Fifty Shades of Osborne: Chancellor Grey

Osborne has confounded the bookies yet again, this time with a grey tie. Bang on trend for anyone looking to inflict pain…

Vivienne Westwood’s New Shoes Made From Fossil Fuels

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Multi-millionairess anti-capitalist Vivienne Westwood has been a prominent voice in the anti-fracking movement, claiming that the human race faces mass extinction unless drilling is stopped. These are her latest must have item, a pair of sharp-looking £185 loafers made from PVC. PVC is a thermoplastic made up of 57% chlorine and 43% carbon, derived from either oil or, more frequently, natural gas such as that derived from fracking. Appropriately, they don’t come in green..

UPDATE: A fashionable co-conspirator points out that Vivienne Westwood’s PVC mens’ moccasins  have an ornament on them described as “created in rhodium and detailed with coloured enamel.” So that would be rhodium, one of the rarest metals in the world, likely mined and imported from South Africa where some mines have faced human rights concerns. And enamel likely derived from acrylic acid which in turn is a by-product of the production of ethlyene for petroleum… 

These Election Pundits Are All The Same

The awkward moment when you turn up for an interview on the telly wearing the same outfit as your fellow guest…

This is What a Publicity Stunt Looks Like

Point of Order, Mr Speaker! The Honourable Member for Camberwell and Peckham is surely breaching the Commons dress code at PMQs today. There is a precedent: Caroline Lucas was told to cover up when she wore a No More Page 3 t-shirt during a debate last year.

Incidentally, Hattie’s not-so trendsetting top is available from Whistles for an equality busting £45.

Those who wonder just how badly Labour are struggling as an opposition need to look no further than their Deputy Leader. Holding the government to account, one t-shirt at a time…

UPDATE: The profit from selling Hattie’s t-shirt goes to the Fawcett Society, a lefty ‘charity’ front for bashing the government. They even bid for a judicial review of the 2010 emergency budget and spend most of their time whinging about ‘the cuts‘. Cute of Labour to help them out…

Leaders’ Wives: Cos-t of Living Lib Dem Edition

Miriam complimented a business-like white shirt by showing her true LibDem colours with a yellow below-the-knee wool mohair skirt with folded front pleat, designed to sit on the waist, available from Cos for £89. Stylishly accompanied by a taste of home: gold heels from Spanish brand Uterqüe.

Nick wore a navy Hackett suit, with a white shirt and red tie from M&S…

Leaders’ Wives: Guidoian Edition

The bedwetters always complain about Guido’s fashion focused Leaders’ Wives conference coverage, yet the posts are always very popular and widely shared. More often or not they are followed up by the popular press. Today, Guido was particularly amused to see the not so popular Guardian’s Conference Diary by Sir Michael White, with a little help from Imogen Fox the deputy fashion editor, joining in on this important angle:

“Wilfully simple and unambiguously blue. The sartorial advisers for the leader’s speech had clearly opened the Farrow & Ball blue paint chart and locked the parameters at parma gray and drawing-room blue. How happy must they have been that the steel pillars at Birmingham’s the ICC fitted into the scheme. All the better to choreograph the image of David walking in his anonymous dark navy suit and matching tie (pitch blue, possibly?) holding hands with Samantha in her parma gray Hobbs sleeveless dress.”

Enough of the moaning. The readers want it…

Sam Cam’s £99 Austerity Busting Conference Dress

Sod the tax cuts, as ever Guido brings you the important leader’s speech news. Sam Cam was wearing a new frock from Hobbs.

‘The Penrose Wrap’ retails at a austerity-approved £149, though if she bought it online she could have picked it up for just £99!

The dress is both serene and versatile, with the crossover detailing at the waist creating a slender silhouette, complimented nicely by the sleeveless and knee-length structure.

Sam accompanied it with an old pair of LK Bennett shoes. 

Guido’s Fashion Tips: What the Milibands Were Wearing

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Justine is wearing a fuchsia pink outfit with a black belt squeezing her middle. According to last night’s Standard claret is the colour for autumn – a shade of proletarian Pinot? “No f**king idea” who the dress is by, a Labour spokesman tells Guido.

UPDATE: Mrs Miliband was wearing Zara and Ed a Spencer Hart suit.

Downing Street Catwalk: Here Come the Boys

The usual suspects are upset at the Mail’s angle on the reshuffle. Gaby Hinsliff mused last night:

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Curvy Alan Rusbridger Gets the Full Mail Online Treatment

Camped outside celebrity hangout Chiltern Firehouse,  Dave and SamCam’s fav in Marylebone for date night, the snappers spotted Nigella Lawson with an scruffy looking  lunch partner. But who could this “Harry Potter look-a-like” be?

“Alan, her lunchtime companion, wore a

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Leaders’ Wives: Polling Day Fashion Edition

All the party leaders have now voted, with Dave and Ed convincing their wives to join them for the usual polling day shot. Nick Clegg appears to have brought a confused looking older friend along with him – believed to […]

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Mrs Osborne on George’s Diet

Both Osborne and Balls are on the celebrity 5:2 diet, though Guido hears not everyone was entirely happy with the chunky Chancellor’s austerity effort to cut his waist size. After a female aide changed Osborne’s hair and now his slimming […]

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