September 26th, 2012

Leaders’ Wives – Conference Fashion Reaction

Guido’s Fashion Correspondent has filed her first of three conference dress reactions:

“If the history of the coalition can be told through the details, what to make of Miriam Clegg’s white hot look? The £390 dress is by Scottish designer Henrietta Ludgate, apparently using sustainable materials.  The white dress has a tiny peplum, a trend SamCam has also embraced – the idea is that the extra shape on the hips makes your waist look small.

One wonders if Miriam has been converted to her husband’s ex friends Colin and Livia Firth’s green carpet challenge. (Mrs Firth persuades her contacts book to wear sustainable fashion at high profile events, proving that you don’t have to be clad in hemp, to be green.) 

As the Emmys showed, hot citrus colours are still an autumn trend, as much as in Brighton it would seem, as Los Angeles. Red plus yellow makes orange?! Presumably the footwear is an aesthetic not a political choice.”

 Guido is liking the shoes, reaffirming Clegg as an Orange Footer.

Via @OliviaCole1


  1. 1
    Reader says:

    She is not the worst of politicians wives.

  2. 2
    Sophie says:

    Clegg gets a “pension” from the EU for promoting their Fourth Reich here in the UK – apparently I am an extreme populist for wanting a referendum.

    We call it democracy here, Clegg.

    Remind us again how your wife makes ends meet?

  3. 3
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:


  4. 4
    VogueMissesMyInput says:

    Miriam swept down the staircase, panty-liners flapping in the breeze, proving that LibDems give you wings….

  5. 5
    Silent Bob says:

  6. 6
    The General Public says:

    “Waaaaaaaahhhhh Bodyform…..”

  7. 7
    Blabbermouth says:

    Sssssh! That’s a secret!

  8. 8
  9. 9

    Well if that is sustainable, then I what am wearing clearly is completely unsustainable. I have just emerged from the sea into the sunlight without a stitch on. The sea temperature has dropped from its high of 29° to a cooler 22° … so it is a bit smaller.

  10. 10

    That is not the best of accolades.

  11. 11
  12. 12
    annette curton says:

    One step beyond, Guido as fashion correspondent is never going to work. “Guido is liking the shoes”, yer man!.

  13. 13
    William of the Hague says:

    “A tiny peplum”?

    I’m more of a “big throbbing todger” man myself.

  14. 14
    annette curton says:

    Given that it’s all white (on the night) the question should be… Is it stain-able?.

  15. 15
    Bystander says:

    A lot smaller: almost invisible in fact. What you need is a peplum.

  16. 16

    The site’s preferred fashion will be slimline.

  17. 17
    Jonah for sure says:

    Update on Jonah’s ringing of the bell in Wall Street yesterday.

    The DJI continues to fall.
    The man’s a legend!

  18. 18
    tranny and savannah says:

    Forget the peplum. Plain White only exagerates huge hips 2/10.
    Is Clegg wearing his brother’s pants? -2/10

  19. 19

    Is that like the Italian fusto or do I have the wrong end of the stick?

  20. 20

    The self-referential strikes yet again.

  21. 21
    annette curton says:

  22. 22
    Who cares says:

    And they all wore underwear, some of it with skid marks, some of it without.

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    Those flaps on the sides of Miriam’s dress remind me of the little wings on Formula-1 sports cars to help keep them on the tarmac when they’re going at speed.

  24. 24
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    “And they all wore underwear”

    You got it wrong m8, it is…

    And they all wore womens underwear

  25. 25
    AC1 says:

    How far away was the empty chair-man?

  26. 26
    Chris Huhne says:

    Some of it was transgendered

  27. 27
    Far Too Prolix says:
  28. 28
    Roscoe Rules says:

    And using Nick Clegg as an accessory makes your arse look small in comparison to him.

  29. 29
    Dr Nuts says:

    By blowing bubbles and making soothing noises while Nick agrees to everything Dave Says, including who’s taking the blame!

    Dave: Honest, Nick, it’s a great idea, tell ‘em it’s one of yours. We tax people over £50,000 on PAYE while the millionaires are being hunted down by Georges over enthusiastically cut tax evasion investigators, austerity has its price!!
    Are there any left George, and if so, why?

  30. 30
    Bystander says:

    Surely you can’t see anything over there in any case. It’s dark by now. Did you wait before emerging?

  31. 31

    …women’s underwear even, Mr Dendrobranchiata Montagu?

  32. 32
    President Fat says:

    Section 5 of the Public Order Act

    b) displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting, within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby.

    Does this cover HMRC letters about late tax payments?

  33. 33
    Dr Nuts says:

    All the better to f*ck the lazy we put on the dole, the lazy who were on the dole to
    start with, the lame on DLA, and everyone on PAYE!
    Just cos you’re plebs with votes doesn’t mean I have to care! I have a safe seat!

    Who aren’t we hurting who’s earning less than a million? WE got you all yet?

    George more austerity! Someone’s got an income and didn’t donate to us!

  34. 34
    Roscoe Rules says:

    ‘You don’t have to be clad in hemp to be green’…just well off.

  35. 35
    Jimmy says:

    Red is the new black. Blue is just so 2010.

  36. 36
    Andrew Mitchell says:

    We have to keep this “pleb” nonsense alive until Conference.

    Thank you so much.

  37. 37
    It's doing better in the charts than the Limp Dumps are doing in the polls says:

  38. 38

    Your clock must be wrong! Sunset is not for another 2 hours and 20 minutes and, after a cloudy start, we are now basking in sunshine with a Jugo (warm southerly wind like the Sirocco) blowing.

  39. 39
    Come On, Just saying, Only me, Winning, DUEMA Champ, I did, OnTablets, Kebab Time, For Fecks Sake! says:

    why are you posting as Reader – is the abuse getting too much.

  40. 40
    nellnewman says:

    +++Sigh+++ I suppose at £390 it’s a modestly priced dress for some. The one sarahbrown wore yesterday to ring that bell no doubt cost much more than that. the rest of us I’m afraid will have to make do with M&S.

  41. 41
    hOOK hANDS IS sTAYING!!! says:

    Hook Hands heist – High Court bollocks

  42. 42
    Nurse Botha says:

    Stripping back Gordon’s sheets this morning, there were so many poo stripes it looked like the starting grid of the Indianapolis 500

  43. 43
    S@nskrit Motif says:

    Cat – that motif in a previous thread – the kid who does G’s modding or his machine wouldn’t let it through – so let words suffice


  44. 44

    One might be tempted to say Come the hour, etc..

  45. 45
    Pan T Girdle says:

    womens’ underwear?

  46. 46
    annette curton says:

    Sustainably delivered by a Viking longship, guaranteed despatch within 3 months.

  47. 47
    da Inquirer says:

    Check his nails?

  48. 48
    I must have been mad says:

    wtf did I vote for this self-pitying w a n k e r ?

  49. 49
    Last chance to buy says:

    M&S sale rail for me.

  50. 50
    Andy Williams RIP says:

  51. 51

    Supporting Romney then?

  52. 52
  53. 53
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    Isn’t “Leaders’ Wives” a Japanese porn mag ?

  54. 54
    annette curton says:

    And one might be tempted to say cometh the man, but I never read that kind of filth.

  55. 55
    It's says:

    a Fred Astaire set with two interlopers and no dancing gels

  56. 56
    Limp Dumps says:

    I think this is what passes for an exciting surprise announcement in a Lib Dem speech. He just said “I can reveal that Paddy Ashdown will be heading up our 2015 election campaign strategy”. That’s them fucked then.

  57. 57
    Jimmy says:

    You know what they say. Once you go black…

  58. 58
    Ancient proverb says:

    Man with hand in pocket feel cocky all day

  59. 59
    King Hoooo says:

    Gordon Brown inserted the state machinery in between the very short chain of working and money

    Tax credits take money off the worker and give it back to them after being paid a fee to do so

  60. 60
    Empty Librarian says:

    So having no natural love handles leader’s wives resort to sewing representations of them on the hips of their dresses. Whatever next ? Fuck me heels and gussetless knickers? Is something amiss with the action twixt the duvee and matress in our leader’s chambers. We need to be told!

  61. 61
    Anon E Mouse says:

    If you’re talking winglets, they are there to improve the airflow, it’s the front and rear spoilers that do the real downforce

  62. 62
    Anon E Mouse says:

    This site is turning into The Guardian every day; politics, media, fashion – all we need is a piece by neo-guido on how to eat and/or get drunk and we’re done.

  63. 63

    So is Brown. It has taken him five years to find a narrative that has a chance of finding some measure of agreement. Why do I think his remark about …the gap in incomes between the richest and poorest country is so big… is pregnant* with a solution of his suggestion.

    * used figuratively of course.

  64. 64

    You naughty boy! Don’t know what you mean.

  65. 65
    William of the Hague says:

    “A safe seat”?

    No-one’s seat’s safe when I’m in the mood.

  66. 66
    William of the Hague says:

    Bollocks to that – S & M for me every time.

  67. 67
    William of the Hague says:

    Hairdressing too

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    I thought red shoes meant no knickers

  69. 69

    Understand the motif but fail to get the significance here, I regret.

  70. 70
    a non says:

    You obviously missed the recent Monika Lewinski joke!

  71. 71

    Rather like, Richard Livsey, Liberal candidate for Perth and East Perthshire in 1970.

    He came fourth and lost his deposit…

  72. 72
    Bliar says:

    Is this article a joke? Really a piece on politicians wives?

    Guido’s slide towards Murdoch is reaching a terrific pace. Focus is on increasing viewers then a sellout just like moneysavingexpert prat.

  73. 73
    just asking says:

    So what do you think you should do?

  74. 74
    just saying says:

    You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

  75. 75
    annette curton says:

    Swingers Party?.

  76. 76
  77. 77
    the savant says:

    Quite frankly and please excuse my language moddy

    she looks as though she s just been fucked silly and he looks bandy legged after doing so.

  78. 78
    Paplum says:

    Instead of a mansion tax, why not just tax those with the broadest hips?

  79. 79
    Anonymous says:

    orange shoes, does the trick. it signifies not red hot sexual readiness but an active sexuality.

  80. 80
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    She’s a rabid communist, Sinophile and apologist for the Chinese holocaust in Tibet. Just because her tits don’t reach down to her knees doesn’t make her nice.

  81. 81
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    What a wonder the NHS is. Actually finding a heart in Handcock’s chest.

  82. 82
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    In his own mind, possibly.

  83. 83
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Tax credits take money off the worker, employs thousands of PS employees who fuck everything up, and eventually give some of the money back to the worker after driving him into the clutches of pay-day loan companies through slow pay-outs. Leaving the money in the hands of the worker by raising the personal allowance would throw untold numbers of PS union members out of their sinecures and will be avoided by LibLabCameroons at all costs.

  84. 84
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    The header specifically mentions tittle-tattle and gossip. The Blogs aim has been abundantly met.

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