I know it irritates some people when I attend to girly things, and I have taken some heat for even noticing clothes and accessories, but they matter.
Hillary wore green at Dartmouth yesterday.
It reminded me that long ago I noticed a pattern and, in response to a suggestion that she drab down the look, posted about Hillary’s use of her pantsuits. She actually was sending very clever and well-received messages to those whose languages she did not speak. Clearly it was intentional and very effective.
August 13, 2009
Well, I am about to snap that anybody would write an article like this about this pantsuit or any of Hillary’s pantsuits, or about Hillary’s signature style. This article by Anne Bratskeir appeared in an online Newsday blog today: Hillary Clinton pantsuit saga continues .
First and foremost let me make it clear that pantsuits should be the least of our issues when Hillary is on her longest trip, has visited incredibly dangerous places, made audacious and courageous statements, and signed agreements of great importance for development in Africa and the evolution of democracy there. Having said that, I must object strongly to this uninformed article by someone who has not bothered to investigate what Hillary is doing and prefers to critique her attire.
Hillary prefers pants for the same reason many women who are photographed seated at times or must sit in front of people do. She often does wear separates, your novel suggestion – or that of one of your consultants. But she goes monochromatic often because it lengthens her appearance. I, personally think she looks smashing in her pantsuits. She is gorgeous in this.
Apparently lost on you is the fact that Hillary often USES the “jelly bean” colors you refer to as a code. This is something SHE can do that men cannot, and it is VERY effective diplomatically. THE WHOLE COUNTRY OF EL SALVADOR loved this:
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In that article, note the use of accessories (scarf and pin) to symbolize the flag of Afghanistan.
It came as a bit of a shock today to see this.
Yes. It is this.
We are used to photographers focusing on accessories on the red carpet.
(That is DBE Helen Mirren at the L.A. premiere of Trumbo.)
Certainly wife-of-Trump is on plenty of those. But she is no DBE and this was a U.S. presidential debate, not a red carpet.
So, yes, I noticed Hillary’s ruby slippers on Colbert. It was late night TV (read: entertainment) not the Benghazi hearing – not even a campaign event and not a presidential debate.
There were many OMG! moments during last night’s debate, but this might have been the biggest WTF yet! #MakeAmericaBritishAgain? On the night The Donald told us the minimum wage should stay put where it is and we all need to work harder?
JSYK: Elizabeth Warren has proposed a one-time payment of a little more than $520 to seniors in lieu of the COLA increase Social Security recipients are not receiving for 2016. (It won’t pass. You know that.) This clutch costs more than three times that amount. (So shoot me for noticing clothes, shoes and accessories. As I said, sometimes it matters.)