March 14th, 2012

Guido’s Fashion Report (US Trip Edition)

As regular readers will know, Guido has always had an eye for fashion.

He thought he’d let GQ’s Olivia Cole, our new fashion correspondent, give us the low down on the US trip though:

“Hot fuchsia pink, a conspicuous absence of a formal jacket for the President’s welcome and stepping off the plane in a pair of skinny black cropped trousers and best-of-British Burberry coat, Samantha Cameron is plainly determined not to look like a cardboard cut out politician’s wife. Let’s remember that it’s not just frocks, it’s business and British business at that. 

The LK Bennett shoes worn so far are, frankly, a bit yawn but on the other hand they are likely to be comfortable and possible to wear for hours at a time (you can’t always say this for more fashionable footwear) Perhaps a £900 shoe is deemed a bit much. Her black trench coat worn yesterday was by Burberry – the pragmatic item mythologized by creative director Christopher Bailey and re-invented every season. Cynics sick of fashion commentary accompanying the Special Relationship love-in should take a look at their bank balance – founded 1856 , Burberry today it’s a FTSE 100 company with an annual turnover of £1.5bn.

As well as flying the flag for an established British success story like Burberry, this touring fashion show is championing emerging London businesses too. Mrs Cameron’s hot pink fuchsia top (with an on trend peplum) and blue, aquamarine and cream dress today are both by one-to-watch Serbian born, London based Roksanda Ilincic. With red carpet fans from Kate Hudson to Cate Blanchett, and Keira Knightley, in recent years her stock has been quietly and elegantly rising. Her signature is brilliant classic-with-a-twist tailoring (her dresses fit perfectly, surely a must have for an occasion in the spotlight). Her always surprising use of colour gives a very modern edge to dresses inspired by Parisian silhouettes of the 40s and 50s. For those that gripe “it cost HOW MUCH”… “£1200 for a jacket… in a recession” it’s worth remembering that for the designers, the resulting publicity is frankly priceless.”

We’ll have the full state banquet report tomorrow…

Olivia Cole is the Literary Editor of GQ. And Neo-Guido’s sister.


  1. 1
    Sams looking glam says:

    A vast improvment on previous PM and wife.

  2. 2
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Prevuos two!

  3. 3
    Passing member of the public says:

    “. And Neo-Guido’s more intellingent and wiser sister.”

    Fixed it for you.

  4. 4
    nellnewman says:

    Sigh of Relief. Whatever we think of cameron’s hit & miss political style – British style of the other sort was spot. So well done cam and samcam.

    No cringing at PM abroad this time.

  5. 5
  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    And Neo-guido’s quite frankly hot sister!

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Neo Guido’s hot sister surely?

  8. 8
    The Daily Mail says:

    Quite possibly your best posting all year Guido.

  9. 9
    Steve Miliband says:

    We know which one fell out of the ugly tree

  10. 10
    EdMiliband says:

    Did thomeone mention the Fuschia?

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    Absolutely. Quite frankly I’d have preferred a bigger photo of her and a smaller one of SamCam.

  12. 12
    Fashion Bollox says:

    What a lot of crap! Fashion Bollox.
    Cameron’s Misses is extremely attractive in unusual kind of way. She is not at all showy, not one to try and hog the limelight like the fishwife Brown.
    I think Mrs C would still look good in a potato sack. She should bear that in mind should she visit Athens.
    She could do with getting a good dinner down her. Too skinny.

  13. 13
    Rupert my Hero says:

    Our Girls are doing well in representing Britain, bestest Queen in the World, prettiest Princess and a PMs wife to put the frogs to shame, Pity about the Men though, although Harry is doing well.

  14. 14
    Sleepless in Kirkaldy says:

    If she is spending her own money, then she can do what she likes. If the UK designers are loaning her stuff or have given her a good price, that’s fine too.

    Might be a bit miffed if we were paying though.

    Just waiting for the “It shows how out of touch the Prime Minister is with ordinary people” comments to start. You can’t expect Mrs C to stand next to Michelle Obama in something picked up from a charity shop.

  15. 15
    Sir Aston Martin says:

    Too bad she’s pretentious and can’t spell, but then you can’t have everything.

  16. 16
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    But norma and John were hot stuff.

  17. 17
    Whendowegetthebill says:

    How much? I could get a suit jacket and 2 pairs of kecks from ASDA for £25! Still we’re all in it together!(except for the Toffs,bankers and the rest of the 1 %)

  18. 18
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Crikey. I wouldnt want to get in the way of that. It would be like being on a beach with rutting elephant seals. Or a press conference.

  19. 19
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Oh, come on Olivia!

    LK Bennett shoes are a bit yawn? I would love to be able to afford a pair of LKB shoes.

    If she spends too much on an outfit it’ll be in print from here to Australia. If there is a conspicuous absence of a formal jacket – so what? She always looks nice.

    Give the woman a chance!!

  20. 20
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

    Neo-Guido’s sister? So no nepotism at then?

  21. 21
    Mike Newman says:

    I have a cheap duvet cover exactly the same colours.

  22. 22
    Loungelizard says:

    Had things gone badly wrong for us we could be looking at Diane Fatbutt. Spandex…stretchy Leopardskin aaaagggggggg!

  23. 23
    ragtrader says:

    Obviously an admirer of Gordon’s impeccable taste

  24. 24
    Anonymous says:

    Don’t believe that it’s just the rich bankers who are greedy pigs.

    Union leaders representing engineering staff have rejected London Underground’s (LU) £850 offer for working during the Olympics because of “unacceptable conditions” attached.

  25. 25
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Yes, I know. But would we really want to if we had the choice?

  26. 26
    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Sam Cam AND Olivia Cole in the same posting, Guido? You do know it’s not my birthday until August, right?!

  27. 27
    Shocked of Sheen says:

    Very good report Ms Cole. Thanks.

  28. 28
    Evil Landlord says:

    Didn’t John put his hot stuff into Edwina rather than Norma ?

  29. 29
    Some Geezer wot's a critic himself, after a fashion says:

    Sam the Glam! The Jackie-O of the 21st Century!

    How’s that one going down with the celebrity-news fishwraps?

  30. 30
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Too much information.

  31. 31
    Sky's Peter Poofter says:

    What about my vast and varied wardrobe Olivia?

  32. 32
    US $ says:

    Superficial. Typical Yank!

  33. 33
    genghiz the kahn says:

    Sam Cam models the new Arsenal away strip.

  34. 34
    AC1 says:

    Nepotism tends to involve pay and OPM…

    Not sure she’d welcome the attention.

    {GQ} ∩ {Order-Order} = ∅

  35. 35
    Abu Hamza says:

    Frankly, I hate Jews and I hate homosexuals.

  36. 36
    JF says:

    True. You just know they aren’t going to make fools of themselves.

  37. 37
    Gok Wan says:

    And I bet you look very fetching under it.

  38. 38
    Diet disaster says:

    I think samcam looks a bit concave. She needs to stand up straight and put a bit of weight on.

  39. 39
    nellnewman says:

    I suspect clothes worn at high profile events like this are provided by the designers at no cost to the wearer. International advertising and invaluable to the British Fashion Industry.

  40. 40
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    …and it wasn’t Sam.

  41. 41
    Junior Guido watcher says:

    I see that Olivia Cole judges Talmud things as well

    Like a good party goer…

  42. 42
    everyone a sinner says:

    don’t understand the too skinny – enjoys a good nibble on Dave’s podgy pork word often enough

  43. 43
    Plain as the end of your nose says:

    Yes I can see talk of Pepla taking off every Wednesday – now can we replace Richard & Mark with Alex ????

  44. 44
    Icarus says:

    Is the one with the green sleeves Raisa?

  45. 45
    everyone a sinner says:

    Hence the long face

  46. 46
    Olivia Dole says:

    The new fashion to die for is killing innocent Afghanis in killer heels. Well those head to toe blue dresses are so last decade.
    Time to walk the catwalk all the way back to the US!

  47. 47
    EdButLookBalls says:

    SamCam looks amazing! Gordon’s beard would wear a nice cork skirt or bark trousers!

  48. 48
    Junior Guido watcher says:

    Lovely to follow the censorship on this blog

    When it concerns anyone else you publish gossip

    When it affects you CENSORSHIP

    It has become daily !!

  49. 49
    Scandals galore says:

    Long live the Monarchist Gwido

  50. 50
    ToonBob... says:

    Quite fragrant :)

  51. 51
    Ken Livingscum says:

    If she’s getting different income streams she should open a company and save herself 38% tax like ……errr….errr. Boris… yes that’s it!

  52. 52
    EdButLookBalls says:

    Yeah like a lot of the specimens one sees on the hight street in middle thanks!

  53. 53
    John Major says:

    We like peas, don’t we Norma.

  54. 54
    Swiss Bob says:

    Will you be getting a ‘cuisine’ correspondent as well?

  55. 55
    Ken Livingscum says:

    Sky News is crawling with you lot!

  56. 56
    Guido says:

    I’m doing alright!

  57. 57
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Considering she’s had 4 kids, I think she looks great.

    There are plenty of us out here who would kill for a figure like that!

  58. 58
    Jackie Chan says:


    Truth is too hard to accept Hawwy ?

  59. 59
    Loungelizard says:

    Halal’s Kitchen with Warsi.

  60. 60
    Winch Cable's Fair Trade Sandals says:

    I’m a fashion slave.

  61. 61
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Not always. Princess Diana had to pay for (some) outfits.

    I thought she really looked great when she got rid of P*rince Ch*arles.

  62. 62
  63. 63
    Anonymous young women says:

    I just love the “London’s party scene”.

  64. 64
    London party goer says:

    Ohh Olivia, Dahhrling…

  65. 65
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    She looks good.

  66. 66
    Ken says:

    C’mon Barbies let’s go Pardy!

  67. 67
    Sky's Peter Poofter says:

    Ohhh we had a fisting party round at Chris Bryant’s gaff last night. He was so kind and brought my Rolex back this morning.

  68. 68

    What’s this all about?

  69. 69
    Yves Saint Laurent says:

    Frankly SamCam’s B’berry coat was far too short

    For me…

    She does not have the “fesses” to go with it

    Also badly cut..

    But Olivia is woinderful with her naive commentaries

  70. 70
    Well it's a thought says:

    Simple do the job or go and get a better job elsewhere, we have lots of immigrants legal/illegal we have the whole of the EUSSR and believe it or not we have millions of Brits without jobs all just waiting to take your cushy number away from you.

  71. 71
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    The world of PR and promotion has come on in leaps and bounds in the last 15 years.

  72. 72
    Sky's Peter Poofter says:


  73. 73
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Hasn’t she carked it?

  74. 74
    Fashionista says:

    I think Guido and Harry might take a tip or two from fashionista Olivia, don’t you?

  75. 75
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Oh, do shut-up, Yves!

  76. 76
    sockpuppet #4 says:

    I rekon he saw himself as John travolta in grease. Norma was “good sandy” and edwina “bad sandy”.

  77. 77
    Fashionista says:

    I loove Guido’s fashon taste

    And Harry’s !

  78. 78
    Me says:

    luv it

  79. 79
    Cynical-old-bag says:


  80. 80
    Yves Saint Laurent says:

    British fashionistas have as much taste as the nouveau rich in Russia

    All bling bling and no taste

    It’s always been like that

    Have to live with it

    Ohh my fusschiahhh

  81. 81
    Well it's a thought says:

    So it’s ok for fashion designers to “provide” designer clothes at no cost to the celeb wearer but if a a company gives a “gift” to get arms contracts all hell is let loose, somewhere along the lines we seem to have different levels as to what people consider corrupt practices.

  82. 82
    neighhh says:

    she looks like a horse. Did he get her from the Met?

  83. 83
    Chris Bailey says:

    It is true

    I learnt my trade on the Continent

    But have to try in England you know

  84. 84
    Julian de Pouffe-Couturier says:


    And a £900 shoe? Don’t make me scream! You should get two at that price from those nouveau cobblers.

    Oooooh, don’t get me started on that Bur-buh-reh. The hoi polloi have adopted it now and it looks so coarse on them.

    Did I tell you about my new range of chap’s chaps? They’re to die for. And they are so mmmmmmm they make Gok Wan spit!

    Byeeeee for now dahlings! xxxx

  85. 85
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Kate (William’s wife) has shown that you don’t have to spend loads of money to look good. A lot of her outfits were off-the-peg, and she looked really great in them. The one’s I’ve seen her in cost less than £1000, and she’s worn them again. Good value for money, I think.

  86. 86
    Simon says:

    Don’t lift your shirt too often, we might see something we do not want to see Chris

  87. 87
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    This is very true.

  88. 88
    Jock Joyce and his Glasgow Kisses says:

    Bog Irish cuisine from the proud Irishman Guido

    But I forgot, he is now a Monarchist and a Union Jack waver..

    Perhaps one day Guido will clarify the situation


  89. 89
    Lord Prescott says:

    I coud do that

  90. 90
    Michael Barrymore says:

    Fancy coming round to my place for a back-stroke in the pool?

  91. 91
    Gordon Brown says:

    I am attractive too

  92. 92
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    When you say “provide”, I think they actually loan them. Bit like the jewellery loaned to stars by Garrod, or Asprey. They have to give them back.

  93. 93
    Peter Hain says:

    The fuchsia’s orange.

  94. 94
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    You are joking???!!

    She’s probably botoxed to the hilt!

  95. 95
    Polly's Villa in Tuscany says:

    I would give Olivia one…

  96. 96
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Is that what you said to Stuart?

  97. 97
    Legal beagle says:

    Lovely refernced letter from James Murdoch Guido

    Of course he is innocent of any wrongdoing

    Only his lawyers executives and accountants knew about the generalised criminality in News International

    He could never possibly have been informed

    Like his father before and during and his brother before him

    And of course they had no idea of the destruction of thousands of e mails and the pervension of the course of justice

    All clear Guido well done!

  98. 98
    everyone a sinner says:

    It helps that she’s really fuckable – poor old dim sam found her level with Dave

  99. 99
    everyone a sinner says:

    corruption is in the eye of the beholder

  100. 100
    everyone a sinner says:

    Is that aimed at the bankers or Bob’s boys and girls?

  101. 101
    This is disgusting says:

    Wouldnt it be great to be one of the 108 MLAs in Northern Ireland’s Assembly.
    They are to get a £5000 per year increase in their salary.

    Greedy fuckers.

  102. 102
    Lithp says:

    Quit stalling Neo-Guido and tell us where your stash of hate literature and bondage gear is.

  103. 103
    everyone a sinner says:

    What do you call an attractive woman in London?

  104. 104
    suck my gok wan says:

    I disagree – podgy poofter is so last year

  105. 105
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Cherie always looked like a sack of potatoes in whatever she wore.

    You can’t polish poo, can you!

  106. 106
    BBC Spokesperson says:

    Stuff the fashion.

    We are extremely angry that Cameron did not invite our Mr Toenails to ask a question at the press conference with Obama this afternoon.

    To invite Sky News, then ITN to ask questions but not the world’s best and most highly regarded broadcaster is quite frankly an insult.

    We will get our revenge.

  107. 107
    nellnewman says:

    Or of us which is more important!

  108. 108
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    “Poor old dim Sam” is not so poor, and not so dim.

    Check her out on Wiki.

  109. 109
    Some Geezer wot's sussed our hosts don't skip too many meals says:

    No, Guido and Neo-Guido can do the reviews themselves of all the chippies, pizza places, curry joints and Chinese takeaways that they usually patronise when they’re not chowing down in some pub, or when someone else is picking up the tab. A few mentions in the blog or Sunday column ought to result in a free General Tso’s chicken or a kebab somewhere along the line. Can’t leave great steals on meals just for MP’s, can we now?

  110. 110
    M says:

    Are you polly Toynbee

  111. 111
    nellnewman says:

    dim sam? but bright enough to know that courting publicity like the letterbox one and gordon’s pr hungry wife is neither atttractive or wise.

  112. 112
    M says:

    Your definitely Harriet harpers on

  113. 113
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    As long as she doesn’t have a moustache – she’s OK.

  114. 114
    Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width says:

    You’re quite right I have it on good authority that Slot Gob used to phone up the marketing department of Paul Smiths to demand free suits for the Holy Roman Emperor Blair for his journeys to bring harmony to the empire. I understand that it continued for some time after his elevation to sainthood. With the blood on his hands you’d need some pretty sharp tailoring to feel good about yourself

  115. 115
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Sorry. I must have missed something.

  116. 116
    Gordon McRuin writing from secure ward 10 says:

    Yes but when will they get to see the kitchen?

  117. 117
    M says:

    Or Gordon brown in a borat thong

  118. 118
    Tachybaptus says:

    Yes, he meant to write ‘I am attractive to flies.’

  119. 119
    The BBC says:

    Anyway we are too busy writing the scripts for the outcome of the mayoral election.

    Boris Wins: it was negative campaign and smearing and personal attacks on Ken by the Tories and the right-wing press

    Ken Wins: it’s a verdict on Tory cuts and unemployment, by voting for Ken people have rejected the governments policies, massive swing to Labour, vindication of what Ed has been saying all along, end of years of underinvestment etc. etc

  120. 120
    Pauper says:

    £900 on a pair of shoes!
    All in it together – not?

  121. 121
    Bedbug says:

    is that due to the sperm stains bleaching out the original red?

  122. 122
    Pauper says:

    All on expenses too?

  123. 123
  124. 124
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    Toenails is history.

  125. 125
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    I take that as an insult!

    No, I am not.

  126. 126
    nellnewman says:

    Bog irish cuisine? You ever been to Dublin? Fantastic food!

  127. 127
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    But Sam didn’t spend £900 on a pair of shoes. LK Bennett shoes are about £300. Much cheaper!

  128. 128
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    No – I am not!

  129. 129
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    I wish people would give her a chance. I don’t think she’s anything like Sarah or Cherie.

  130. 130
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    That’s not good for Paul Smith.

    I think his clothes are better then Bliar.

  131. 131
    Cynical-old-bag says:


    I’ve just thrown up!

  132. 132
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    It’s so nice to see someone just being themselves. She’s not in the limelight, she’s in the background. This is as it should be.

    Hope you’re reading this, Sarah Brown!

  133. 133
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    LOL :0))))

  134. 134
    Phil says:

    I’m surprised Robinson had the gall to turn up at all when you consider his pro labour drivel loosely disguised as informed journalistic appraisal interspersed with continuous anti tory inuendo.If there is a pecking order for those being stood up against a wall and shot for standing by and actively supporting Blair, Brown and the rest of the shower, while the country went to hell in a handcart, toenails surely must be in the top ten.

  135. 135
    Troy Tempest says:

    Having a giant Barbie following Ken around would be even funnier than the chicken!

  136. 136
    Foreva Lib Dumb says:

    What’s wrong with the good old fashioned socks and sandals?

  137. 137

    {Schrödinger’s cat} ∩ {Interest in fashion} = ∅

  138. 138
    everyone a sinner says:

    I think that “University” of the West of England probably tells you all you need to know.

  139. 139
    Really? says:

    Danny Baker, Britain’s greatest radio broadcaster, used to call his on-air producer ‘the mountain goat’ for her surefootedness on the tricky terrain of live broadcasting.

    We are uniquely possessed of national representatives with similarly exceptional caprine agility, in the persons of the Camerons and HMQ. God bless them.

  140. 140
    Pauper says:

    I bet she got them for nothing. That’s how these people do it.

  141. 141
    Raisa says:

    Has she got a horse throat?

  142. 142
    Tuscan Tony says:

    I hope Cam wears some eye-wateringly tight cords which expose the contours of the genitals.

    And ditto for Dave, too.

  143. 143
    Susie says:

    Sam Cam is the last in a line of horse wives.

    Cherie was a pit pony, Sarah was a cart horse and Samantha’s a thoroughbred race horse — reinforced by her preference for wearing racing colour outfits (that turquoise block one).

    Can’t we have a normal looking human being married to the PM?

  144. 144
    Susie says:

    She always looks like a horse… a nice horse, but still a horse.

  145. 145
    Susie says:

    Sam Cam makes her money out of scamming pensioners’ electricity bills, Cherie makes hers from asylum appeals. They’re both the same in their own very special ways.

  146. 146
    EdButLookBalls says:

    Camel-Toe Voyeur TT!

  147. 147
    Susie says:

    Come on! She’s a thoroughbred — sired by Sir Reg Sheffield, out of Lady Annabelle Astor.

  148. 148
    Moscow Mike Handycock (sex Tourist on Taxpayer's money) says:

    So would I, phone number please?

  149. 149
    Jimmy says:

    “As regular readers will know, Guido has always had an eye for fashion.”

    Don’t you mean fascism?

  150. 150
    I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:

    Cockles & Mussels, alive, alive, O. etc!

  151. 151
    I can't be arsed to think up a new pseudonym says:


  152. 152
    Tadic says:

    Somethig to do with arms contracts usually being paid for in public money, and involve warmongering Zionazis “somewhere along the line”. Philip Green sending Kate moss some leggings is not going to result in an increase in birth defects and international terrorism

  153. 153
    Tadic says:

    She’s a horse faced reptilian

  154. 154
    Not a horse lover says:

    Any chance of some better pics of Olivia? (Just for reference you understand…)

    SamCam’s horsey looking face is a bit of a turn off.

  155. 155
    RighteO..🔥🔥🔥 says:

    ppl who contribute more to society get richer. ppl who contribute more to themselves and themselves only become poor.

  156. 156
    La' says:

    Neo – if you’re Tory Bear does that make Olivia Tory Beaver?

  157. 157
    Magnolia says:

    Samantha did not let us Brits down. Her clothes were lovely. Perhaps a bit too colour block for me in a Bridget Riley sort of way but that style is very fashionable. I’m an old New Romantic and I like a bit of flowery vintage, but she made up for it with her long evening dress which proves that you can wear a strong blue and look amazing.
    That evening dress was perfect. The bloke scrubbed up ok for dinner as well but I just wish our Dave would ditch his horrid navy polos. Never mind the ketchup, what about the faux pas polo?

  158. 158
    Tory in the wilderness says:

    It wont be a “state” dinner, since thankfully our head of state is still Her Maj!

  159. 159
    Arthur Scargill's alter ego says:

    £1200 for a half arsed blouse ?

    That could have fed 1200 of my striking members for 1200 months back in 1981.

    Man against man . Pit against Pit . Forever !!

    ( What d’you mean we have no mining industry any more ? When did that happen ? )

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