January 21, 2007
Political Chic Fashion
While we're on a roll with female politicians, check out speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's outward-facing wardrobe. Says the NY Times recently, "she brings her new position a sense of style that is admired on both sides of the aisle as well as in other departments in Washington."
Reminds the Times, "lauding someone for their style on Capitol Hill is a lot like celebrating the best surfer on Florida’s Gulf Coast — it’s all relative, and some would argue irrelevant. Washington has never embraced fashion (nor, for that matter, has the fashion world embraced Washington). In political circles, fashion is a loaded term, smacking of frivolity and vanity."
Hog wash. Go Nancy, change Washington. Lady Di brought a glorious feminine energy to the Royal Family at a time when we were forced to live with British politicians and business women parading around in pastel and navy blue striped conservative suits. YAY for Di, YAY for Nancy.
We need to remind women in the White House and beyond that they need not be fashion agnostic, nor do they have to live their professional lives in red power ties, multicolored scarves and lacquered hair.
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I loved this blog. You inspired me to write about a personal account I've had with representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I agree with you ... women in politics no longer need to dress in grays and blacks ... and can take a bit more flair and fashion on Capital Hill. I also believe that women should be leaders (both in fashion and in politics; therefore, there really is no need to dress like men nor think like men!)
Posted by: Leslie Linevsky, Confessions of a Shopaholic | Jan 21, 2007 7:41:00 PM