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Having a Big Hair Day

I have been enjoying David Richardson’s reports back from the study tour that he is leading around Zambia.  It sounds like a fascinating trip.  Today he wrote about a Zambian Princess.

This makes my own life seem rather dull.  I haven’t met a single exotic princess all day, I’ve had our annual stocktaking valuation and (since my car was being serviced) I’ve been driving around in a bottom of the range, moss-coloured Volkswagen.  The sort of car that your Grandad would choose. 

So to add a bit of pizazz to the blog, I’ve decided to feature a glamorous African of my own. 

I’ve plumped for lovely old Chantal Biya, she’s the first lady of Cameroon you know.

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Foxy.  Here she is from another angle, this time with her husband.

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Aren’t you just in love with her already?  I’ll let you in on a secret.  Her hairstyle is her trademark. You won’t have noticed this.  I, however, noticed straight away, I’ve always had a eye for detail.  If you look very closely you will see that she has quite big hair, this is a style known as “la banane”. I’m thinking about getting it done myself.

She’s met the pope, you know.

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Her hat has got some bloomin’ crucifixes on especially.  I bet that gave the pontiff something to think about.  I SERIOUSLY LOVE THAT HAT.

She’s not always dolled up.  Occasionally she wears something a bit more casual.

 

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I think that Ian McKellen wore the same dress in Aladdin at the Old Vic now I come to think about it.

What I love about her most of all is that she seems to mix well with the wives of other heads of state.

Here she is chillaxing with Carla Bruni 

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And again with Sarah Brown

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Sorry to disappoint if you read this entry expecting it was going to be more pictures of dogs in wigs.  What did you just say?  How rude! 

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4 Responses to Having a Big Hair Day

  1. kelly April 8, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    now that’s body! surely she has a range of products out for us flat as fen haired fen girls??! (thanks for the giggle…just popped over from miss p’s)

  2. Ed S April 8, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    A great post. Is there any footage of her & Cherie Blair?

  3. Caroline April 8, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    Never mind her hair, what the heck’s going on with her eyebrows on that last picture?

    I’d love it if she was let loose on Sarah Brown with a can of Elnett and some red Rimmel lipstick. Hell, why stop at Sarah – maybe she could spruce up Gordy too?

  4. Amanda Afiya April 8, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    I saw someone very like her when I was in Brighton at the weekend. What was their name, oh yes, Fred.

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