Thursday, November 7, 2013

Barbara Boxer's new hair style

Senator Barbara Boxer has been sporting a shorter and lighter hairstyle since June. Have you noticed? Here she is last week in the Senate, discussing the Affordable Care Act:

As my regular readers will surely remember, Senator Boxer's hair made headlines in 2010, when her opponent Carly Fiorina called her long bob "so yesterday."

Three years later, is this style more modern? Definitely. The long sideswept bangs are very much of this decade. And I suspect it's easier for her to care for as well - remember, a short hairstyle is only less work if it also fits with your natural texture. If the cut needs a straightener, curling iron, or multiple products, it will be work at any length.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tone on tone success for Collins

Senator Susan Collins was on PBS News Hour last week to talk NSA, causes of the shut down, and bipartisanship. She wore green:

If you were ever looking for a model of good style in the Senate, here she is. This green top and jacket are just the right shade for Senator Collins and the color looks good both under the TV lights and against the pale marble backdrop of the Capitol. Her makeup is tasteful - notice how she has chosen to add color on the cheeks and lips but not the eyes, for balance.

My favorite part of this outfit is the necklace. It hits her first balance point just right, and the shape of the pendant softly echoes the shape of her face.