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Though Senator John McCain failed to clench the presidency, his run for commander-in-chief thrust his daughter, Meghan, into the national spotlight. Meghan is best known for writing the McCain Blogette, a blog recounting her experiences on the campaign trail with her father.

 

We couldn't help but notice that in addition to writing chops, Meghan's got some seriously awesome fashion ensembles too. As Meghan has pursued post-campaign endeavors, such as writing for the Daily Beast and talking politics on national television shows, she's brought her rockin' threads with her.  

 

Meghan McCain and Tila.jpgMeghan's got quite a voluptuous shape, and she likes to dress it in solids, especially black. Pictured left (blonde on the right) at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, she paired a conservative black dress with an oversized Louis Vuitton black leather handbag -- not too exciting, but certainly very classy.

 

(A more surprising match? Meghan's rumored new BFF, reality TV star Tila Tequila, pictured left with Meghan, paired a floating white pearl necklace with a fitted black mini-dress and high-heeled bondage sandals to create a sexier version of Meghan's classic get-up.)

We also think Meghan totally pulls off the Norweigan look (she "inherited" her mother's ultra-peroxided blonde locks), but we're glad she hasn't resorted to Christina Aguilera red lipstick. (Not that "Ain't No Other Man" isn't on our pre-game playlist or anything.) Meghan generally opts for subtler makeup, and in line with her classic tastes are her accessories. Behold these timeless (and recession-unfriendly $400) Chanel shades and gold hoop earrings (pictured below).

  

Meghan McCain shades.jpgAs Meghan continues to blog her way through life, we hope she adds a little more color to her wardrobe. At a recent meeting with the Log Cabin Repbulicans, she stuck with her all-black look in a fabulous brocaded suit. Chic, yes, but c'mon, Meghan. Aren't you trying to re-energize the party? You totally could have gotten away with this crazy patriot-on-crack concoction.

  


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Quin Headshot.JPGQuin Woodward Pu is an up-and-coming Washington writer who loves all things fashion and politics. Read her weekly column, Beltway Beauty Beat, for updates on the best-dressed, and sometimes, the not-so-best dressed, in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @quinwoodwardpu.

 

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Michelle Obama haircut.jpgMichelle Obama is often revered for her wardrobe of non-elitist, relatively inexpensive clothing items from stores like Talbots, Gap and J.Crew, but recently she has decided to add civic appeal to a new aspect of her aesthetic: her hair. The first lady debuted her new short and sassy new 'do Tuesday night at a White House event featuring country music star Brad Paisley, and paired a chic white dress with pink-infused makeup and ladylike pearl earrings for a sophisticated and polished evening look.

While this bob is definitely not in the vanguard of hairstyles for the year (see: shaved heads a la Rihianna and Solange), it's definitely an improvement from Mrs. O's previous style. This look is also a little delayed given that WAG Posh and Hollywood BFF Katie Holmes both lopped off all their locks like this a few years ago. Perhaps this is what gives her hair plenty of appeal, however: while previously only stick-thin, superfit movie stars with huge bank accounts and celebrity stylists could afford this risky cut, Mrs. Obama, who has aimed many of her sartorial ensembles to the general public with their lower price tags (especially with the, ahem, recession) and fuller-framed cuts, looks like a graceful "everyday" woman. Maybe this will inspire more housewives to chop off their longer manes, even without the upper-end three digit-charging celeb haircutters.

 

Although her hairstyle here may be some updo-hairpin-slickback trickery, she definitely looks more president's wife than soccer mom with this elegant appearance. Mrs. Obama's hair would have more personality if she made the decision to go long or short, instead of her mid-length, shoulder-skimming shag she has been sporting previously. We hope to see more of Mrs. Obama carrying off this top-to-toe prim and proper look! 

 

- Quin Woodward Pu

 

Quin Woodward Pu is an up-and-coming Washington writer who loves all things fashion and politics. Read her weekly column, Beltway Beauty Beat, for updates on the best-dressed, and sometimes, the not-so-best dressed, in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @quinwoodwardpu.

 

 

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