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….


    • 6
      The General Public says:

      “Waaaaaaaahhhhh Bodyform…..”


    • 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.


      • 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


  5. 5
    Silent Bob says:


  6. 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.


  7. 12
    annette curton says:

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


  8. 13
    William of the Hague says:

    “A tiny peplum”?

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


    • 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!


  9. 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!


  10. 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


  11. 22
    Who cares says:

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


  12. 28
    Roscoe Rules says:

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


  13. 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?


  14. 34
    Roscoe Rules says:

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


  15. 35
    Jimmy says:

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


  16. 36
    Andrew Mitchell says:

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

    Thank you so much.


  17. 37
    It's doing better in the charts than the Limp Dumps are doing in the polls says:


  18. 39
    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.


  19. 41
    hOOK hANDS IS sTAYING!!! says:

    Hook Hands heist – High Court bollocks


  20. 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


  21. 50
    Andy Williams RIP says:


  22. 53
    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

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


  23. 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.


  24. 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


    • 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.


  25. 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!


  26. 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.


  27. 68
    Anonymous says:

    I thought red shoes meant no knickers


  28. 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.


  29. 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.


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