Friday, September 24, 2010

Houston, we have a jacket

This week Rep. Cynthia Lummis recorded a message to her constituents in her office on the Federal Workforce Reduction Act. She wore a black turtleneck and an ecru jacket:

I assume that Rep. Lummis intended this jacket to be part of her regular outfit, but the shiny texture makes it look like outerwear. The shine is not only distracting - it also makes her face appear more textured by comparison. The turtleneck alone would have looked much more relaxed and approachable instead.


  1. She looks like she's wrapped in mylar. Turtleneck alone, or with statement necklace to help visual transition from pale complexion to black would have been so much better. When being photographed/filmed, a brighter lipstick would also help to keep her from looking washed-out.

  2. An Oscar statue and bad science fiction both leap to mind.