Recently I was checking my referral stats, something I haven’t done in well over a year, and noticed a rather surprising cluster of search terms – having to do with Sarah Palin, and specifically her legs. Riddle me this: what do googlers expect to find here when they click on over from that search?
(Since I get the majority of my news from internet and radio, I confess I had not noticed the resemblance between Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin. Nor do I make much of it. IMO, they are both sporting a look which works for their physicality, their personality, and their politicality. lol)
I confess, I have wondered who Sarah Palin’s stylist was and what her wardrobe philosophy might be. So I looked it up.
Forbes published an article last December, which included the following advice from stylist Lisa Kline:
Edit Your Closet
The first thing Kline does is go through a new client’s existing wardrobe to see what’s worth keeping. “I look for quality rather than quantity,” she says. Get rid of “anything that looks worn–anything with pulls or pilling,” Kline says. Dump poor-quality pieces, too. Hang on to good basics, such as tops in solid colors or simple prints, cashmere sweaters and “fine suiting, even if it’s not in style right now,” Kline says. “You can fix it with tailoring.”
Of even greater interest is the NYTimes article which explains, from the stylist’s point of view, how the “wardrobegate” incident unfolded. Please, before you leave any politically-charged comments here, read the article. Then consider the following question:
How prepared could you be in three days to look respectable in the national spotlight?
“The campaign advisers realized the kids, everybody, needed to be dressed,” Ms. Kline said. “This was a family that was about to stand before the world, and they just came with their everyday-life clothes.”
With less than 24 hours before the Palins’ national debut on the tarmac, it was decided that the luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, which has a store in Minneapolis, offered the best available selection for the circumstances. Arrangements were made for a private early-morning trip.
Neiman Marcus opened for Ms. Kline and her assistant at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, she said, and the two split up and spent a rushed 90 minutes or so gathering what they needed. Ms. Palin and her family were not there; nor was anyone from the campaign. Instead, the two stylists relied on a couple of salesclerks and a store manager.
“There was no conversation. There was no chitchat. It was just, ‘We need two pairs of pants in size yadada,’ ”
The previous year’s NYtimes article included comments by stylist-to-the-stars Leslie Fremar indicating that the fee charged for stylist and other services, including tailoring and an assistant, was not out of line.
“At first glance, it seems high,” Ms. Fremar said. “I think most people don’t realize what it costs for an independent contractor to do these services. They think it’s just clothes.”
Hopefully, this gives Sarah Palin stalkers something to look at. No pictures though.