Friday, 16 April 2010

Fashion in Politics: Battle of the Wives

...written by Sherin

Sorry all, you're going to have to put up with another political post from me.
The General Election in Britain is around the corner, so I thought I'd do a post about the politicians wives and their fashion sense's. If you are planning on voting in the Election, please don't let this post affect how you vote in any way!!!

Photo Credit, Photo Credit

Sarah Brown

She is the current first lady and has a bit of a mumsy style, which she dons quite well. She's mainly seen in cardigans and longish skirts, but this trend doesn't seem to be taking off that much. Her favourite designers include Erdem and Graeme Black.

One item that she does pull of quite well are belts, which she ties around her cardi's to emphasise her hourglass figure. She's recently been seen in a lovely black trench, which we all know is a staple for anyone's wardrobe.

When she first became first lady, she didn't look too good, but her fashion credibitlity has been rising, especially since she's brefriended Naomi Campbell, and threw a Fashion Week Party. She's been seen in more tailored and feminine clothing and has been wearing on the knee dresses.

Photo Credit

I particularly love her gown here! She wore it to te 2009 Women of the Year Awards, and it was designed by Catherine Deane.

Photo Credit

She wore this to the G8 summit, and it is something I could see myself wearing at some stage as well. I think skirts in that shape look brilliant on everyone.

Photo Credit

I think this is such a lovely look on her. The dress is Erdem and the shoes are Jimmy Choos. She wore this to the Labour Party Conference.

Photo Credit

Samanatha Cameron

Photo's credit

Probably the most fashionable of the 3. She sticks to simple tailored pieces, and these are becoming really popular. One of her most popular fashion choices was going out in the polka dot M&S dress, and she often sticks to high street stores, such as House of Fraser and Kookai, as well as being seen in Zara shoes.

Photo credit

Samantha is the current Creative Director of Smythson, which is a luxery leather good's store, and is known to produce some gorgeous handbags. This means that Sam does have an understanding of the fashion industry.

She's now got a little baby bump to support while out campaigning, so it'll be fun to see how dresses. She's been seen out and about in ponchos and loose fitting chiffon tops.

This spotty M&S dress was a great decision on Sam's part. Since she first wore it, sales of it have increased and it is now completely sold out. There was, however, a bit of controversy about how she got the dress. Apparently, she called up someone from M&S to find a perfect dress for her, and this was one was completely out of stock in her size. Apparently, M&S made a custom made one for her.

Photo Credit

Photo Credit

I love this dress. It is perfectly pretty and feminine. She wore it to the opening of Lanvin's new store in Mayfair.

Photo Credit

Miriam Clegg

Photo Credit, Photo Credit

The Spanish born is my personal favourite. Although she is not in the media spotlight these days, she does have really good style.
Like Sam, she's known for mixing high street (Cos), with more designer brands. Unfortunately, so is so litle on her online, that it is hard to find out a lot about her fashoin sense.

Miriam is a very high profile lawyer, so naturally her style is toned down and she is often seen in neutral colours and looking really natural. She definitely has that European chicness that I crave to have so much.

This outfit definitely works for her. The silk dress lovely, as are te suade boots. The bag is my personal favourite. It was made from recycled aluminium ring pulls.

This clearly shows that she is eco friendly, with the bag taking 1000 ringpulls, and is made by free trade workers in Brazil.

Miriam is preggers in this picture and looks really good (Sam, hope you're taking notes).

Blue is definitely a good colour on her and I love how she paired a simple dress with a lovely statment necklace.

Photo Credit

Sherin xx

P.S. I'm away on holiday from tomorrow for about 2 weeks. I'm going somewhere where I don't think I'll have any internet access, so I'll be completely away from the blogisphere for a while. I do have some outfit posts and interesting posts scheduled though!


Leah said...

Though it's difficult to not be influenced by the ladies behind the men, I tend to study the wives more. Will they be good first ladies? Apart from the fashion styles, I try to look at their personalities.

We had a first lady who was known to have thousands of shoes. The people loved her before she became the first lady. But as soon as she became the first lady, her true color came out, her lust for all material things made the country suffer. So sometimes, it's not good to look for a fashionable first lady. I'd settle for the down-to-earth, mommy-type, with a career on her own.

Enjoy your vacation. xoxo

Anonymous said...

I don't think their wives are going to influence my decision in any way, so don't worry! Sam Cameron is the most fashionable in my opinion (she has the same leopard jacket I do from Topshop!), but I don't know why they've made such a big deal in the media that their wives are following them on the campaign trail. It shouldn't matter!


Anna Jane said...

I'm generally very disappointed by the wives of politics - they all look like they need a good bit of lippy and a decent hair cut if I'm honest!

I think Samantha Cameron generally looks the best, particularly with the polka dotted M&S dress which I think is gorge.

Funnily enough Miriam Clegg definitely seems to look the frumpiest, even though I'm swaying towards voting for her husband!

- Anna Jane xxx

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome post, darling! Very instructive (as my boyfriend is running for State Rep. this fall, I need to look the part!).

Have an amazing holiday!


Cafe Fashionista said...

I think it's always interesting to draw inspiration from the wives of politicians in terms of style; they always seem so classy and sophisticated.

Have a fabulous holiday, Sherin!! :)

Rachel said...

Great post, Sherin! I never paid much attention to the wives of politicians before. However, all of these ladies look quite fabulous!

Elaine said...

This was such a great post! I never paid attention to first-wives style either.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Really interesting article! Love it :)

-The Trendy Fashionista

Tasha said...

First thank u for the kind words about my new hair color! it made me feel encouraged! Also this was such a great post Sherin! I really feel like I walk away learning something after reading all ur political themed posts! I think its great too how u mentioned not to let this post influence ur decision when u vote. I should hope someone wouldn't choose someone based on how fashionable their wife is! these ladies look great though! and I especially like Samantha's style! Just curious since I'm not familar with details on the election in Britian, who do u support? oh and I hope u have a good trip! It's always fun to get away for a bit! u will be missed though!

Julia said...

Such an interesting post! I really loved Sam's style, but they are all great.


gleenn said...

I am with Leah. The husbands are more influenced by the wives more than anyone else.

I think that Samatha has got it, body wise. But Sarah, as you said has improved, seems to have more sense of style.

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll. We are now linked. :)

Graham I. Haynes said...

I immediately thought Miss Cameron was way ahead of the rest. Then, when you mentioned her connection to the fashion industry, it made perfect sense. Very interesting post... way to mix fashion and politics :)

OceanDreams said...

Hope you are enjoying your vacation, these are all very stylish women! I like all of their styles!

Copyright Statement

Copyright HiFashion

All photos are taken by me, unless otherwise stated. If you do see one of your pictures here and would like me to remove it, or you would like to use one of my pictures, all you have to do is send me an email and ask.