Now y’ all know I have a massive beauty crush on Cameroon’s First Lady Chantal Biya. Her unabashed 80s in ya face, loads of money power dressing is deeply nostalgic and throws me back to my 80s childhood, which was filled with international glamazons who all made the cast of 'Dynasty' look underdressed.
Here is Chantal blasting Carla Bruni out of the water when it comes to presence and glam, which I find hilarious. I also find Chantal’s hair the 8th Wonder of the beauty World and it even has it’s own name called ‘the Banane’. It reminds me of Marie- Antionette’s power hair do, this one is from 1775.
That’s the thing about beauty and history, humans really don’t change but the outfits do (only to be re-imagined by the likes of the fabulous Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano) but the need for power and status stay the same. Here First Lady Chantal and Marie- Antoinette seem to be channelling the same look and are literally elevating themselves through volume and height in the hair. Love it. Keep on rocking that look First lady Chantal Biya! I even love the matchy – matchy white Kelly bag and Essex bird white stilettos.