Sorry, I'm just in a wierd mood today ... or maybe just silly (to wit, Mozart laughing & Vivaldi opera on the post below).
I don't like to pick on a woman who has admitted she lacks Fashion-DNA. The fact that I spend half my life in sweat shorts and t-shirts should probably prohibit me from even speaking about fashion. I don't expect the woman running for the highest office in the land (maybe even in the world?) to be wasting precious brain-time on her clothing. What I do expect is that she has a staff of people who are experts in this field and who are well aware that how she dresses in public will be scruntinized ... by the likes of me and many others who are wondering ... WHAT IS UP WITH HILLARY's CLOTHES?
After being treated day after day to a series of terrible color choices and figure unfriendly pantsuits and unfortunate jewelry, I can only conclude that Hillary Clinton's personal staff hates her. In fact, I'm begining to suspect that her own staff is purposefully sabotaging her public appearances. How else to interpret the old-lady pearls (when she already has a problem connecting with young people) and the solid unflattering colors (mustard yellow, fire engine red, pumpkin orange, naval academy blue, shit-brown)?
Now her solid black pants, in and of themselves, are not a bad fashion choice. It is the designer short jackets that are killing her. Let's face it, the woman needs a longer more boxy tunic-style jacket. Something that drapes far below the hip-line. And either the jacket or the blouse could be patterned with something interesting, not always a solid color.
And so it was that I found myself last night waiting to see what Hillary would wear to this important debate. What would properly reflect her foundering campaign ship, expose her vaunted tested/ready experience, and reveal her exasperation with this young upstart, this "how-dare-he-derail-my-annointed-position" Obama?
I'm sorry to report that she chose a shit-brown short lumpy chunky tweed jacket. Apparently her staff failed to tell her that this color looks awful with her skin & hair, that the cut is all wrong for her body type, and that those little pearls should be trashed or used to decorate her dining chandelier, not her neck. I realize how picky this sounds ... well as I said, I'm an amateur in a wierd mood today. But I do believe the choice of shit-brown set the tone for the rest of her debate performance. If you saw it, or any of the endless snippets shown on cable TV today, you know what I mean.
At this rate, I half-way expect her to show up in something like this for her next public rally:
A model wears a creation by Belgian fashion designer Martin Margiela for his Fall-Winter 2008-2009 ready-to-wear collection presented in Paris, 2-25-08.
Is that a cat bed around her neck? Hey, at least with this kind of outfit, Hillary could ditch the pearls! ps, if you want to see pix of the kinds of winter outfits I think would've done well for Hillary, click here. Not the skimpy dresses (my gawd, the thought of that), the long draping below-the-hip stuff. See the creamy mustard number starting at :42 that blows away Hillary's bright mustard yellow pantsuit. She needs Calvin Klein! For that matter, so do I ...