Category Archives: fashion

A little too literal

The environment is good! So are jobs! And despite what Republicans say, the don’t have to be at odds with one another! We know. We all read Van Jones’s book. Also, you said so in your speech. Which was very good. And which more people probably would have listened to if they weren’t so freaking distracted by this:

Green Jobs

Illustrating the point with a green hardhat might have been taking it just one step too far.

I think I preferred the overcoat.

I am curious what the rationale behind this outfit was.

Did he think that the Committee would be more intimidated by his loud promises to come back and yell at them until he got arrested if he looked like a hoodlum? If so, I think he could have tried a little harder. I do not find this presentation particularly threatening.

Darrel Carey

He looks like he’s on his way to a picnic.

Why go to the zoo when you can go to Council chambers instead?

I love Barbara Parker, the Council’s stern parlimentarian. Sanjiv Honda is always saying all sorts of mean things about her, but I think she’s awesome, always telling the Council they can’t do this or can’t do that cause it’s illegal or against the rules and sounding so smart while she does it.

Zebra Print

But I do not adore this jacket. It kind of gives me a headache, actually.

Eyewear weirdness, redux

I don’t get it. Are these sunglasses? I thought it was maybe some weird thing with the light, but nobody else’s glasses that day looked dark like this at all.

Ignacio De La Fuente

It really is not that bright in Chambers.

Etiquette rules for Rules

You know, Rules Committee can be really boring. Sometimes, when I am watching it, I wish that someone would call me so I could talk to them instead of listening to the meeting. So I can sympathize with why Larry Reid would want to keep wearing his bluetooth earpiece the whole time. I am sure any number of people could call him and what they had to say would be about a million times more interesting than whatever is going at City Hall.

Larry Reid

But it is, like, you know, his job and everything to sit there and listen. And the meeting really is not that long. Keeping that thing on the whole time really does just seem kind of rude.

Pat Kernighan. Usually pretty well dressed.

Pat Kernighan is really well dressed. Like, she actually looks really good almost all the time. As opposed to most of the Council who for the most part do a decent job avoiding looking ridiculous, but you would almost never look at them and think, like, “Oh, that outfit is really nice.”

But with Pat, not only are her outfits nice enough to be actually noteworthy probably at least half the time, it is also nearly impossible to catch her looking bad. I can only think of one time, when I saw her at a community meeting and she was wearing this like, truly hideous plaid jacket or something. And pants that clashed with it and a really ugly belt too. It was a while ago, so I can’t remember all the details of the outfit, but it was like, bad enough to notice it across the room. I talked to her for a while that night and spent the entire time trying to figure out a way I could snap a picture of her with my cell phone without her noticing. Or concoct some excuse to get her to pose for a photo that didn’t sound totally stupid. But she left before I could finalize my scheme.

So as far as I can tell, this is pretty much the worst Pat has looked at any meeting over the last year.

Pat Kernighan

As usual, the jacket and shirt are quite nice. But that is one astoundingly ugly pin.

It’s pretty, but…

What compels Desley Brooks to wear a ginormous, sparkly disco ball around her neck all the time?

Desley Brooks

I’m sure the necklace does a great job catching the light at the club. But I find it really distracting during Council meetings.


Thank you so much, Rebecca, for stopping by to chair the Committee meeting before you took off on your afternoon jog.

Rebecca Kaplan