came about from a very bizarre process,” Constantine said. “One weekend I had the Scissor Sisters staying and I read a Sunday Times article which said the next time Trinny and I should be on TV should be our own hanging.

“I burst into tears and [Scissor Sisters member] Scott Hoffman said to me, ‘What is this, it’s the kind of thing normally used for world leaders’. He said to me we should do something along the lines of Curb Your Enthusiasm. I spoke to Trinny about it and we started developing it.”

The show will screen on the website iVillage in 16-minute episodes.

The pair are also in talks with several national and international broadcasters regarding the series being converted into full half-hour episodes for distribution in both the UK and Australia.

Source: Digital Spy

 

Tuesday, 27 January 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

ITV style experts Trinny and Susannah return to screens in a brand new series with a twist – Trinny and Susannah Meet Their Match.

Faced with an exciting new challenge, they are tasked with applying their style expertise to three groups or ‘tribes’ whose outward appearance reflects a specific, collective identity – dog lovers, sex bombs and country ladies.

But before they can start making any changes, the tables are turned and – after 15 years of styling the nation – Trinny and Susannah must allow themselves to be restyled.

The girls meet a shining example of each group and spend 24 hours in their life – getting to know them, taking part in their activities and, yes, dressing like them to understand why they dress the way they do.

In the final programme of the series, Trinny and Susannah meet the fun loving females who really know what they want. Dressed to kill in all their finery, the more mature ladies who love to dress to impress regardless of their age.

Some are single, some are mothers, some are even grandmothers. But they are all Sex Bombs.

41-year-old Grace tells the programme: “I don’t want to dress how a 41-year-old should dress. Why should I?”

Sue, 49, says: “Some people think that when you are 49 you should be at home baking cakes generally just deteriorating.”

And 58-year-old Jill, 58, says: “I’ve been 32 for many years now and I intend to be 32 for many more.”

Arriving to meet the ladies in lycra, Susannah says: “I’m thinking that all our worst nightmares have come together at once.”

Trinny and Susannah’s ultimate challenge will be to transform the women from brassy to classy whilst retaining the sense of confidence they get from their sexy attire.

But the girls won’t be getting their hands on the sex bombs until they have first experienced their lifestyle – and their clothes style – first hand.

Restyling Trinny is 46-year-old dancer and mum of two, Fletch, who says her trademark is: “Six foot blonde with big tits.”

As she is led away by Fletch, Trinny is horrified to find herself confronted by a spray tan booth and pleads for clemency. But Fletch shows no mercy adding false nails to Trinny’s makeover nightmare.

Bringing out the sex bomb in Susannah is 45-year-old Sue who has three children and lives with her husband in Kent.

Sue says: “If people don’t like it, they don’t have to look. I’m only here to please myself.”

Emerging in tiny gold hot pants and fish net tights Trinny exclaims: “I feel like a hooker.”

But in knee high boots, a denim mini-skirt and sequined top, Susannah is another story…

“I feel fantastic,” she reveals, “I’m loving the fake tan, I feel like I want to go out and party.”

And party they will.

To enable Trinny and Susannah to really understand what makes the sex bombs tick they need to indulge in the ultimate sex bomb pastime – clubbing.

When Trinny comments that she hopes she doesn’t wander down the wrong street and get offered 100 pounds, Susannah quips: “You should be so lucky.”

Despite her reservations, Trinny dances the night away, while Susannah reflects: “You know what I have learned this evening, 100 per cent, you have so much more fun in a club when you’re dressed like this.”

The evening comes to an end, signalling time for Trinny and Susannah to retire to the homes of their respective tribe members.

Trinny travels to Stafford to move in with Fletch, while Susannah heads to Kent to stay with Sue and her family.

After scraping off her make-up, and leaving a fake tan tide mark in the bath, Trinny is soon tucked up in bed where she wonders aloud: “Am I missing out on something by not embracing an element of what they do?

“I really had good fun tonight. I let myself go, and I had a great dance, and I just had a really fun time. And I haven’t had a fun time recently.”

In Kent, Susannah meets Sue’s night club bouncer husband, Bullet – a connoisseur of the sex bomb look who loves the way his wife dresses.

Susannah reflects: “I’m so torn between their spirit and that, maybe, overshadows that they do look a bit of a fright. Outside that environment of the nightclub, I think I’d feel a bit ridiculous.”

Waking the following morning, still fake tanned and fake nailed, Susannah says: “It’s like I’ve woken up from a wonderful dream and in to a nightmare.”

While Susannah watches Sue shaving a bare chested Bullet’s head, Trinny attempts to squeeze herself in to a pair of zebra print leggings.

She asks: “Would you seriously go out like this in the day, Fletch?”

But Susannah has no such qualms with the white jeans and vest top chosen for her by Sue.

“I’m quite liking it”, she tells Sue, “This programme is not going in the direction it’s supposed to right now.”

With a trip to the local shops finding Trinny also beginning to be seduced by the sex bomb look, she is keen to get Fletch’s mother, Beryl’s, thoughts on her daughter’s style choices.

She asks: “Obviously you would quite like her to meet someone again, she would like to meet someone again, I’m sure her children would be happy for her to meet someone again. But do you think she’s sending out the right messages?”

“No”, Beryl replies, “Because she’s such a strong person, I don’t know if a man could handle Jill.”

Back in Kent, Sue takes Susannah to fellow sex bomb Grace’s salon to get a henna tattoo.

Grace says: “I know I’m 41 but I don’t want to be like a normal 41-year-old. I want to be me. And this is me. Boobs, hair, botox, everything. It’s me!”

As the day draws to a close and student sex bombs Trinny and Susannah prepare to strip off their sequins, Trinny still has a few lessons to learn as she tries her hand at modern jive, firmly schooled in Fletch’s mantra: “Don’t look at the room, let the room look at you.”

A week after they first met Trinny and Susannah, the sex bombs head to London to a chic cocktail bar where Trinny and Susannah have set up a temporary HQ.

At last, it’s time for Trinny and Susannah to have their say – but it looks like they may have a fight on their hands.

Grace says: “I’m looking forward to today, I’m hoping to have an argument.”

“I’ve never come across a more united front, a more united team of women’, says Trinny.

Susannah reasons: “Maybe, woman are watching this and thinking, ‘No way, that is just too extreme for me so I’m not even going to try.’ So maybe it’s getting to a level where we find an alternative that’s more accessible to a greater number of women.”

But will Trinny and Susannah be able to convince this group of women that sex and sophistication can go hand in hand?

Tuesday, 20 January 2009, 8:00PM on ITV

ITV style experts Trinny and Susannah return to screens in a brand new series with a twist – Trinny and Susannah Meet Their Match.

Faced with an exciting new challenge, they are tasked with applying their style expertise to three groups or ‘tribes’ whose outward appearance reflects a specific, collective identity – dog lovers, sex bombs and country ladies.

But before they can start making any changes, the tables are turned and – after 15 years of styling the nation – Trinny and Susannah must allow themselves to be restyled.

The girls meet a shining example of each group and spend 24 hours in their life – living with them, getting to know them, taking part in their activities and, yes, dressing like them to understand why they dress the way they do.

In programme two, Trinny and Susannah take on two very different factions within the doggie brigade – the breeders and big dog owners, always covered in dog hairs and drool who spend all their free time walking and training their dogs, and, at the other end of the spectrum, ladies who love to show dogs, spend hours grooming them and pride themselves on having outfits to match their pampered pooches.

As with the previous episode, Trinny and Susannah have been kept in the dark about what group of women they will be meeting. But, as they arrive at the big top where they are to meet their tribes, the sound of barking gives the game away.

“Dogs! It’s dogs! It’s dogs!” screams Trinny.

Meeting the owners, and their dogs, Trinny reflects: “The thing about dog lovers is that they love dogs more than anything else in the world.”

But before they can get to work, Trinny and Susannah need to understand what it is to be an extreme dog lover. And to become a real inhabitant of this world, you need a dog.

Susannah learns that bald is beautiful when she is presented with Woody, a five-year-old Hairless Chinese Crested, and is made over by 53-year-old dog show champion Linda – joining the ranks of the well groomed show girls.

Linda says: “Your dogs, sort of, are part of you. And so what you would probably like [to wear], secretly, you like to dress them in it.”

While Susannah gets a make over, complete with shocking blue eyeliner, Trinny is getting a make under by 42-year-old gun dog trainer, Claire.

Claire explains: “The dogs don’t really care what you look like. And you’re usually covered in mud so I suppose I don’t really care what I pull on in the morning.”

Having presented Trinny with eight-year-old Labrador Nimbus, Claire informs Trinny that she has 30 dogs at home. The home in which Trinny will be spending the next 24 hours.

Emerging fresh faced from her make over, Claire never wears any make-up, Trinny is the picture of fleece covered country casual – in stark contrast to Susannah who is dressed head to toe in luminous pink and leopard print.

Observing Susannah’s new look, Trinny concludes: “There’s a part of you that could be, sort of, slutty Bette Midler.”

Arriving in Northampton to stay with leopard print loving Linda, Susannah meets Linda’s long-suffering partner, Steve.

Steve says: “I have to admit, a lot of the time I feel second best to the dogs. Maybe I should grow a waggy tail and a wet nose.”

In Shropshire, Trinny is about to move in with Claire, but there’s something she hasn’t told her about the sleeping arrangements.

Claire currently lives in a caravan, and the dogs live there too.

The caravan isn’t the only shock in store for Trinny. A glance at Claire’s wardrobe, a few shelves which share their cupboard space with a dog blanket and cage, leaves Trinny almost lost for words.

“I’m sorry Claire”, she exclaims, “I’ve never seen a wardrobe like it.”

It’s a far cry from the more glamorous life Claire led in the eighties. She recalls: “I had my hair done once a fortnight, manicures once a week, but then I led a very different life.”

The pressures of city life led Claire to escape to the country. And to the dogs.

“I do hide behind the dogs”, admits Claire, “They look immaculate, everything about them is immaculate, and really I’m letting them down.”

Trinny is relieved to learn that she isn’t sleeping in the sitting room with the dogs – she has her own caravan with Nimbus.

Claire says: “I think if Trinny had been still dressed as we first met, and I had been dressed as I am, I think that would have put up a natural boundary. I think by both of us being dressed as full dog people, it’s put us on a par.”

The following morning Trinny is woken by an over-excited Nimbus and a choir of dogs outside.

“I can sort of understand having dogs for company instead of men”, reasons Trinny, “It’s unconditional love, you are totally in control of it.”

Back in Northampton, Susannah is roused from under her leopard print sheets to feed Lisa’s seven dogs – who are all individually spoon fed.

Later, as they walk the dogs, Susannah ponders what process of breeding could have created Linda’s canine companions, saying: “Maybe it was a dog and a rat?”

“You are cruel”, retorts Linda, “That’s like me talking about one of your children.”

While Trinny is in her element learning the basics of dog training from Claire, Susannah is shocked to discover that Linda grooming routine extends to squeezing her dog’s spots.

Looking through Linda’s wardrobe, Susannah reflects on the practicalities of dressing someone who lives to show dogs.

“I want to make this work for you”, she tells Linda, “And you’re going to win Crufts because of it.”

Back in Shropshire, Trinny has gone through Claire’s wardrobe and discovered that she has only four functioning outfits.

She tentatively suggests: “You’ve had a tough time and dogs have been your salvation. But to me, I don’t believe ultimately that you’re so happy.”

“No, maybe I’m not,” concedes Claire.

As Trinny leaves to prepare to take back the style reins, Claire muses: “I hope that Trinny’s got something out of it too though. I hope she realises that you can be more relaxed about things. I think we can morph. Sorry Trinny.”

Before Trinny and Susannah can change the dog lovers clothes, they have to look at the ones they’re already wearing. So both doggy factions are invited to a catwalk to be analysed, and analyse each other.

While Trinny attempts to convince the big dog owners that there are practical, feminine alternatives to t-shirts and trainers, Susannah tries to tone down the show girls.

She tells them: “Seeing you lot together, I can see how you could invite nastiness and ridicule.

Determined to find clothes that will work for both group’s lifestyles, Trinny and Susannah take Claire and Linda out shopping to test their ideas for doggy practicality.

But when Claire attempts some commands in her new outfit she find herself in need of a dog – so Trinny steps up to the task, obediently returning shoe in mouth.

Claire exclaims: “I can’t believe I’ve got Trinny on camera being a dog.”

Trinny and Susannah gather the two doggy factions together for a final event to put their new looks to the ultimate test. Trinny and Susannah’s dog show where, as the show judge and compere announces: “The world of doggy meets the world of bitchy.”

But can these dog lovers be taught some new tricks?

Tuesday, 13 January 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

ITV style experts Trinny and Susannah return to screens in a brand new series with a twist – Trinny and Susannah Meet Their Match.

Faced with an exciting new challenge, they are tasked with applying their style expertise to three groups or ‘tribes’ whose outward appearance reflects a specific, collective identity – dog lovers, sex bombs and country ladies.

But before they can start making any changes, the tables are turned and – after 15 years of styling the nation – Trinny and Susannah must allow themselves to be restyled.

The girls meet a shining example of each group and spend 24 hours in their life – getting to know them, taking part in their activities and, yes, dressing like them to understand why they dress the way they do.

They take on two very different factions within the doggie brigade – the breeders always covered in dog hairs and drool who spend all their free time walking their dogs, and, at the other end of the spectrum, ladies who love to show dogs, spend hours grooming them and pride themselves on having outfits to match their pampered pooches.

In Sex Bombs, Trinny and Susannah will come up against women who really know what they want. Dressed to kill in all their finery – the more mature ladies who love to dress to impress regardless of their age.

But first, the girls turn their attention to ladies of an altogether more demure nature….

In programme one Trinny and Susannah take on the Country Ladies – pillars of their communities including the town mayor, a Sunday school teacher and the local vicar.

Trinny says: “It’s like slightly looking at the Queen mum. There’s an element of that, like, ‘Should we change what is quintessentially an element of Britishness that is very inoffensive?’”

Making over Trinny in their own image are Mayor Louise and bee keeper Anne. Louise tells Trinny that she is 38, prompting the shocked response: “I thought you were about 50.”

While Trinny is introduced to the world of crocheted cardigans and flat sensible shoes, Susannah comes to terms with the practicalities of wearing a dog collar when she is made over by two lady vicars.

Now donning the appropriate group ‘uniform’, Trinny is despatched to spend 24 hours living the life of Mayor Louise Eastwood and Susannah to the home of 53-year-old vicar Rosie Harper and her husband Tim – who is also a vicar.

Rosie explains: “I want to let people know that I’m normal. That you don’t have to be weird and frumpy and away with the fairies to be a Christian.”

Rosie’s husband Tim tells Susannah: “The shoes are very important as well, because when people are kneeling down at the communion rail, they’re looking down, they see your shoes.”

When Susannah reflects that this would mean painted toe nails were out of the question Rosie tells her: “Someone wrote in to the Church Times once and said, ‘Our new lady vicar had painted finger nails and it ruined my Christmas.’”

At Louise’s home, Trinny meets the mayor’s ten-year-old daughter Sophie – who has long been Louise’s harshest fashion critic.

She tells Trinny: “My grandma, she wears nearly all the same skirts as my mum.”

Louise later defends her outfit choices explaining that she: “Feels she dresses the part” and that low cut dresses would be: “Doing injustice to the badge of office.”

Sophie isn’t the only child with some harsh criticism of Louise’s style. When Trinny goes with Louise to a local school one young boy remarks that Louise: “Looks like she’s been in an old [person’s] home.”

Following her visit to the school, Louise concedes to Trinny that she could do with looking a little younger.

Trinny agrees: “We need to drop the granny, honey. We need to find the sexy woman inside. I know she’s lurking there.”

Having learned that the black dog collar is one of the biggest obstacles in dressing a female vicar, Susannah tackles the Bishop of Buckingham to ask why something more feminine hasn’t been designed.

He responds: “Well, I think there could be. You’d need a bit of creativity about it. But I think that, whatever you designed, I think it would have to be something that people could recognise in that way.”

Susannah goes with Rosie to meet some of her parishioners and seek their advice and support in restyling Rosie.

One parishioner explains: “The female priests have got to be seen to be the same as the male priests. So they’ve got to wear the same. It is a burden to wear but, you know, the Church of England doesn’t change very quickly.”

Susannah asks the group: “If we come up with an alternative, or a couple of alternatives, will you back Rosie on it? It would be great to have your support.”

Rosie says: “I love the thought of being a bit more modern and less ladies of the parish.”

Back in their own clothes, and having listened and learned, it’s time for Trinny and Susannah to have their say – but this tribe won’t bow down easily.

“You’re such an interesting person,” Susannah tells bee-keeper Ann, “But you’re so boring in what you wear.”

Sunday school teacher Emma says: “Your moral values are all far more important than the clothes you wear.” And is less than impressed when Susannah suggests a lower neckline.

Trinny tries some shock therapy with pattern-phobic Louise and Susannah has a surprise for the lady vicars – redesigned dog collars in different colours and materials to bring a more feminine edge.

Rosie later reveals: “The most valuable thing for me has been having you [Susannah] understand my dilemma,” prompting a few tears from Susannah.

Trinny reflects: “It’s been really good material working with these women. Because it’s been very important, more than any other show, to look at their situation and their responsibility within their community.”

At the village fete Trinny and Susannah reveal the ladies’ new looks. But with emotions running high and eleven country ladies to please – have Trinny and Susannah finally met their match?

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