Monday, September 10, 2007
APEC Spouses 2
You have to feel a little sorry for The Herald Sun headline writers. The husband (he is not gay) of Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark (she is not gay), totally wrecked their 'The First Wives Club' headline.
I was taught as a child to never comment negatively about a persons appearance, advice which I have ignored throughout my life. So let us have a go at the spouses of the world's leaders.
On the left we have Mrs Hong Kong. Red and black always work well. Clearly not a cheap outfit and very tasteful. Her hair could be a bit better although the dye is good. I would have thought something a bit flashier from HK.
Next in is Mrs Mexico. We can't see much of her. Her hair is rather flat and boring. She looks like she could be quite attractive and she looks to be the youngest.
I'll lump these two together. Mrs South Korea next in and next to the bloke who is not gay is Mrs Indonesia. Older big haired Asian women scare me. It gives them a certain harshness and makes it clear to the peasants that they are far superior to them. Mrs Indonesia seems to be wearing a gold coloured outfit. Careful to not upstage our Jeanette.
Next to Mrs Indonesia and to the front coz she is really short, is the sensibly dressed Mrs Vietnam. Leaders of communist countries can't be too flashy, hence her Exacto wind cheater jacket and the knock off Louis Vuitton hand bag she grabbed at the market on the way to the airport. Only cost fifty thousand dong comrade, a bargain.
Now what is going on here with Mrs Taiwan, to the far right. My dear, you have really let the team down with your hand knitted cardy. China is communist, Taiwan is capitalist, not the other way around. You must create a glamorous image so that the people across the water envy you and want to become capitalist too. No make up, no effort with hair and your hand bag looks like the one my grandmother used to take to church. Is that a chicken foot pinned to your cardy in case you feel like a snack?
I am guessing Mrs Canada looked quite good, as our Jeanette stood in front of her and blocked her out. Lest you make no mistake, our Prime Minister's wife is the one in the pale blue pants suit. She certainly wasn't going to be upstaged by anyone. I suppose at least her clod hoppers (shoes Daisy Jo) match her suit well. A primary school teacher can rise to be anything.
Left one out have I? Yes, second in from the right, Mrs Japan. Simple and elegant and a flattering hair style. She looks a knock out. Congrats to you Mrs Japan. You outdid the lot of them.