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Move over Lady O (USA), Chantel Biya's (Cameroon) the fiercest of the First Ladies at the UN General Assembly.
iAbsolutely love her hair, that furious red is so outrageous and bold, y'gotsta love it!
Forget the sniggering NYTimes et al sniggering, it's a good look - if Rhianna or Bey did this, even a model on a catwalk in Milan, NYC or London, wouldn't the paps be snapping them up for the fashion pages and wigmakers naming weaves after the look? Admittedly, sometimes Chantel Biya gets it oh-so-wrong with the outfits, but who doesn't? Even Mrs O, SamCam, Sarah Brown and Carla Bruni have off-ish days.
Props to Chantel Biya for the attention-seeker that she is, to be so fashion forward and fashion furious to break with the conformity and demureness of international diplomacy. Consigning her to the pile of gaudy African dictator's wives is an erroneous kneejerk reaction that's made far too easily, anyone with an eye for fashion should be able to see this hair as iconic. Yes, iconic! There couldn't be a more fitting, cliché word to use.
BTW Checkout this uber cool blog http://chantalbiyahair.tumblr.com/page/1, for pictures of Mme Biya's hair.