The first season of the “Real Housewives of Washington, D.C.” comes to a finale this Thursday. Love it or hate it, the D.C. outpost of Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise has made its cast members famous outside the beltway.
At the annual “District Sample Sale” to benefit the GW Mammovan, HUMAN EVENTS asked Housewives Mary Amons and Erika Martin-Hughes questions about style and politics:
Who has the best wardrobe in D.C. politics? Both women said that First Lady Michelle Obama has the best clothes and style.
“I think Michelle Obama has a classic style,” said Martin-Hughes.
Obama has “such a very authentic, down-to-earth, very approachable idea of fashion,” said Amons.
Who needs a fashion makeover? Again, the Housewives agreed. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton needs a head-to-toe makeover. (As if on cue, Clinton made waves with yet another really bad hair day this week at the United Nations when she pulled her lank hair up with a silver chip-clip.)
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“I’ve seen her look so fantastic, and then… she goes in another direction,” said Martin-Hughes of Clinton. “I’d like to see her youthful energy come back to her.”
“Hillary Rodham Clinton,” said Amons, wrinkling her nose. “She always kind of struggles a little bit with her hair… and clothes… and all that.”
In her own hair news, Amons was almost unrecognizable as a brunette. She had come from New York’s Fashion Week, where celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson – who has been on “Real Housewives of DC” — dyed her blonde mane back to her “natural color” of brown.
Also, Amons said that her McLean mansion—which is currently on the marking for $2.35 million — does not include her infamous biometric lock on the closet door.
“I’m going to take the door lock with me,” said Amons of the lock installed to keep her daughter Lolly, 24, from stealing her clothes.
“The door lock does not convey, she said laughing. “It’s my fingerprint!”
The D.C. “Real Housewives” show has had its share of political drama. Tareq Salahi and his (house) wife Michael Salahi “crashed” the White House State dinner last November in a scene from the partially-scripted reality show, which led to a federal grand jury investigation.
We expect to see the footage of the White House crashing on the season finale of the show, which airs on Thursday, September 23 at 9pm. Bravo has not announced yet if the reality show will be picked up for a second season.