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On any given day Stacey Bendet makes a fashion statement, whether it be going to dinner in a ballgown on a weeknight or sporting a flower crown before 9:00 AM, but now she’s making her foray into political commentary by going after Eliot Spitzer and his atrocious sexy time socks.
Generally speaking, the fashion industry has wholeheartedly thrown its support behind President Barack Obama during the last two election cycles, and has been one of POTUS’s biggest supporters. So it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the Runway To Win collection, a line of designer clothing and accessories that was the brainchild of (guess who?) Anna Wintour, raised a ridiculous amount of money for his campaign. The exact figure? A staggering $40 million.
On Wednesday, Mitt Romney appeared on Univision‘s Meet the Candidates forum in Florida. For better or for worse, however, we barely paid attention to what he was saying because our peepers were focused on his overly bronzed skin. Was that due to self-tanner? Bad lighting? Was it on purpose?
The general consensus among the fashion insiders is that Paul Ryan has terrible style. Style “experts” everywhere are clicking their tongues and lamenting the fact that Mitt Romney‘s VP pick forgoes tailored suits for his “Dad’s suit”, that he never wears a tie, and that his square-toed shoes are, well, square-toed. But is his style truly that bad, or are they just too critical?
For most hairstylists, a well-known and influential lady in government would be a dream client. But Antonio Darden, a hairstylist in New Mexico, has refused repeated requests to book appointments for Gov. Susana Martinez because he doesn’t like her stance on gay marriage.
Victoria’s Secret might not want her to walk in its annual fashion show, but as far as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Kate Upton‘s uncle is concerned, she’s a “great gal”. And her uncle just happens to be Congressman Fred Upton, the Republican representative of Michigan’s 6th congressional district.
Washington may not be known for its style, but just like their compatriots in America’s Grand Old Party, there are plenty of democrats know that looking good can be just as important as doing good. And accordingly, we’ve come up with our list of the ten members of the DNC that put as much care into their style as they do their politics.
It’s actually kind of hard to deny that first lady Michelle Obama is the best-dressed woman on the campaign trail — and she’s not even running for office. The first lady has been hard at work in recent weeks and months pushing for individual Democratic congressional and senatorial candidates, as well as doing her part to raise money for the Democratic National Committee. Her wardrobe of fun yet professional and feminine clothing serves her just as well in Connecticut as it does in California.
Whether we should be all that concerned with what female politicians put on their backs is a post we’ll leave for later in the campaign season. For right now, we and what seems like a decent number of young female politicians are obsessed with the Kate Spade Halle.
Remember when Belgium surpassed France in the race to be the first country to ban the usage of burkas? Yesterday, 336 votes against one voted for France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy’s proposed ban, taking France one step closer to becoming the second nation to host this law.
According to the Chicago Tribune, politician-turned-reality-tv-wannabe Rod Blagojevich and his wife, Patti, had no problem spending $400,000 on clothes during his time as governor. This is coming from a man who often claimed that lawmakers were spending the public’s money “like drunken sailors.”
Following in France’s attempted footsteps, Belgium is on its way to becoming the first country in Europe to ban the burka. Last year, France set into motion efforts to ban it as well and those efforts hit a wall on Monday, when the Council of State — France’s top administrative court — ruled that they could not legally outlaw the Islamic veils without stomping all over their citizens’ constitutional rights. What does this mean for Belgium?
On Friday, the fashion industry got some serious recognition up on Capitol Hill: Washington’s Committee on House Administration approved the formation of the industry’s first caucus.
On Friday, Sarah Palin joined John McCain in Arizona for their first public appearance together since the 2008 election. Instead of focusing on the politics of what Palin was saying — we’ll leave that to Mediaite — we want to take a moment and ask Sarah, who on earth told you to wear that jacket?