British fashion gurus to change couples’ lifestyles, external appearance in new program developed especially for Israel
British fashion gurus Trinny and Susannah are developing a new television program format for Israel, Ynet has learned.
After years of fashion makeovers in Britain, Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine are working on an innovative format with the Abot Reif Hameiri company and Channel 10, which will be broadcast in Israel next year as a sequel to the “Trinny and Susannah Do Israel” show.
In the new program, the two women will visit the homes of Israeli couples (husbands and wives, colleagues, friends, etc) and attempt to create an overall makeover in their lives – and not just clothes. Naturally, they will also work on the couple’s external appearance.
This is the first time in Trinny and Susannah’s career that they are taking part in the development of a program outside Britain, with the intention of testing it and perhaps even selling it to other countries.
Auditions for the new show will begin in the coming days, and the shooting is planned for the fall.
Trinny and Susannah are best-known for presenting the BBC television series “What Not to Wear”, which turned them into fashion gurus all over the world. Following the show’s success, the two developed their own fashion line, released fashion advice books and appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as makeover experts.
In the past three years, the two women have traveled with their makeover program to the United States, Belgium, Poland and Israel. In 2010, the Guardian reported that the two were working on mockumentary-style spoof online series.
Online pressure to boycott Israel didn’t dissuade reggae star Ziggy Marley from performing in Tel Aviv Tuesday night or on Thursday at the Return to Zion festival at Sacher Park in Jerusalem.
“People say, don’t disgrace your father’s name by going to Israel and all these type of things,” the eldest son of the late musical icon Bob Marley said at a press conference Tuesday at the Sheraton Hotel in Tel Aviv, referring to the negative responses he saw on Facebook and other sites upon publication of his Israel tour dates.
“What I tell them is that, listen, I follow nature, I follow the universe, I follow God. I’m not a part of the segregation that people put on each other … I’m a part of nature and God, and God made the sun shine for everybody.”
This isn’t Marley’s first visit to Israel, both as a performer and visitor. His wife is Israeli and he said his young children speak Hebrew. And there are other ties to the land for Marley, who said his culture of Rastafarianism is rooted in concepts developed in “this region of the world.”
“Rastafarianism has a lot to do with the Old Testament and Solomon and David and Moses, so we have a strong connection from many years back,” he said.
Marley, who recently released his latest album, Wild and Free, said the message he is trying to convey is one of love and spirituality.
But at the press conference he didn’t shy away from questions of a political nature. Marley weighed in on the Knesset’s recent passing of the antiboycott law, which allows civilians to file lawsuits against organizations or people who impose boycotts on Israeli economic, academic or commercial institutions.
“I think the people should have a right to boycott whoever they want to boycott without the government making them into criminals, and try to protect corporations from people,” he said. “They should protect people from corporations.”
A strong advocate of the widespread use of marijuana, Marley also chastized corporations and politicians for criminalizing and demonizing the plant. He said hemp seeds have nutritional and environmental benefits, and can be used in a wide variety of sustainable practices.
But the tour this time around is mostly about music, and Marley said he is still happy to be known as the son of Bob Marley.
“People love me everywhere I go,” Marley said to laughter.
Becoming serious, he said his father is one of his favorite musicians.
“He was just a great artist and that is one of my biggest inspirations.” But he said he doesn’t expect his children to follow in his or his father’s footsteps, adding that he hopes his children do whatever they feel “inside of them.”
Asked whether he or his family practices Judaism at home, Marley replied: “I practice love.”