Friday, January 7, 2011

Small change, big impact

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is sporting a new hairstyle. Check it out in the this video message about Baltimore's mentoring program:

This shorter cut looks great on her.  It's neat and it highlights her cheekbones. Her jewelry also works really well here. She's wearing multiple necklaces in different styles, but she has scaled down the size from previous looks, delivering a more professional effect.

All very good. Is Mayor Rawlings-Blake reading Style of Politics???

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Who's that lady?

Did you catch Michele Bachmann on Face the Nation this week? You could be excused if you didn't recognize her:

This look represents a continuation of the more businesslike image she began projecting this fall. Gone are the flip hairstyle and piles of dangling jewelry that have been her hallmark for "friendly" appearances on Fox News. For the network news magazine, her image is sober, serious and down to business. This lady knows what she's doing.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"You would have thought I was walking on the moon."

Today, Barbara Mikulski becomes the longest serving female senator in US History.

Senator Byrd had to "check" the Senate rules before allowing her on the Senate floor while wearing pants in 1988.  My.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pumping up the volume

If you saw yesterday's Republican Committee Chair debate, then you saw Ann Wagner discuss her candidacy. Please take note of her hairstyle:

I'm all for volume, I really am. But there is too much of a good thing here for Ms. Wagner. It's easy to do. You're working with a round brush and a blowdryer, and suddenly you've gone overboard with the hairspray and you end up with a heart shaped confection instead of individual strands of hair.

It's worth considering, especially in dry winter air, whether you really need as much hold as your favorite styling products provide. Flexibility is key to a natural look.