Lisa Armstrong has made a wonderful contribution to journalism with her article Power Dressing in today's Time2....
Putting aside one's feelings towards Condoleeza Rice and Margaret Beckett (tainted already by her slip up with late subsidy fees for British farmers), try and look at the bigger picture of more women being in politics and the public eye - hopefully changing the perception that women do not fit in politics, can not make it in a man's world and are frankly annoying the other boys in the playground. Leave it to people like Armstrong to provide a two page spread on how Rice is winning 1-0 on the fashion front with Beckett. Here are some of her best quotes:
Rice is " a woman so gifted that she not only plays the piano to concert hall standards but has Cindy Crawford's figure. A woman whose outfit screeches its sexiness so loudly that she damn near achieves the impossible for a woman in her position - and looks sexy."
All this in comparison with Beckett who "has risen further than any other woman in the Labour Party...but that doesn't mean that she doesn't need to sharpen up her look and exorcise the fussiness now that she's playing in a global arena where impressions are made instantaneous and the picture often speaks louder than any diplomatic statements.".....especially when you're a woman.