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Stacy London: ‘Getting fired sucks. There’s nothing good about it.’

It might look like Stacy London‘s life is nothing but peaches and sunshine, but the stylist and co-host of TLC’s What Not to Wear has had her share of failures.

“I was actually fired when I was the senior fashion editor when I was at Mademoiselle,” she explained in our Media Beat interview. “In retrospect, I can say it was probably the best thing that ever happened to me. At the time, I was furious. I thought that I had done a really great job, a really strong job while I was there. And one of the things that was really hard was that I sort of had to reconfigure how to identify myself. I’d associated myself really with my name on that masthead for so long that it took a second for me to figure out what’s next. It actually took about a year.”

The most important thing she learned? That a forced “vacation” can ultimately lead to a personal (and career) breakthrough.

You can also view this video on YouTube.

Part 1: Stacy London: ‘It’s not just about the clothes. It’s about the psychology behind them’
Part 2: What Not to Wear’s Stacy London Takes Your Fashion Questions

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Deseret News Gilbert: “Optimistic about the industry? No”

Fresh off the heels of cutting 43 percent of Deseret News‘ staff, CEO Clark Gilbert spoke to a Dallas, Texas advertising conference about the future of media. Lets just say he doesn’t have very many good things to say about the media industry right now.

To start off, he expects only 1-in-10 old media outlets to survive the switch to digital that nearly every organization will eventually need to undertake as print advertising and circulation crumbles. “Optimistic about the industry? No, not at all,” said Gilbert, according to Net News Check.

He added: “What I find repeatedly is that the traditional medium overwhelms” the website. “And that will always make sense (to the traditional medium) … until you’re dead.”

He just sounds like a ray of sunshine, though, he may prove himself right once all is said and done. According to Gilbert, his reorganization plans are working swimmingly. One of the television station sites ( now holds a 64 percent market share in the area. Although that seems really high, it beats out the local Craigslist site according to Net News Check.