8 Apr 2013

The Iron Lady

The era of the “Iron Lady” has ended.

Margaret Hilda Thatcher was the longest-serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century. The most important is that she was the only woman who could take up this post. Her politics and leadership were considered cold and uncompromisable.  Therefore that period was known as Thatcherism.

I think Thatcher's style was also cold and uncompromisable, but at the same time inimitable. Her style was famed for “power dressing” suits of different blue shades, pussy bow blouses, strings of pearl and solid handbags. 

According to the words of Thatcher’s stylist, Margaret King, in spite of her quite conservative style, “she loved trying on clothes and would twirl around like a little girl.”  

Pearls became her signature style. Her husband Dennis gave them to her when their twins were born. 


Thatcher really loved pussy bow blouses; she had plenty of them, both printed and plain, with long ties. She always said: “I often wear bows; they are rather softening, they are rather pretty”. 

Margaret Thatcher said that her “handbag as the only safe place in Downing Street”.  It became a symbol not only of her style of governing, but also of female political power. 

"If you want something said ask a man; if you want something done ask a woman." - Margaret Thatcher

"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country." -  Margaret Thatcher

Unfortunately, we have to say good-bye to the epoch of Margaret Thatcher! 

We are keeping you posted!


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