There's no persuading Tiffany, the 1980s teen pop music star, to abandon her time-warp fashion philosophy.
She's partial to the gypsy rocker look popularized by such classic artists as Stevie Nicks, and Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart.
"Vintage is near and dear to my heart," Tiffany says. "I'm always going to love fringe and layers and that bohemian style."
But she recently felt she needed to fine-tune her look. So she turned to Stacy London and Clinton Kelly of TLC's What Not To Wear.
Her wardrobe makeover is featured in the show's Season 10 premiere, airing at 9 p.m. Thursday.
Tiffany's fashion emergency? She has been wearing too many clothes.
"I've lost a lot of weight," she explains. "Like many women, I go up and down, up and down, up and down. When I'm diligent, I stay toned and healthy and exactly what my body is supposed to be.
"But I wasn't on top of it for a while and then, coming back down, after losing over 20 pounds, I didn't make the adjustment. I was still wearing big, flowy clothes. I was hiding weight that wasn't there.
"Friends kept telling me, 'You should be celebrating your weight loss. All those extra layers actually make you look bigger than you really are.'"
A fashion intervention from London and Kelly set Tiffany straight.
"They kicked me out of some bad habits," she says. "I was in a rut. I was wearing clothes that were fun, cool, hip pieces, but they were often three or four sizes too big for me.
"Then they came in and basically changed my mindset, convinced me that I should wear clothes that fit my form a little better.
"They brought belts back into my life. They put me in more tapered jackets that show my waistline."
The irony, Tiffany says, is that she should know better.
She owns a vintage clothing shop in White House, Tenn., about 25 miles outside of Nashville, and she often advises customers to accentuate their figures more.
"I wasn't practicing what I preach," she says.
Her transformation on What Not To Wear is one that Tiffany thinks many viewers can learn from.
Tiffany, 41, is best known for two No. 1 singles in 1987, I Think We're Alone Now and Could've Been.
She's still in the business. Her latest CD, a country-rock hybrid titled Rose Tattoo, was released in 2011. Her powerful voice is stronger than ever, and her material is far richer than when she was a 16-year-old MTV darling. But her contemporary stuff has not found a wide audience.
"I'm proud of where I came from," she says. "But it's hard sometimes when people want to discredit my talent just because I started so young and they really don't know what's going on with me. All I can do is keep plugging away."
Some advisers actually broached the possibility of her changing her name and starting anew. But Tiffany has resisted.
"I don't think it would be fair to the great fans who have stuck with me all these years," she says. "Also, I don't think I should feel bad about having succeeded when I was a little girl.
"I sold millions of records and toured the world. For me to change my name and abandon that doesn't feel right. I just have to work hard, get people to listen to me and make believers of them."