Finally, there is a place on the Internet that can tell us all just where to go to get, say, Sandra Day O'Connor's turquoise suit jacket or, if you're feeling especially sassy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's reading glasses. Finally. New fashion blog LadyPockets provides a satirical look at the fashion of the world's most powerful women. And it's awesome.
Ok, so maybe it's not the most serious fashion blog in the world (don't we have enough of those already, anyway?), but it's pretty amazing. Post subjects include (but are not limited to) how to get Angela Merkel's look ("Chancellors: They're Just Like Us") and, my personal favorite, "Who Wore It Best?" posts in which famous women in similar outfits are placed side by side. I mean, I can't be the only one who's been wondering if Condoleezza Rice or Nancy Pelosi can rock a red blazer better, can I?
The creator of LadyPockets is a freelance writer and has done a pretty excellent job of making the posts on the blog look like real pages out of a fun, girly fashion magazine – but much, much funnier. According to Ladypockets' author's other blog, "I'm Begging My Mom Not To Read This Blog" (which, by the way, is also pretty funny) Katherine (the writer) simply created Ladypockets as a way to pass the time.
"Instead of writing the great American Novel, I made a fake fashion + lifestyle blog where I tell you where to buy Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s earrings," Katherine said.
Fair enough, right? I only wish my pastimes were as productive.
Powerful women, especially those in politics, are constantly under fire for their wardrobe choices, among other things — and this happens solely because they happen to be women, rather than men. It's refreshing to see something regarding powerful women and clothing that is light-hearted, funny, and clever.
And, besides, it's just smart entertainment and, like any good meme or ridiculous YouTube video, sometimes a little random humor is just good for the soul.
"I just wanted it to exist, and now it does, and in some way I can’t quite articulate properly, that’s what the Internet is all about, Charlie Brown," Katherine said of LadyPockets.
Well said, Katherine. Well said.