Thank goodness for Robin Givhan. Today in the Washington Post she explains what exactly is wrong with that $150K price tag for Sarah Palin's clothes and why some people have gotten all worked up about it. She says:
plane and fired the official cook and hunted her own moose meat, and
then try to explain wardrobing her in clothes from Neiman Marcus — a store occasionally referred to by aggrieved, frugal shoppers as Needless Markup? How do you, in barely two months, lavish her with fashion swag
worthy of a starlet and valued at more than her annual governor's
salary of $125,000?
This is not careless image management.
This is ill-advised and ill-informed.
Or, to use this election cycle's phrase of choice: This is some seriously bad judgment.
And Huffington Post, always a good source for funny or timely style news and analysis (except for the misguided piece about Givhan this morning) has this advice for those who'd like to look like Palin (a bad idea right there, but whatever) and have the good sense to stick to a Wal-Mart budget. (Oops, that's from The Frisky, via Huff Post.)