Political Style

While the rest of you have your faces buried in Vogues and Ws, I like to keep watch on the fashion and political worlds all at once in the Huffington Post. Under their Style category, they include an unnamed series of articles where they cover first ladies, politicians and princesses showing their fashion ability for photo ops. Take for instance, what Princess Letizia of Asturias (uh in Spain, I guess) wore recently. Or Bettina Wulff’s style (the first lady of Germany).

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Frankly, I think a first lady or princess could pull this look off. (Ya know, you don’t need a tiara.) AvaGardner Kungler gives us a top and skirt that would show well in photos–modern complex pattern on the top with a demure but not dowdy shape to the top, including a cleverly ruffled neckline and bow tied sleeves. The skirt is a simple system piece made prettier with a bowed waist.

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I realize not all first ladies are so youthful looking, but I really think it’s the freckles making our politico seem so. The skin has lovely makeup, blue eyeshadow playing up the  gentle tone of the skin, the lips full and pretty but not overdone. I really admire how Rack Brautigan has managed to make a realistic looking lip without the heaviness of too much gloss.

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A princess or a politician, she is always in style:

Hair: >TRUTH< Nadia – copper by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: (IS) Irene 2.0 – Este – Cielo by Rack Brautigan for IMAGEN *

Top: (Kunglers) Hillany blouse – tropicalia by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers

Skirt: (Kunglers) Daisy – brown system skirt by AvaGardner Kungler for Kunglers

Shoes: #OC# Mercy – Sand by nut Barak for Orange Creations

Yankee Doodle Dandy

The pin-up girl—idealized femininity for the wall—became a source of morale for men fighting overseas during WWII. (Not sure what the women fighting overseas got. I know they were there–my great-aunt was a WAC.)

Yankee Doodle Dandy

This sailor girl would probably do well on someone’s wall. Moxie Polano made this swimsuit with sailor hat in honor of vintage fashioniasta Reghan Straaf to celebrate the pin-up. With its cleverly crafted wrinkles (especially puckering around the thighs), it’s more than just a swimsuit—it’s a piece of art. Moxie combines her great skills with system pieces with some great sculpties.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

I love this skin from Rack Brautigan. I am not a freckle girl, but these freckles are so perfect—they fall so naturally on the skin and the shading is perfect on the collarbone. Rack has opened a new store next to MichiMi and shows a wide variety of skins that may appeal to ladies who are looking for a new look.

Yankee Doodle Dandy

A Yankee Doodle do or die:

Hair: Nanak fiery red hair by Aleixandre Biedermann for #AB# Biedermanns Q Hair

Skin: (IS) Irene 2.0 – Este – Rita by Rack Brautigan for IMAGEN *

Swimsuit with Hat: MP Reghan Pin~UP Suit by Moxie Polano for Haute Couture *

Earrings: Earring – Pearl Stud – White – Unltd by Random Calliope for Worthwhile *

Nails: *ByKay* ~ Prim Nails ~ *Basic Edition* by Kayleigh McMillan for *ByKay* *

Shoes: Maitreya Verve Red by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya