Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fashion + Politics=Pashion

So this past Saturday you probably heard about how the House passed a health care bill. For fantastic, in depth coverage of the bill and controversy surrounding it take a look at Slate ( Also make sure to see how your Congressman/Congresswoman voted on the bill ( Debate and votes on the bill took all day and not only was the drama Gossip Girl worthy but so were the clothes (seriously.)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looked fabulous, outfitted in red, looking sharp and a little fancier than usual. Someone not nearly as high profile but looking fierce was Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT,) who as always, used color well and paired her green blazer with some killer accessories (

To jump across the aisle, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN,) also known as Captain Crazy, sported a lei. Seriously, check out this video to learn why, it makes the list of craziest things she has ever done.

We could discuss what the men of the House were wearing, but that would not be nearly as fun. They all wear the same thing, dark suits with an occasional brightly colored or patterned tie (or a bow tie like Earl Blumenauer.)

In other D.C. fashion news Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) both wore Pumas at a recent press conference, with suits! Definitely not okay.

A member of the Senate who’s probably incredibly stressed out right now is Olympia Snowe (R-ME.) Make sure to keep an eye on her in the next few weeks, Snowe is almost always outfitted in printed suits, big jewelry, and turtlenecks. She has also been wearing her hair the same way for 30-something years (kind of like my grandmother.) Check out HuffPo’s slideshow

HRC is glowing (her skin looks fabulous) on the cover of this week’s Time magazine (that’s for you Kate Moore,) outfitted in a red blazer and a chunky gold necklace,16641,20091116,00.html

So until Congress leaves DC for winter recess it’s going to be hectic, but make sure to pay attention to the clothes! You might spot Rosa DeLauro in some new hipsterish glasses or Michelle Bachmann wearing a fire hat, you never really know!