Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Asma Al Assad

Just a year ago all the major Western taste-makers were pissing themselves over Asma Al Assad.  American Vogue did a spread dedicated to her, where they called her "Rose of the Desert", "long-limbed beauty" and swooned over the fact that Assads' neighbors pop over to give them pointers on furniture placement.
Umm, ok...

Luckily, Anna Wintour or whoever came to their senses and pulled the article off the website in March 2011.  If you have nothing much to do or you would like to learn how to write vomit-inducing puff pieces on people of questionable beauty and character, then you can still read it here.

HuffPo, being a shameless glamour hag (that's a good thing in my book) didn't fall far behind and did a series of slides of British-born and educated Asma Al Assad's style. They also called her "natural beauty".

Do y'all really find her beautiful?  I find her thin.  And rich.
Wallis Simpson, who famously said that one can never be too thin or too rich, would approve.

To me she looks average and dresses - with a very few exceptions - like she's attending never-ending funerals.  All those black, grey, navy-blue, sometimes grayish-brown minimalistic outfits give me major case of yawwwwns.  Her partiality to chunky necklaces and odd sprinkling of electric blue (yay!) or sea-foam green (nay) hardly break dreadful monotony of her wardrobe.

















Recently, however, HuffPo's been calling her "an autocrat's wife" and nothing much...
Last November BBC reported Syria's death toll topping 3500. Sadly, it keeps rising every week...

pics via www.huffingtonpost.com and www.presidentassad.net




4 comments:

Alice said...

What can I say about her - I really dont like her husband. So, I agree with Huffington Post calling her an autocrat's wife and nothing much.

i.r. said...

Reports are being circulated that she released email to The Times in which she states full support of her husband.
Shame...

xoussef said...

She doesn't look much Syrian either, and being so thin is part of it I think. That's in contrast with the image other princesses and queens in the region strive to project, she just seems cold and foreign. I don't know if it's calculated PR or that the regime doesn't care how its people view her.

Anonymous said...

She looks stunning and she is almost 40 now.
Guess you have to be a dictator or filthy rich or possibly both to have such a gorgeous wife if your appearance is on par with her husband's.

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